Vincent Aboubakar, born 22 January 1992, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş and he captains the Cameroon national team.
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Early life and Education
Born on 22 January 1992 in Garoua, North Region of Cameroon, Vincent Aboubakar was raised in a devout Christian family in a Muslim-majority city and his mother Maobeal Alice was a deaconess for the Evangelical Missionary Society of Cameroon.
His primary and Secondary School education are not known to the general public.
Aboubakar’s journey with the Cameroonian national team began at a young age, with his debut coming in 2010 at just 18 years old with him scoring his first goal later that year.
Throughout his career, he’s been a crucial part of the team, helping them achieve victories at major tournaments like the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, where his last-minute goal secured the championship.
After returning to Porto in 2017, he scored his first hat-trick for the club and even celebrated with his former Besiktas teammates after a Champions League loss. He continued scoring in the group stage, helping Porto progress. However, a serious knee injury in 2018 sidelined him for a long period.
In 2021, Aboubakar signed a big deal with Saudi club Al Nassr. However, in January 2023, his contract was terminated to free up a spot for Cristiano Ronaldo.
This paved the way for his third stint at Besiktas, replacing departing striker Wout Weghorst. He quickly found his scoring form, netting 13 goals in the second half of the season.
Abubakar is a Cameroonian international striker with a net worth of €10 million, acquiring this from lucrative deals in Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr to be precise.
Vincent Abubakar is married, but information about his wife are not available to the public due to the fact that neither Abubakar nor his wife bring their love life to the attention of the public.