Le50 2017 – Mariusz Stepinski

Stepinski FCN

After two goals in his first five starts for his new club, Polish attacker Mariusz Stepinski made a very bright start to his first season in France – all the more impressive given the struggles FC Nantes were going through in the first part of the campaign. Stepinski had demonstrated his natural striker’s instinct and shown himself to be technically […]

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Le50 2017 – Emanuel Mammana

Mammana OL

Over the years the nation of Argentina has gifted the world with numerous talented playmakers from Diego Maradona to Juan Román Riquelme, Ariel Ortega to some chap named Lionel Messi. They’ve also provided their fair share of cultured central defenders and if Emanuel Mammana goes on to fulfill his undoubted potential then Lyon have got themselves a player who could […]

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Le50 2017 – Mouctar Diakhaby

Diakhaby OL

What’s this? Another Olympique Lyonnais youth graduate making the step up to the first team and impressing? Wait a minute, he’s effectively stepped into the breach to replace fellow graduate Samuel Umtiti? Hang on, he’s also been a near ever-present at centre back despite Lyon possessing more experienced options in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Nicolas Nkoulou? Who is this young man? […]

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Le50 2017 – Lucas Tousart

Tousart OL

The Olympique Lyonnais Under-19 coach Joël Fréchet is probably as good a person as any to sum up the merits of Les Gones’ number 29, Lucas Tousart: “He is a modest, hard-working young man who knows what he wants. His profile matches the modern holding midfielder: skillful and physically strong. He is a great team player who embodies the values […]

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Le50 2017 – Enock Kwateng

Signing a professional football contract is the stuff that dreams are made of; something that young Franco-Ghanaian defender Enock Kwateng achieved at the end of 2015 signing on with FC Nantes having been at the club since 2012. He took his first steps in league football with a debut cameo away at Angers at the very beginning of the 2015-16 […]

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