Benzema, Génésio, Bosz, Paqueta and Aulas in the “30 who make French football”

The selection criteria are not revealed but we dare to imagine that it is according to the appreciation of the editorial staff.

Anyway, it is the Parisian striker Kylian Mbappé who trusts the top of the list. He is closely followed by the brilliant Karim Benzema who has jumped 18 places compared to 2021

The former OL star was naturally chosen for his return in the French jersey, but also for his exploits at Real Madrid and his immense influence with football fans and the general public.

A little further and with a little more surprise, we find Bruno Génésio in 15th place. “We do not really know if it is he who has changed or if it is the eyes of others“, begins Régis Dupont in the paper devoted to him. Journalists from L’Equipe claim that the former OL coach is” almost as good as with Lyon “in his new club in Rennes.

I lacked experience when I started in Lyon“, assumes the one who has turned his back on the public at Groupama Stadium. Among the Bretons, he perhaps enjoys a more peaceful and less passionate atmosphere than in the Rhône. This probably explains his presence in the standings.

Four positions behind, we find the current coach of OL Peter Bosz. The Dutchman is however still very uncertain about his future between Rhône and Saône. Jean-Michel Aulas has indeed given him two months to prove his worth. But his innovative vision of gaming in France brings a breath of fresh air, while waiting for results …

In 21st place, a former captain of Lyon: Hugo Lloris. The goalkeeper and captain of the Blues embodies the image of the French team, just like Paquetat, ranked 22nd, embodies that of the new OL. Two players who play in different positions but who are of the utmost importance in their two teams.

And it is at a timid 26th place that we find Jean-Michel Aulas (less than eight places in one year). The president of OL is certainly at a turning point in his managerial career. All eyes will be on his next decisions, especially in the transition process initiated within the club.

If this ranking is nothing more than a pretext to evoke the personalities to follow this year, it is always very flattering to be part of it. Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard, who were there last year, can therefore certainly have a bitter taste in their mouths as they have contributed to the development of women’s football. OL’s lack of results undoubtedly played a role in sports journalists’ votes