Ousmane Snr - Who Is Ousmane Dembele Father?

by Manisha Mon Mar 13 2023 Updated On Thu Mar 07 2024
Ousmane Snr - Who Is Ousmane Dembele Father?

Ousmane Snr is the father of French professional footballer Ousmane Dembele, who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the national team of France. 

He used to play for the La Liga club Barcelona.

He is originally from the Republic of Mali. He migrated to France with his wife, Fatimata Dembele, and they welcomed their son in France

The couple shares three kids together. His wife is Maurianian-Senegalese.

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Ousmane Snr's wife and their son.
Ousmane Snr's wife and their son. Source: Pinterest

Is Ousmane married?

Ousmane is married to Rima Edbouche. The two met each other when Ousmane was playing for his boyhood club, Rennes

His wife rose to fame through Tiktok. 

She now runs a modest fashion label named Raxalae and at the same time, she is also pursuing her studies at the University of France

They kept his relationship private and out of the spotlight. The two tied the knot in 2021 in a private ceremony following Moroccan tradition

Both of them practice the Muslim religion. The two welcomed their firstborn in 2022. 

Ousmane Snr's son, Ousmane Dembele.
Ousmane Snr's son, Ousmane Dembele. Source: Instagram

Age, Height, and Weight

His son, Ousmane, is 25 years old. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs around 67 kg.

Net worth

His son, Ousmane Dembele, has an estimated net worth of $35 million. He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a professional footballer.

Paris Saint-Germain had been eyeing Ousmane

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, PSG had been longing to sign the Barcelona winger, Ousmane, and had made several attempts in the past to secure him. 

But due to various reasons, they were not able to get him to PSG. 

PSG wanted to keep Kylian Mbappe happy, and the club was willing to sign top-notch players in their club.

Ousmane being the most eligible candidate is also amid concerns surrounding Mbappe's long-term future. 

PSG finally signed Ousmane on August 12, 2023, for a fee of 50 million euros

Ousmane was initially given jersey number 23, but after Neymar departed from the club, he got the number 10 jersey.

Ousmane revealed who made him fall in love with the club Barcelona

Ousmane signed a five-year contract with Barcelona on August 25, 2017. 

Messi debuted his professional playing career in Barcelona.

Messi signed a contract with the club in 2005 at the age of 18, and he played for the club till 2020

In an interview, Ousmane revealed that it was Messi who made him fall in love with Barcelona, and he was the reason that led him to sign a deal with Barcelona

He said he was fortunate that he got a chance to play and learn from him for four years. 

He said that Messi is an excellent player and teammate. He said off-pitch Messi is a very simple and calm person. 

He said when he was new to the club, he helped him a lot. He said that, at first, he was very scared to counter with him, but later, he knew that he was very helpful. 

Dembele will not be playing for the Clasico

On March 19, Barcelona played against Real Madrid, but the French winger could not play in the Clasico.

There were doubts about whether Dembele would be playing or not, but in the end, the manager of the club, Xavi, made a statement that he would not be playing and said that they had decided to be cautious as allowing him to play might put his health at risk as he was already injured. 

As suggested by the doctors, the winger took a two-week break from the game after being injured. 

The club took precautions so that he would be ready for another game. 

Ousmane got his first football training from his uncle.

Ousmane decided to pursue football as his career at the age of 6

His uncle used to be a footballer, so he traveled all the way from Northern France to North East France with his mother to receive football training from him. 

His parents were also supportive of his passion. 

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