Apr 3, 1956
|Age||66 years old|
Gérard Lanthier is a left-sided attacking midfielder, developed at Lyon from 1966 onwards. His professional career really took off in 1975, albeit he would only play a handful of games for the "Gones", who he subsequently left in 1977. The three following seasons he spent at AC Avignon in the French Second Division, for whom he would rack up over 100 appearances. In 1980, he was recruited by AJ Auxerre, freshly promoted to the top flight. There he would be come an undisputed member of the starting XI for four seasons. At the end of his final season, Auxerre finished 3rd in the league, and qualified them for Europe. In 1984, he joined Paris Saint Germain, where he would spend one season, ending up finalist in the French Cup of 1985. The following season, he signed for Stade Rennais, who were looking to add some experience to their newly-promoted squad. He would be called-upon regularly in his first season with Rennes, but was loaned out to Nîmes in the second year. Between 1987 and 1990, Lanthier played for Orléans, before joining Paris FC, for whom he would play until 1991. Eventually, he returned to his hometown to play for Lyon Duchère, where he would end his playing days in 1992. After hanging up his boots, he stayed in football by going into management, notably managing AC Avignon and AC Arles.