French Football’s Greatest Ever Striker: Delio Onnis

Delio Onnis

Born in Giuliano di Roma (Italy) on March 24, 1948,  Delio Onnis grows up in his South-American fatherland, Argentina, and makes his debut for Almagro aged 18. Two years later, he joins La Plata’s Gimnasia and compiles 53 goals in 93 league games for the River Plate side, putting him on the radar of several European clubs. In the end, […]

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The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part III – The Future of Ligue 1

In the third and final part of the interview, Philippe and Jeremy talk about Arsenal’s current contingent of Wenger, Koscielny, Giroud, Diaby and Sanogo, about the France Under-20s’ World Cup victory and les Bleus’ future prospects, and about his expectations for the coming Ligue 1 season. JS: Wenger for PSG? PA: I don’t believe in this PSG thing at all. I can’t see […]

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The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part II – Thierry Henry and France

Henry

In this part, Philippe and Jeremy talk about Henry’s controversial history with Les Bleus, including the Hand of Gaul and Knysna. JS: Why is he loved in England and, maybe, reviled in France? PA: The funny thing is that, in France, outside the football world, he still has a positive image, judging by polls and studies for the most popular […]

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The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part I – Arsenal’s Thierry Henry

The Entente between England and France has not always been the most Cordiale. However, two people who have done their bit for Anglo-French relations over the past 20 years or so are Eric Cantona and Thierry Henry, footballers who lit up stadiums around the country while leading their clubs to multiple trophy wins. Another French exile to these shores is Philippe […]

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Thierry Henry: France’s Crown Jewel

Henry Monaco

What is there that can be said of Thierry Henry’s career that has not already been said? The British and world press ran out of superlatives to describe his contributions at Arsenal and the French rightly regard him as one of their all-time greatest players. Because of his numerous achievements and accolades received over the years Henry rightly takes his […]

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“Bixente!”

Bixente Lizarazu - Bayern Munich

It is a great pleasure to announce the next inductee into the French Football Weekly Hall of Fame as World-Cup winning left-back Bixente Lizarazu. Bixente Lizarazu was born in 1969 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a town which lies in the French Basque Country.  In 1987, Lizarazu made his professional debut for Bordeaux, starting out as a left-sided midfielder before making the switch […]

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