Nov 11, 1978
|Age||43 years old|
After a catastrophic month of August in 2005, (4 defeats and 17 goals conceded), Stade Rennais signed Erik Edman for 3 Million Euros from Tottenham to bolster their defence. The left back came straight in and took the place of Rochat, another Summer signing, who had been seen as the scapegoat for the awful start to the season. Edman demonstrated his rigour and consistency from the start of his career in Rennes, and strengthened Bölöni’s rearguard. As an undisputed first-choice, supporting Monterrubio on the left, he got off to the ideal start, with 7 matches without defeat in the league, and a success over two legs against Osasuna. In the 2006/2007 season, his performances were less consistent, but Dréossi kept him in the starting line-up owing to the lack of any real competition for his place. Having been left on the substitutes bench on several occasions in the 2007/2008 season, the Swedish international had reached the end of his stay in Brittany. His departure for Wigan was sealed when Lacombe arrived as new Manager at the end of 2007, and signed Traoré on loan to replace him.