A French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion is named for Neal Maupay. Besides his position in forwarding, he is also adept as an attacking midfielder or winger. He rose to fame after his play in his homeland with Nice, Saint-Etienne, and Brest and he was also a France youth international. His footballing idol is Zinedine Zidane. Additionally, he stated that he “can play out wide or as a number 10, but my favored position is a striker. I like to play down the middle and use my pace to get in behind defenses” and “I’m used to looking after the ball and holding off defenders”. His shirt number is 7. Read more to know about Neal Maupay’s biography, stats, career, girlfriend, net worth, age, facts, wiki, injury, salary, and many more.
Neal Maupay reveals Glenn Murray support after penalty
Neal Maupay is ready to step up for the next Albion penalty – helped by the words of a strike partner. Glenn Murray has told the Frenchman not to worry about the spot-kick which could have secured three points at Leicester City. He was denied by Kasper Schmeichel with a penalty that would have put the visitors ahead on the quarter-hour. It was Schmeichel’s third penalty save against Albion in recent seasons and the first spot-kick failure of Maupay’s career. He told The Argus: I have been practicing a lot in training – and usually I am pretty good at it. Apart from Tuesday! He Maupay told The Argus: “I have been practicing a lot in training – and usually I am pretty good at it. Apart from Tuesday!
- Being a professional footballer.
- Being a forward for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
What is the Birthplace of Neal Maupay?
On 14th August 1996, Neal Maupay was born in Versailles, France. He is of Argentinian descent on his mother’s side and French descent on his father’s side. His father was a commitment to a civil service job where her mother took care of the home. He then moved to the Cote d’Azur with his family at age five due to his father’s transfer. His nationality is French and his ethnicity is Mixed. His race is White. As of 2019, he celebrated his 23rd birthday. His religion is Christian and his zodiac sign is Leo. He has not revealed information about his education details.
How was the Football career of Neal Maupay?
- Neal began his youth career at US Valbonne at age six in the year 2002.
- He then moved to Nice academy in 2007.
- He then progressed through the ranks into the reserve team at the beginning of the 2012-13 season, scoring four goals in three early-season matches before receiving his maiden call into the first-team squad on 15th September 2012, for a Ligue 1 match versus Brest.
- He made his professional debut as an injury-time substitute for Eric Bautheac during the 3-2 win when he was 16 years old.
- Moreover, he was a regular inclusion in the first team squad from October 2012 through to March 2013 and signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract in January 2013.
- His season was ended by a torn cruciate ligament suffered during a reserve match on 14th April 2013.
- He altogether made 19 appearances and scored four goals during the 2012-13 season and when making his Ligue 1 debut and scoring his first Ligue 1 goal, becoming the second-youngest player to achieve both feats.
- He was out of favor with manager Claude Puel during 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, which ultimately caused his departure in August 2015.
- He made 53 appearances and scored 9 goals during three seasons as a first-team player at the Allianz Riviera.
- On 10th August 2015, he transferred to Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne on a four-year contract for a €500,000 fee.
- Despite making 23 appearances and scoring three goals during the 2015-16 season, he departed on loan for the duration of 2016-17 and left the club in July 2017.
- On 20th July 2016, he joined Ligue 2 club, Brest, on a season-long loan.
- He had a good start to the 2016-17 season, where he scored 10 goals in his opening 21 matches, winning the August 2016 UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Month award and receiving nominations in September, October, and December.
- Due to his injuries in December 2016 and February 2017, his good form was unbalanced and he finished the season with 12 goals in 31 appearances.
- On 14th July 2017, he moved to England to join Championship club Brentford on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £1.6 million.
- He was later deployed as a forward and scored three goals in his opening six appearances for the club, with his first goal coming in a 4-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest on 12th August 2017.
- By mid-December, he was considered the best “super-sub” of the 2017-18 Championship season so far, with four of his five league goals having been scored during substitute appearances.
- He also broke into the starting lineup during the protracted transfer of the first-choice forward Lasse Vibe away from Griffin Park in January 2018 and he assumed the role full time after Vibe’s departure early the following month.
- He then showed improved goalscoring form between mid-January and mid-April, with a run of seven goals in 15 matches.
- He finished the 2017-18 season with 46 appearances and as the club’s top-scorer, with 13 goals.
- He began the 2018-19 season by scoring 13 goals in his first 17 league appearances.
- Five goals in August 2018 and four in September led to nominations for the August PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month and the September EFL Championship Player of the Month awards respectively.
- Due to his 18 goals in 30 appearances by the end of January 2019, he won the EFL Player of the Year award at the 2019 London Football Awards.
- He also finished a mid-table season with 28 goals in 49 appearances and was voted the Brentford’s Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Year.
Brighton & Hove Albion
- On 5th August 2019, he moved to Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on undisclosed terms, for a fee reported to be in the region of £20 million on a four-year deal.
- He scored on his debut in the opening match of the 2019-20 season, scoring the third for The Seagulls in a 3-0 away win over Watford.
- On 14th September, he opened the scoreline in an eventual 1-1 draw against Burnley, claiming his first home goal for the Sussex club.
Neal Maupay’s International Career
- Neal became eligible to play for the France or Argentina national teams where he won 35 caps and scored 16 goals for France at U16, U17, U19, and U21 level.
- Additionally, he was also a member of France’s 2015 UEFA European U19 Championship squad and made two appearances in the tournament.
Awards / Achievements / Honours of Neal Maupay
- UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Month: August 2016
- London Football Awards EFL Player of the Year: 2018-19
- Brentford Supporters’ Player of the Year: 2018-19
- Brentford Players’ Player of the Year: 2018-19
Who is Neal Maupay Dating?
Neal Maupay is an unmarried person. Neal is very secretive while coming to his personal life. He has made a conscious effort not to reveal the details regarding his girlfriend or wife (if he is married). At present, he seems to be single as there are no rumors about him dating anyone. He is currently focusing on his career rather than making a girlfriend or being in a relationship. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
How much is Neal Maupay’s Net Worth?
Neal Maupay is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. His major source of earning is from a football career and he is satisfied with his earnings at present. His net worth will be surely in millions. Without a doubt, he is earning a handsome salary from his club, Brighton & Hove Albion. His market value is €17.50 Million. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. He is often seen with his own kind of car; The Vespa Scooter.
How tall is Neal Maupay?
Neal Maupay is a very handsome person. He is a cool guy with no tattoos inked in his body. Neal has got an athletic body with perfect height matching with his body weight. He has got a tall height of 1.73 m or 5 ft 8 in. His balanced weight measured 69 Kg. His personality and nice attitude attract a lot of people towards him. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. He has got a short beard.