Jimmy Briand

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Jimmy Briand
Jimmy Briand 2008.jpg
Playing for Rennes in 2008
Personal information
Full name Jimmy Briand
Date of birth (1985-08-02) 2 August 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96
Number 21
Youth career
1995–1998 US Ivry
1998–2000 CSF Brétigny
2000–2001 INF Clairefontaine
2001–2002 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Rennes B 50 (26)
2002–2010 Rennes 169 (33)
2010–2014 Lyon 101 (22)
2014- Hannover 96 0 (0)
National team
2001–2002 France U16 12 (9)
2002–2003 France U17 18 (4)
2003–2004 France U18 10 (4)
2004–2005 France U19 10 (5)
2004–2006 France U21 25 (9)
2008– France 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2013

Jimmy Briand (French pronunciation: ​[dʒi.mi bʁi.jɑ̃]; born 2 August 1985 in Vitry-sur-Seine) is a French association football player who currently plays for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. He started his career as a striker, but now he is usually deployed on the wings. Briand is a former graduate of the famous Clairefontaine academy and is formerly a France youth international. He is also a member of the senior team making his debut on 11 October 2008 against Romania.

Club career[edit]

Rennes[edit]

Briand began his career at US Ivry before joining CSF Brétigny. Following a stint there, he was selected to attend the Clairefontaine academy. Following his tenure there, Briand joined the youth academy of professional club Rennes

While in Rennes' youth system, Briand won the Coupe Gambardella in 2003. During the league season, he made his professional football debut, at the age of 17, in a match against Paris Saint-Germain coming on as a substitute playing 25 minutes. The match finished 0–0.[1] Over the next two seasons, his play was limited only appearing in 16 league matches and scoring one goal, his first ever, against Montpellier in a 4–0 victory.

Briand finally broke into the first-team for the 2005–06 season appearing in 29 league matches and scoring 3 goals helping Rennes finish in 7th place, just one spot out of Europe. Over the next two years, his play remained consistent primarily due to the player not sustaining injuries. Despite being linked to clubs outside France, Briand decided to stay with Rennes for the 2008–09 season. He performed well scoring a team-high eight goals in the league. On 26 March 2009, Briand ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while training with the French national team.[2] The injury required six months of rest. Due to the injury, Briand made his debut with Rennes in the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season on 29 October in a league match against Monaco. He finished the season with 23 league appearances converting five goals.

Lyon[edit]

On 14 June 2010, Lyon president and chairman Jean-Michel Aulas announced that the club had signed Briand to a four-year contract effective 1 July. The transfer fee was priced at €7.4 million.[3][4][5] He was assigned the number 7 shirt. On 18 February 2011, Briand scored an overhead bicycle kick goal against Nancy in a league match.

Hannover 96[edit]

Bundesliga club Hannover 96 confirmed the signing of Briand on 22 August 2014. He was handed the number 21 shirt.[6]

International career[edit]

Briand played on the under-21 team from 2004 to 2006 scoring 9 goals on 22 appearances. He was a member of the French squad that participated in the 2006 UEFA U-21 Championship helping France reach the semi-finals before losing to the Netherlands.

Briand received his first call-up to the senior side in May 2007 for France's Euro 2008 qualification matches against Ukraine and Georgia. He would not make his debut in those matches. On 11 October 2008, Briand made his international debut against Romania in a 2010 World Cup qualifying match that ended in a 2–2 draw.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes 2002–03 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 7 1 1 0 8 1
2004–05 10 0 1 0 11 0
2005–06 29 3 1 0 6 1 36 4
2006–07 35 9 3 1 38 10
2007–08 37 7 4 1 6 0 47 8
2008–09 27 8 4 4 3 0 34 12
2009–10 23 5 4 1 0 0 27 6
Total 169 33 18 7 15 1 202 41
Lyon 2010–11 33 6 3 1 8 1 44 8
2011–12 37 9 9 3 10 2 56 14
2012–13 15 1 2 1 3 1 20 3
Total 85 16 14 5 21 4 120 25
Career Total 254 49 32 12 36 5 322 66

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lyon

References[edit]

External links[edit]

http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/22745/Jimmy_Briand.html