Breel Donald Embolo (born 14 February 1997) professionally known as Breel Embolo is a Cameroonian-Swiss professional footballer who plays as a Centre-Forward for the French club AS Monaco and the national team of Switzerland.
Embolo’s style of play has been described as a technically strong and decisive striker with explosive pace and a composed finisher.
Real Facts About Breel
- Full Name: Breel Donald Embolo
- Stage Name: Breel Embolo
- Born: February 14, 1997
- Age: 25 yrs old (2022)
- Birth Place: Yaoundé, Cameroon
- Nationality: Cameroonian, Swiss
- Parents: Moise Kegni, Germaine Embolo
- Occupation: Footballer
- Club: AS Monaco
- Position: Centre-Forward
- Net Worth: N/A
Breel Donald Embolo was born on February 14, 1997, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
His parents parted ways when he was young and he moved with his family to France and later settled down in Switzerland.
He received Swiss citizenship on December 12, 2014.
Breel Embolo began his football career at the youth level with Nordstern. He transferred to the youth academy of Basel via Old Boys, in 2010.
He signed a professional contract with FC Basel in 2014 and made his debut for the club on March 13, 2014, where he came on as a substitute for Geoffroy Serey in a goalless against Red Bull Salzburg.
He signed a five-year deal with the German club Schalke 04 on June 26, 2016, for a reported fee of €20 million plus add-ons.
He made his debut on August 20, where he scored in a 4-1 win against FC 08 Villingen.
He signed a four-year deal with Borussia Monchengladbach on June 28, 2019, and later joined the French club Monaco on a four-year contract on July 15, 2022.
Embolo represented Switzerland at the under-16 and under-20 levels before being called up to the senior team. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw against the United States, on March 31, 2015, where he came on as a substitute for Josip Drmic.
He scored his first international goal in a 7-0 win over San Marino, on October 9, 2015. He scored in a 2-0 victory over Portugal in the qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.