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We are delighted to announce that we are proudly releasing the Football News 100 for a third time. This publication celebrates and aims to project the achievements of French football in 2015 and indeed promote the incredible talent which France’s top two leagues possess.
The Football News 100 comprises our selection of the top one hundred talents that French football has to offer, judged solely on their performances in 2015.
To be eligible for the GFFN 100, the player must have been a registered squad member of a Ligue 1 or a Ligue 2 club on the 31st December 2015.
Players that are eligible are judged on all their professional appearances in 2014, regardless of whether or not they were playing abroad for a part of the calendar year. This applies to the international appearances they might have accumulated, notably at the World Cup, too.
Players are ranked in descending order: with the highest-rated talent ranked 1st and the 100th highest-rated talent ranked 100th.
The selection process involved a nomination stage whereby the GFFN 100 contributors chose their favoured list of one hundred, alongside the use of statistical data to rank players according to a range of over 50 distinct parameters across different playing positions.
€386m was spent on players in transfer fees from Ligue 1 in 2015, making the French top flight the most highly-sought after in terms of player recruitment.
The Football News 100 2015 is an essential tool for journalists, agents, scouts and fans to gain a greater understanding of the best talents that French football has to offer.
This year, extra features have been added including 10 Players to Watch in 2016 and more.
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