Alphonse Areola is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain and France national team.
He made his first official appearance as a goalkeeper in the year 2013 with FC Paris Saint-Germain. He has also spent his career on loan spells with Villarreal, Bastia, and Lens.
Alphonse Areola's Wife and Children
Twenty-four years young talent, Areola is a married man. He tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend Marrion Areola on 26th December 2014. Now, the couple is blessed with two adorable daughters. His first child Ayleen was born in 2015 and the second, Aymma-Lyse was born on January 2, 2017.
His wife Marrion is of Filipino and Lebanese origin.
Areola spends quality time with his small happy family. He and his spouse often give public appearances together. There is no sign of divorce in their marital affairs as they share deep bonds and love between them.
Areola's Net Worth and Salary
Alphonse Areola has earned his name, fame, and wealth widely through his professional career as a footballer. Apart from football, he also might have added some value to his net worth through endorsement deal, however, he hasn't revealed any information regarding it.
The star goalkeeper, Areola is currently signed to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain where he receives weekly $47,122 as salary and earns $2.4 million as his annual salary. He has also enjoyed loan spells with various clubs including Villarreal, Bastia, and Lens. His current market value is $11.78 million.
As of 2020, Alphonse Areola has an estimated net worth of around $3.53 million. He resides in an unknown fashion in France together with his partner and children.
Alphonse Areola Early Life
Alphonse Areola was born on 27th February 1993, in Paris, France. His birth sign is Pisces. Talking about his nationality, Areola is French and he belongs to African ethnicity. Areola grew up alongside his sibling Gratia Claire Areola.`
Alphonse Areola began his football career at the age of six, playing for Pettis Anges. He is an academy graduate of PSG where he spent the early phase of his career, playing for U17 and U19 as well as the reserve team of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy.
On July 2009, Alphonse Areola signed his first professional contract with PSG for three years. On 18th May 2013, he was promoted to the senior team and made his first professional debut for PSG against Brest in a 3-1 home victory.
On 23rd July 2013, Areola arrived in Ligue 2 side Lens, signing a season-long loan deal. He made overall 35 appearances in one season. He also earned the “Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year award” as well as the spot in the Team of the Season. Similarly, he also took home the “Eurosport Revelation of the Year Award” for beating the likes of Gaetan Bussmann and N’Golo Kante.
For the 2014-15 seasons, Claude Makelele’s Bastia steeped forward to sign Areola with a deal being completed on 26th July 2014. On 9th August, he made his first appearance for Bastia against Marseille in a 3-3 draw. He finished the season making 39 appearances and keeping 13 clean sheets.
On 17th June 2016, Areola moved to La Liga side Villarreal, signing a season-loan long deal. For the club, he made his debut on the opening day of the season against Real Betis in a 1-1 draw. He breaks the record of the club, playing 615 minutes without conceding a goal. He ultimately made 32 appearances keeping his 15 clean sheets.
Return to PSG
For the 2016-17 seasons, Areola returned to his parent club, PSG. On 13th September, he made his first appearance after his return against Arsenal in a 1-1 Championship League draw. So far, he has made overall 32 appearances for his native club.
Alphonse Areola has represented France National Team in several tournaments both in senior and junior levels. He was a part of France U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, U-20, and U-21 respectively. He also played the key role in the “2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final”.
Areola previously made his appearances at the “2010 UEFA European U17 Championship”, “2012 UEFA European U19Championship’s” and “2015 UEFA European U21 Championship”.
On 1st October 2015, Areola was first called up to the senior team for the friendlies against Denmark and Armenia, however, he was not able to make any appearances.