ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Florentin Pogba from Ligue 2 side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, the French club announced late on Friday. Pogba, the elder brother of former Manchester United superstar Paul, is 31 years old and plays as a centre back. Unlike Paul, who won the 2018 World Cup with France, Florentin and twin brother Mathias (a forward) represent Guinea internationally.
Since 2010, Florentin has had 30 caps for the West African nation.
���� Florentin Pogba transféré au @atkmohunbaganfc à un an de la fin de son contrat.
�� Le FCSM souhaite le meilleur à son désormais ancien défenseur central qui fêtera ses 32 ans dans quelques semaines.
- FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (@FCSM_officiel) June 24, 2022
Before moving to Sochaux, Florentin spent six years with Ligue 1 side St. Etienne (including a season on loan at then Ligue 2 side Sedan. It is at Sedan that he started his professional career in 2010). In 2018, he moved to Turkish side Gençlerbirligi S.K. where he was involved in a clash with his own teammates after walking out of a Turkish Super Lig defeat to Antalyaspor.
He then spent a season at MLS side Atlanta United. He won the US Open Cup and Campeones Cup with him - the first two major trophies of his professional career. He then moved back to France where he spent two seasons at Sochaux where he made 62 appearances. He had a year left on the contract with them.
Paul Pogba, meanwhile, left Manchester United on a free this summer and as per ESPN sources has completed a return to Juventus.
Mathias Pogba played for French fourth division side Belfort in the 2021-22 season.