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- Bangoura, Ismaël
- Barbosa, Cédric
- Bocanegra, Carlos
- Bölöni, Laszlo
- Borne, Guillaume
- Bourillon, Grégory
- Briand, Jimmy
- Bru, Kévin

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1 January 2005

Although Laszlo Bölöni has accomplished most of his career as a player in Romania (he even won a Champion’s league with Steaua Bucharest), it is in France that he spent most of his coach career (first for Nancy, then for Stade Rennais). Before joining the “Red & Blacks”, he was in charge of the Romanian national team (2000). One year later, he became the head coach of Sporting Portugal with which he was champion and winner of the national cup in the same year (2002). As the head coach for Rennes, Laszlo Bölöni has led the club to a UEFA cup qualification with a fourth place in the French League 1 (2004-2005).

14 February 2004
Cédric Bardon

Trained at Olympique lyonnais, Cédric Bardon discovered Division 1 there at 18. He gradually became a regular player in the first squad but never proved a great striker. In 1998 he joined Stade Rennais where he remained for three seasons. He managed two correct seasons initially, but suffered of the comparison with the outstanding Shabani Nonda, whom he regularly supported in attack. He spent most of the 2000-2001 season on the substitute's bench, after which he left the club and continued his career in Guingamp and in Le Havre, then abroad. Bardon discovered the Champion's League with the Levski Sofia and Anorthosis Famagusta. In june 2010 he cameback in France with Fréjus (National), where he eventually ended his career a year later.

12 August 2003
Christian Bassila

Trained at Olympique Lyonnais, Christian Bassila began his Ligue 1 career in 1996, aged 19. Three years later, he was transferred to Stade Rennais and tried to make his way in the Breton midfield. His first season was made with ups and downs, even though he started 21 games. Stade Rennais loaned him in England during the following two years, then again in Strasbourg. The Alsatian club transferred him definitely in 2002. Over there Bassila definitely turned into a first-squad Ligue 1 player. Transferred in 2005 he began an European tour through England, Greece then Germany. In 2008 he came back to France, joining Guingamp. A season in which the French-Congolese managed to win the French Cup as captain of his team...against the Stade Rennais.

26 July 2003
Yoann Bigné

A Midfielder born in Saint-Sulpice-la-Forêt and trained at the club, Yoann Bigné started his career with the professional squad during the 1996-1997 season. Touted the “new Didier Deschamps”, Bigné quickly made his way within the squad under Guy David's management, and then under Paul Le Guen. But the great prospect would never fully confirm his ability, and he would progressively lose playing time with increased competition on his position. After being left out during a last season with Christian Gourcuff, he was loaned to Nice in 2002-2003, who definitely recruited him at the end of the loan spell. After four years on the french riviera he joined Brest in 2006, and took part in the finisterian club's promotion to the top flight.

21 July 2002

Regularly used during the 2003-2004 season, Cedric Barbosa suffered a serious injury during a friendly game in August 2004. After months without playing, the former Montpellier player struggled after his injury and spent most of the 2005-2006 season on the bench or with the reserve team. At the end of his contract last June, Cedric had difficulties to find a club. Finally the player aroused the interest of Troyes managers and signed a one-year deal with them.

17 July 2002

United States’ Bocanegra is a polyvalent defender, capable to play as a left or centre back, arrived in Brittany to bring his experience to the Rennes squad. Born in Upland, California, he rapidly caught the public eye with his performances in Major League Soccer, from his first season with Chicago. Recruited by Fulham, he spent the following five years in thePremier League, playing over a hundred games. Released by the London club, he then decided to move to Brittany. Captain of the USA national team, he settles down on the Rennes Left Back position, and – despite a few difficult first games on this position – manages to consolidate his position in the Rennes starting eleven. In May 2009, he scored the opening goal in the Coupe de France final, but his header wasn’t enough to secure the trophy for the Stade Rennais. In July 2010, Carlos Bocanegra was transferred to Saint Etienne

17 July 2002

Technical ability and vision, these are the qualities that best sum up Kévin Bru. Younger brother of Jonathan, also trained in Rennes and Gambardella Cup winner in 2003, Kévin Bru had his first taste of professional football in January 2007. An essential element of the Reserves, he signed his first professional contract with Rennes within the same month. However, he didn’t have the chance for more first-team football and was loaned a year later to Chateauroux, and then to Clermont (both Ligue 2), in order to complete his learning to the highest level. In January 2010, he was released and signed a 18 months contract with Dijon (Ligue 2).

17 July 2002

Ismaël Bangoura arrived in Summer 2009 to reinforce Rennes forward line. An explosive, very quick and skilled striker, he signed from Dynamo Kiev for a fee of 11M€. Very familiar with the French leagues, he had played for the Gazelec Ajaccio in the third League, before signing for Le Mans, then a newcomer in Ligue 1. In Le Mans, Bangoura proves himself a highly valuable player, and attract many interests. In 2007, the Dynamo Kiev is eventually obtaining his transfer and attracts the player to Ukraine. There, the Guinean made his place smoothly, scoring close to 30 goals in two seasons. After scoring for his first league game with Rennes, Bangoura struggled to live up to the expectations, managing 6 goals and 3 assists over the season, but failing to impress the fans and the management alike.

17 July 2002

Trained at Rennes’ Academy, Jimmy Briand has all the qualities of a modern striker. His pace and his explosive power are amongst the qualities that seduced all of his coaches so far. However, Jimmy struggled to impose himself as a regular starter for the club. For three years, he remained a substitute to strikers such as Frei and Utaka. In 2006-2007, eventually, he became one of Rennes’ main offensive weapons. Since then, he impressed by his power and fighting spirit on the front of Rennes’ attack, despite a recurrent lack of composure in front of the goals. Regularly called up to the French National Squad by Raymond Domenech, he saw the end of his 2008-2009 season wasted by a cruel knee injury during a training session with Les Bleus. Back on the pitch at the end of 2009, Briand progressively comes back to his best and to Rennes, starting eleven. In February 2010, he reached an agreement with the club’s management to extend his contract for another 3 years, allowing Rennes to perceive a fee on a possible transfer at the end of the season.

17 July 2002

An usual starter for Rennes' U18 Rand occasionanaly the Reserve, Guillaume Borne benefited of a series of injuries in the first team’s defence, to see his Ligue 1 career launched on a derby against Lorient, in December 2006. After he signed his first professional contract in June 2007, the man from Tarn disappointed for his second season at the highest level, only appearing in 10 occasions for the professional team, and failing to impress with his performances. After a disappointing loan in Brest (L2), he left Rennes in 2009 to join Boulogne, freshly promoted in Ligue 1.

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