69: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard with Alex Stewart


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Ligue 2 is renowned for its reputation as a producer of high-level European talent.
Ibrahima Konaté, Marcus Thuram, Maxence Lacroix, Cédric Bakambu and many others count it as the league which provided them their professional debut.
In fact, it was the same club that provided a first senior platform for those four household names in European football: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.
Nestled in the east of France, close to the Swiss border, Sochaux is home to one of the country's best academy setups.
Currently in Ligue 2 after a lengthy top flight stay which ended in 2014, the team are coached by former centre-back Omar Daf, a custodian of the Sochaux culture.
4:55: Joe and Alex's love letter to EURO 2020
13:05: Sochaux - a background
17:38: Omar Daf - manager, mentor custodian and the Sochaux culture
27:11: Sochaux alumni - Konaté, Bakambu, Lacroix, Thuram, lucrative sell-on clauses and the footballing food chain
38:53: Bryan Lasme, nine-goal, 6ft 4in wide target man
49:28: Alan Virginius, 2003-born orthodox winger, good crossing, growing room and rangy skillset
56:09: The mysterious Samy Faraj

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