academy / Official Club Statement

Press Release

Published on the 17 February 2014 à 18:24

Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to announce new three-year contracts for three of the clubs academy directors, tying them to the club until June 30, 2017:

- Stéphane ROCHE, Youth Academy Director,
- Jean-Yves OGIER, Director of pre-Academy and Youth Academy Asst. Director (in charge of schooling and boarding),
- Jean-François VUILLEZ, Director of the introduction to football school.

Olympique Lyonnais confirms the current youth policies, one of the strengths of the club and continues to reinforce and develop the club's educational projects, their sporting performances and infrastructures to continue to help its graduates become part of the professional first team.

It is also worth noting that of the 30 players that currently comprise Rémi Garde's first team squad, 18 are OL youth academy graduates including Alexandre LACAZETTE, Maxime GONALONS, Clément GRENIER, Samuel UMTITI and Anthony LOPES.

The club's youth academy has been recognised ona national level, voted the best youth academy in France in 2013, and is also ranked second, behind FC Barcelona, in producing players currently playing in Europe's top five leagues (Italy, Spain, Germany, England and France).

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