Aug 12, 1959
|Age||61 years old|
Born in the French département Allier, Thierry Ninot is a versatile defender who began his career at Monaco in 1978, after being developed at the French National Football Institute in Vichy. Faced with considerable competition, he would be given little gametime in his first season with Monaco, and would continue to struggle in the following years, alternating between seasons as first-choice, and seasons where he was sparsely used. After six seasons with the club, where he won the French Cup in 1980, and became French Champion in 1982, he headed for Brittany, where he signed for Stade Rennais in 1984. He was brought in to bolster the Rennes defence, and help them bounce back to the First Division after relegation the previous season. He was first-choice in the starting line-up on the left side of central defence for Rennes. He would go on to make over thirty appearances for three successive seasons with the Red and Blacks. In his first season at the club, he achieved promotion to the top flight, and helped his side survive the following season. In his final season, though, Rennes ended up relegated. He went on to play in the Second Division with Nîmes, between 1987 and 1991, where he would finish runner-up. In retired from professional football at the end of that very season.