Where are they now: Monaco's 2016-17 Ligue 1 winners featuring Mbappe
Monaco may have lost star man Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid this summer, but its another player’s departure which signals the end to an era at the Stade Louis II.
Under the stewardship of Leonardo Jardim, Monaco amassed 95 points and finished eight points ahead of mega-rich Paris Saint Germain to win their first league title for 17 years.
However, such was the talent at Jardim’s disposal, Europe’s top clubs came calling and snapped up Monaco’s prized assets, resulting in the side that also reached the Champions League semi-finals during the 2016-17 campaign being dissembled.
TBR takes a look back at Monaco’s 2016-17 Ligue 1 winners to see what they have all gone on to achieve since heading for pastures new.
Monaco’s 2016-17 Ligue 1 winners
The 44-time Croatian international made 292 appearances for Monaco following his arrival from Hadjuk Split.
The 37-year-old re-joined Split in September 2021 and he was part of the Croatia side that reached the 2018 World Cup final, beating England in the semi-finals.
The French full-back, who was part of the Les Bleus side that won the 2018 World Cup, joined Monaco from Lille in July 2016 and won the league title in his first year at the club.
Sidibe spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Everton before returning to Monaco, but with his contract not being renewed, the 18-time France international will be a free agent this summer.
The 29-year-old made 174 appearances for Rouges et blancs.
Following a two-year loan spell at Monaco from Portuguese side Rio Ave – the Ligue 1 giants signed the Brazilian on a permanent deal.
After three further seasons in France, Liverpool paid £43.7m to sign the midfielder who previously spent a year at Real Madrid. Fabinho has established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe during his time under Jurgen Klopp.
While the Premier League and Champions League winner isn’t a centre-back – we have put the Brazilian international in the heart of defence to make room for other high-profile former Monaco players.
One of the few former Monaco stars who missed out on a big-money move – the Poland international is currently playing in Serie B with Benevento.
The towering physical centre-back spent five years at the Stade Louis II following his move from Torino before moving back to Italy with Benevento in September 2020.
The 96-cap Pole made 167 appearances for Monaco.
The French left-back, who is currently suspended, became the world’s most expensive defender when Manchester City splashed out £52m to sign him from Monaco in July 2017.
Mendy was only at Monaco for one season following his arrival from Marseille, but after producing 11 assists from 39 matches, Pep Guardiola’s Citizens came calling.
Following his big-money arrival from Portuguese giants FC Porto, the ball-playing midfielder spent five years in Ligue 1 before heading for the Premier League with Wolves.
The 35-year-old, whose contract at Molineux expires at the end of this month, made 219 appearances for Monaco, scoring 11 goals and providing 39 assists.
Following Monaco’s title success, Chelsea paid £40m to bring the talented Frenchman to Stamford Bridge, but Bakayoko has struggled to live up to the price tag.
Following a series of loan moves, the one-time France international hasn’t played for the Blues in four years and the 27-year-old faces yet another summer of uncertainty.
With him unlikely to form a part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans, Bakayako is likely to be heading for exit door once again, despite having two years left to run on his Chelsea contract.
The French winger spent three years at Monaco before Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid paid £52.7m to bring the former Caen youngster to the Spanish capital.
The 26-year-old, who has struggled with injuries since moving to Spain, has scored nine goals and provided 17 assists for Los Colchoneros, but he’s struggled to rekindle the form which saw him net 22 goals and lay on 33 assists for Rouges et blancs from 127 matches.
Monaco made the Portuguese playmaker’s loan move from Benfica permanent in January 2015 and Silva would go on to spend a further two-and-a-half years in France before being snapped up by Manchester City.
The talented left footer was signed for £43m after scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists in his last season at Monaco.
The four-time Premier League winner has become a key part of Guardiola’s side at the Etihad and he has contributed 48 goals and 51 assists from 251 matches for the reigning Premier League champions.
The French wonderkid burst onto the scene during the 2016-17 campaign before joining Paris Saint Germain on an initial loan deal.
The Parisians took up the option of signing the new darling of French football on a permanent deal for £165.7m. Mbappe scored 26 goals across all competitions in his only full season at Monaco.
Since joining the Parc des Princes outfit, the World Cup winner has scored a staggering 170 goals and provided 88 assists from 216 appearances for PSG.
However, the four-time Ligue 1 top scorer shocked the footballing world when he signed a new contract with PSG over signing for Real Madrid as a free agent.
After sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury in his first season at Monaco following his big-money move from Atletico Madrid, Falcao endured back-to-back underwhelming loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea.
But the great Colombian returned to the peak of his powers at the Stade Louis II, scoring 30 goals during the 2016-17 campaign.
Falcao would stay at the French giants for another two seasons before moving to Galatasaray. The 36-year-old is currently playing for La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.
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