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The Story Of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Brother Willy Is Quite Remarkable

The Story Of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Brother Willy Is Quite Remarkable

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's dad Pierre and his two brothers, Catilina and Willy, accompanied him on a flight to London shortly before he penned a club-record deal to sign for Arsenal.

But many asked what happened to his 30-year-old sibling, who once played at AC Milan with Pierre himself.

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Willy Aubameyang was tipped for big things when he left Italian side Triestina to join AC Milan's youth system at the age of 17.

He impressed in the reserves and made his first-team debut for Milan in a Coppa Italia match against Catania in December 2007.

But he later spent the following seasons on loan at Avellino and the Belgians Eupen before heading to Italian third-tier outfit Monza.

Here's a young Willy Aubameyang in his youth days in Milan.

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Willy Aubameyang and his brother Pierre during their AC Milan days. Image: Google
Willy Aubameyang and his brother Pierre during their AC Milan days. Image: Google

Just four years after making his debut for one of the biggest clubs in Italy, the defender joined Scottish side Kilmarnock after being released by Milan in 2011.

On the day of his arrival to East Ayrshire in the 2011 January transfer window, Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen told BBC Scotland: "He is listed on many websites as a striker, but he will be a midfielder for us.

"He is a strong player, technically gifted with relative pace and I hope he will improve while with us."

Aubameyang played just six games before being let go in the summer of 2011.

Aubameyang at Kilmarnock
Aubameyang at Kilmarnock

His fall from grace was complete when he joined Akanda FC of the Gabon Championnat National D1.

Willy would change position from a striker to defender while swapping chilly Scotland for his birth country, but his luck didn't improve in the coming months.

The 30-year-old would fail to make a single appearance for the club between 2011 and 2013.

Aubameyang was, however, given the opportunity to sign for German Fourth Division side FC Kray.

Pierre
Pierre

He made 34 appearances for the Regionalliga West side between 2014 and 2015, but the fact that he once played for AC Milan alongside his brother Pierre still resonates with people to this day.

Willy is now a free agent at the age of 31, whilst his brother continues to bang in goals for Arsenal under Unai Emery.

What could have been.

Topics: Football News, Football, World Football, Serie A, Italian Football, AC Milan, Defender, Arsenal, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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