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Jimmy Briand

Jimmy Briand

Clubs: Stade Rennais FC, Olympique Lyonnais

• Started out at US Ivry before joining the Clairefontaine centre of excellence, following a spell at CSF Brétigny, and moved to Rennes in 2001, making his debut aged 17 as a substitute against Paris Saint-Germain FC (0-0) in May 2003.

• Scored his first goal against Football Croix-de-Savoie 74 (2-0) in the French Cup the following season and established himself in the side in 2005/06, making 29 Ligue 1 appearances.

• Played for France Under-21s between February 2005 and October 2006, appearing in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-final versus the Netherlands (2-3); made his senior debut on 11 October 2008 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Romania (2-2).

• Had scored eight league goals in 2008/09 when he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while training with France in March of that season, an injury which sidelined him for seven months.

• Signed for Lyon in a €6m deal in June 2010 and became a mainstay of Claude Puel's side, featuring regularly on the wing, playing in every UEFA Champions League group match and scoring against SL Benfica (2-0) on 20 October 2010.

Last updated: 27/01/11 12.16CET

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Match log

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jimmy Briand
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/08/1985 (28)
  • Country: France

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: Rennes 3-1 Osasuna
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    14/10/01: France 2-1 Greece

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France U-21134
France U-1931
France MERI40
France U-1741
Total246

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon183
Total183
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Lyon132
Rennes151
Total283
Last updated: 31/07/2014 13:06 CET
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