May 2, 1985
|Age||37 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Île Maurice A
In the early 2000s, Jonathan Bru was considered to be one of the biggest prospects in French football. The Academy Director, Patrick Rampillon, decided to bring him to Rennes from the National Football Centre in Clairefontaine. Alongside of the likes of Faty, Bourillon, Gourcuff and Briand, he won the Gambardella Cup (French FA Youth Cup) in 2003. His performances were sufficient to earn him a professional contract, and Laszlo Bölöni gave him his debut as a substitute in the heat of a derby against Guingamp, and then started him in the French Cup at Toulouse. But despite this promising start, he struggled to make the breakthrough at the highest level, and is limited to playing for the Reserves. He still managed a second title was the Reserves were crowned French Champions in 2004, and a third, playing for France’s U21s at the Toulon Tournament. After leaving Rennes, he played in Ligue 2 and Portugal, with even a spell in Cyprus, and he obtained Mauritian nationality - courtesy of his parents - in 2010, and even scored on his debut against Cameroon.