Le50 2016: Marquinhos – Paris Saint-Germain


He may not yet be considered a first choice for Paris Saint-Germain, but that should not take away from the fact that Marquinhos is widely regarded as one of the world’s next great centre-backs. In an era that favours the physical over the cerebral, the 21-year-old Brazilian has shown an ability to marry both attributes convincingly, and even when he […]

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Le50 2016: Jordan Siebatcheu – Stade de Reims


It wasn’t quite Jordan Siebatcheu’s Ligue 1 debut, but it was on the opening day of the new season that the teenager, named after basketball’s greatest ever player, announced his arrival in French football. Stade de Reims found themselves 1-0 down to Bordeaux at the new Matmut Atlantique stadium. Olivier Guégan made his move, bringing on youngsters Grejohn Kyei and […]

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Le50 2016: Corentin Jean – ES Troyes AC


As Monaco shifted policy from buying the biggest and best players in the world to the most talented youngsters around, one could imagine those in charge at Troyes nervously unplugging their telephones. They had just earned promotion to Ligue 1 and the player at the heart of their success was Corentin Jean. It was impressive that Troyes had managed to […]

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Le50 2016: Clement Lenglet – AS Nancy


On paper, there can be few players with as exciting a potential as Nancy’s Clément Lenglet. At just 20 years of age, the central defender captains one of the biggest sides in Ligue 2 and his consistently strong performances in France’s second-tier have enabled him to become a regular feature in French international youth teams, in every age category from […]

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Le50: 2015 – The Best Prospects in French Football


Welcome to the fourth annual edition of #Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1993. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of over 200 players. There […]

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