Breel Embolo Biography: Origin, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth

Breel Embolo is a Cameroonian-Swiss professional footballer who plays as a Centre-Forward for the French club AS Monaco and the national team of Switzerland. Embolo’s style of play has been described as a technically strong and decisive striker with explosive pace and a composed finisher. He is a complete striker who has cited Mario Balotelli as one of his inspirations.

Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo: Bio, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Full Name:Breel Donald Embolo
Date of Birth:February 14, 1997
Birth Place:Yaoundé, Cameroon
Nationality:Cameroonian, Swiss
Club:AS Monaco
Height:1.87 m
Weight:88 kg
Parents:Moise Kegni, Germaine Embolo
Net Worth:$4 million
Career Statistics
2006-2008Nordstern (Youth Career)
2008-2010Old Boys (Youth Career)
2010-2014Basel (Youth Career)
2016-2019Schalke 04
2019-2020Borussia Monchengladbach
National Team Career
2012-2013Switzerland U16
2014-2015Switzerland U20
2014-2015Switzerland U21

Early Life

Breel Donald Embolo was born on February 14, 1997, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. His parents parted ways when he was young and he moved with his family to France and later settled down in Switzerland. He received Swiss citizenship on December 12, 2014.


Breel Embolo began his football career at the youth level with Nordstern. He transferred to the youth academy of Basel via Old Boys, in 2010.

He signed a professional contract with FC Basel in 2014 and made his debut for the club on March 13, 2014, where he came on as a substitute for Geoffroy Serey in a goalless against Red Bull Salzburg.

He signed a five-year deal with the German club Schalke 04 on June 26, 2016, for a reported fee of €20 million plus add-ons. He made his debut on August 20, where he scored in a 4-1 win against FC 08 Villingen.

He signed a four-year deal with Borussia Monchengladbach on June 28, 2019, and later joined the French club Monaco on a four-year contract on July 15, 2022.

Embolo represented Switzerland at the under-16 and under-20 levels before being called up to the senior team. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw against United States, on March 31, 2015, where he came on as a substitute for Josip Drmic. He scored his first international goal in a 7-0 win over San Marino, on October 9, 2015. He scored in 2-0 victory over Portugal in the qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Personal Life

Embolo and his girlfriend, Naomi has a daughter named Naliya.


Breel Embolo has won individual awards such as:

  • FC Basel Young Player of the Year: 2013
  • Swiss Footballer of the Year: 2015

He also won the Swiss Super League with Basel: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

Social Media

Breel Embolo is active on social media. He is on Instagram, @breelembolo97

Net Worth

Breel Embolo earns his career as a footballer. According to Transfermarkt, he has a market value of €22 million. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Breel Embolo:

Who is Breel Embolo?

Breel Embolo is a Cameroonian-Swiss professional footballer who plays as a Centre-Forward for the French club AS Monaco and the national team of Switzerland.

How old is Breel Embolo?

He was born on February 14, 1997.

Where is Breel Embolo from?

He is from Yaoundé, Cameroon.

What is Breel Embolo’s height?

He stands at a height of 1.87 m.

Is Breel Embolo married?

He is in a relationship with Naomi.

What is Breel Embolo’s Net Worth?

Breel Embolo has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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