Jules Kounde is a professional footballer. He has been a member of La Liga club Barcelona since July 29, 2022, and the French national team since 2021. He plays center-back for both his club and the French national team.
|Full Name||Jules Kounde|
|Date of Birth||November 12, 1998|
Jules was born in France to a French mother and a Beninese father. His father’s and mother’s information is being reviewed. Jules is a single woman. He is not currently in a relationship. He wishes he could spend more time with his family.
Kounde’s participation in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
France’s national team qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar by winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying UEFA Group D. The French national team will be represented by 26 players in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Didier Deschamps, the manager of France’s national team, named the 26-man roster, which featured Jules Kounde. As a result, he is now representing France at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. He plays the position of center-back for the squad.
How did he begin his professional career and qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022?
Kounde began playing football as a youngster only for recreation. However, after demonstrating his abilities, he went on to play football with several clubs and eventually at the professional level. Kounde began his professional football career with the club Bordeaux. He began his career with Bordeaux’s second team.
After a year, he was promoted to Bordeaux’s main squad based on his performance. With this club, he made his Ligue 1 debut. He signed a deal with the Spanish club Sevilla on July 3, 2019. In his debut season with the club, he helped them win the UEFA Europa League. Barcelona confirmed the signing of Kounde from Sevilla on July 29, 2022. He made his France national team debut in a friendly match against Wales. Manager Didier Deschamps chose him to participate in UEFA Euro 2020. He contributed to the team’s victory in the 2021 UEFA Nations League Final against Spain. After a stellar performance with the squad, he was chosen by France’s manager to participate in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
What prompted him to take up football?
Kounde said that he had no intention of becoming a professional player. In an interview, he said that he loved watching football as a youngster. He began playing football with buddies only for recreation.
Why did he choose Barcelona over Chelsea?
Chelsea has long been interested in Kounde. But he chose Barcelona over Chelsea. Kounde considers joining Barcelona to be the next step in his career. He said that one of the primary reasons he joined Barcelona was because of the coach. He said that after chatting with the coach, the way they perceive football is the same, which would benefit him much in his career.
Kounde has a net worth of $1.3 million. He got $56 million when he signed a deal with La Liga club Barcelona.