Yannick LE SAUX
May 13, 1965
|Age||56 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Born in Rennes, Yannick Le Saux started his footballing journey as a youngster with JA Mordelles, before joining Stade Rennais aged 13 in 1978. For six seasons, he figured mostly in the youth teams and amateur sides. He notably reached the Semi Final of the Coupe Gambardella (French FA Youth Cup) alongside Laurent Delamontagne and Serge Le Dizet, who went on to sign professional forms some years later, although Le Saux would never be afforded that opportunity. He eventually left Rennes in 1984 to join Saint Brieuc in the French Fourth Division. He spent four seasons there, with the final season being played in Division d'Honneur, before being scouted by neighbouring side En Avant Guingamp. He signed an apprentice professional contract for them, and spent the most of his first season at the club playing in the Reserves, whilst being integrated in the professional squad progressively. It was during the following 1988/1989 season that he became first-choice in the First Team, and scored his first goal as a professional against Reims. At the end of that season, he asked Club President of the time, Noël Le Graet, for a full professional contract, only to see his request turned down, as Le Graet didn't think that the striker was good enough for the Second Division. Le Saux then left Brittany to sign for Orléans, who also played in the Second Division, between 1989 and 1990. After his one season with Orléans, in 1990, he moved onto join Stade Lavallois, who had just been relegated from the top flight, for two seasons, where he would see virtually no action under boss Michel Le Millinaire. His career would finally take off with Saint Brieuc, making a triumphant return in 1992. In his first season back at the club, he became top scorer in the Third Division, and helped his club achieve promotion to the Second Division. The following season was a carbon copy, where he finished the league's top scorer. He spent five seasons at St Brieuc in his second spell, but was forced to leave when the club was wound up in March 1997. He went on to sign for a season with Red Star, but suffered a serious knee injury, which made him miss the following sixth months, and led to his release at the end of his contract. He finished his playing days with Angers in 1999, playing in National (French Third Division). After hanging up his boots, he became Communications Manager at SCO Angers, before becoming a pundit on Canal Plus, as well as sports journalist and radio broadcaster. Since 2015, Le Saux launched a new career in comedy, joining a One Man Show school, and perfoming gigs.