Paris and its surrounding suburbs have been fertile grounds for football talent for many years. several footballers born in Paris or its suburbs have shown significant potential. Here are five such players:
- Kylian Mbappé: Born in Bondy, a suburb of Paris, Mbappé quickly established himself as one of the world’s top talents while playing for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team. By 2021, he had already won several Ligue 1 titles and a World Cup with France in 2018.
- Eduardo Camavinga: Born in Cabinda, Angola, but raised in France, Camavinga became one of the youngest players to debut and score for the French national team. He made a name for himself at Stade Rennais and was a highly sought-after talent.
- Jules Koundé: Although born in Paris, Koundé began his professional career with Bordeaux. By 2021, he was playing for Sevilla in La Liga and was recognized as one of the top young central defenders in Europe.
- Boubacar Kamara: Born in Paris, Kamara is a versatile player who can operate both as a central defender and a defensive midfielder. He emerged as a key player for Olympique de Marseille.
- Odsonne Édouard: Born in Kourou, French Guiana, but growing up in the Parisian suburbs, Édouard rose through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy. He later moved to Celtic in Scotland, where he made a significant impact as a striker.