Fanni Rod FANNI

Presentation

FRANCE FRANCE BENIN BENIN
Born Dec 6, 1981
Martigues, FRANCE
Age 38 years old
Size 1.83 m
Weight 76 kg
Position Right-back
Centre-back
Arrival(s)
Nice Nice 2007 / M€ 3.5
Departure(s)
Marseille Marseille 2011 / M€ 4
Numbers 12
Honours
Équipe-type de Ligue 1 (2008 et 2009)
Selections
France A
Career
Martigues Martigues
Lens Lens
Châteauroux Châteauroux
Nice Nice
Rennes Rennes
Marseille Marseille
Al-Arabi Al-Arabi
Charlton Charlton
Marseille Marseille
Montréal Montréal
In the Summer of 2007, Rod Fanni finally signed for Stade Rennais for 3.5 Million Euros after a long stand-off with the directors at his club OGC Nice. With Dréossi as manager, he was an instant his on the right-hand side of defence, and even managed to make the locals forget Melchiot. Faultless in defence, he regularly played an active part in attacks, demonstrating his pace, power and technical ability. When Lacombe arrived at the end of 2007, Fanni was burdened by his defensive tasks, and his season was ended by an ankle injury. In the 2008/2009 season, he scored the first goal of the season for Rennes in the win against Simferopol (1-0) and consistently put in good performances throughout the season, which ended in the French Cup Final defeat to Guingamp (1-2). He was more disappointing in 2009/2010 under the tenure of Antonetti, but he remained the DJ in the dressing room, and managed to get his first caps with France’s national side. After an abortive departure in the Summer, he left to join Marseille in December 2010 for 4 Million Euros, leaving his berth at right-back to Romain Danzé.