Oct 23, 1965
La Rochelle, FRANCE
|Age||55 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Philippe Barraud is an attacking midfielder who was born in La Rochelle. He started in the youth teams in his hometown until 1980, when he joined the junior ranks of Stade Rennais at the tender age of 15 years old. In October 1984, aged 19, he made his debut with the professional Red and Blacks team in a Second Division fixture against Besançon, coming on for Serge Le Dizet during the course fo the match. It wasn't until the following season, however, that he was really able to become a regular fixture in the First Team squad, who had just been promoted back to the top flight of French football. He would go on to make 12 appearances during the 1985/1986 season, scoring twice in the process. His gametime would be much more considerable in the two seasons which followed, playing in 25 matches in the 1986/1987 (with again two goals), and 22 matches in the 1987/1988 season, scoring once in that time. His spell at Rennes would come to an end at the end of that season, having made 60 appearances, scoring 5 goals in total over four seasons with the club. In 1988, Lille signed him, but he would only stay there for a solitary season. He then left for Tours, where he would play for the next two seasons, with a decent amount of game time, playing 53 matches, scoring 4 goals. After that, he joined La Roche Vendée Football Club for a season and then Poitiers Football Club from 1992-1998. After a brief interlude with Erevan in Armenia, lasting just a handful of months, he returned to Poitiers to start his coaching career. In 2001, he rejoined Rennes in the important rôle of recruitment coordinator at Stade Rennais' Academy set-up.