Leeds United defender Sol Bamba discusses sharing the pitch with Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha

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The Ivorian was with the star players at Paris Saint-Germain.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba has been speaking to Sky Sports this week and has been talking about his past and how he got into the game, during a spell at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Ivorian defender, who was named Leeds United captain this summer, was with PSG from 1999 until 2006. He only ever featured for the first-team once before making a brave move to Scottish football with Dunfermline Athletic. From there he made his way to Hibernian, Leicester City, Trabzonspor and Palermo before ending up at Leeds.

Whilst at PSG however he shared the training pitch with some fairly illustrious names, as he mentioned to Sky Sports:

"I trained with the first team for three years, only playing a handful of games. I was very young and learning my trade. It was a good experience training with players like Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha. But obviously, it's a very different club now."

The Bolton Wanderers cult hero and the Barcelona legend are certainly two fairly big names in the game from the past 15 years and Bamba has certainly learned from being around the likes of them.

He has been a steady rock at the back for Leeds for the past eight months, both on and off the pitch, which is why he was handed the captaincy by Leeds this summer.

Leeds fans will hope that one day he shares the pitch at Leeds with such illustrious names.

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