LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius best known by the Nickname; ‘Wonder Kid’.
Our Ousmane Dembele Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date.
The analysis of the Speedy French Footballer involves his life story before fame, family life and many little known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his playmaking abilities but only a few fans consider Ousmane Dembele biography story which involves learning more about his parents, brother, sister, and lifestyle etc.
His life outside the pitch is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let us begin.
Ousmane Dembele Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
Ousmane Dembele was born on the 15th day of May 1997 in Vernon, Northern France by Ousmane Snr (father) and Fatimata Dembele (Mother).
Both parents were migrants from Mauritania (West Africa) who forced their way into France to earn a better living.
As a child, Ousmane was an extrovert who became obsessed with football and would only think of playing it instead of studying.
In fact, he was the only member of his family who refused education. Having noticed his talent and prospects, his parents allowed Ousmane to carry on with his dreams.
Just as Ousmane Dembele’s brother and sister would advance their education, he himself felt he needed a broad push in his career.
At age 6, he made a big decision to travel with his mum, all the way from his birthplace Vernon (Northern France), to Rennes (North-East France) to meet his uncle Sambagué who happens to be a footballer and a model to him.
There, he received lessons from him and got a formal start to his youth career at the Madeleine Évreux football club in 2004.
His mum (Fatimata Dembele) was influential in guided him into his distinguished career.
Ousmane Dembele Family Life:
Mush is not known about his father due to his shyness from the media. He only showed himself when his son signed for Borussia Dortmund. (photo below).
Just like Paul Pogba, the life of Ousmane Dembele is centered around his mother, Fatimata Dembele who is regarded to have the greatest influence in her son’s career.
Clubs who were serious about prising him away from Rennes all went through his mother Fatimata.
According to The Guardian, “Fatimata is the one who decides Ousmane’s future, does his negotiation and contract agreements.”
She is assisted by Dembele’s agent, Badou Sambague who is a family member to the football genius. The one that gave him a career leap.
The photo below shows Ousmane Dembélé accompanied by his mother and agent Fatimata and assistant.
Ousmane Dembele Biography Facts – Life Before Fame:
Before he got famous, Ousmane Dembele played for Madeline Evreux and Evreux’s youth teams before joining Rennes II in 2010. He was only 13 years old then.
He played for the club for 5 years before moving to their top division in the 2015/2016 season. While there, he became League 1 hottest property.
On 12 May 2016, Dembele then signed a five-year contract with German club Borussia Dortmund. Here, he didn’t just become the best in the club. He became football’s hottest property.
Ousmane Dembele Bio – Issue with Dortmond:
Borussia Dortmund once reported FC Barcelona to UEFA for overstressing the need for their superstar Ousmane Dembélé.
Ousmane Dembélé upon hearing this refused to train with them. He went awol and declared himself available. This was what led to a forced move to the club of his dreams.
Barcelona paid a lot of monies for him. In the end, everyone was happy.
The Barcelona Dream:
He became the most coveted world footballer in the year 2017. This led to big names chasing him like sharks.
On 25 August 2017, La Liga side FC Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement to sign Dembélé for €105 million-plus add-ons, subject to a medical on 28 August.
He will sign a five-year contract and his buyout clause is set at €400 million. This deal resulted in him becoming the joint-second most expensive player (in euro), only second to former Barcelona player Neymar.
Rennes will receive a reported €20 million from Borussia Dortmund as a result of the sale. This is a thank you money for Rennes for laying the foundation of the superstar. A job well done.
From a more professional view, he sticks to Radamel Falcao and Lionel Messi. His decision to choose Barcelona came from both his viewpoint of playing alongside Lionel Messi and honouring the club that gave Seydou Keita a career dream.
Ousmane Dembélé has once shown his respects for Radamel Falcao by writing his name on his chest while having quality time at a beach. This shows his respects for him.
Ousmane Dembele Lifestyle:
His best friend at his time with Borussia Dortmund is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lots of his lifestyle have changed since his big-money move to the Spanish giant. At FC Barcelona, his best friend is Samuel Umtiti (centre-back for Spanish club FC Barcelona).