Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about
By now you’ve seen the videos of the soccer player, Aurélien Tchouaméni, in a car crash. In fact, the video of him standing up after being knocked unconscious has racked up over a million views on YouTube, and has been shared hundreds of thousands of times.
Tchouaméni is 19 years old and plays for the Dijon FCO. The young Frenchman was a member of France’s youth national team on the under-17s. In 2013, he transferred to the U-17 team that won the championship at the Toulon Tournament. His skills caught the eye of soccer giant Manchester United. A few days after the championship, the Reds signed him, and within two days, the player signed with the Dijon FCO. Last year, he even went on trial with Barcelona of La Liga team, but did not earn a contract. While it is true that Manchester United tried to sign Tchouaméni earlier in the summer, they were unable to get him to sign.
Tchouaméni has been a star of Twitter since the accident. It is now known that he suffered head and skull injuries during the accident, and he will be out for months with no prospects for his long recovery. He will likely miss the national team next year’s competition, and will most likely have to undergo years of rehabilitation. The accident will be a blow to the young man’s career, as we will discuss below. Tchouaméni himself has been in a state of shock since the accident, saying, “I’m very sad and disappointed for my family, for my friends and for everybody who loved me.”
What made him an immediate and popular star on Twitter was the fact that his injury is not a result of auto accidents like other sports stars. Instead, he suffered multiple head injuries from a fall, caused by the car that hit him. He was in a road rage incident, but it could have been prevented with proper driving and common