Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not one to shy away from standing out. From his hairstyles to his celebrations and all the way down to his cleats, Aubameyang has come to be known as one of the flashiest players in world soccer.

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This season, the Gabonese striker is lighting up the Bundesliga not just with his style and personality, but with his goals as well. Aubameyang has set the record for season-starting scoring streaks. His 9 goals in 7 matches mean he is second top scorer in the league, but the record breaking comes in that he has scored successively in each of Dortmund’s seven games so far this season. When Dortmund play, Aubameyang scores.

This season the speedy striker is making history in his favored Nike Vapors. Aubameyang has been spotted bursting through opposition defenses in the Nike Mercurial Vapor X FG in its Squadron Blue and Black color scheme this campaign. They aren’t quite the highly customized, crystal-encrusted vapors he warmed up in for St. Etienne a few years ago, but they do seem to be getting the job done.


The lightweight nylon of the Nike Vapor means Aubameyang can burst up the middle and down the flanks with more pace than ever before, and the allover micro-textured upper makes for an excellent first touch and tight control when in the 18 yard box.

Maybe Aubameyang doesn’t feel like he can get the same type of close control or precision with the crystal-encrusted pair. Or maybe the 4,000 crystals weighed him down. Regardless of his reasoning, this European soccer star is really heating up this season, and he’s done so with the help of his favorite (maybe second favorite behind the crystal pair) set of cleats.

Get a pair of the Nike Mercurial Vapor cleats at World Soccer Shop.