Gélin Jérémy GÉLIN

Presentation

FRANCE FRANCE
Born Apr 24, 1997
Quimper, FRANCE
Age 25 years old
Size 1.82 m
Weight 77 kg
Position Defensive midfielder
Centre-back
Arrival(s)
Formed at the academy
Antwerp Antwerp 2021
Departure(s)
Antwerp Antwerp 2020
Numbers 3433265
Honours
Euro U19 (2016)
Coupe de France (2019 avec Rennes)
Career
Rennes Rennes
Antwerp Antwerp
Born in Quimper, Jérémy Gélin arrived in Rennes in 2012 after a spell at the Pre-Training centre at Ploufragan. As a defensive midfielder or centre-back, and technically gifted, the Breton was one of the great hopes at Rennes’ Academy. A few days after Rennes Reserve team’s promotion to CFA (French 4th Division), he signed his first professional contract of 3 years on Friday 13th May 2016. During his formative years at Rennes, Gélin was called up to the different French Youth Team age categories, totalling 28 caps with 1 goal to his name from U17 through to U21 level, In the 2017/2018 season, Gélin quickly established himself in the heart of the Rennes defence, alongside Joris Gnagnon in a season which finished with qualification for the Europa League. In the 2018/2019 season, he suffered from the competition with Da Silva and Mexer, He became a utility player, playing in midfield and at centre back. After a low-key season in 2019/2020, the Breton player was loaned - without a buyout clause - to Royal Antwerp on 5th October 2020. After a decent loan spell in Belgium, he suffered a serious knee injury whilst in training for the French Olympic squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. After a season out of the game, recovering from his cruciate knee injury, he was left to find a new club in 2022 at the end of his contract, having made 84 appearances for Rennes, scoring just one - albeit crucial and exquisite - goal in that time (the extra-time winner in the French Cup tie at Angers in December 2020)