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- Manier Muvunyi, Gilbert
- Marie, Romuald
- Mbia, Stéphane
- Melchiot, Mario
- Mendy, Jackson
- Mensah, John
- M’Laab, Hicham
- Monnier, Maxime
- Monterrubio, Olivier
- Moukandjo, Benjamin
- Moreira, Daniel
- Mvuemba, Arnold

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3 October 2003
Toifilou Maoulida

Born Mayotte, Toifilou Maoulida was trained in the south of France, in Istres and later in Montpellier. He began his professional career with the MHSC, where he scored his first goals in Division 1. In January 2002, Stade Rennais was looking for a forward and transferred him, at a time whenre many players from Montpellier joined Brittany. Despites his goods statistics in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Maoulida had difficulties to blossom in Rennes. During the 2002-2003 season he scored eight goals but only three in Ligue 1. A few months later, Stade Rennais loaned the player to Metz in order to give him a new start. It works, the mahorese forward scored a dozen of goals an came back with renewed mental strength . Back in Rennes he faced the competition of Alexander Frei, but succeeded to make his way on the wing to manage his best season in Rennes. At the end of his contract, in june 2005, he decided to join the AS Monaco. Then, Maoulida would have a lot of short experiences, before finally signing in Lens in January 2008.

18 August 2003
Stéphane Mbia

Versatile, able to play as a midfielder a centre-back or a right back, Stéphane Mbia become a major player in Rennes during the 2007-2008 season; With great physical qualities, the Cameroon international doesn't hesitate to help in attack whens needed and always remains solid in the one-on-ones. Six years after his arrival in Brittany he was transferred to Olympique de Marseille in July 2009 for a transfer fee of 12 million euros.

17 July 2002

Presented as a future great striker, even labelled the “new Samuel Eto’o”, Benjamin Moukandjo never managed to live up to these high expectations. Arrived in Rennes in July 2007, his first season was spoilt by numerous injuries, and he never managed to become a regular in the Reserves team. Loaned to Sannois Saint Gratien, in National (3rd level), he didn’t succeed in getting much playing time there either. In Summer 2009, he was transferred to Nimes (Ligue 2), hoping to relaunch his career and finally make himself a place in professional football.

17 July 2002

An highly experienced player, with over 300 games in Ligue 1, Daniel Moreira’s profile seemed ideal to replace Rennes favourite, Alexander Frei. With 69 goals in 10 Ligue 1 season, his partnership with John Utaka was full of promise, especially since the two men had already partnered with success for the RC Lens. However, in Brittany, Daniel Moreira lost all sort of efficiency, not managing to score a single goal in two seasons. Loaned to Grenoble in 2008-2009, he was transferred to Boulogne-sur-Mer in August 2009.

17 July 2002

Olivier Monterrubio joined the Stade Rennais in Summer 2001, from the local arch-rival FC Nantes. The left-footed midfielder managed a very quick adaptation on Rennes’ attacking line, and was soon accepted and loved by his supporters. Despite a very average second season, and a difficult relationship with the coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, “Rubio” went on to become a key member of Rennes’ squad. Finishing the league with the most assists in three consecutive seasons, his association with Alexander Frei was arguably the best in France, and he delighted the fans with his pace, his technical ability and his inch-perfect deliveries. Promoted as Rennes’ captain, longest serving member of the squad, he started the 2006/2007 season as irremovable member of the squad. Unfortunately, a string of poor performances caused questioning about the Gaillac man. Eager for a new challenge, he decided to sign a contract with Lens in January 2007, to the dismay of many Rennes supporters.

17 July 2002

«Strong, Rigorous, Powerful» : These ase the words J.J. Perrier Doumbé used to sum up John Mensah’s qualities. The Ghanaian international was loaned to Rennes in late January 2006, to stabilise a defensive line often struggling to cope during that season. The “Rock from Djiporta” soon proved his recruiters right, and was immediately loved by the Rennes support. The instant success of his loan was soon materialised, when he signed a three years contract with the club from Brittany. Unfortunately, while his role as a key player was never contested and many (big) teams were following him, his stay in Rennes was marked by recurrent injuries. In July 2008, he followed the footsteps of Kim Källström, and decided to join the Olympique Lyonnais at the end of fierce transfer negotiations.

17 July 2002
17 July 2002
17 July 2002

Mario Melchiot, a 29 years old Dutch international, joined Rennes in July 2006, signing a one year contract in Brittany. Trained at the Ajax Amsterdam, he also played for Chelsea FC and Birmingham City FC. At the end of his contract with Birmingham, relegated in the Championship, Melchiot decided to use the French Ligue 1 to bounce back his career. At the end of an excellent season, he eventually decided to go back to England, signing a contract with Wigan to many supporters’ dismay A versatile defender, mostly playing at right back, the former Chelsea man has won one FA Cup and a Charity Shield.