A few Tahitian players have managed to play at professional level in France like Marama Vahirua and Nicolas Vallar, althought it is still rare to see Tahitians playing in European football scenario. This is the case of Paolo Hausner, the left wing of FC Metropole Troyenne in Regional 1 – the fifth tier of French football. The Troyes’ team currently leads its group and remains strong in its mission to return to National 3. Before signing with Metropole Troyenne, the 21-year-old Tahitian played for Auxerre’s youth teams playing for the U-15, U-17 and U-19 teams.
Hausner was born in the Dominican Republic and moved early to French Polynesia where he spent 14 years of his life until he traveled to France to follow his dream of playing professional football.
Theplayer Oceania Football Center that the FTF – the governing football entity from Tahiti – has already contacted him and that he will probably be in Samuel Garcia’s squad that will travel to the Solomon Islands for the Pacific Games in Honiara this year.