BridierJean-Michel BRIDIER


BornFeb 13, 1963
Le Marigot, FRANCE
Age61 years old
Size1.79 m
Weight76 kg
Attacking midfielder
RC FranceRC France1987
Red StarRed Star
RC FranceRC France
Le MansLe Mans
Jean-Michel Bridier was born in Martinique at Le Marigot. He would learn the basics of the game of football on his native island. He left for mainland France in 1981, where he would start his professional career after being developed by Red Star in Paris. Clinical in front of goal, he would play 58 matches, scoring 13 times for the Paris side. He was scouted by RC Paris in 1984 in the First Division for his attacking qualities, but the club went on to finish bottom of the table. So he would spend his second season there playing in the Second Division, before achieving promotion the following year. In his three seasons at RC Paris, he made 75 appearances, netting 11 times. In 1987, he left for Brittany, and signed for Stade Rennais FC, where he would be employed as a striker. In the Second Division, he would play 27 times, scoring 5 goals in a disappointing season, where he was unable to obtain promotion for his team. He was transfered to Creteil in the Second Division, where he would spend three seasons, notching up 77 appearances. In 1991, he left to bolster the attack for Ancenis for a season, and then between 1992-1994 he played for Le Mans. He returned to Creteil from 1994-1998 before a brief spell at Choisy Le Roi, where he ended his playing career. With his solid experience at the highest level in French football (38 matches in the First Division and 272 matches in the Second Division), he went on to become First Team Manager with Creteil, taking on different roles in this function from 1999 onwards.