Florentin Pogba officially signs for Sochaux


Sochaux have officially completed the signing of Florentin Pogba in a deal that runs until 2023.

An announcement by the Ligue 2 club of his capture was made last week subject to a medical.

Pogba joins having been a free agent since his contract with MLS side Atlanta United expired.

It makes it the third time the senior brother of Paul Pogba plies his trade in France having previously featured for Sedan and Saint-Etienne.

The 29-year old Guinean famously came up against his brother during a round of 32 Europa League clash with Manchester United in 2017, the Red Devils winning 4-0 on aggregate and ultimately winning the title after a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm.

"Florentin Pogba is officially Sochalian! The 29-year-old Guinean international defender signed this Wednesday for three seasons after having passed the usual medical examination," read a statement on Sochaux's Twitter handle.

Sochaux is the fifth club Pogba will represent in his career. He had a short stint at Turkish club Genclerbirligi making just eight appearances, the lowest tally of games in his career.

Saint-Etienne is his longest stint where he accrued 99 appearances, scoring two goals and another two assists.

His most successful period was with Atlanta United, making just 22 appearances, but winning the US Open Cup and Campeones Cup, both in 2019.

Overall, Florentin has played 219 times in his career, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists. He has also received 22 yellow cards and no reds.

Article continues below

Pogba's profile will hopefully bring Sochaux closer to Ligue 1 football where they have been absent since 2014. The Yellow and Blues were positioned 14th, six points clear of the relegation zone after French football ended prematurely in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Born in the city of Conakry, Pogba has been capped 14 times for Guinea, making his debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with West African neighbours Senegal in 2013. He featured at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, playing in the Group D encounters against Ivory Coast and Cameroon which all ended in draws.

He has captained the Syli Nationale six times.