Part five looks at nine players across Europe’s top leagues who may have a key role in the upcoming season.
At his best, Jean-Pierre Papin was the best forward in the world, scoring wonderful goals and setting the benchmark in French football. This is the story of his rise to the top.
At their best, Bernard Tapie’s Marseille sides were a sight to behold. At their worst, they were scandalous and a disgrace to the sport. This is the story of French football’s most polarizing team.
Street football has contributed heavily to the success of the French national team in recent years. This is the story of how street football culture has inspired the nation in recent years.
As part of a preview series covering Europe’s top leagues, we spoke to Jonathan Johnson as he shares his thoughts on the upcoming French Ligue 1 season.