A look at a best XI of Lyon players from their current team combined with stars they’ve sold down the years, including big names who shone at the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Barcelona…
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GK: Hugo Lloris
One of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, Hugo Lloris left Lyon for Tottenham back in 2012 and is certainly a big loss.
DC: Samuel Umtiti
A superb young defender linked with big clubs in the past, Samuel Umtiti is one of Lyon’s stars still on the books at the club.
A rock-solid defender or midfielder who shone for Lyon before joining Barcelona, Edmilson is the kind of big name the club could’ve done with keeping.
DC: Eric Abidal
Another key Lyon player who emerged as a France regular whilst with the club before becoming a big player at Barcelona.