Player Details

Name

Florentin Pogba

Height

6' 2"

Weight

205 lbs

Date of Birth

8.19.1990 (30)

Birthplace

Conakry, Guinea

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Left
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Option declined following 2019 season.

Pogba is a physical center back who also has the ability to play with his feet. He brings an immense amount of experience to Atlanta after representing his club and country in various international tournaments and he should compete for playing time at center back.

INTERNATIONAL: Pogba represents Guinea and made his debut as a 19-year-old against Mali on August 11, 2010. He has 14 caps with Guinea. As a youth international, he represented France.

OUTSIDE MLS: Born in Guinea, Pogba was raised in France and started his professional career in 2010 with CS Sedan in Ligue 2. He broke into the squad midway through the 2010-11 season and became a regular starter for Sedan. After making 45 appearances over two seasons, he transferred to AS Saint-Étienne in 2012, but spent a third season with Sedan on loan before making his Ligue 1 debut with the Saints in 2013. With Saint-Étienne Pogba made 99 total appearances, including 25 appearances in Europa League action across parts of five seasons before he transferred to Gençlerbirliği in January of 2018. He made eight league appearances with the club prior to his contract expiring at the end of the season.

NOTES: Pogba has two brothers who also play professionally; his younger brother Paul plays for Manchester United and his twin brother Mathias is a striker for French club Tours.

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