Nov 10, 1979
|Age||41 years old|
Spotted at Angers in 1997, Anthony Réveillère joined Stade Rennais FC. Technically-gifted and a master tactician, this full back made his First Division debut under Manager David for an away game at Bastia (0-0) in February 1998. After being kept out of the side by Brinquin and Silvestre in the full-back slots, he made the breakthrough in the 1998/1999 season under Le Guen as left-back. Despite a nonchalance which was sometimes annoying, he was a hit in all age groups at youth level for France, and was remarkably consistent for someone of his age. In the 2000/2001 season, he found himself back in his favourite position on the right, thanks to the emergence of Escudé on the other side. After scoring for the first time in a 2-0 win against Nantes in November 2001, he made no secret of his desire to leave the club in the Summer of 2002. After 6 disappointing months under successive Managers Bergeroo and then Halilhodzic, he was loaned to Valencia in Spain in January 2003. When he returned, he was picked for France, and then transferred to Lyon for 5.6 Million Euros straight afterwards.