Aug 8, 1958
|Age||63 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Born in the Hauts-de-Seine region of France, Gilles Perrin started his footballing journey with Gien, near Orléans, before being recruited by Stade Rennais in 1977 aged 19. A striker by trade, he would see but rare action with the Professional Red and Blacks side. In his first game, on 15th October 1977, he came on as a substitute, replacing Jean-Luc Arribart on matchday 10 in the championship against Lucé (2-1), then came on again in the very next match. On matchdays 14 and 15, he was finally given his first starts, before completely disappearing off the teamsheets thereafter, playing mainly with the Reserves for the remainder of the season. In the 1978/1979 season, he was given a chance to impress in the opening two league fixtures, notably starting on matchday 2. But he was unable to keep hold of his place in the team, and would never figure in the starting line-up after that. With a meagre total of 6 First-Team appearances with the Professionals over his two seasons at the club, he headed off to Auxerre in 1979, but he wouldn't make a single appearance in Professional football there, and had to make do with playing for the Reserves. His playing career ended with a spell at Pau between 1982-1985, playing in the Fourth and the Third Divisions.