Vignal Grégory VIGNAL

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE
Born Jul 19, 1981
Montpellier, FRANCE
Age 39 years old
Size 1.82 m
Weight 77 kg
Position Left-back
Right-back
Arrival(s)
Bastia Bastia 2003
Departure(s)
Liverpool Liverpool 2004
Numbers 2
Honours
Euro U19 (2000)
Career
Montpellier Montpellier
Liverpool Liverpool
Bastia Bastia
Rennes Rennes
Espanyol Espanyol
Glasgow Rangers Glasgow Rangers
Portsmouth Portsmouth
Lens Lens
Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern
Southampton Southampton
Birmingham City Birmingham City
Atromitos Atromitos
Dundee United Dundee United
Béziers Béziers
Grégory Vignal was loaned to Stade Rennais FC by Liverpool in August 2003, after the departure of numerous full-backs during the summer. Réveillère, Escudé, Jay, Paisley and Le Bris had all left the club. The recruitment team, headed up by Dréossi threw his hat in the ring to sign the player, who had been developed at Montpellier to complete a squad which already had Diatta, Grenet and Le Lan. After shaking off a stubborn injury, Vignal got his first start at home to Nice (0-0) in mid-October, in the absence of Le Lan. Technically adept, but less so in terms of his tactical awareness, and attitude, this left back didn’t convince his boss, and forced Bölöni to make some cosmetic changes for this position. Jeunechamp was successfully converted to play there, and Vignal was invited to leave the club in the Winter transfer window, in particular because of numerous behavioural issues. When he returned to Liverpool, he was sent straight back out on loan to Espanyol in Barcelona.