Team Frugal: Paul Pogba
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
*During the World Cup we decided to give you more frequent stories of soccer players that are frugal athletes
Is Paul Pogba The Odell Beckham of Soccer?
That might be an outlandish statement considering Paul Pogba's status as a world class soccer player, who's currently leading his French national team to World Cup glory but when you think of Odell Beckham you think of trendsetter or the one football player that connects sports and culture for his play and ability to connect with fans from the "culture" standpoint. Pogba is exactly that for the soccer world.
When it comes to soccer on the world stage Paul Pogba is that guy. He has helped bring culture and soccer together in his own way. Whether it's with the flashy haircut or recording the latest dance move or keeping up with current trends with a celebration. Pogba is one of the few players in the world that may be as popular for his skills off the field as well as on it.
His endorsement deal with adidas is a testament to the impact he has as not only an athlete but an influencer as well.
Pogba is a great example of how by simply being himself and showcasing his personality to his fans he has been able to carve out a big niche for himself.
Pogba is a frugal athlete in the sense that he's leveraging his platform and personality to create multiple streams of income and opportunities for himself. Now we may not be Pogba but we can definitely connect to fans and others on a more personal level by taking advantage of our resources and being strategic on social platforms. You may not have the reach of Pogba but you can connect with anyone if you are willing to be yourself and showcase bits of your personality.