Archive for category: Player Profiles

FC Nantes predator Filip Djordjevic future in the balance

FC Nantes predator Filip Djordjevic future in the balance

Looking at the Ligue 1 top goalscorers chart one finds three veritable superstars in the top four in Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The one intruder in that group is FC Nantes’ Serbian hitman Fillip Djordjevic. His eight goals have propelled Nantes up the league and into flirting […]

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

Following a strong 2012/13 campaign, young Auxerre attacker Paul-Georges Ntep suddenly came onto the radar of a couple of Ligue 1 clubs. Nantes were one name said to be keeping a ‘close eye’ on him during the summer but they didn’t pounce. Maybe they wished they had now, because Ntep […]

Henri Bedimo: Talented full-back available for the right price

Henri Bedimo: Talented full-back available for the right price

With all the transfer hoo-hah about Younes Belhanda, the other Montpellier player cleared for departure from Mosson has been slightly overlooked in the rumour stakes. Cultured left-back Henri Bedimo shouldn’t cost a lot (ignore LouLou, he says things all the time) and would bring one lucky buyer some very attractive […]

Marquinhos makes it a PSG hat-trick of signings

Marquinhos makes it a PSG hat-trick of signings

On Thursday evening French champions Paris Saint-Germain completed a hat-trick in transfer dealings this week. For the tiny sum of €35 million they have signed Brazilian defender Marcos Aoás Corrêa – you may know him as Marquinhos. The former Corinthian defender signed for AS Roma only 12 months ago and […]

First Class Feret: Return trip to Brittany

First Class Feret: Return trip to Brittany

By Pete Sharland If you had a quick browse through Julien Feret’s career you would see that he started his time in football with Stade Rennais and after a number of transfers, has ended up back with his original club. It is a pattern repeated by many footballers but this […]

La Perle Noire – The greatest player the world has ever neglected

La Perle Noire – The greatest player the world has ever neglected

Hannover, Germany – October 1954 – Larbi Ben Barek had decided it was time to rest his aching knees. The last 18 years of his life seemed to sap the fluid in his joints; it was now time to retire. Nostalgic reveries brought him back to the scorching tar roads of […]

Aurelien Chedjou: From Forgotten Man to Wanted Man

Aurelien Chedjou: From Forgotten Man to Wanted Man

Ever since he established himself as one of Ligue 1’s premier centre-backs, Aurelien Chedjou has been a player in demand. On the radar of Europe’s top clubs for a number of years, it seemed a move away from northern France was a matter of when, not if. The gossip columns […]