Ex-French international Florent Malouda has been named as one of the best French players to ever grace the Premier League in the colours of West London giants Chelsea. The 40-year-old played for the Blues from 2007 to 2013. Malouda played a major role to help Chelsea to win the 2009/10 Premier League campaign under the managerial guidance of Carlo Ancelotti who’s the current manager at Merseyside giants Everton.
He has been named as one of the best five French players to play for Chelsea. The list was compiled by theprideoflondon.com and Florent Malouda was named the fourth best French player in the history of Chelsea football club. Ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal defender William Gallas came in at fifth position on the list.
Three players finished ahead of Florent Malouda on the list of the best French players. Frank Leboeufwas a Chelsea player when he helped France to win their first FIFA World Cup title on home soil. The defender was named the third best player on the list, while defensive midfielder Claude Makelelefinished second on the list of the best French players to feature for the Blues behind the top spot recipient Marcel Desailly. Just like Frank Leboeuf, Marcel Desailly was also part of the France squad that won the World Cup tournament in 1998 on home soil.
Florent Malouda also helped Chelsea to win the Champions League title for the first time in their history. The Blues beat Bayern Munich on penalties on their home patch after the regulation time and extra time ended in a 1-1 draw. Bayern took the lead in the last ten minutes through Thomas Mueller before Chelsea forced extra time via a Didier Drogba equalizer. Malouda also won three FA Cup titles in his time as a Chelsea player. In total, he made 229 appearances for the West Londoners.