Ligue 1 Best Players of All Time

Ligue 1 is France’s top-tier professional men’s football league, founded in 1932. It currently comprises 20 clubs competing for the prestigious title of champion each season by playing a total of 38 matches per team. With its long history and strong reputation among European leagues, Ligue 1 has produced some world-renowned players such as Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry who have gone on to become legends within the game. This fiercely contested competition offers fans exciting matchdays with plenty of goals scored over the course of a season whilst also providing an opportunity for teams to qualify for continental competitions like UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

1. Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé Career

Mbappé is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappé made his senior debut with Monaco in 2015, before joining PSG in 2017.

He has won two Ligue 1 titles and one Coupe de France with the club. Mbappé was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2018 after scoring 34 goals in all competitions for PSG that season.

In September 2018, he became the first player to score at five World Cup venues when he netted against Panama at the Estádio do Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Mbappé represented France at youth level, including captaining their under-21 side at Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Portugal on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time; subsequently winning silver medals behind Spain.[1] Kylian Mbappé is a world-renowned footballer who has represented France at various youth levels.

Mbappé began his international career in 2014, playing for the France U17 team and helping them to win the World Cup that year. He made his senior international debut in 2017, and since then he's been a key player for Les Bleus, scoring 66 goals in 36 appearances. In 2018, Mbappé helped lead PSG to their first Ligue 1 title in over 20 years and was also named French Player of the Year. On 27 May 2019, Mbappé scored twice against Portugal during the UEFA Nations League Final to help France win their fifth major trophy on European soil - making him only the second player (after Pelè) to achieve this feat.

2. Neymar

Neymar Career

Neymar is a Brazilian forward who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has scored over 200 goals in his career and was named the world's best player by FIFA in 2018.

Neymar started his career at Santos, before moving to Barcelona where he won two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey. In 2017, he joined PSG and has since helped them win three Ligue 1 titles and the Champions League.

Neymar is renowned for his dribbling skills and acceleration, as well as his passing ability; he has been described as "the fastest player in the world".[3] Neymar was born into a poor family but worked hard to achieve success on the football pitch; this led him to become one of Brazil's most popular athletes.[4] Neymar has received criticism for some of his off-field behaviour, including allegations of rape[5][6] which he denies,[7] but he remains an iconic figure in Brazil.[8][9] Neymar retired from international football after the World Cup final in 2018 with Brazil winning their fifth title; during that tournament, he became only the sixth player (and first South American) to score at five different World Cups.[10] Neymar is one of the most talented footballers in the world and has won numerous awards, including three FIFA Confederations Cup titles.

In 2016, Neymar was named as a member of Brazil's Olympic team for the games in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar began his career with Brazilian side Santos before moving to Europe to join Barcelona in 2013 and PSG two years later. Neymar has played for Brazil at various youth levels and made his senior international debut in 2009. He represented them at the 2014 World Cup and Copa América tournaments this year. Neymar is known for his speed on the pitch, strong shooting ability and dribbling skills; he is considered a complete player who can score goals both from close range or long range shots.. Neymar will be looking to add more honours to his impressive CV when he lines up for Brazil at this summer's Olympics Games

3. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Career

Lionel Messi is a world-renowned soccer player who plays for Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain. At just age 17, Lionel Messi made his professional debut with Barcelona C in 2003.

In 2005, he was promoted to Barcelona B where he spent four seasons before joining PSG in 2009. He has won numerous accolades including five La Liga titles (2008–11, 2013–16), three Champions League crowns (2009–10, 2015–17), two Club World Cup trophies (2013 and 2016) as well as an Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the 2012 London Olympics.

With over 500 career appearances and 350 goals scored, Lionel Messi is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. Lionel Messi is a supremely talented footballer who has dominated the game for many years. He was born in Rosario, Argentina, on October 17th 1988 and began his career with local club Newell's Old Boys. In 2004 he transferred to Barcelona where he quickly became one of the best players in world football.

Messi has won countless awards including five Ballon d'Or titles, three Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles amongst others. His international career has also been extremely successful as he has represented Argentina at numerous major tournaments including the FIFA World Cup, Copa America and Euro 2016 among others. With so much success behind him it is no surprise that Messi will continue to be one of the most high-profile players in world football for many years to come.

4. Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti Career

Marco Verratti is a 30-year-old Italian midfielder currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He began his career with Manoppello in 2000 before moving to Pescara the following year.

In 2008, he joined Serie A side Pescara and helped them win promotion to the top flight of Italian football in 2010–11 season. Verratti signed for Paris Saint-Germain from Juventus in 2012 and has since made over 150 appearances for the French club, winning numerous honours including Ligue 1 titles in 2013 and 2017 as well as the Coupe de France twice (in 2014 and 2018).

Marco Verratti was named co-captain of PSG alongside Thiago Silva ahead of their inaugural Ligue 1 campaign in 2016–17 but left the team at the end of that season after falling out with manager Unai Emery.[3] Since leaving PSG, he has played for AC Milan (on loan) and Valencia CF (on a free transfer), retiring from professional football at 32 years old due to injury concerns.[4] Marco Verratti is a world-renowned midfielder who plays for Paris Saint-Germain.

Marco Verratti started his career at hometown club Parma before moving to Juventus in 2012. In 2013, he joined Italian side Roma and helped them win the Scudetto that season. He then moved to PSG in 2016 and has since become one of the most consistent midfielders in Europe. Marco Verratti was awarded both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2017, cementing his place as one of the best players on the planet. With 38 international caps, Marco Verratti is Italy's all-time leading scorer and is their captain for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ireland and Norway this month (October).

Marco Verratti will lead PSG into their first ever Champions League final next week where they will take on Barcelona

5. Marquinhos

Marquinhos Career

Marquinhos is a Brazilian defender who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos made his senior debut with Corinthians in 2011, and he has since played for Roma and PSG.

He was part of Brazil's gold medal winning squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Marquinhos is often deployed as a defensive midfielder, and he is also known for his powerful free kicks.

Marquinhos has been described as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe, and he could be an important player in PSG's future successes. Marquinhos is one of the most promising young defenders in world football.

Marquinhos has represented Brazil at various youth levels and was a part of the team that won Copa América in 2019. He joined Paris Saint-Germain from Brazilian club Flamengo in 2013, and has since made over 250 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.

Marquinhos is known for his pace, ability to read the game well, and strong passing skills; he also possesses good defending capabilities. With PSG having reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals this season, Marquinhos will be looking to help them win their fourth title in five years next year too.

6. Jonathan David

Jonathan David Career

  • 2010: Gloucester Dragons
  • 2011–2015: Ottawa Gloucester Hornets
  • 2016–2018: Ottawa Internationals
  • 2018: Gent
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2020: Gent: 60: (30)
  • 2020–: Lille: 92: (38)
  • 2017: Canada U17: 3: (2)
  • 2018: Canada U21: 2: (0)
  • 2018–: Canada: 38: (22)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of January 2, 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of December 1, 2022 (UTC)

Jonathan David is a young American forward who currently plays for Lille in France. David started his career with Crystal Palace before moving to Fulham in 2017.

He made 29 appearances and scored six goals during his time at the Cottagers. In August of that year, he joined Lille on a season-long loan deal and has since played 36 matches and notched nine goals for the club.

David was born on January 14th, 2000 in Brooklyn, New York United States of America[3]. At 1:75 m (5ft 9in), Jonathan David is tall but relatively lightweight for someone his size – this could be an advantage if he becomes more physical as he grows older; it's also something that might need to improve if he wishes to play regularly at top European clubs like Lille or Real Madrid down the line.

Jonathan David primarily plays as a forward although can also be deployed as a winger when required - Currently playing under manager Rudi Garcia at Lille, there are rumours circulating linking him with some of Europe’s biggest teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona. Jonathan david Twitter account is @jonathandavid9

7. Achraf Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi Career

Hakimi is a 24-year old Spanish right back who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain. Hakimi has played youth football with Colonia Ofigevi and made his professional debut in the Ligue 1 for PSG in 2016.

Hakimi represented Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where they were eliminated by Uruguay in the Round of 16. Hakimi is tall and muscular, making him an effective defender on the right side of midfield or at full back Achraf Hakimi started his senior career with Real Madrid Castilla in the Spanish second division.

He made his La Liga debut for Real Madrid on 10 August 2017, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute of a 2–0 win over Granada. On 31 January 2020, he was loaned to Borussia Dortmund until 30 June 2020. Achraf Hakimi played 54 matches and scored seven goals for Dortmund before returning to Real Madrid at the end of the 2018 season.

He has since featured regularly for Los Blancos' first team, making nine appearances so far in the 2019-2020 campaign and scoring two goals while also being named in Morocco's squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Tunisia and Algeria later that year.
As at 23:51 1 January 2023 (UTC), Achraf Hakimi had 61 caps and 8 Goals for Morocco from 2016 onwards

8. Martin Terrier

Martin Terrier Career

  • 2003–2004: SC Bailleul
  • 2004–2016: Lille
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2017: Lille II: 29: (6)
  • 2016–2018: Lille: 11: (1)
  • 2017–2018: → Strasbourg (loan): 25: (3)
  • 2018–2020: Lyon: 55: (10)
  • 2020–: Rennes: 87: (39)
  • 2017: France U20: 4: (1)
  • 2017–2019: France U21: 13: (7)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:11, 2 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 24 March 2019

Martin Terrier is a French winger who currently plays for Rennes in the Ligue 1. He started his career at Lens before signing with Lyon in 2017, where he made 26 appearances and scored 5 goals.

In 2019, Martin joined Rennes on a season-long loan deal and has since impressed with his speed and attacking play. Martin is of Belgian descent through his father, Albert Frédéric Terrier, who also played football professionally in France.

He has two younger brothers - Maxence (born 2010) and Louis (born 2013). Martin is known for his fast pace on the pitch as well as his hardworking attitude off it; he frequently volunteers to help out with coaching sessions or fundraising events for charity organisations within the community..

Martin Terrier is a French footballer who plays for Lille in the French Ligue 1. He has also played for Lyon and Strasbourg on loan, before joining Rennes permanently in 2020. Martin Terrier began his career at SC Bailleul, where he made 29 appearances over two seasons before moving to Lille in 2016.

At Lille, he became an important part of their team and helped them win promotion back to the top flight after just one season away. In 2017, Terrier joined France U21s and went on to make 13 caps during his time with the side. He was most recently called up by Les Bleus ahead of their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup which they eventually reached as runners-up after losing out in penalties against Belgium.

Outside of football, Martin is known as a DJ under the name Pee Wee Martini and has released several successful singles including "Toujours là" and "Je veux faire la fête". Martin Terrier currently resides in Paris with his wife Elodie and their two children Romain Jr., born in 2018, and Amandine born in 2019

9. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Gianluigi Donnarumma Career

  • 2003–2013: ASD Club Napoli
  • 2013–2015: AC Milan
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2021: AC Milan: 215: (0)
  • 2021–: Paris Saint-Germain: 34: (0)
  • 2014: Italy U15: 4: (0)
  • 2014: Italy U16: 3: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Italy U17: 10: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Italy U21: 7: (0)
  • 2016–: Italy: 50: (0)

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a 23-year-old Italian goalkeeper who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He began his career at ASD Club Napoli, where he made 215 appearances and kept clean sheets in total.

In the summer of 2021, Donnarumma moved to PSG and has since played 34 matches without conceding a goal - an impressive record for any goalkeeper. Gianluigi is known as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe and looks set to continue his excellent form with PSG for many years to come.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a young goalkeeper who has been playing for AC Milan since the age of 16. He made his international debut in 2014 and has played 50 caps, scoring 7 goals. In 2016 he joined Italy's U21 team and helped them to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals later that year.

Gianluigi as he won Serie A with AC Milan and was also named player of the season by fans and pundits alike. As well as his football career, Gianluigi is studying law at university - something which he plans to continue after retirement from footballing commitments. His talent and skills are unquestioned; it will be interesting to see how long he can keep up this level of performance.

10. Presnel Kimpembe

Presnel Kimpembe Career

  • 2002–2005: AS Éragny
  • 2005–2013: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: Paris Saint-Germain B: 41: (1)
  • 2014–: Paris Saint-Germain: 160: (1)
  • 2014: DR Congo U20: 1: (0)
  • 2015: France U20: 7: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U21: 11: (0)
  • 2018–: France: 28: (0)

Kimpembe is a central defender who has played for Paris Saint-Germain since 2013. He was part of the PSG team that won Ligue 1 in 2016 and reached the final of the Coupe de France that year.

Kimpembe made his international debut for France in 2017 and has since represented his country at several tournaments, including UEFA Euro 2020. Kimpembe is a powerful and skilful central defender who has played for several top-flight clubs.

Kimpembe was part of the DR Congo side that reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 U20 World Cup, before making his senior international debut in 2016. In 2018, he helped France to win their first Nations League title since 1992. Kimpembe is a regular starter for PSG and looks set to play an important role at club level this season as they attempt to retain their Ligue 1 crown.

He will be crucial in helping DR Congo qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia after scoring twice during qualifying matches so far

11. Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet Career

  • 1995–1998: Saint-Philippe
  • 1998–1999: Saint-Pierroise
  • 1999–2003: Le Havre
  • 2003–2004: AS Excelsior
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2005: AS Excelsior: 36: (12)
  • 2005–2007: Nantes: 33: (5)
  • 2007–2011: Saint-Étienne: 129: (19)
  • 2011–2013: Lille: 71: (18)
  • 2013–2015: Marseille: 72: (15)
  • 2015–2017: West Ham United: 48: (11)
  • 2017–: Marseille: 177: (44)
  • 2007–2008: France U21: 12: (4)
  • 2010–2018: France: 38: (8)

Dimitri Payet is a French attacking midfielder who currently plays for Marseille. Dimitri Payet was born in 1987 in Saint-Pierre, Réunion and started playing football at the age of five.

At the age of seventeen, he joined Le Havre where he would spend three seasons before moving to AS Excelsior. In 2004, Dimitri Payet signed for Marseille where he has since made over 200 appearances and scored 30 goals.

After making an impact during his first season with Marseille, Dimitri Payet was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2017–18 after helping guide them to their first ever title win in fifty years.. With France national team captain Hugo Lloris unavailable due to injury, Dimtrii played a major part as Les Bleus reached the World Cup semi finals where they were narrowly defeated by Croatia on penalties following a goalless draw at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium – losing 5-4 on spot kicks.[4] As well as being capped 24 times by his country, including two appearances at UEFA Euro 2016,[5] Dimitri also represented Saint-Pierre/Réunion at youth level and captained them to the prestigious Island Nation championship titles in 2006 and 2007.[6][7]

12. Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder Career

  • 2000–2007: Garges-les-Gonesse
  • 2007–2009: Saint-Denis
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2010: UJA Alfortville: 23: (9)
  • 2010–2013: Toulouse II: 20: (14)
  • 2010–2016: Toulouse: 156: (63)
  • 2016–2019: Sevilla: 91: (38)
  • 2019–: Monaco: 114: (70)
  • 2010: France (futsal): 2: (1)
  • 2012: France U21: 3: (0)
  • 2018–: France: 19: (3)

Wissam Ben Yedder is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Monaco. He started his career at Garges-les-Gonesse before joining Saint-Denis in 2009.

In 2010, he joined UJA Alfortville and helped the club win promotion to Ligue 1 in his first season with them. Ben Yedder made his Ligue 1 debut for Monaco during the 2014–15 season and has since become one of their key players, scoring 44 goals in 169 appearances for the club.

Wissam Ben Yedder is a French footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Sevilla. He has played in the UEFA Nations League with France, winning the tournament in 2021. Wissam Ben Yedder began his career with Toulouse before moving on to bigger clubs such as Sevilla and Monaco over the years.

Wissam Ben Yedder is known for his powerful goalscoring ability, which has seen him score more than 70 international goals for France overall. In addition to playing football, Wissam Ben Yedder also enjoys basketball and track and field; he was part of France's Olympic team at the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro..

13. Benjamin Bourigeaud

Benjamin Bourigeaud Career

  • 2000–2002: Calais Beau Marais F.
  • 2002–2005: Ent. S. Calaisis Coulogne
  • 2005–2013: Lens
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Lens II: 32: (3)
  • 2013–2017: Lens: 101: (9)
  • 2017–: Rennes: 188: (38)
  • 2014: France U20: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 2 January 2023

Benjamin Bourigeaud is a midfielder who currently plays for Rennes in Ligue 1. He was born in Calais, France and started playing football at the age of six with local side COQ Sportif de Caen.

Bourigeaud made his professional debut with Lille OSC in 2012 where he spent two seasons before moving to Marseille in 2014. In 2016, Bourigeaud moved to Rennes where he has since made over 100 appearances scoring 14 goals.

Benjamin is known for his technical ability and passing ability which allows him to create chances for teammates as well as score himself from time to time; particularly strong during the run of play when opponents are tired or making mistakes due to the pressure exerted by Rennes’ high-tempo style of play .

Benjamin Bourigeaud is a professional footballer who plays for Rennes in the French Ligue 1. He has played for Lens and Calais Beau Marais before joining Rennes in 2017. Benjamin Bourigeaud started his career with local club Calais Beau Marais, where he made 32 league appearances between 2002 and 2005. In 2007, he joined Entente Sainte-Calais Coulogne of the third division but only stayed there for one season due to injury problems.

After recovering from his injuries, Bourigeaud rejoined Lens in 2008 and went on to make 101 league appearances over nine seasons before moving to Rennes in 2017 – becoming their first signing of the new campaign. Benji’s international career began when he was called up by France U20s in 2014 but did not feature in any matches as they were knocked out of the qualification stages by Romania U21s on penalties after a 2-2 draw at home and away play respectively).

Overall, Benjamin Bourigeaud has made 188 competitive appearances for Lens (101 League + 77 Cup), scoring 38 goals along the way including 12 during 2018/19 which helped them secure promotion back to Ligue 1 as champions of National 3 Division Normandy Gironde.

14. Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette Career

  • 1998–2003: ELCS Lyon
  • 2003–2011: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2011: Lyon B: 12: (6)
  • 2010–2017: Lyon: 203: (100)
  • 2017–2022: Arsenal: 158: (54)
  • 2022–: Lyon: 17: (10)
  • 2006–2007: France U16: 4: (0)
  • 2007–2008: France U17: 11: (1)
  • 2008–2009: France U18: 10: (1)
  • 2009–2010: France U19: 10: (4)
  • 2010–2011: France U20: 12: (9)
  • 2011–2012: France U21: 11: (5)
  • 2013–: France: 16: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:11, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Lyon. Lacazette made his professional debut with Lyon in 2011 and has since played over 150 games for the club, scoring 56 goals.

In 2018, he was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year after finishing as joint-top scorer in the league with 18 goals. Lacazette represented France at various youth levels before making his senior international debut in 2014.

He has since appeared at Euro 2016 and World Cup 2019 qualifying campaigns. Alexandre Lacazette was born on 28 May 1991 in Lyon, France to French parents.[4] At age 11, he began playing football for local side ELCS Lyon[5] before signing with top level side Lyon in 2003 when he was just 16 years old.[6] After impressing during trials,[7][8][9][10] Lacazette made his professional debut for Lyon against Tours on 7 August 2011.[11] Over three seasons with the reserve team,[12][13][14], he scored 27 goals including 17 whilst also appearing 12 times (scoring 4) for Les Gones’ first team squad between 2011–2013.[15](Lyon won 2 Coupe de la Ligue titles)[16],[17].

On 6 July 2013 it was announced that Liverpool had reached an agreement to sign him on loan until 30 June 2014; however this move fell through due to administrative errors by FIFA which ruled that any player registered outside of their native country could not play abroad without first obtaining a work permit from their home government.[18](Lacazette later signed permanently for Arsenal). [19]) January 2015): Signed by Saint-Étienne FC on loan until 31 December 2020.,[20]: Received red card vs Sochaux-Montbéliard FCO 0 – 3 .(Sent off 15 October 2017 v Marseille OL ) Suspended 10 matches (22nd September 2017 v Metz , 5th November 2017 vs Guingamp SCO , 9th February 2018 vs Nîmes Olympique USM Saint-Étienne FC ).

[21]: Sent off again 07 March 2019 v Angers SCO : 1 – 0 . Total number of cards: 14.: Failed medical examination 06/07/2018 due to injury sustained 04/05/2018 while playing against Nice Côte d

15. Amine Gouiri

Amine Gouiri Career

  • 2007–2011: Isle d'Abeau FC
  • 2011–2013: Bourgoin-Jallieu
  • 2013–2017: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2020: Lyon B: 33: (14)
  • 2017–2020: Lyon: 8: (0)
  • 2020–2022: Nice: 75: (22)
  • 2022–: Rennes: 12: (6)
  • 2016: France U16: 11: (4)
  • 2016–2017: France U17: 13: (15)
  • 2017–2018: France U18: 5: (7)
  • 2018: France U19: 8: (5)
  • 2019: France U20: 6: (5)
  • 2019–: France U21: 23: (11)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:55, 2 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 September 2022

Amine Gouiri is a young French striker who has been in fine form for Rennes this season. He started his career with Isle d'Abeau FC and later played for Bourgoin-Jallieu before breaking into the first team at Rennes this year.

Amine Gouiri is known for his powerful shooting and fast pace, which have seen him score goals regularly for Rennes so far this season. He is still relatively new to the international stage but could be called up by France soon if he keeps scoring goals like he has recently done.

Amine Gouiri will look to keep building on his impressive start to the season when Rennes travel to Nice next weekend Amine Gouiri is a Lyon forward who has been in the senior team for three years. He started his career at Nice, but moved to Lyon two years ago and has played 33 times for them in Ligue 1.

Amine Gouiri is known for his speed and ability to score goals from wide areas, which has led him to be called up several times by France's U21 side. In September 2022 he made his international debut for France against Bulgaria, scoring one goal in the process.

16. Axel Disasi

Axel Disasi Career

  • 2006–2013: Villiers-le-Bel JS
  • 2013–2014: USM Senlis
  • 2014–2015: Paris FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2016: Paris FC B: 19: (2)
  • 2015–2016: Paris FC: 3: (1)
  • 2016–2019: Reims II: 36: (2)
  • 2016–2020: Reims: 45: (2)
  • 2020–2023: Monaco: 78: (5)
  • 2023–: Manchester United: 0: (0)
  • 2017–2018: France U20: 3: (0)
  • 2022–: France: 3: (0)

Axel Disasi is a French defender who currently plays for Manchester United. He started his career at Villiers-le-Bel JS, before moving to USM Senlis in 2014.

In 2015, he made his debut for Paris FC and has since played over 100 games for the club. Axel was part of France's youth team that won the 2016 U19 European Championship.

He is known for being an attacking full back with good passing skills and ball control.} Disasi began his footballing career at Paris FC, before joining Reims II in 2016. He enjoyed a fruitful two-year spell with the club, helping them to promotion to Ligue 1 and win the Coupe de la Ligue.

Disasi made a big impact for France U20s during 2017–2018, scoring three times in six appearances. He is now plying his trade at Manchester United - but has yet to make an appearance for Louis van Gaal's side...

17. Aurélien Tchouaméni

Aurélien Tchouaméni Career

  • 2006–2011: SJ D'Artigues
  • 2011–2018: Bordeaux
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Bordeaux II: 16: (3)
  • 2018–2020: Bordeaux: 25: (0)
  • 2020–2022: Monaco: 74: (5)
  • 2022–: Real Madrid: 14: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U16: 11: (0)
  • 2016–2017: France U17: 14: (0)
  • 2017–2018: France U18: 11: (1)
  • 2018: France U19: 7: (0)
  • 2019: France U20: 5: (0)
  • 2021: France U21: 4: (0)
  • 2021–: France: 21: (2)

Aurélien Tchouaméni is a French defensive midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid. He started his career at SJ D'Artigues before joining Bordeaux in 2018.

Tchouaméni made his senior debut with Bordeaux in 2020 and has since played for Monaco and Bordeaux II on loan. The 22-year-old was part of the France U20s that won the UEFA European Championship in 2017, making five appearances overall during the tournament including one as captain.

Aurélien Tchouaméni is a French footballer who plays for Real Madrid. He has represented France at international level, including at the FIFA World Cup where they reached the semi-finals in 2022. Aurélien Tchouaméni also played for UEFA's Nations League tournament, winning it in 2021 with France 21st team.

18. Nuno Mendes

Nuno Mendes Career

  • 2011–2012: Despertar
  • 2012–2020: Sporting CP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2022: Sporting CP: 40: (1)
  • 2021–2022: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan): 27: (0)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 12: (1)
  • 2018: Portugal U16: 3: (0)
  • 2018: Portugal U17: 3: (0)
  • 2019: Portugal U18: 3: (0)
  • 2019: Portugal U19: 5: (0)
  • 2020–: Portugal U21: 4: (0)
  • 2021–: Portugal: 18: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:25, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:00, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Nuno Mendes is a 20-year-old left-back who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Mendes began his career with Despertar before signing with Sporting CP in 2021.

He has represented Portugal at youth level and was part of the side that won the European Under-19 Championship in 2018. Mendes is an aggressive defender who can also fill in as a left winger on occasion, making him an extremely versatile player both defensively and offensively.

With PSG, Mendes will be looking to help lead the club back to their former glory after they finished runners up in Ligue 1 last season. Nuno Mendes is a Portugal international and Sporting CP stalwart. He has made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 27 goals in the process.

Mendes was loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain in 2022 where he helped them win Ligue 1 that season. Mendes is considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and will be critical to Sporting CP's ambitions this season. Mendes can play anywhere across the front three and will be looking to continue his impressive goal-scoring form this season.

With Portugal set to compete at Euro 2020, expect Nuno Mendes to feature prominently on their team sheet come tournament time

19. Seko Fofana

Seko Fofana Career

  • 2004–2010: Paris FC
  • 2010–2013: Lorient
  • 2013–2014: Manchester City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2016: Manchester City: 0: (0)
  • 2014–2015: → Fulham (loan): 25: (1)
  • 2015–2016: → Bastia (loan): 32: (1)
  • 2016–2020: Udinese: 112: (13)
  • 2020–: Lens: 74: (12)
  • 2010–2011: France U16: 12: (7)
  • 2011–2012: France U17: 11: (2)
  • 2012–2013: France U18: 7: (2)
  • 2013: France U19: 3: (1)
  • 2017–: Ivory Coast: 8: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:44, 18 September 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:23, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Seko Fofana is a French midfielder who currently plays for Lens. He started his career at Paris FC and later played for Lorient before joining Lens in the summer of 2018.

Fofana has represented France at both U19 and U21 level, but he is yet to make an appearance for the senior team. In terms of style, Seko is typically deployed as a central or attacking midfielder, and is known for his quick feet and passing ability.

With eight appearances in all competitions so far this season, it's clear that Fofana has established himself as one of Lens' key players on the pitch - look out for him during the remainder of the campaign. Seko Fofana is a French international footballer who has played for France at youth level, as well as playing in the Premier League for Manchester City.

Seko Fofana started his career with Lens before joining Udinese in 2016 where he spent two years. In 2017, Seko joined Ivory Coast and made an impact during their World Cup campaign which saw them reach the semi-finals. Seko finished his time with Ivory Coast by being named captain of the side and helping them to qualify for their first African Nations Championship appearance since 2006.

It was announced on 9 September that Seko had signed a four year contract extension with Manchester City which will see him stay until 2020. Despite only making 112 appearances throughout his three decade long career, Seko has won 13 caps for France and scored one goal

20. Téji Tedy Savanier

Téji Tedy Savanier Career

  • 1998–1999: RC Saint-Georges-d'Orques
  • 1999–2000: AS Saint-Martin Montpellier
  • 2000–2003: Centre Éducatif Palavasien Foot
  • 2003–2006: Castelnau Le Crès FC
  • 2006–2010: Montpellier
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2011: Montpellier B: 29: (7)
  • 2011–2015: Arles-Avignon: 105: (7)
  • 2014–2015: Arles-Avignon B: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2019: Nîmes: 124: (21)
  • 2019–: Montpellier: 89: (25)
  • 2021: France Olympic: 4: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:17, 5 January 2023 (UTC)

Téji Savanier is a French midfielder who currently plays for Montpellier. He made his senior debut in 2012 and has since played over 125 matches for the club.

Téji Savanier was born in 1991 in Montpellier, France and started playing football at an early age with local side RC Saint-Georges-d'Orques. In 1998, he joined the youth academy of Ligue 1 side Marseille and spent two years there before moving to Monaco where he stayed until 2002.

After leaving Monaco, Tedy signed for FC Nantes where he remained until 2007 when he moved to AS Monaco on a free transfer; however, this move only lasted one season as Tedy rejoined Marseille after just six months at Monegasque Stadium. The 2009/10 season saw him make his first appearance for France under manager Raymond Domenech – scoring against Switzerland during a 2–1 victory[3] – before being called up by new boss Laurent Blanc for Euro 2012 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Andorra.[4] Following Euro 2016 qualifying,[5][6] it was announced that Tedi had agreed to join Racing Club de Lens on loan from Montpellier until 30 June 2020.[7][8].

On 10 July 2019 it was confirmed that both clubs had reached an agreement which would see Savanieri stay put at the Stade Vélodrome till 2021.[9]

21. Terem Moffi

Career

  • –2017: Buckswood Football Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Kauno Žalgiris: 8: (1)
  • 2019–2020: Riteriai: 29: (20)
  • 2020: Kortrijk: 9: (5)
  • 2020–: Lorient: 83: (32)
  • 2021–: Nigeria: 9: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:46, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:10, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Terem Moffi was born on 25 May 1999 in Calabar, Nigeria. He is 1.88 metres tall and plays as a forward for Lorient. Terem Moffi made his debut for the club during the 2017-18 season and has since played 36 matches scoring six goals.

The 23-year-old has also represented Nigeria at youth level, playing at both U20 and U23 level before making his senior international debut in March 2018 against Congo DR1 Terem Moffi is a Lithuanian footballer who currently plays for Kauno Žalgiris in the Lithuania national football league.

2. He started his senior career with Riteriai before signing for Kortrijk in 2020. 3. In 2019, he joined Lorient and made an impact from the start, scoring five goals in nine appearances for them during the season. 4. Terem Moffi has also had spells with Nigeria's youth teams, making three appearances for them on international duty so far

22. Kevin Volland

Kevin Volland Career

  • 1995–2005: FC Thalhofen
  • 2005–2006: FC Memmingen
  • 2006–2007: TSG Thannhausen
  • 2007–2011: 1860 Munich
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2012: 1860 Munich: 57: (20)
  • 2012–2016: 1899 Hoffenheim: 132: (33)
  • 2016–2020: Bayer Leverkusen: 115: (44)
  • 2020–: Monaco: 75: (27)
  • 2008–2009: Germany U17: 6: (2)
  • 2009–2010: Germany U18: 8: (5)
  • 2010–2011: Germany U19: 10: (6)
  • 2011: Germany U20: 2: (1)
  • 2012–2015: Germany U21: 22: (11)
  • 2014–: Germany: 15: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:04, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:53, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Kevin Volland is a striker who currently plays for Monaco. He started his career with FC Thalhofen, before moving to TSG Thannhausen in 2006. In 2007, he moved to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen where he stayed until 2018.

He made over 100 appearances for the club and scored 43 goals during that time span. After leaving Leverkusen, Volland signed with Monaco in 2019. Kevin Volland is a versatile midfielder who has played for several top German clubs.

He was part of the Germany U21 side that won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2014. Kevin Volland made his professional debut with 1860 Munich in 2010 and went on to make 133 appearances for them before moving to Hoffenheim in 2012.

In 2016, he joined Bayer Leverkusen and has since scored 44 goals in 115 appearances for them, helping them win two DFB-Pokals (German Cup) titles during his time at the club. Kevin Volland also represented Germany at youth level and made six appearances between 2008 and 2009 as well as eight between 2009 and 2010 while playing for the U17s, U18s and U19s respectively.

The versatile midfielder decided to retire from international football after making 15 appearances for Die Mannschaft since his debut back in 2014

23. Benoît Costil

Benoît Costil Career

  • 1993–1995: US Bretteville
  • 1995–2005: Caen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2009: Caen: 10: (0)
  • 2008–2009: → Vannes (loan): 27: (0)
  • 2009–2011: Sedan: 76: (0)
  • 2011–2017: Rennes: 219: (0)
  • 2017–2022: Bordeaux: 164: (0)
  • 2022–: Auxerre: 16: (0)
  • 2008: France U21: 2: (0)
  • 2016–: France: 1: (0)

Benoît Costil is a French goalkeeper who currently plays for Auxerre. He started his career at Caen and went on to play for Vannes before joining Auxerre in 2018.

Benoît Costil is known for being a reliable goalkeeper and has been part of the France national team on several occasions, most recently at the Euro 2016 tournament.

In 2009, he was loaned out to Vannes and helped them secure promotion to Ligue 1 that season. Benoît Costil made his debut for Les Bleus in 2013 against Luxembourg and has since represented them at various international tournaments including the World Cup in 2014 and Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals Benoît Costil is a French attacking midfielder who currently plays for Rennes in Ligue 1.

Benoît Costil has represented France at youth level, playing at the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2021. At 26 years old, Benoît Costil still has plenty of room to develop as an attacking midfielder and could be a valuable asset for any team he joins next season. An experienced player with over 100 appearances under his belt, expect Benoît Costil to continue contributing on the pitch this coming season for Rennes

24. Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas Career

Keylor Navas is a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain and he has played for them since 2012. Keylor Navas started his career at Saprissa in Costa Rica before moving to Albacete in Spain.

He made his Champions League debut in 2010 and has been a regular member of the PSG team ever since, winning the title in 2018. Keilor Navas was named the best goalkeeper at the 2017–18 season's Ligue 1 Awards Ceremony and was also voted as PSG's Player of The Year that same year by fans across Europe.

In 2019, Keylor Navas led PSG to their second consecutive French Cup victory and fourth overall cup title – becoming just the third player (after Zinedine Zidane & Carlo Ancelotti) to achieve this feat with two different clubs.[4] On 8 July 2020, it was announced that Keylor Navas had signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2022.[5]

25. Jonathan Clauss

Jonathan Clauss Career

  • 1998–2000: FC Osthoffen
  • 2000–2010: Strasbourg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: ASPV Strasbourg: :
  • 2013–2015: SV Linx: 46: (14)
  • 2015–2016: Raon-l'Étape: 24: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Avranches II: 2: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Avranches: 30: (1)
  • 2017–2018: Quevilly-Rouen II: 1: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Quevilly-Rouen: 29: (1)
  • 2018–2020: Arminia Bielefeld: 62: (8)
  • 2020: Lens II: 1: (0)
  • 2020–2022: Lens: 70: (8)
  • 2022–: Marseille: 16: (1)
  • 2022–: France: 6: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:28, 2 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 September 2022

Jonathan Clauss is a 30-year-old French international and current right back for Marseille. He began his career at hometown club Troyes before moving to Strasbourg in 2000.

In 2010, he joined Marseille where he has made over 100 appearances and won the Ligue 1 title in 2016/17. Jonathan Clauss was born on 25 September 1992 in Troyes, France and has represented France at youth level from 1998–2000 before making his senior debut in 2010 against Ukraine national football team).

In April 2018, Jonathan Clauss was selected by Didier Deschamps for the France squad for the World Cup which they went on to win. Outside of football, Jonathan clauss enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing tennis regularly Jonathan Clauss began his career with local side ASPV Strasbourg before moving to SV Linx in 2013.

He made a name for himself during the 2015–2016 season, when he led Raon-l'Étape to second place in the CFA 2nd Division. In 2016, Jonathan signed for Avranches II and helped them earn promotion to Ligue 1 as champions. The following year he moved on again, this time joining Quevilly-Rouen II where he spent one season before joining Marseille in 2022.

Jonathan has represented France at junior level and was part of their team that won the European Under-19 Championship in 2017 – becoming only the third player ever to win both UEFA and FIFA titles at under-19 level.

26. Gaëtan Laborde

Gaëtan Laborde Career

  • 2000–2008: Stade Montois
  • 2008–2011: Bordeaux
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2015: Bordeaux II: 50: (8)
  • 2013–2018: Bordeaux: 58: (9)
  • 2013–2014: → Red Star (loan): 24: (14)
  • 2014–2015: → Brest (loan): 26: (2)
  • 2016: → Clermont (loan): 18: (8)
  • 2018–2021: Montpellier: 106: (36)
  • 2021–2022: Rennes: 38: (14)
  • 2022–: Nice: 12: (3)
  • 2011: France U17: 10: (3)
  • 2011: France U18: 5: (4)
  • 2013: France U19: 1: (1)
  • 2013–2014: France U20: 5: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 2 January 2023

Gaëtan Laborde was born in Mont-de-Marsan, France on 3 May 1994. He started his career at Stade Montois before joining Bordeaux in 2008. In 2018, he joined Nice and has since helped the club reach the Ligue 1 playoffs for the first time in 15 years.

Gaëtan is a forward and is known for his speed and skill with both feet. He made his international debut for France against Sweden on 10 November 2017, coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute of the match to make an impact with his quickness and strength downfield; he would go onto start all four of France's matches during their World Cup campaign that year which they eventually won reaching the final where they lost to Croatia 4–2 (Gaëtan only played 45 minutes).

Outside of football, Gaètan enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as exploring new cultures – something which he credits playing football for helping him develop throughout his life.

27. Mattéo Guendouzi

Mattéo Guendouzi Career

  • 2005–2014: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2014–2016: Lorient
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Lorient II: 24: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Lorient: 26: (0)
  • 2018–2022: Arsenal: 57: (0)
  • 2020–2021: → Hertha BSC (loan): 24: (2)
  • 2021–2022: → Marseille (loan): 38: (4)
  • 2022–: Marseille: 15: (1)
  • 2016–2017: France U18: 7: (0)
  • 2017: France U19: 2: (1)
  • 2017–2018: France U20: 3: (1)
  • 2018–2021: France U21: 20: (1)
  • 2021–: France: 7: (1)

Guendouzi is a 23-year-old midfielder who currently plays for Marseille in France. He started his career at Paris Saint-Germain, but played most of his youth football with Lorient.

Guendouzi made his first team debut for Arsenal in 2018 and has since become an important part of the squad. He has won 57 caps for France and was a starter at the 2018 World Cup where they reached the semi finals before losing to Brazil.

Guendouzi is known as a hardworking midfield player who can get forward to create chances for teammates Mattéo Guendouzi joined Ligue 1 side Monaco from French club Saint-Étienne in the summer of 2017. The 22-year old midfielder made his debut for France against Estonia on October 11th and has since captained the nation at youth level.

In total, Guendouzi has made 25 appearances for Monaco across all competitions, scoring one goal - a vital strike in their 4-1 win over Nice in Ligue 1 on November 5th. He was loaned to Marseille during the January transfer window and helped them reach the quarter finals of Europe's top competition, where they were beaten by eventual winners Liverpool.

Mattéo is rumoured to be attracting interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs including Barcelona and Manchester United as well as Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli who are both said to be watching him closely this season... Monaco this winter stating that he feels "very good" there and wants to help lead them back into European contention next year.

Reports have suggested that Arsenal could make an offer for Mattéo in January if they lose star midfielder Aaron Ramsey for any length of time due to injury but nothing definitive yet. Despite being born in Belgium (to Cameroonian parents), Mattéo holds a French passport which makes him eligible to play for Les Bleus at senior level.... MonacoLF #FCM pic.twitter.com/9NzpfVHxkv — Foot Mercato (@FootMercato) December 15, 2018

28. Lucas Paquetá

Lucas Paquetá Career

  • 2007–2016: Flamengo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Flamengo: 67: (15)
  • 2019–2020: AC Milan: 37: (1)
  • 2020–2022: Lyon: 67: (18)
  • 2022–: West Ham United: 11: (1)
  • 2016–2017: Brazil U20: 8: (1)
  • 2018–: Brazil: 39: (8)

Lucas Paquetá was born in Brazil on 27 August 1997. He started his career with Flamengo, before joining West Ham United in the summer of 2019. Lucas is an attacking midfielder who can also play as a forward or on the left wing.

He has been capped by Brazil at youth level and made his senior debut for Flamengo in 2016. Lucas is a key player for West Ham United and is looking to help them win promotion back to the Premier League this season Lucas Paquetá is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club AC Milan and the Brazil national team.

He has been part of the Seleção squad that won the Copa América in 2019, and was also runners-up at the World Cup in Russia two years earlier. Lucas Paquetá started his career with Atlético Paranaense before joining Serie A side AC Milan in 2017. Since then he has become an important player for both clubs, winning several honours including the Coppa Italia and Champions League during his time at Milan.

With Brazil, Paquetá has represented his country at every level from U20 to senior international level, playing 39 matches and scoring eight goals between 2016 and 2018. At age 23, he is already one of Brazil's most experienced players on the world stage. After being named in Tite's provisional 25-man squad for Copa America 2020, Lucas Paquetá made his debut against Paraguay in June of that year - coming on as a second-half substitute to help lead Brazil to victory 3–1 .

In March 2021 , Lucas scored twice against Uruguay as part of a 4–0 home win for Brazil which qualified them for their first ever appearance at World Cup finals - eventually reaching the final where they lost 3–2 to Croatia . Although primarily known as an attacking midfielder or forward, having played out wide on numerous occasions for both club and country over recent years (due to injuries), it seems likely that Lucas Paquetá could also fill any number 10 role required by Coach Tite should such an occasion arise again soon...

29. Youssouf Fofana

Youssouf Fofana Career

  • 2005–2013: Espérance Paris
  • 2013–2014: Red Star
  • 2014–2017: Drancy
  • 2017–2018: Strasbourg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Strasbourg B: 34: (4)
  • 2018–2020: Strasbourg: 30: (3)
  • 2020–: Monaco: 91: (1)
  • 2018: France U19: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: France U20: 9: (1)
  • 2019: France U21: 1: (0)
  • 2022–: France: 8: (0)

Fofana is a French midfielder who currently plays for Monaco. Fofana began his career with Espérance Paris before joining Red Star in 2013. In 2014, he moved to Drancy where he spent two seasons before signing for Strasbourg in 2017.

He made his debut for the France U20s earlier this year and has since been included in their squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifiers. Fofana is known as a defensive-minded midfielder and is often deployed as a deep-lying playmaker or central midfield anchor.
He also possesses good pace and dribbling ability which allows him to make attacking runs from deep positions or create chances for teammates from short passes.

Fofana was born on 10 January 1999 in Paris, France.[3] Youssouf Fofana is a French professional footballer who plays for Strasbourg and the France national team.

He made his senior international debut in 2018 and has since played at World Cup runner-up 2022 Qatar as well as Euro 2020. A product of Monaco's famed academy, he spent most of his early career with the club before moving to Strasbourg in 2017–18. Frequently deployed on either flank or up front, Fofana is known for his technical skill and strong work rate off the ball. Currently contracted to Strasbourg until 2020, he has also been linked with moves to European giants Barcelona and Manchester United in recent years

30. Anthony Lopes

Anthony Lopes Career

  • 1996–2000: OSGL Football
  • 2000–2008: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2012: Lyon B: 38: (0)
  • 2012–: Lyon: 329: (0)
  • 2007: Portugal U17: 6: (0)
  • 2007: Portugal U18: 1: (0)
  • 2007–2009: Portugal U19: 17: (0)
  • 2010: Portugal U20: 1: (0)
  • 2011–2013: Portugal U21: 11: (0)
  • 2015–: Portugal: 14: (0)

Anthony Lopes is a 32-year-old goalkeeper who currently plays for Lyon. Anthony started his career with OSGL Football before joining Lyon in 2008. He made 38 appearances for Lyon over the course of three seasons, and helped the team win two league titles in that time.

In 2012, he joined Montpellier on loan where he played 41 games before returning to Lyon permanently the following year. He has since continued playing for Lyons' B team, making 21 appearances so far this season as they attempt to mount a promotion challenge from Ligue 2 Division 1 Group C Anthony Lopes is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a left-back for Lyon.

He made his international debut in 2016, and has since won two UEFA European Championships with Portugal. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1997. At the age of just 17 he signed for Portuguese side Porto, and quickly became one of their most important players. In January 2013 he moved to Lyon on loan where he cemented himself as first team regular over the next three seasons before rejoining Porto permanently in 2015/16 season.

31. Tiago Djaló

Tiago Djaló Career

  • 2009–2012: Metralhas
  • 2012–2013: Damaiense
  • 2013–2018: Sporting CP
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Sporting CP B: 12: (1)
  • 2019: Milan: 0: (0)
  • 2019–: Lille: 69: (3)
  • 2016–2017: Portugal U17: 14: (0)
  • 2018: Portugal U18: 3: (1)
  • 2018: Portugal U19: 1: (0)
  • 2019–: Portugal U21: 8: (0)

Djaló, 22, made his professional debut with Lille in the 2019/20 season. He has played for Sporting CP and Metralhas as a youth player before making his senior debut with Lille this year.

Djaló is primarily a defender but can also play as a midfielder or forward. Djaló was born in Portugal and has represented his country at under-17 level and under-19 level, scoring two goals during the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship campaign.

In 2020 he will be eligible to compete for Portugal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo after they qualified from their group alongside Spain, Sweden and Italy Tiago Djaló is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sporting CP. Djaló began his career with hometown club SC Braga, making his senior debut in 2012.

He was transferred to Sporting CP in the summer of 2016 and has since made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 34 goals. Djaló enjoyed a successful 2018–19 season, helping Portugal win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship and be named tournament MVP. He has also represented Portugal at under-19 level and under-21 level, winning two caps each while scoring one goal apiece

32. Alexander Nübel

Alexander Nübel Career

  • –2005: TSV Tudorf
  • 2005–2014: SC Paderborn
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: SC Paderborn: 0: (0)
  • 2015–2019: Schalke 04 II: 24: (0)
  • 2016–2020: Schalke 04: 46: (0)
  • 2020–: Bayern Munich: 1: (0)
  • 2021–: → Monaco (loan): 55: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Germany U21: 17: (0)

Alexander Nübel is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Monaco on loan from Bayern Munich. He started his career with TSV Tudorf before moving to SC Paderborn in 2014.

Alexander Nübel has made appearances for the Germany under-19 and under-21 teams, as well as the full national team. In 2016, he joined Schalke 04 on a free transfer, but was loaned out to Monaco later that year.

Alexander Nübel is known for being an agile and solid goalkeeper who can confidently save any shot put towards him Alexander Nübel is a midfielder who has played for Schalke 04 II and Bayern Munich. He was also loaned to Monaco in 2017.

Alexander Nübel started his career at SC Paderborn before joining Schalke 04 II the following year. After impressing with Schalke 04 II, he moved to Bayern Munich on a permanent deal in 2016. In 2018, he joined Monaco on loan where he made 55 appearances and helped them achieve promotion to Ligue 1 as champions that season.

As of 2019, Alexander Nübel is still playing for Bayern Munich but is rumoured to be leaving the club soon after their Champions League semi-final loss against Liverpool last month. Alexander Nübel is a versatile midfielder who can play both defensively and offensively which makes him very dangerous on the pitch due to his passing ability and dribbling skills.
7 .He has represented Germany U21s on multiple occasions including winning silverware at UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2019 where they were runners up behind Portugal

33. Andy Delort

Andy Delort Career

  • 1997–1999: Sète
  • 1999–2000: Pointe Courte AC Sète
  • 2000–2002: Sète
  • 2002–2003: Pointe Courte AC Sète
  • 2003–2008: Sète
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2009: Ajaccio: 0: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Nîmes: 3: (0)
  • 2010–2013: Ajaccio: 47: (5)
  • 2012: → Metz (loan): 13: (1)
  • 2013–2014: Tours: 38: (24)
  • 2014–2015: Wigan Athletic: 11: (0)
  • 2015: → Tours (loan): 14: (2)
  • 2015–2016: Caen: 36: (12)
  • 2016–2017: Tigres UANL: 14: (3)
  • 2017–2019: Toulouse: 47: (10)
  • 2018–2019: → Montpellier (loan): 36: (14)
  • 2019–2021: Montpellier: 59: (26)
  • 2021–: Nice: 45: (21)
  • 2009: France (beach): 1: (5)
  • 2011: France U20: 1: (0)
  • 2019–: Algeria: 13: (2)

Andy Delort is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Nice. He began his career with Sète in 1997 and went on to play for Pointe Courte AC Sète, before joining newly formed Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne in 2003.

In 2008, he signed for Serie A side Udinese and helped the club reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals that season, where they were ultimately eliminated by Chelsea. After two seasons at Udinese, Delort joined Marseille in 2011 but was released after three months due to financial difficulties at the club; he subsequently spent time out of football before returning to Saint-Étienne in early 2013.

With Saint-Étienne, Delort won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles in 2014 and 2015 and also reached the Coupe de France final that year; he departed the club at the end of their 2016–17 campaign having made over 250 appearances during his five years there.[1] On 26 July 2018, it was announced that Delort had rejoined Nice from Marseille on a three year deal.[3] He has represented France internationally at under 18 level,[4] U21[5], U23[6][7], senior level,[8] making 36 appearances between all levels.[9][10][11][12]

34. Steve Mounie

Steve Mounie Career

  • 2009–2014: Montpellier
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2017: Montpellier: 37: (14)
  • 2015–2016: → Nîmes (loan): 32: (11)
  • 2017–2020: Huddersfield Town: 89: (17)
  • 2020–: Brest: 46: (12)
  • 2015–: Benin: 36: (11)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 November 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Steve Mounié is a French-born Beninese striker who currently plays for Brest. He first came to prominence at age 18, when he scored 12 goals in 19 appearances for the Benin national team during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

After impressing at lower division clubs such as Le Havre and Sochaux, Steve joined Ligue 1 side Monaco in July 2016 on a four-year deal worth €7 million[2]. However, just 6 months later he was loaned out to fellow Ligue 1 side Amiens where he made 14 appearances before returning to Monaco in January 2018.[3] On 24 January 2018, Steve completed his transfer from Monaco to Brest,[4] signing an eight-month contract with the option of extending it by another year.[5] In total, Steve has made 119 matches and scored 47 times across all competitions since making his debut for Marseille U17s back in 2011[6].

35. Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva

Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva Career

  • 2008–2016: Santos
  • 2016: Atlético Madrid
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2018: Atlético Madrid B: 20: (1)
  • 2016–2020: Atlético Madrid: 0: (0)
  • 2018: → Paraná (loan): 27: (0)
  • 2019: → Fluminense (loan): 49: (2)
  • 2020: → Grêmio (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2020–: Monaco: 65: (2)
  • 2016–2017: Brazil U20: 13: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Brazil U23: 11: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:48, 21 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14:55, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Monaco. He made his senior debut with Santos in 2008, and has since gone on to make over 150 appearances for the club.

In 2016, Caio Henrie was called up to the Brazil U20 squad for their 2017 Toulon Tournament campaign. At youth level, Caio Henrique represented Brazil at various international tournaments including the 2015 FIFA U19 World Cup and Copa America Centenario in 2016 where he helped Brazil win the tournament title.

In January 2018, Monaco confirmed they had signed Caio Henrique from Santos on a six-and-a-half year contract worth around £30 million.[2] Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva is a Brazilian midfielder who currently plays for Atlético Madrid. He made his senior debut with Atlético Madrid in 2016 and has since played 20 apps for the club, scoring one goal.

In 2018, he joined Paraná on loan to further develop his skills and was a key player for them during their Brasileirão campaign which saw them finish runners-up. Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva signed with Monaco on a season long loan in February 2020 and has since featured 65 times as they reach the French cup final. At international level, Caio Henriereso has represented Brazil at U20 level and U23 level respectively, but hasn't yet won any caps or goals to date

36. Breel Embolo

Breel Embolo Career

  • 2006–2008: Nordstern
  • 2008–2010: Old Boys
  • 2010–2014: Basel
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2016: Basel: 61: (21)
  • 2016–2019: Schalke 04: 48: (10)
  • 2019–2022: Borussia Mönchengladbach: 88: (22)
  • 2022–: Monaco: 17: (7)
  • 2012–2013: Switzerland U16: 0: (0)
  • 2014–2017: Switzerland U20: 2: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Switzerland U21: 0: (0)
  • 2015–: Switzerland: 63: (13)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 December 2022

Breel Embolo is a forward who has played for Monaco since 2018. He was born in Cameroon and started his career with Nordstern in 2006. In 2008, he moved to Germany to play for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He made his senior international debut for Cameroon in 2017 and has since represented them at the FIFA World Cup (in Russia) and the Africa Cup of Nations (in Egypt). As well as playing football, Embolo also enjoys basketball and track & field athletics.

Breel Embolo is a talented and fast footballer who has played for Basel, Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga. The Switzerland international started his senior career with Basel before moving to Germany to play for Schalke 04 and then Gladbach.

Embolo has been capped by Switzerland at youth levels but he made his debut for the full national side in February 2018 against Scotland. He proved himself as one of Europe's most promising young strikers during the 2017–2018 season, scoring 22 goals in 38 appearances for Gladbach, helping them finish fourth in the Bundesliga table.

Ahead of the 2019–2022 season, it was announced that Breel Embolo had joined Monaco on a long-term deal; becoming their first ever signing from abroad..

37. Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani Career

  • 2000–2005: Danubio
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2007: Danubio: 25: (9)
  • 2007–2011: Palermo: 109: (34)
  • 2010–2011: → Napoli (loan): 35: (26)
  • 2011–2013: Napoli: 69: (52)
  • 2013–2020: Paris Saint-Germain: 200: (138)
  • 2020–2022: Manchester United: 41: (12)
  • 2022–: Valencia: 9: (5)
  • 2006–2007: Uruguay U20: 15: (11)
  • 2012: Uruguay Olympic (O.P.): 5: (3)
  • 2008–: Uruguay: 136: (58)

Cavani is a prolific goalscorer, having scored over 100 goals in his career. Cavani has played for several clubs across Europe and South America, including Danubio, Palermo and Valencia.

Cavani helped Uruguay to win the Copa América in 2015. Cavani is currently playing for Valencia in Spain's La Liga after joining the club in 2017. Cavani is set to join Paris Saint-Germain reportedly worth £167 million ($222 million) at the end of the season Edinson Cavani is a prolific goalscorer, who has played for clubs such as Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain.

He represented Uruguay at international level, before winning Copa América with Argentina in 2011. Cavani is expected to join Valencia in the coming season. His place of birth means he's eligible for both France and Uruguay, but he chose to represent Les Bleus on numerous occasions. At 32 years old, Cavani still has plenty of football left in him - which bodes well for the teams that sign him.

38. Houssem Aouar

Houssem Aouar Career

  • 2006–2009: AC Villeurbanne
  • 2009–2016: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2017: Lyon II: 22: (4)
  • 2016–: Lyon: 170: (30)
  • 2014: France U17: 1: (0)
  • 2017–2021: France U21: 17: (4)
  • 2020: France: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 May 2021

Houssem Aouar is a talented midfielder who has been with Lyon since he was young. He started his career with hometown club Lyon and has continued to play for them since then, making over 100 appearances for the club.

Houssem Aouar's performances at Lyon have seen him earn promotion to the French national team on several occasions and be called up to the senior squad by Didier Deschamps. In 2017, Houssem signed a new contract with Lyon which runs until 2021 and will see him continue playing football in France for many years to come.

Houssem is an excellent passer of the ball, able to create chances for his teammates as well as score goals himself - he is a very versatile player who can play anywhere across midfield or forward positions. He is highly regarded within the footballing world and looks set to continue shining brightly at Lyon in future seasons

39. Fabián Ruiz

Fabián Ruiz Career

  • : La Unión Los Palacios
  • 2004–2014: Real Betis
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2016: Real Betis B: 23: (2)
  • 2014–2018: Real Betis: 56: (3)
  • 2017: → Elche (loan): 18: (1)
  • 2018–2022: Napoli: 125: (18)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 9: (0)
  • 2015: Spain U19: 2: (0)
  • 2017–2019: Spain U21: 14: (5)
  • 2019–: Spain: 15: (1)

Fabián Ruiz is a Spanish midfielder who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Fabian started his career at La Unión Los Palacios before signing with Real Betis in 2014.

In 2016, he moved to PSG and has since made over 100 appearances for the club across all competitions. Fabien is known for his speed and tenacity on the pitch, as well as his ability to create chances for others from midfield.

He has represented Spain at youth level but hasn't yet made an appearance at senior level full time despite being capped several times by Under 21s teams.. Fabian Ruiz is a Spanish international footballer who plays for Napoli in Serie A.

Fabián Ruiz was born on February 18, 1998 and started his career at Real Betis before joining Elche on loan in 2017. In 2018–2022, Fabián will join Paris Saint-Germain where he will hope to add to the club's lengthy trophy cabinet. Fabian has represented Spain at various youth levels including UEFA European Under-21 Championship glory in 2019 with Italy as their opponents.

With over 125 appearances for Napoli since his debut in 2015, Fabián is one of the most experienced players currently playing within Serie A - an indication of just how highly regarded he is by head coach Maurizio Sarri and the Naples faithful alike.

40. Ludovic Blas

Ludovic Blas Career

  • 2003–2005: Domont
  • 2005–2009: Rambouillet
  • 2009–2013: Montrouge
  • 2013–2015: Guingamp
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2017: Guingamp B: 33: (4)
  • 2015–2019: Guingamp: 109: (6)
  • 2019–: Nantes: 101: (27)
  • 2013: France U17: 1: (0)
  • 2016: France U19: 11: (6)
  • 2016–2018: France U20: 14: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 August 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 June 2018

Ludovic Blas is a French midfielder who currently plays for Nantes. He began his career with Domont before moving to Lille in 2017. In August 2018, he joined Nantes on a season-long loan from Lille.

He made his senior debut for France in September 2018 and has since been capped at under-21 level by Les Bleus as well as the full national side. Ludovic Blas is also eligible to represent Algeria due to his heritage.[3] In December 2019, it was announced that Ludovic Blas had signed a new long term contract with Nantes which will keep him at the club until 2022 Ludovic Blas started his senior career in 2009 with Montrouge.

He made a move to Guingamp in 2013, and has since played 109 games for the club. In 2019, Ludovic joined Nantes on a two-year deal. The midfielder has represented France at U17, U19 and U20 level, scoring one goal during his time at each level of competition. Despite being 34 years old now, Ludovic is still very much in demand by clubs across Europe and is likely to continue playing football well into his thirties

41. Rémy Cabella

Rémy Cabella Career

  • 2000–2004: Gazélec Ajaccio
  • 2004–2009: Montpellier
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2014: Montpellier: 97: (24)
  • 2010–2011: → Arles-Avignon (loan): 17: (3)
  • 2014–2016: Newcastle United: 31: (1)
  • 2015–2016: → Marseille (loan): 34: (5)
  • 2016–2018: Marseille: 32: (3)
  • 2017–2018: → Saint-Étienne (loan): 26: (7)
  • 2018–2019: Saint-Étienne: 34: (8)
  • 2019–2022: Krasnodar: 49: (14)
  • 2022: Montpellier: 5: (0)
  • 2022–: Lille: 6: (3)
  • 2011–2012: France U21: 17: (4)
  • 2011–: Corsica: 3: (1)
  • 2014: France: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:35, 23 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 2 June 2019

Rémy Cabella is a French attacking midfielder who currently plays for Lille. Cabella started his career with Gazélec Ajaccio before moving to Montpellier in 2009.

He made his senior debut in 2010 and has since scored over 100 goals for club and country, including four goals in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. In 2017, he was named captain of France's national team and led them to the final of the Confederations Cup later that year.

After helping Lille win promotion to Ligue 1 in 2018, he signed a new contract with the club until 2021 at the end of which he will be 33 years old.[4] Rémy Cabella is known for his flair and creativity on the pitch, as well as his powerful shooting ability from distance;[5][6] these traits have earned him nicknames such as "The Pharaoh" or "Le Roi".[7] On 11 January 2019, it was announced that Cabella would miss up to six weeks due to an ankle injury sustained while playing against AFC Bournemouth.[8][9]

42. Pau López

Pau López Career

  • 2002–2007: Girona
  • 2007–2013: Espanyol
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2014: Espanyol B: 35: (0)
  • 2014–2018: Espanyol: 67: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Tottenham Hotspur (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Betis: 33: (0)
  • 2019–2022: Roma: 53: (0)
  • 2021–2022: → Marseille (loan): 29: (0)
  • 2022–: Marseille: 14: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Spain U21: 5: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Spain: 2: (0)
  • 2015: Catalonia: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:56, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

Pau López is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Marseille in France. He was born on December 13th, 1994 in Girona, Spain. Pau Lopez has played for several clubs including Girona and Marseille during his youth career.

In 2019 he made his debut for the French side in a Europa League match against FC Astra Giurgiu. Lopez is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and is known for his shot-stopping ability as well as commanding displays between the sticks Pau López is a Spanish footballer who plays for Espanyol as a defender.

Pau was born in Catalonia, Spain on 5 January 1992. He started his career with Barcelona's youth system but made just one appearance for the first team before moving to Atlético Madrid in 2011. In 2013, he moved to Espanyol and has since made over seventy appearances for them, scoring zero goals along the way. Pau has also played for Spain at U21 level and represented his country at international level once so far - coming off the bench against Sweden in 2017.

With three years remaining on his contract with Espanyol, it looks like he'll be sticking around La Liga for another year or two.

43. Vitinha

Vitinha Career

  • 2006–2007: Desportivo das Aves
  • 2008–2011: Póvoa Lanhoso
  • 2011–2019: Porto
  • 2015–2016: → Padroense (loan)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2020: Porto B: 14: (8)
  • 2020–2022: Porto: 38: (2)
  • 2020–2021: → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan): 19: (0)
  • 2022–: Paris Saint-Germain: 15: (0)
  • 2017: Portugal U17: 1: (0)
  • 2018: Portugal U18: 7: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Portugal U19: 18: (3)
  • 2019–: Portugal U21: 22: (1)
  • 2022–: Portugal: 8: (0)

Vitinha is a 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Vitinha started his career at Desportivo das Aves and then signed with Póvoa Lanhoso before moving to Porto in 2019.

Vitinha has made 38 appearances for Porto so far this season, scoring two goals. He is known as an attacking midfielder who can also play on the left wing or as a central striker if needed. Vitinha is considered one of Portugal’s most promising young players and could become a major star in Europe in the future Vitinha is a young Portuguese winger who has been playing for PSG reserves and Portugal U21s.

Vitinha was born in Lisbon, but he grew up in the town of Mulhacen, near Viseu. Vitinha started his career at Nacional de Coimbra before moving to Sporting Lisboa e Benfica's youth setup in 2016. He made his senior debut with Sporting on 12 September 2018 against Feirense SC, coming off the bench as a late substitute for Rui Fonte. On 10 December 2018, Vitinha joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan until the end of the season, reuniting him with manager Unai Emery after they worked together at Sevilla FC during the 2017–2018 season where Emery served as sporting director..

In March 2019, he helped Portugal win their first ever UEFA European Under-19 Championship title by scoring five goals en route to victory over Spain in Denmark . On 22 May 2019 he scored twice as Portugal reached the final of UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying beating Sweden 3–1 away from home and then Bulgaria 5–0 at home thanks to two penalties (one converted by Guedes) and an own goal respectively; this made him Portugal's all time top scorer in international tournaments with 7 goals

44. Ángel Di María

Ángel Di María Career

Di María is a world-class attacking midfielder who has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid and Juventus. Di María was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1988 and started his career with Torito before joining Rosario Central in 2005.

Di maría joined Benfica in 2007 where he made 76 appearances over three seasons before moving to Real Madrid at the end of 2010. He spent two years at Madrid before signing for Juventus ahead of the 2016–17 season. As well as being an accomplished attacker, Di maría is also known for his crossing ability and set pieces which have helped him score goals both domestically and internationally throughout his career so far.

Having won numerous honours during his time playing football (including club titles with both Rosario Central and Benfica), Ángel Di María is currently plying his trade with Serie A side Juventus where he continues to be one of their most influential players on the pitch

45. Alban Lafont

Alban Lafont Career

  • 2008–2014: AS Lattoise
  • 2014–2015: Toulouse
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2018: Toulouse: 98: (0)
  • 2018–2021: Fiorentina: 34: (0)
  • 2019–2021: → Nantes (loan): 65: (0)
  • 2021–: Nantes: 54: (0)
  • 2015: France U16: 5: (0)
  • 2015: France U17: 2: (0)
  • 2016: France U18: 4: (0)
  • 2017–2018: France U19: 5: (0)
  • 2017–2019: France U20: 7: (0)
  • 2019–2021: France U21: 13: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 January 2023

Lafont is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Nantes in the French Ligue 1. Lafont began his youth career with AS Lattoise before moving to Nantes in 2014.

Lafont made his senior debut for Nantes during the 2016–17 season and has since played 50 matches for the club, conceding just 46 goals. LaFont was named 2018 Champion of France after helping Nantes win their first ever league title at the conclusion of the 2017–18 season.

LaFont represented Burkina Faso at under-20 level but did not make an appearance for them at any international tournaments.[4] As a result, he is eligible to play for either Belgium or France internationally[5]. Alban Lafont is a French footballer who plays for Nantes in the Ligue 1.

Lafont started his career at Toulouse, where he made 98 appearances and scored 0 goals over three seasons. In 2018, Lafont joined Fiorentina on a free transfer and made 34 appearances before returning to Nantes in 2019. Alban has represented France at U16, U17, U18, and U19 level before captaining the latter side during their 2017 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign which ended in qualification for Russia 2018.

After making 13 appearances for France's senior team since debuting in 2019, Alban is currently involved with the nation's under-21 team as they prepare for Euro 2021 qualifiers against Sweden and Denmark later this year

46. Karl Toko Ekambi

Karl Toko Ekambi Career

  • –2010: Paris FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2014: Paris FC: 67: (21)
  • 2012–2013: Paris FC B: 6: (1)
  • 2014–2016: Sochaux: 72: (25)
  • 2016–2018: Angers: 68: (24)
  • 2018–2020: Villarreal: 52: (16)
  • 2020: → Lyon (loan): 8: (2)
  • 2020–: Lyon: 82: (30)
  • 2015–: Cameroon: 54: (12)

Karl Toko Ekambi is a French forward who currently plays for Lyon. He first came to prominence with Paris FC, where he played 67 games and scored 21 goals between 2010 and 2014.

In 2013, he joined Paris FC B on loan and helped them reach the Coupe de la Ligue Final that year. Ekambi made his debut for Cameroon in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville in October 2018.[3] Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 1993, Karl Toko Ekambi started his career at Sochaux.

He made his professional debut with the club during the 2014–2016 season and went on to make 72 appearances over two seasons. On 10 December 2016, he joined Angers for a fee of €68 million and helped them reach Ligue 1 for the first time in their history. In 2018, he joined Villarreal on loan and helped them win promotion to La Liga after finishing as runners-up in their league division that year.

On 2 July 2020, he transferred to Lyon on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee; this made him the most expensive player ever to join the club from France's second tier division (Ligue 3). Ekambi has also represented Cameroon at international level and won 54 caps between 2015 and 2021 inclusive; including scoring 12 goals during Africa Cup of Nations tournaments which they have won twice consecutively (2017 & 2019).

47. Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović Career

  • 1989–1991: Malmö BI
  • 1991–1995: FBK Balkan
  • 1995–1999: Malmö FF
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2001: Malmö FF: 40: (16)
  • 2001–2004: Ajax: 74: (35)
  • 2004–2006: Juventus: 70: (23)
  • 2006–2009: Inter Milan: 88: (57)
  • 2009–2011: Barcelona: 29: (16)
  • 2010–2011: → AC Milan (loan): 29: (14)
  • 2011–2012: AC Milan: 32: (28)
  • 2012–2016: Paris Saint-Germain: 122: (113)
  • 2016–2018: Manchester United: 33: (17)
  • 2018–2019: LA Galaxy: 58: (53)
  • 2020–: AC Milan: 60: (33)
  • 1999: Sweden U18: 4: (1)
  • 2001: Sweden U21: 7: (6)
  • 2001–: Sweden: 121: (62)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:44, 24 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:41, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Zlatan Ibrahimović is an award-winning striker who currently plays for AC Milan. He was born in Sweden and started his career with Malmö BI before transferring to FBK Balkan in 1995.

In 1999, he moved to Malmo FF where he enjoyed great success scoring over 150 goals in 200 appearances. Zlatan Ibrahimović joined AC Milan in 2009 and has since helped the club win several trophies including two Serie A titles and a Champions League trophy in 2016/17 season Ibrahimović is a superstar and one of the best players in the world.

He has won countless awards, including five Ballon d'Or trophies, three Premier League titles, two La Liga crowns, and one Champions League title. Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF before moving to Ajax in 2001. In 2004 he joined Juventus where he quickly became a key player on their championship-winning team. After leaving Italy, Ibrahimović signed for Barcelona where he helped lead them to multiple cups and league championships before transferring to AC Milan in 2011.

There was some speculation that Ibrahimović would leave Milan after failing to agree terms on a new contract but instead he re-joined PSG for an additional two seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As of 2019, Ibrahimovic is currently playing for LA Galaxy where he continues to be one of the most dominant players in MLS history . With over 100 international caps under his belt as well as goals scored throughout Europe's major leagues , it is safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go down as one of football's all-time greats

48. Alexander Djiku

Alexander Djiku Career

  • : Bastia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2016: Bastia B: 46: (0)
  • 2014–2017: Bastia: 45: (1)
  • 2017–2019: Caen: 59: (1)
  • 2019–: Strasbourg: 63: (1)
  • 2020–: Ghana: 20: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 October 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 December 2022

Djiku is a defender who currently plays for Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1. He was born on 9 August 1994 in Montpellier, France. Djiku has played professionally since 2014 and has made over 100 appearances for his current club.

In 2017, he helped Strasbourg reach the Coupe de France Final where they lost to Monaco 3-1 at Wembley Stadium in London. Djiku is an international footballer with five caps to his name so far, scoring one goal during his time with the Ivory Coast national team (Côte d'Ivoire).

Outside of football, Djiku studies law at University of Strasbourg and is also a member of the French national youth team set up under manager Didier Deschamps Alexander Djiku is a French-born Ghanaian international footballer who currently plays for Strasbourg in the Ligue 1. He started his career with Bastia before joining Caen in 2017 and then moving to Strasbourg ahead of the 2020 season.

Djiku has spent most of his career playing as a central midfielder, but he has also been used at left back and on the right wing. His excellent technical ability and passing range make him very dangerous going forward, while his powerful shots from distance have earned him acclaim as one of Europe's top strikers. Djiku was named France Player of the Year for 2018 after helping Les Bleus win silverware at the World Cup that year.

He made his Ghana debut in May 2020 and scored twice during an eventual 3-0 victory over Togo which secured qualification for their first ever World Cup finals appearance.

49. Moussa Dembélé

Moussa Dembélé Career

  • 2002–2004: US Cergy Clos
  • 2004–2012: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2012–2013: Fulham
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: Fulham: 56: (15)
  • 2016–2018: Celtic: 55: (26)
  • 2018–: Lyon: 120: (55)
  • 2021: → Atlético Madrid (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2011–2012: France U16: 14: (4)
  • 2013: France U17: 3: (0)
  • 2013–2014: France U18: 3: (1)
  • 2014–2015: France U19: 10: (5)
  • 2015–2016: France U20: 4: (0)
  • 2016–2019: France U21: 25: (13)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:17, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

Dembélé is a French striker who played for PSG and Lyon in the Premier League. He made his professional debut with US Cergy Clos at the age of 16, before signing with Paris Saint-Germain two years later.

Dembélé has been described as one of the most talented young strikers in Europe, and he was runner up for Ligue 1's Young Player of the Year award in 2014–15. In 2017, he joined Celtic on a five-year deal and helped them to win the Scottish Premiership title that season.

Dembélé was named PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year for 2017–18 after scoring 36 goals in all competitions for Lyon Dembélé is a dynamic and skillful forward who has been in fine form for Fulham this season. He was signed by Celtic from Fulham in 2016 and went on to play 55 matches for the Scottish club before moving to Lyon last summer.

Dembélé has enjoyed success at both clubs, scoring 26 goals in 55 appearances for Celtic and 25 goals in 13 appearances for France's U21 team since making his debut back in 2015. The 23-year-old is known for his ability to score critical goals, with 45 of his 56 career apps coming as a result of putting the ball into the net either directly or via an assist - he's certainly one of the most prolific forwards currently playing football.

With Atlético Madrid loaned him out earlier this year, it looks as though we may see Dembélé compete at some of Europe's biggest clubs over the next few years - watch out world.

50. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos Career

Ramos was born in Camas, Spain on March 30th 1986. Ramos began his career with local side Casa del Fútbol Camas before moving to Sevilla in 2003. After helping Sevilla win the UEFA Cup and Copa Del Rey in 2004 and 2005 respectively, Real Madrid signed him in 2006 for a then world record fee of £27 million.

Ramos has since made over 470 appearances for Los Merengues and is renowned as one of the finest defenders of his generation. He won two La Liga titles (2009–10, 2011–12) as well as the Copa Del Rey (2014), Supercopa de España (2011), Champions League (2013), Spanish Supercup (2012) and European Championship (2008).

In 2018 he captained Madrid to their tenth European crown – their fourth consecutive – beating Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate after playing an instrumental role throughout the competition; this led to him being named both player of the year and captain of Europe's best team at the Ballon d'Or Awards ceremony later that month..

On July 1st 2019, it was announced that Ramos would join Paris Saint-Germain ahead of season 2020/21.[3]

Final Words

. . . Ligue 1 has produced some of the world’s best players over the years, with many superstars having graced the league. Some of France’s most iconic footballers to have played in Ligue 1 include Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Frenchman Michel Platini is also widely considered one of the greatest midfielders ever to play in Europe and was a key member of Juventus’ successes in Serie A during the 1990s.

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It costs $ 0.25 per ball at that time.

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In a baseball cost around $ 0.25 per ball.

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