Jan 22, 1976
|Age||45 years old|
Christophe Himmer was a late developer, leaving the Paris area in 2001 to join Stade Rennais’ Reserves. He played as a right-sided attacking midfielder at Levallois, but dropped back to find himself at right-back for Rennes. His performances were consistent, and aged 25, he was the old head in a team made up mostly of young players from the Academy setup. Christian Gourcuff, Manager at the time, invited him to train with the First Team on a few occasions, to give himself options on the right flank, where Jean-Félix Dorothée was unconvincing as understudy to Réveillère. Having taken stock of his potential, and the fierce competition at the club, he joined Nîmes in 2002 to start his professional career in National (French 3rd Division) before getting his first taste of Ligue 2 in 2006 with Tours.