OrhantJean-Marc ORHANT


BornAug 18, 1954
Rennes, FRANCE
Age69 years old
Size1.76 m
PositionAttacking midfielder
TA RennesTA Rennes1972
TA RennesTA Rennes
Jean-Marc Orhan was an attacking midfielder. Born in Rennes, Orhan went through the youth team ranks at TA Rennes upto 1972. In that very year, he signed on for Stade Rennais aged 18. He spent his first season with the Red and Blacks playing with the Amateur side, and won the Gambardella Cup (French Youth Cup) in 1973 alongside players such as Pierrick Hiard and Christian Gourcuff. He had to wait for the 1973/1974 season to get his first start with the professional side, making one solitary appearance in the league, replacing Daniel David on matchday 10 in a home game against Metz (1-0). For the subsequent seasons, he returned to the Reserves, before finally reappearing with the pros in 1977/1978. That season would see him make seven appearances in the Second Division, and he scored his first goal in a Rennes shirt away at Brest on 26th November 1977, a goal which proved to be the winner in a 1-0 victory. The following season, he played in six matches and scored one goal at Angoulême (2-0) on 9th September 1978. Those would end up being his only goals for Rennes, as he would bring to an end his career as a professional footballer at the end of the 1978/1979 season. After that, he played in amateur football with Maure de Bretagne up until 1985 before hanging up his boots for good. Having carried out his studies in sport, he went on to become a PE teacher at a secondary school in the Rennes area.