Bru Jonathan BRU

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE MAURITIUS MAURITIUS
Born May 2, 1985
Neuilly-sur-Seine, FRANCE
Age 35 years old
Size 1.80 m
Weight 68 kg
Position Defensive midfielder
Centre-back
Arrival(s) Formed at the academy
Departure(s)
Istres Istres 2006
Numbers 20
Honours
Gambardella (2003)
Selections
Île Maurice A
Career
Rennes Rennes
Istres Istres
Paphos Paphos
Académica Coimbra Académica Coimbra
Oliveirense Oliveirense
Moreirense Moreirense
Melbourne Melbourne
Oliveirense Oliveirense
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.