|Full name||Fritz Nkusi Emeran|
Mar 28, 1976
Les Abymes, FRANCE
|Age||44 years old|
Fritz Emeran left his native Guadeloupe in 1992 to come to mainland France. After spending 2 seasons at Monaco, then Saint-Lô, he joined the apprentices at Stade Rennais in 1994, before joining the First Team squad a year later. Developed as an attacking player, Emeran -who was born in Rwanda – started to play in a progressively more withdrawn role under the leadership of Michel Le Milinaire, and eventually became a versatile midfielder. In spite of being named three times as substitute in 1994,1995 and 1996, it wasn’t until the 1996/1997 season that he got a senior start in an official match. Colleu took advantage of the qualification for the Intertoto Cup to have a large review of his squad during the summer. Emeran benefited from this, and made three appearances as substitute against Tel-Aviv, Segesta and Örgryte, but he would not make any more appearances in a Rennes shirt after that, as he was loaned out to Poitiers in mid-August. Emeran then went on to have a respectable professional career in Belgium, where he mostly played as a right-back.