Mar 6, 1976
|Age||45 years old|
Transferred from Montpellier in 2003, Cédric Barbosa corresponded to the profile of player sought by the Manager Laszlo Bölöni, who was looking to operate a system of rotation in midfield. Supporting Severino Lucas, who had been pushed in the role of playmaker, Barbosa got off to a quiet start, but became an influential member of a team who were only 12th at the winter break. The recruitment team decided it was time to change things around. Lucas departed, and in came Kim Källström. With the arrival of the Swedish midfielder, Barbosa was able to keep his place in the starting line-up, and played his part in the team's recovery, scoring three goals. In the following summer, Barbosa injured his knee, and didn’t return to action until February 2005. He struggled to get back into first team reckoning, and became a luxury sub, mainly because of the emergence of youngsters such as Gourcuff and M’Bia. In 2006, he left the club on a free, and started his tour of relegated clubs with Troyes, and then Metz.