The 32-year-old striker made headlines for promising to reveal information about his brother Kylian Mbappe and others.
Matias Pogba came into the spotlight on Sunday after posting a bizarre video on his social media accounts.
In the two-minute, 41-second video, the player spoke in four languages, where he promised big revelations about his brother Paul, his spokesman Rafael Pimente, and France international Kylian Mbappé.
Who is Matthias? GOAL is ready to tell you everything you need to know about the 32-year-old striker who is at the center of the scandal with the former Manchester United star.
Who is Matias Pogba?
Matthias is a professional football player who last represented the French club Belfort.
Born in Conakry, Guinea, the striker first rose through the ranks at Celta Vigo with his twin brother Florentin before moving to Quimper, where he received his first professional contract in 2009.
In his nomadic career he has represented Wrexham, Crewe Alexandria, Pescara, Crawley Town, Partick Thistle, Sparta Rotterdam, Tours, Manchego Ciudad Real, Lorca, Racing Murcia and Tabor Cezana.
In 2021, August 10 to be exact – Pogba joined the Championnat National 2 Belfort team for the 2021–22 season. There he played only 12 matches due to injury.
Why is Matias Pogba in the news?
Mathias posted a bizarre video promising to reveal “explosive” information about the Juventus star and others.
The 32-year-old and Paul lived together while playing for Wrexham and Manchester United respectively.
What did Matias Pogba say about Juventus star Paul?
In a viral video, he said: “The French, English, Italian and Spanish public, in other words, the whole world, as well as my brother’s fans and even more so the French team and Juventus, my brother’s teammates and his sponsors deserve to know certain things.
“To make an informed decision whether he deserves the admiration, respect and love of the public. If he deserves his place in the French team and the honor of playing in the World Cup.
“If he deserves to be at the heart of Juventus. If he’s a trustworthy person, then any player deserves to be around him.”
Matthias also promised that the revelations would be “explosive”.
How did Paul react to Matias Pogba’s claims?
The Juventus star said in a statement: “Matías Pogba’s recent statements on social media unfortunately did not come as a surprise.
“They come after threats and extortion attempts by an organized gang against Paul Pogba. This was reported to the relevant authorities in both Italy and France a month ago.”
How did Matias perform in international football?
Mathias represented Guinea at international level, making his debut on 5 February 2013 in a friendly match against Senegal.
There, he came off the bench to play alongside twin brother Florentin Pogba in the last 30 minutes of Guinea’s 1–1 draw.
Before announcing the termination of his contract with Syli Nationale in 2017, he played five caps and never participated in the Africa Cup of Nations.