Gourvennec Jocelyn GOURVENNEC

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE
Born Mar 22, 1972
Brest, BRITTANY
Age 48 years old
Size 1.83 m
Weight 77 kg
Position Playmaker
Left midfielder
Creative midfielder
Arrival(s)
Lorient Lorient 1991
Montpellier Montpellier 2000 / M€ 0.75
Departure(s)
Nantes Nantes 1995
Bastia Bastia 2002
Numbers 1210
Honours
Meilleur Joueur de Division 2 (1994 avec Rennes)
Career
Lorient Lorient
Rennes Rennes
Nantes Nantes
Marseille Marseille
Montpellier Montpellier
Rennes Rennes
Bastia Bastia
Angers Angers
Clermont Clermont
Spotted at Lorient at the age of 19, Jocelyn Gourvennec joined Stade Rennais in 1991. After a rather low-key start in Division 1 in the 1991/1992 season, he blossomed in the following two seasons in Division 2, playing 65 matches and scoring 26 goals under the Managers Notheaux and Le Milinaire. These performances made this classic playmaker one of the great hopes of French football when Rennes returned to the French 1st Division in 1994. In an attack-minded team with the likes of André, Grassi, Le Pen or Wiltord, the native of Brest provided numerous assists, and often got on the end of things to score 9 goals. His performances attracted the attention of reigning champions Nantes, who he joined in 1995. After spells in Marseille (where he played in the UEFA Cup Final), and Montpellier, he returned to Rennes in 2000 to replace Gava, whose career had been unexpectedly curtailed. His second stay at Rennes was less successful, with the managers (Le Guen and then Gourcuff) often playing him out of position. After 61 matches and 6 goals, he left Brittany once more to join Bastia in January 2002.