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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, […]

Rémy Riou

Rémy Riou joined Lyon in the summer of 2022 on a free transfer from Ligue 2 club Caen, as cover for first choice goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. Riou had been the regular starter in goal for the Normandy based club over the previous three seasons but, approaching his thirty-fifth birthday, he was now prepared to settle […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]