Sorin Michel SORIN


Born Sep 18, 1961
Cossé-le-Vivien, FRANCE
Age 61 years old
Size 1.80 m
Weight 79 kg
Position Full-back
Defensive midfielder
Brest Brest 1989
Laval Laval
Brest Brest
Rennes Rennes
Michel Sorin started his professional career in 1983 with the club who developed him, Laval, under the stewardship of none other than Le Milinaire. Six seasons later, of which three were spent at Brest, this versatile defender signed for Stade Rennais Football Club. Right in the middle of the « Yo-Yo » years of the Breton club where Rennes were regularly promoted or relegated between Divisions 1 and 2, Sorin convinced all of the Managers that he was to play under: Kéruzoré, Notheaux and then Le Milinaire. And so, after 191 official matches and 5 goals in the colours of Rennes, he returned to the top flight in 1994. One of the key figures in the team alongside Rousseau, Denis or Ribar, he wasn’t able to play a full part in their first season back in Division 1. At the age of 33, he was kept out by Carteron, Fugier, Vasseur and Dall’Oglio in the full-back slots. After just 7 appearances and a total of 342 minutes of game-time in the 1994/1995 season, Sorin decided to hang up his boots, but stayed at Stade Rennais as Manager of the Reserve team, and then from 2002 onwards, as the Assistant Manager to Halilhodzic, Bölöni and Dréossi respectively.