Juventus star's brother making impression in League One

Mathias Pogba, brother of Paul, is making a name for himself at Crewe Alexandra

Sam Rourke
Published 04/03/2013 13:58 by Sam Rourke, read by 1,248 people.

Most people have heard of the 20-year-old French revelation Paul Pogba, the ex-Manchester Utd player who is currently plying his trade at Italian side Juventus.

However, not many football fans will have heard of his older brother Mathias Pogba, who plays for nPower League One side Crewe Alexandra.

Mathias is somewhat overshadowed by his younger sibling, but this does not mean he should be neglected of any attention, as the 22 year-old has talent.

Strong, quick and an eye for a goal, the Guinean striker has proved to be a hit at the Alexandra Stadium, scoring 12 goals thus far in the league for The Railwaymen.

Prior to his arrival at Crewe, Pogba played for the Welsh side Wrexham in the conference. Mathias was voted Young Player of the Season in the 2011/12 season. The 6ft 3in striker was offered a two-year deal the following season by the non-league side but decided to turn the offer down, as he believed he could play at a higher level.

Pogba signed for Crewe Alexandra in July 2012, scoring twice on his debut for Crewe in a League Cup tie against Hartlepool. He then went on to score his debut goal a week later. His ability was clear to see from the outset at the Alexandra Stadium. Pogba has also gone on to make one appearance for the Guinean senior team, coming off the bench in an international friendly against Senegal, alongside his twin brother Florentin.

Pogba has proved to be Crewe's main source of goals this season, flourishing while playing up-front alongside another upcoming talent in Max Clayton. Pogba without doubt has the potential to carry on progressing up the English football leagues. 

Mathias Pogba is definitely one to watch out for, as the young striker is really making a name for himself. The 22-year-old may be at a Championship or even Premier League ground near you before you know it.


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