Tony Vairelles

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Tony Vairelles
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Personal information
Full name Tony-Mickaël Patrice Yves Vairelles
Date of birth (1973-04-10) 10 April 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Nancy, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Gueugnon
Youth career
R.S.C. Anderlecht
AS Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1995 AS Nancy 127 (39)
1995-1999 RC Lens 123 (31)
1999-2003 Olympique Lyonnais 63 (11)
2001 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (loan) 11 (2)
2001-2002 SC Bastia (loan) 28 (14)
2003 RC Lens (loan) 12 (2)
2003-2004 Stade Rennais 21 (1)
2004-2005 SC Bastia 27 (4)
2005-2006 Lierse SK 15 (0)
2006-2007 Tours FC 24 (5)
2007-2008 CA Bastia 13 (2)
2008-2009 F91 Dudelange 21 (13)
2009-2011 FC Gueugnon 60 (17)
National team
1998-2000  France 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2009

Tony Vairelles (born 10 April 1973 in Nancy) is a French football striker. He currently plays for FC Gueugnon.

Club career[edit]

A much-travelled centre-forward, the talented Vairelles started his professional career with hometown club AS Nancy before moving to RC Lens in summer 1995. After 4 seasons with considerable success (one league and one cup title) he joined Olympique Lyonnais who sent him out on loan three times and finally sold him to Stade Rennais. From then he changes clubs every season. Before the 2008 Major League Soccer season he had a trial with Toronto FC but did not fit into their plans and was not signed. In 2009, he joined FC Gueugnon after a stint at F91 Dudelange. He also became the club's main investor.[1]

International career[edit]

Vairelles represented France at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[2]

He made his senior debut for France in an August 1998 friendly match against Austria and went on to earn 8 caps, scoring one goal. He played his final international game in April 2000 against Slovenia.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list France's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 November 1999 Stade de France, Saint Denis, France  Croatia 3-0 3-0 friendly match


1998, 2003

Personal life[edit]

His younger brothers Giovan Vairelles, Diego Vairelles and David Vairelles are all professional footballers.[3] Tony Vairelles and his brothers are held in pretrial detention in Nancy since 25 October 2011 after a shooting in a discothèque in Essey-lès-Nancy.[4]

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