“How it started, how it continues”. After two more than successful seasons with AS Monaco, Aurélien Tchouameni leaves the Principality club with the joy of being able to wear the legendary shirt of Real Madrid, recent Champions League winners. During his time in the Rock, the now French international has experienced meteoric progress and an evolution that has placed him among the best players in the world in his position. A look back at his career at AS Monaco in five key dates.
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29 January 2020: signing for AS Monaco
Born in Rouen, Aurélien Tchouameni completed his entire training at Girondins de Bordeaux. But on 29 January 2020, after making 37 appearances for that club, he signed for five seasons at AS Monaco in order to, as the Club stated, “continue his development by contributing to the team”. That is exactly what he did, and two and a half years later he left with 95 games played, including 11 at European level, 8 goals and 7 assists, but above all a new dimension taken.
23 January 2021: first goal in Ligue 1
After a short period of adaptation since his arrival, the 8 quickly established himself as an indispensable element of the Monegasque eleven. As a key player in midfield, he found the net for the first time on 23 January 2021 in the match against OM, with a header from a corner that Aleksandr Golovin set up.
22 May 2021: Best Young player in Ligue 1 in the UNFP Trophies
Installed in the eleven alongside Youssouf Fofana, “Tchouam” took on a new dimension during this 2020-2021 season. His level did not go unnoticed, as he was nominated, and won, the title of best young player in Ligue 1 Uber Eats at the UNFP Trophies, competing with teammate Sofiane Diop, Eduardo Camavinga (Stade Rennais), Amine Gouiri (OGC Nice) and Maxence Caqueret (Olympique Lyonnais). “It’s a great source of pride to win this trophy, I’m extremely happy,” he said about this great individual reward.
1 September 2021: first call-up to the France national team
Thanks to his excellent performances in the Red-and-White shirt, Aurélien Tchouameni saw the doors of the Espoirs open to him. But it didn’t take him long to settle there, as Didier Deschamps quickly called him up for the senior national team. Called up for the first time at the start of the season, he made his first appearance on 1 September against Bosnia-Herzegovina (1-1). Since then, he has not missed a match.
6 May 2022: key double
AS Monaco have made it to the Ligue 1 podium for the second season in a row, they owe it in particular to a perfectly mastered final sprint, with nine wins and a draw in the last ten matches. And during this series, Aurélien Tchouameni was particularly outstanding in the match against Lille. Against the reigning French champions, the Monegasque midfielder first opened the scoring with a shot from the left (42′ ). Then, six minutes after LOSC’s equalizer, he scored again, and went on to score his first brace in what was our eighth consecutive win.