Samuel Umtiti is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona.
Samuel Umtiti is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona.( Source : barcablaugranes )


Yannick Umtiti is best known for being the loving older brother of French professional footballer Samuel Yannick.

Samuel currently competed as a center-back for La Liga club Barcelona. He started his professional career in 2012 with Lyon and won the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions in his first year.

The athlete acquired 170 games and three impressive goals before a €25 million transfer to La Liga club Barcelona in 2016. At Barcelona, the player amassed two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey.

He won 47 caps and scored three goals at the youth level. Samuel further won the 2013 U-20 World Cup and made his senior debut at Euro 2016 for France, where the team reached the final.

Samuel grew up with his loving brother, who had a great influence on his little brother. However, only a few particulars about Yannick are known. So, here is everything we know about the footballer's brother.

Meet Yannick Umtiti - Samuel Umtiti Elder Brother

Samuel Umtiti and his big brother Yannick Umtiti were born to their loving parents in Yaounde, Cameroon.

When Samuel was two years old, the family moved to Villeurbanne. After a few months, the family finally settled in the district of Menival in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. The name of their mother is Annie Ngo Um.

Smauel Umtiti pictured with his big brother, Yannick Umtiti.
Smauel Umtiti pictured with his big brother, Yannick Umtiti. ( Source : instagram )

After settling in Menival, Samuel joined the local football club at the age of five and joined Lyon's youth academy when he reached nine. He was included in a Lyon team for the first time on August 16, 2011.

However, the athlete remained an unused substitute as they amassed a win over Rubin Kazan by 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League play-off round. On January 8, 2012, he made his professional debut for the club, playing the match in a 3-1 win over local Lyon-Duchere in the Coupe de France.

Samuel then made his Ligue 1 debut after six days in a 1-0 win over Montpellier, playing the entire match. Across all competitions in his debut season, the talented footballer made a total of eighteen appearances followed by remarkable performance.

Yannick Umtiti Age - How Old Is He?

Yannick Umtiti is probably in his early 30s, given that his younger brother Samuel Yannick is twenty-eight years old.

Samuel was born on November 14, 1993, in Yaounde, Cameron. During his youth career, his mom never followed football. In fact, his family started to follow sports as soon as he became professional.

Samuel Umtiti is known as a powerful and rangy left-footed central defender.
Samuel Umtiti is known as a powerful and rangy left-footed central defender. ( Source : football-espana )

Both Samuel and his brother Yannick are incredibly close to each other. They live separately in Barcelona and the footballer enjoys having his own space. However, the siblings share an inseparable brotherly relationship.

Samuel is a passionate and assertive athlete. The French footballer is a great leader who always seeks new opportunities and is aware of the situation and features prominently in resourcefulness.

Yannick Umtiti Loving Family Photos

Yannick Umtiti's beautiful family photos are easily found on the Internet. Moreover, he usually shares loving pictures of himself with his athlete brother on his Instagram.

He is available on Instagram under the username @doudoudoucanss. With 291 incredible posts, Yannick enjoys a fan base of over 12k followers. He wished his followers a happy New Year and shared a loving picture of himself with his brother, Samuel.

Yannick shared a loving picture of himself with his brother Samuel on his Instagram.
Yannick shared a loving picture of himself with his brother Samuel on his Instagram. ( Source : instagram )

Samuel and his brother usually share quality time with each other. Yannick always supported him and had a great influence on his younger brother. He often states how delighted he is to see his brother competing in the game.

Back in 2016, RAC1 interviewed Yannick who stated that it was like a dream come true for his brother to play for Barcelona and make the final with France. "It is a brilliant achievement," he added.

What Does Yannick Umtiti Do For Living?

Reportedly Yannick manages his younger brother Samuel's career affairs and is known to be a master negotiator.

Samuel signed for La Liga side Barcelona on June 30, 2916, for a fee of €25 million. The athlete made his first appearance for the club on August 17 in the second leg of the 2016 Supercopa de Espana which the team won.

The footballer sustained a knee injury in September 2016 while in training. He then missed an important La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. On March 4, 2017, Samuel recorded his first goal for the club against Celta de Vigo.

He is a strong and rangy left-footed central defender. Samuel is predominantly praised for his physical strength, pace, ability in the air, anticipation, technique, tacking, and ability on the ball.

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