11 Dembélé

Ousmane Dembélé

Forward

The French winger is one of most exciting dribblers in football and thrives on troubling rival defences both for club and country

Born on 15 May 1997 in Vernon (France), Ousmane Dembélé is widely regarded as one of the most promising young stars in European football. The forward came to FC Barcelona at the tender age of 20 in August 2017, having already proven his worth in the French and German top flights, where he dazzled fans with his sublime skill and gutsy flair.

The striker was spotted as a mere 13 year old by scouts from Rennes, and after four years at the Breton academy he had already amassed a fine reputation and was representing his country at youth international levels.On 6 November 2014, and still only 17, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Angers. Two weeks later he scored his first professional goal against Bordeaux.

It was inevitable that an even bigger club would come knocking on the door, and that club turned out to be Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016. Dembélé soon adapted to life at Signal Iduna Park, scoring 10 goals and providing 20 assists in a single season before joining Barça. 

 

Technical profile

His extraordinary dribbling skills have caused entire stadiums to swoon. He’s quick, and he’s willing to take risks, and thrives on troubling rival defences both for club and country, where scoring goals seems to come naturally to him.