|Apr 16, 1965
|58 years old
As a striker, who was equally capable of playing as an attacking midfielder, Franck Barthélémy was developed at the French National Football Institute in Vichy between 1984 and 1985. In that particular season, he was a prolific goalscorer and caught the eye of Stade Rennais, who had recently been promoted to the top flight of French football. But faced with strong competition for places, he would play virtually no part in the First Team with the professionals, making just a couple of bit-part appearances. He would spend the majority of his time playing for the Reserves, and he would only see action in the First Division just six times in the first season, making just one solitary appearance in the second. He thus chose to leave Rennes in 1987 to join Gueugnon in the Second Division. He ended up spending six seasons at the club, and became a solid, regular first choice player there. He would play his part in his team's excellent French Cup run in 1991. After six full seasons, he left to sign for Amiens in the French Third Division (National). Amiens, the side from the Picardy region, were able to achieve promotion to the Second Division in his first season at the club. In 1995, he decided to hang up his boots and call time on his professional career. He went on to return to Amateur football with the team in Roanne.