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Aubameyang Crowned African Footballer of the Year 2015

The African Footballer of the Year goes back to Central Africa thanks to Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after four years of reign in West Africa. He edge out former holder of the title, Senegalese Yaya Toure and cover boy of FabAfriq Issue 6 at the Confederation of African Football award ceremony, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria this week.

Aubameyang was born in France, 18th June 1989. He plays for German Club Borussia Dortmund and the Gabon national football team.
He is peculiar for his speed, (30 meters in 3.7 seconds), and his capability of playing as a striker or a winger. He started his career as a professional player in Milan's youth team, January 2007.
He successively went through Dijon (2008-2009 season); Lille (June 2009), Monaco (2010-2011 season), Saint-Etienne (2011-2013), and in July 4th he signed with the Champion League finalist Borussia Dortmund.
Aubameyang is said to be a very talented player as he is capable of playing anywhere in front of a three-man attack formation as well as an attacking midfielder. We might not be surprised of his talent as he emulates them from his father, a former Gabonese International Pierre Aubameyang.

This year was not successful for him as he had had no trophy. But the attacker scored 29 goals during the Bundesliga, with 18 this season plus a further seven in the Europa League. His performance in the German club earned him the honors of Player of the season and Tream of the year for the Bundesliga.


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