Jan 15, 1975
|Age||47 years old|
Tony Heurtebis joined Stade Rennais on his 17th birthday, and climbed each run of the ladder to become a professional footballer. In the 1994/1995 season, he was third-choice keeper at the club behind Rousset and Rousseau, and then moved up in the pecking order behind new signing Pandurovic the following season. In the absence of Pandurovic, it was Heurtebis who started the season, and his top flight career at the home game against Monaco on 19th July 1995. Having seen off the competition of Le Garrec and Debec, he became the club’s Number 1 goalkeeper in the 1997/1998 season ahead of Pandurovic. After a good season, and a hero in the club’s successful relegation battle, he was to be unfairly treated in spite of his hard work in preseason 1998. New Manager Le Guen, wanted an experienced goalkeeper, and brought Revault to Rennes. Forced to sit the games out on the bench, Heurtebis didn’t let his feelings show, but ended up losing his place as understudy to Malicki in July 1999. He thus joined Troyes, where he spent the best days of his career.