Facts of Jules Kounde
|Full Name||Jules Kounde|
|Date of Birth||November 12,1998|
Jules Kounde is a football player by profession.
He currently plays for La Liga club Barcelona since July 29, 2022, and for the national team of France since 2021.
He serves his club and the national team of France in the position of centre-back.
Jules was born to his French mother and his Beninese father. The information about his father and mother is under review.
Does Jules have a girlfriend?
Jules is single. He is not in any relationship as of now. He loves to spend more time with his family.
The appearance of Kounde in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
The national team of France got their place in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar by becoming the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group D.
26 men are representing the national team of France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
When the manager of the national team of France, Didier Deschamps, announced the 26 men’s squad, Jules Kounde was also included in the list.
So, he is playing for the national team of France in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar now. He is serving the team in the position of center-back.
How did he start his professional journey and get qualified for FIFA World Cup 2022?
Kounde started playing football when he was a child, only for fun.
But later, after seeing that he had skills, he played football with different teams and started playing at a professional level.
Kounde started his professional football journey with team Bordeaux. He played for the second team of Bordeaux at first.
After seeing his performance, he was promoted to the main team of Bordeaux after a year. He played his career first Ligue 1 with this club.
On July 3, 2019, he signed a contract with the Spanish club Sevilla. He helped the club to win UEFA Europa League in his first season with the club.
On July 29, 2022, Barcelona announced they were signing Kounde from Sevilla. He made his debut for the national team of France in a friendly match against Wales.
He was selected to play at UEFA Euro 2020 by the manager Didier Deschamps.
He helped the team to win the 2021 UEFA Nations League Final match against Spain.
He was selected by the manager of France to play in FIFA World Cup 2022 after his brilliant performance with the team.
Why did he start playing football?
Kounde’s said that his plan was not to become a professional footballer. In an interview, he said that when he was a child, he enjoyed watching football.
He started playing football with friends for fun only.
Why did he choose Barcelona over Chelsea?
Kounde was targeted by Chelsea for a long time. But he joined Barcelona instead of Chelsea. Kounde thinks that joining Barcelona is the next step in his career.
He said that the coach of Barcelona is one of the main reasons he joined the club.
He said after speaking to the coach, the way they see football is the same and would help a lot in his career.
Contacted by the coach of Manchester City
Jules Kounde was contacted by the manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola. He had some conversations with Pep Guardiola.
He was proposed a transfer to Manchester City by the manager.
The net worth of Kounde is $1.3 million. While signing a contract with La Liga club Barcelona, he received $56 million.
- Jules is 24 years old. He was born on November 12, 1998, in Paris, France.
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