Samuel Yves Um Titi was born on the 14th of November 1993, he is known as Samuel Umtiti, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona.
TalkSPORT has it that Umtiti who was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, moved with his family when he was two-years-old to Villeurbanne, France. Few months later, however, the family settled in the district of Ménival in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. Thereafter, Umtiti joined the local football club Ménival at the age of five. At nine years old, he joined Lyon’s youth academy.
As per BBC sport report, Umtiti playing for Lyon against Zenit in November 2015. Umtiti was included in a Lyon squad for the first time on the 16th of August 2011, remaining an unused substitute as they defeated Rubin Kazan 3–1 in the first leg of the Champions League play-off round. The young star made his professional debut for the club on the 8th of January 2012, playing the whole match in a 3–1 victory over local rivals Lyon-Duchère in the Coupe de France. After a frame of six days, he made his Ligue 1 debut in a 1–0 away defeat to Montpellier, playing the entire game. Umtiti made a total of 18 appearances across all competitions in his debut season.
According to the ESPN report, on the 30th of June 2016, Umtiti signed for La Liga side Barcelona for a fee of €25 million. And on the 17th of August, Umtiti made his first appearance for Barcelona in the second leg of the 2016 Supercopa de España which Barcelona won 3–0 versus Sevilla and lifted the trophy. The defender picked up a knee injury in the month of September 2016 while in Barcelona training, causing him to miss a crucial La Liga clash against Atlético Madrid.
Umtiti picked up a knee injury which could have been treated with surgery in 2018, but he instead opted for conservative treatment, and proceeded to play in the 2018 World Cup, which he won with France. However, this choice resulted in Umtiti spending much of the following season with Barcelona injured.
The Centre-back was a France youth international, having represented the country from under-17 to under-21 levels. The defender was an integral member of the team that won France’s first ever U-20 World Cup in 2013. Although, he had to sit out the final against Uruguay due to a red card received in the semi-final against Ghana.
According to BBCsport report, that Umtiti was born and spent the first two years of his life in Cameroon. Therefore, the Cameroonian Football Federation and their former international player Roger Milla met his advisors in an unsuccessful attempt to get him to represent their national team.
On The report has it that 17th of May 2018, he was called up to the 23-man French squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the semi-final against Belgium on the 10th of July, he scored the only goal of the game, heading in a corner. Ans on the 15th of July, Umtiti was named as a starter, as France beat Croatia 4–2 in the final.
Samuel Umtiti Net Worth
Samuel Umtiti’s net worth is $5 million which is estimated on the basis of his FC Barcelona salary and other brand deals and advertisement fees.
Samuel Umtiti Salary
Samuel Umtiti signed a contract with FC Barcelona that nets him a whopping salary of 5.7 Million Euro (5.2 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €28,257 (£25,874) per day and €1,177 (£1,078) per hour!
Umtiti holding the FIFA World Cup Trophy
Coupe de France: 2011–12
Trophée des Champions: 2012
La Liga: 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey: 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
Supercopa de España: 2016, 2018
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2013
FIFA World Cup: 2018
UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012
UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2016
FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2018
FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2017
ESM Team of the Year: 2017–18,
Knight of the Legion of Honour: 2018