Jun 2, 1960
|Age||62 years old|
Yannick Guillochon hailed from the Paris region, and unsurprisingly began his career as a footballer aged 12 with Paris Saint Germain in the youth section. In 1978, the made it into the Reserve side, where he spent three seasons, and then joined the professional ranks as of 1982. In that same year, he won the French Cup Final, and was voted best young talent at the end of the season. However, and owing to the considerable competition for places at the time, he was never able to obtain a regular spot in the starting line-up, though he did still manage 62 appearances at Paris in seven seasons, even having the privilege of playing in a couple of European Cup ties. In 1985, he left Paris to try and gain more game-time. His first port-of-call was newly-promoted Le Havre. This versatile player, adept both in midfield and defence, played virtually the whole season with the Normandy club, but his second season was much less productive, as he was hampered by recurring injury problems. At the end of the 1987-1988 season, Le Havre were relegated, and he left Normandy to join Stade Rennais FC after having played 78 matches for Le Havre. In 1988, Rennes were looking to get back into the First Division. Guillochon quickly established himself as first-choice in midfield. He played 38 matches and scored twice during his first season. After making 14 appearances in the following season, he suffered a serious injury to his tibia, and would not appear again on the team-sheet until the end of the season. Rennes obtained promotion without him. In 1990-1991, despite having returned to his full capacity as a player, he was unable to establish himself in the side, and the team were relegated back to the Second Division. In total, he made 62 appearances, scoring two goals during his time with the Red and Blacks. At the end of that season, and still regularly hampered by his injuries, he left the professional game to finish his playing career with Poissy in 1993.