May 3, 1994
|Age||28 years old|
Joueur du mois en Ligue 1 (novembre 2021)
On the final day of the Summer transfer window of 2021, Stade Rennais recruited Gaëtan Laborde from fellow Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier. He had already been a transfer target for Rennes whilst at Bordeaux in 2017. The striker signed a four-year contract for the club in a deal worth 15 Million Euros on 31st August 2021. Almost immediately, he burst on the scene alongside strike partner Martin Terrier, helping Terrier to break many records. Between September 2021 and March 2022, Laborde notched 16 goals, before struggling in front of goal at the back end of the season. Having helped Rennes to better many of the existing club records for a season, he began the 2022/2023 season in decent form, scoring two goals in the opening four league fixtures. On 1st September 2022, he was transferred to Nice for 15 Million Euros, as a makeweight in the deal including Amine Gouiri, who made the journey in the opposite direction from the South Coast to sign for Rennes in a 28 Million Euros deal.