Tag: Forwards


Jeffinho, or to give him his full name, Jefferson Ruan Pereira dos Santos, arrived at Lyon at the end of the January 2023 transfer window. His move from Botafogo in Brazil’s Série A made him the first player to sign for Lyon from a partner club in new owner John Textor’s portfolio. The first of […]

Alexandre Lacazette

Name: Alexandre LacazetteDate of Birth: 28/05/1991Place of Birth: LyonNationality: FRAPrevious Clubs: Lyon | ArsenalOL Debut: 05/05/2010 (Lyon 2-1 Auxerre)Final OL Appearance:Departed To: Links:WikipediaSoccerwayTransferMarkt Alexandre Lacazette is Lyon’s very own ‘captain, leader, legend’. A local boy who has gone on to be the second highest goalscorer in the club’s history and become a veritable talisman for them. He’s a pure goalscorer, a […]

Islam Slimani

Islam Slimani was signed by Olympique Lyonnais in the January 2021 transfer window to bolster the squad’s attacking options in the light of Moussa Dembélé‘s departure on loan to Atletico Madrid. The thirty-two year old Algerian international striker arrived on a free transfer from English Premier League club Leicester City on an eighteen month contract, […]

Tino Kadewere

Lyon plucked Tino Kadewere from Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre in January 2020 in a transfer deal worth up to €15 million. He was seen primarily as an exciting prospect for the future and was therefore loaned back to the Normandy based club for the remainder of the season. At twenty-four, the Zimbabwean international striker […]

Moussa Dembélé

Moussa Dembélé was born and grew up in Pontoise, just to the north of Paris, and as a schoolboy footballer he attracted the attention of scouts from Paris-Saint Germain, who brought him into their youth system at the age of eight. Dembélé progressed steadily through the junior ranks at PSG until the club’s 2011 purchase […]

Memphis Depay

Is Memphis Depay too good for Olympique Lyonnais, and how much longer will he stay at the club? Those are the questions preying on the minds of Lyon fans as their star player is perennially linked with a move elsewhere. The player himself has been quoted many times as saying that he believes he should […]