Tag: Midfielder

Corentin Tolisso

Corentin Tolisso is a dynamic and versatile midfielder who is best known for winning the FIFA World Cup with France in 2018, and for his club career with Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais. Tolisso, son of a Togolese immigrant, hails from the small town of Tarare in the Rhône department, some twenty-eight miles outside Lyon, […]

Juninho Pernambucano

Juninho Pernambucano is considered by many to be the greatest Olympique Lyonnais player of all time. It is no coincidence that his spell at the club coincided with their golden period of seven successive league titles, for he was the driving force of that team and his vast repertoire of free-kick and long-range goals will […]

Lucas Paqueta

Lucas Paqueta made his debut for Lyon in a 3-2 win away at Strasbourg on the 18th of October 2020, playing alongside compatriot Thiago Mendes and Housseam Aouar in central midfield. At €20 million, he was the club’s marquee signing of the preceding transfer window, making the move across the Alps from Milan just a […]

Bruno Guimarães

Bruno Guimarães, who joined Lyon in the January 2020 transfer window from Athletico Paranaense, is one of the most promising Brazilian midfielders of his generation. It cost Lyon just over €22 million to capture the signature of the twenty-two year old, and it’s already beginning to look like a bargain. Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura, to […]

Jean Lucas

Olympique Lyonnais paid €8 million to bring Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas to France in 2019, negotiating the deal either side of his twenty-first birthday. He left his homeland as one of the hottest prospects in his generation, but had an underwhelming first season in Lyon. He was originally signed for Lyon by erstwhile manager Sylvinho, […]

Rayan Cherki

Rayan Cherki is one of the most highly rated prospects ever to emerge from the Olympique Lyonnais academy. An attacking midfielder, he has been at the club since the age of seven and made his first team debut in October 2019 aged just sixteen. He has broken many age related records along the way, including […]

Maxwel Cornet

Gnaly Maxwel Cornet emerged as a striker from the youth ranks at FC Metz and it was in this capacity that Olympique Lyonnais signed him in January 2015, but it wasn’t until his conversion to a wing-back role under coach Rudi Garcia in 2020 that he finally found his place at the club. Prior to […]