Ligue 1 Side Names Forgotten Super Eagles Star In Team Of The Decade


Sochaux has selected Nigerian forward Brown Ideye in the club’s best eleven for the period 2010-2020, Soccernet.ng reports.

The fans of the Ligue 1 club voted for their favourite stars in the decade under review with the final results displayed on the club’s official website.

The 31-year-old was picked as one of the club’s best strikers of the last ten years, despite spending just three years with Sochaux. The other striker is DR Congo star Cedric Bakambu.

Ideye joined Sochaux in 2009 after excelling at Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax. The former West Brom striker went on to score 22 goals in 58 appearances across all competitions for Les Lionceaux.

During his time in France, Ideye was instrumental as less-fancied Sochaux secured a Europa League spot in 2011.

He left the French league that year, though, signing for Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv.

Two years later, the forward prominently featured as Nigeria lifted her third continental trophy in South Africa, scoring in the 4-1 semi-final defeat of Mali.

Ideye has, however, not taken to the pitch for the Super Eagles since a 2-1 away victory over Zambia in a 2016 World Cup qualifying encounter.

Coach Gernot Rohr even snubbed Ideye in his last Super Eagles invitation list for Sierra Leone despite the former Malaga forward seven goals in 19 appearances for Greek club, Aris.



Source: Soccernet