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It's Déjà vu for Juninho in Tignes

Published on 08 July 2019 at 12:30 PM
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Rétro : Juninho de retour à Tignes, sur les traces de sa première arrivée


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Stage : Juninho de retour à Tignes, sur les traces de sa première arrivée
OL's new sporting director arrived at the team's training camp in the Savoyard resort much in the same way he did 18 years earlier as a player.

It's here, in this village located 2,100 meters above sea level, that everything really began. A few hours after arriving at the Saint-Exupéry Airport in June 2001 from his native Brazil, Juninho was already on his way out of Lyon... sort of. With his contract signed and medical exams successfully completed, the midfielder joined his new teammates at their training camp in Tignes. The then 26-year-old was just a promising signing at the time, it was impossible to predict the legend that he would become with Olympique Lyonnais. 



Fast forward 18 years, and Juninho once again showed up to a Tignes training camp already in full swing, but this time as OL's newly appointed sporting director. The scenery is practically the same, but the club will now be one of his own creation - starting with incoming head coach Sylvinho. The first pages of the new chapter are now being written...