Léo Dubois has been the first choice right-back or right-wing-back at Lyon since his arrival on a free transfer from Nantes in summer 2018. He’s an accomplished all-rounder, as good going forward as he is defensively, and has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over the past two seasons.
His crossing ability from the right flank creates frequent goal scoring chances in the opposition box and he’s not afraid to take on defenders himself and carve out shooting opportunities, chipping in with the occasional goal. He’s solid and tactically astute when required to defend and rarely gets beaten in one-on-one situations.
His performances in his first season at Lyon saw him called up to the French squad for a post season friendly against Bolivia, in which he made his debut as a half-time replacement for Benjamin Pavard and he has been a regular member of the squad since then, accruing five caps to his name.
Dubois began his career with Nantes, coming through the youth ranks to make his debut at the end of the 2014-15 season aged twenty. He made 24 league appearances the following season as Nantes finished 14th in Ligue 1 and was a regular from the 2016-17 campaign onwards as the Canaries finished 7th and then 9th in Ligue 1 before his move to Lyon.
He has occasionally been linked with a move away from Lyon, with PSG rumoured to be interested, but will remain at the club for the 2020-21 season as two other right-backs (Rafael and Kenny Tete) have already been sold during the summer transfer window, leaving Lyon short on cover for that position.
Dubois left Lyon in July 2022, signing for Galatasaray in Turkey for £2.25 million. He made twenty Ligue 1 starts for Lyon in an injury disrupted final season at the club and the emergence of Malo Gusto in his position meant that Lyon were happy to listen to offers for Dubois.