Odsonne Edouard is a professional French footballer who plays for Scottish giants Celtic. He was born in his native town Kourou, French Guiana on January 16, 1998. He stands at 6ft 2 inches and weighs 82kg. Having progressed through the youth ranks of AF Bobigny, Édouard signed with Paris Saint-Germain in July 2011 before being loaned to fellow Ligue 1 side Toulouse for the 2016–17 season.
He was born and raised in Kourou, French Guiana. His mum and dad are from Haiti who was residents in Kourou. They raised Edouard here and always supported his dreams. According to the French forward in an interview, his parents were his “pillar” and “backbone” throughout his rise and they believe in him gave him the strength to focus. However, that didn’t stop them from making sure he always put his education first.
The young forward grew up in his native Kourou, French Guiana, and was enrolled in AF Bobigny Academy at the age of six. He was there for seven years developing and building his skills while working on his potential he never lost focus and often mesmerized his teammates with his dribbling skills. After this, he moved to Paris Saint Germain Academy to take his career to the next level.
His youth career began in 2004 when he started playing with AF Bobigny. In 2011, he began playing with Paris Saint-Germain. In 2015, he started his senior career with the clubs B team and was moved up to their first team in 2006. That same year he played for Frances Under 19 team and in 2018 he began his career with Celtic FC.
Journey to Stardom
The young talented forward joined French giants PSG in 2011 through their Academy from amateur side AF Bobigny. His first noticeable achievement was during the 2013–14 season when he was the club’s top goalscorer at U17 level; scoring 25 goals in 22 appearances in the U17 National Championship. He scored 22 goals in 14 league appearances for the U17s the following season and was part of the squad which won the Al Kass Cup, ending the competition with a return of three goals in five appearances. He also represented the club’s U19, playing two UEFA Youth League matches, a Coupe Gambardella match and seven U19 Championship matches during which he scored seven goals. In two years, he scored more than 60 goals for the club at youth level, earning him the nicknames of “The Rocket” and “Magic Odsonne”.
In the 2015–16 season, Édouard played with both the U19 team and the CFA team. Later on, he signed a professional contract for the French team’s senior side and went on to play for them in the international champions’ cup, winning the trophy with them
Loan to Toulouse
After spending about five years playing for Paris Saint Germain, On 8 August 2016, Édouard joined Toulouse on a season-long loan. He made his debut for the club on 14 August 2016 against Marseille, replacing Issiaga Sylla after 74 minutes in a 0–0 away draw. Édouard scored his first professional goal on 19 November against Metz, scoring a consolation goal late in added time in a 2–1 home loss.
On loan and Permanent Signing at Celtic
Édouard signed for Scottish Premiership club Celtic on 31 August 2017 on a season-long loan deal. He scored on his debut away to Hamilton Academical on 8 September, helping Celtic to a 4–1 victory. Later that year, on 2 December, he scored his first career hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Motherwell at Celtic Park He made his UEFA Champions League debut three days later, coming on as a substitute for compatriot Moussa Dembele in a group stage defeat to Anderlecht.
On 11 March 2018, he scored the winning goal in the 69th minute of a 3–2 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, and on 29 April he added two more goals in a 5–0 win over the same opposition to seal his club’s seventh consecutive league title. He ultimately made 29 appearances for the season and scored 11 times as Celtic completed a domestic treble
On 15 June 2018, Édouard signed a four-year deal with Celtic for a fee that the club said was the highest in their history. On 25 May 2019, Édouard scored twice as Celtic beat Hearts to secure the Scottish cup and a historic “treble treble”, that is, winning the Premiership, the Scottish league cup, and the Scottish cup in three consecutive years.
In November he suffered from a minor injury, described as a “niggle” by manager Neil Lennon, who later said Édouard should be fit to play in the League Cup final. Édouard was the top goalscorer in the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership, which was curtailed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
After his impressive performances at club level, Édouard was selected by coach Jean-Claude Guitini for the 2015 UEFA European U17 Championship which France went on to win, scoring 15 goals and only conceding twice. Édouard was crowned as the Golden Player and the top goalscorer after scoring eight of France’s 15 goals in five matches, a record in the competition. He notably scored the match-winning hat-trick in the final against Germany.
The young forward is a gentle and focused person who likes to mind his own business and stay out of trouble, which is why everything related to his private life is kept on the low. Aside from the wrongful suspicion that he was involved in some shooting on March 30, 2017, the young lad has not been involved in any media story negatively.
Odsonne Edouard’s net worth is $1-5 Million at the age of 21 years old. He earned the money being a Professional Soccer Player
There was a little controversy concerning a case in Edouard’s life. On March 30, 2017, Édouard was suspected of having shot at a passer-by with an airsoft gun on February 11, injuring him in the head. This resulted in him being interrogated and his loan being prematurely terminated by Toulouse. It was later revealed that his teammate, Mathieu Cafaro, had confessed and admitted to being the one who had fired the “gun”.