The French Ligue 1 is one of Europe’s top five leagues, and it has enjoyed the talents of many Nigerian stars both past and present.
Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Nantes Moses Simon were one of the stars of the 2019/2020 season that ended early due to the coronavirus.
The two Super Eagles stars were named their club’s player of the season respectively following a brilliant debut campaign.
They were not the only Nigerian players in the French top division this season, however, as there was also Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja who both played for Bordeaux.
But before Osimhen and Simon, there’ve been Nigerian stars who were also exceptional in the French top-flight. For that reason, Soccernet decided to create a list of best Super Eagles stars both past and present to have played in the Ligue 1.
Number ten on our list is a current Super Eagles whose first year in France was the 2019/2020 season.
Moses Simon joined Nantes from Levante on loan, but he had no trouble settling down quickly. The former Gent player was a thorn in the flesh of opposition defences.
He made 30 appearances for Les Canaries, scoring nine goals and chipping in eight assists. His performance was enough to earn him the club’s player of the season.