PonroyAntoine PONROY

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE
BornApr 15, 1986
Rouen, FRANCE
Age37 years old
Size1.85 m
Weight75 kg
PositionCentre-back
Full-back
Defensive midfielder
Arrival(s)From academy
Departure(s)
Glasgow RangersGlasgow Rangers2006
Career
RennesRennes
Glasgow RangersGlasgow Rangers
CannesCannes
BeauvaisBeauvais
Evian TGEvian TG
Paris FCParis FC
LavalLaval
VannesVannes
OrléansOrléans
Bourg-en-BresseBourg-en-Bresse
Fleury MérogisFleury Mérogis
Antoine Ponroy is from the same generation of footballers as Yoann Gourcuff and Moussa Sow, who he rubbed shoulders with at Stade Rennais FC’s Academy. Unfortunately, his progression wasn’t in line with his potential. He was a centre-back with a good vision, and had a decent technical ability, but wasn’t offered a professional contract by Rennes. Aged 20 in 2006, he left to join Rangers in Scotland, where the new manager, Paul Le Guen, wanted to take advantage of Rennes’ football development capabilities. Along with another former Rennes player, William Stanger, however, he would only ever play with their Reserve side. In 2007, he returned to France, where he became one of the most respected defenders in National (French 3rd Division).