LOSC Lille (commonly known as LOSC) is a French football club founded in Lille in September 1944 under the name Stade Lillois. Losc plays in Ligue 1 and have won the French championship four times in 1946, 1954, 2011 and 2021. They have also won the Coupe de France six times in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1955 and 2011.
LOSC Lille has a highly regarded youth academy, which is known for its focus on player development and tactical awareness. The academy has produced a number of talented players over the years, many of whom have gone on to play for top clubs in France and beyond. The academy is located at the Domaine de Luchin training centre, which is a state-of-the-art facility that features modern training equipment and facilities.
Some notable players to have come through the Lille academy include Eden Hazard, Yohan Cabaye, and Mathieu Debuchy. Hazard is a highly-regarded attacking midfielder who has won several major titles with Chelsea and Real Madrid, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. Cabaye is a former French international midfielder who has played for top clubs in England and France, while Debuchy is a right-back who has played for Arsenal and the French national team. The Lille academy has a track record of producing technically-gifted players who are comfortable on the ball and have a good understanding of the game, and is widely regarded as one of the best youth academies in France.