Jun 2, 1971
|Age||50 years old|
Signed during the summer of 1997, Philippe Brinquin had the tough task of following in the footsteps of Patrice Carteron (who had left to join Lyon) on the right hand side of the defence. In spite of the pressure, the Breton player had no trouble in adapting to his new team. Manager Guy David knew that he could only rely on the desire of the players to achieve their goal of staying up in the First Division. Brinquin had desire and abnegation in bundles, and was soon taken to the heart of the fans, despite his physical and technical shortcomings. In 1998, Rennes avoided the drop, and he continued to enjoy the confidence of new trainer Paul Le Guen, doing the job for his team on the flank. Having played in the two-legged confrontation with Juventus in 1999, he suffered from the emergence of the youngsters Réveillère and Escudé. In the winter of 2000, he was allowed to join Le Havre, before finishing his professional career in Scotland.