HuardLaurent HUARD


BornAug 26, 1973
Fougères, FRANCE
Age50 years old
Size1.73 m
Weight68 kg
PositionDefensive midfielder
Creative midfielder
Arrival(s)From academy
Laurent Huard made his professional Stade Rennais debut at the Parc de Princes in Paris on 16th December 1990. This tireless midfielder and clearance specialist spent three spells at the club. Between 1990-1994 the club yo-yoed between Divisions 1 and 2. At the time he was one of Le Milinaire’s key players who helped Rennes to gain promotion in the 1993/1994 season, and then he was relegated to the role of substitute by the arrival to new signings Thomas and Ohrel in 1994/1995. The Breton returned as first-choice between 1995-1997. After a long injury absence, he got back into the starting line-up under David in January 1998, which coincided with the club’s rise back up the table. In 1998/1999 it was the first season under the ownership of Pinault, and he suffered with the fierce competition of Cissé and Bigné, and was again progressively relegated to the bench. He left for Sedan in July 1999, scoring a goal against his beloved club, before having his career ended prematurely at Saint-Etienne in 2002 with a cardiac defect. In 2003, he returned to Rennes to take over as coach of the U16 side.