|Full name||Gabriel Alejandro Loeschbor|
Jun 4, 1977
Santa Fé, ARGENTINA
|Age||44 years old|
In May 2002, Stade Rennais FC turned its organisation chart upside down with Cueff as President, and Dréossi as General Manager, replacing Ruello and Lefillatre respectively. The club’s recruitment campaign also changed tack, with an overseas contingent of arrivals, made up of Cech, Fleurquin, Ivanov and Gabriel Loeschbor. This central defender arrived at a time when new Manager Bergeroo set his Red and Blacks team up in a 3-5-2 formation. Alongside Arribagé and Escudé, the Argentine player started the season as first-choice in defence. However, his debut performances were completely out of character with those he produced in pre-season. He was completely out of his depth, both tactically and physically, and Loeschbor became the symbol of a disastrous start to the league season (1 point in 4 games). His last minutes in a Rennes shirt came against Marseille in the fourth match of the season, when he was sent-off. He was loaned to Murcia in Spain in 2003/2004, and the flop returned home to Argentina, permanently, in the Summer of 2004.