Serge Alain Stephane Aurier was born on 24 December, 1992. He is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Ivory Coast national team. Aurier moved to France as a child and played for Lens, Toulouse and Paris Saint-Germain, winning 11 major trophies with the latter. He totalled 169 appearances in Ligue 1 and was twice named in the competition’s Team of the Year. In 2017, he joined Tottenham for a fee of around £23 million.
Serge made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in 2013 and has earned over 40 caps. He represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning the 2015 edition. Aurier played for various youth teams and academies before he was accepted to join Villepinte. He then joined Lens in Ligue 1, where this started his professional footballing career.
On 26 January 2012, Aurier ultimately left Lens, signing for Toulouse on a four-and-a-half-year deal. The move came after Toulouse’s president hinted he would sign him for a €1.5 million transfer fee. On 23 July 2014, he joined Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan with an option for the Parisian club to purchase outright. On 31 August 2017, Aurier signed for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in the region of £23 million. Aurier made his debut on 13 September in a 3–1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League.
In his international football profile, Serge despite having lived in France for over 14 years, he does not hold a French passport, and had originally turned down the chance to play for the Ivory Coast. However, he was called up by manager Sabri Lamouchi in April 2013 and eventually played his first match for his homeland against the Gambia on 8 June that year.