Atta Éric ATTA


Full name Éric Afolabi Atta
Born Dec 14, 1973
Cotonou, BENIN
Age 49 years old
Size 1.74 m
Weight 67 kg
Position Defensive midfielder
Châtellerault Châtellerault 1991
Châtellerault Châtellerault 1996
Bénin A
Châtellerault Châtellerault
Rennes Rennes
Châtellerault Châtellerault
The young Éric Atta arrived from Bénin, and was a hit in the youth teams at Chätellerault and finished his apprenticeship at Stade Rennais when he was 18. He signed his first professional contract for three years in 1993. A regular participant with the professional squad at training, the Bénin lad was never given the chance by Michel Le Milinaire or Yves Colleu. He left the club to go back to Amateur football in 1996 after three seasons without a single appearance on the team sheet. At the end of his short-lived footballing career, he rejoined Rennes Academy setup as a youth team coach to help share his knowledge of the game which went unused as a player.