May 21, 1963
|Age||58 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Gilles Bourges is a former goalkeeper, who was born in Saint Brieuc in 1963. In the beginning of his career, he studied at the National Institute in Vichy between 1982 and 1983. He then joined Stade Rennais in 1983 as understudy to Number 1 of the day, Pierrick Hiard. He would stay with the Red and Blacks for five seasons as backup goalkeeper, but would still get to taste First Division football, making 15 appearances, conceding 35 goals in the process, quite a considerable number of goals, mostly down to this being a less than glorious period in the top flight. After 33 appearances, he left Rennes in 1988 to earn his stripes as first-choice keeper at Avignon in the Second Division (1988-1991) and then at Alès in 1991, followed by a spell at Red Star the following season, and finally Mulhouse in 1994, where he would end his professional playing days. He went on to become Assistant Manager, then Manager of Mulhouse, before becoming a specialist goalkeeping coach in several French and overseas clubs.