Mar 16, 1987
|Age||35 years old|
A pure product of Rennes football development scheme, Fabien Lemoine didn’t enjoy success in the youth teams, but signed his first professional contract in April 2007. Left to play in the Reserve team by Dréossi, Lemoine was thrown into the First Team when Lacombe became manager. With his promotion to the senior group, Lemoine effectively squeezed Didot out of the team. Lemoine scored on his debut in a 3-0 win at Martigues, and refused to let go of his place in the starting line-up alongside M’Bia. The Rennes number 18’s performances were a vital part of the run to the French Cup Final in 2009, but his performance levels dipped as M’Vila started to blossom. Antonetti kept him in his starting line-up, but Lemoine was then victim of a drama which cost him a liver at Nancy on 14th August 2010. When he finally returned on 12th December he had an assist in Kana-Biyik’s goal, but he never regained the confidence of his Manager. Faced with the fierce competition for places from Tettey, Doumbia, Mandjeck and Pajot, he signed for Saint-Etienne in August 2011.