Anthony Réveillère

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Anthony Réveillère
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Réveillère playing for France at Euro 2012
Personal information
Full name Anthony Réveillère[1]
Date of birth (1979-11-10) 10 November 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Doué-la-Fontaine, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1985–1992 SO Vihiers
1992–1996 Angers
1996–1998 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Rennes 140 (2)
2003 Valencia (loan) 18 (1)
2003–2013 Lyon 286 (3)
2013–2014 Napoli 13 (0)
2014–2015 Sunderland 16 (0)
National team
1995–1996 France U17 20 (1)
1996–1997 France U18 6 (0)
1999–2002 France U21 24 (1)
2003–2012 France 20 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Anthony Réveillère (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.tɔ.ni ʁe.vɛ.jɛʁ]; born 10 November 1979) is a retired French footballer who plays as a right back.

He spent most of his professional career with Rennes and Lyon,[3] amassing Ligue 1 totals of 426 games and five goals over the course of 16 seasons and winning 12 major titles with the latter, including five national championships.

Réveillère represented France at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Club career[edit]


Born in Doué-la-Fontaine, Maine-et-Loire, Réveillère finished his formation with Stade Rennais FC, making his Ligue 1 debut with the club on 3 February 1998 in a 0–0 away draw against SC Bastia. He spent six years with the team always in the top division, and was also loaned to Valencia CF in La Liga in January 2003.


In the 2003 summer Réveillère joined Olympique Lyonnais, scoring one goal in 31 games in his first season to win the first of his consecutive five championships with the side. Safe for the 2008–09 campaign, where he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and could only feature in 19 league contests, he was always first-choice for L'OL.

Réveillère played in 77 UEFA Champions League matches during his tenure with Lyon (two goals),[3] being present when his team ousted Real Madrid in the 2009–10 edition.[4][5]


On 8 November 2013, free agent Réveillère joined Italian side S.S.C. Napoli.[6] He made his Serie A debut on 19 January of the following year by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 draw at Bologna F.C. 1909, and finished his only season with 18 appearances all competitions comprised.


On 23 October 2014, Réveillère signed with Premier League club Sunderland on a one-year deal.[7]

International career[edit]

Réveillère gained his first cap for France on 11 October 2003, in a 3–0 win against Israel for the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers. He was picked for the squads that competed at both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012, being an unused squad member in the former and appearing in the 0–2 quarter-final loss to Spain in the latter.[8]

Réveillère scored his only goal for Les Bleus on 7 October 2011, contributing to a 3–0 home triumph over Albania for the Euro 2012 qualifying stage.[9]

International goals[edit]






  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 – List of players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player profile". Premier League. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Réveillère va doubler une légende de l'OL en Europe" [Réveillère to overtake OL legend in Europe] (in French). Foot 01. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Makoun rocket gives Lyon the edge". 16 February 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pjanić puts paid to Madrid dreams". 10 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Réveillère joins Napoli". S.S.C. Napoli. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sunderland sign Anthony Reveillere until end of season". BBC Sport. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Centurion Alonso sends Spain into last four". 23 June 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "France-Albanie 3–0: une bonne chose de faite pour les Bleus" [France-Albania 3–0: indeed a good thing for the Blues] (in French). Le Parisien. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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