From Pogba to Mbappe: Why Greater Paris is the world’s top talent pool by Simon Kuper. A look at the Parisian amateur and youth football organization that has generated a large number of marquee players in recent years.

Bradford of Birmingham City, referee Mr Crew, and Clay of Tottenham, before the kick off at White Hart Lane. All three had played together on the same team as amateurs before achieving professional status. Boxing Day, 1925. Photo: Getty pic.twitter.com/CxQ0sGHmeP — The Antique Football (@AntiqueFootball) December 26, 2017