Frédéric Gaillard

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Frédéric Gaillard
Personal information
Full name Frédéric Gaillard
Date of birth (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth La Bassée, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Calais RUFC
Number 5
Youth career
1996–2004 RC Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Lens B 50 (3)
2008–2009 Lens 2 (0)
2009–2011 Calais 53 (5)
2011– Avion 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frédéric Gaillard (born 20 January 1989 in La Bassée) is a French footballer. He currently plays for Calais RUFC.

Football career[edit]

Gaillard began his career with Lens in 1996 joining the club's youth academy. Despite being awarded the Éric Sikora Trophy as Lens's best youth player of the 2007–08 season, there were rumors of player unrest. He was quickly linked with a move to English giants Liverpool, but Frédéric quickly denounce the rumor declaring that it was his dream to play at the Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens's home pitch.[1] He finally made his professional debut during the 2008–09 season coming on as a substitute in a league match against Angers in the 81st minute. The match ended in a 2–2 draw with both goals being scored while Frédéric was on the field.[2] Due to injuries to centre backs Eric Chelle, Romain Sartre, and Alaeddine Yahia, he made his first career start the following week playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 loss to AC Ajaccio. A rarity for a youth player, Frédéric took full responsibility for the loss as it was his gaffe that resulted in Ajaccio's goal.[3]

After eleven years with RC Lens left in 2009 and, in June, joined LB Châteauroux for an trial, but he was not signed.[4] On 30 July 2009 signed a two-year contract with Calais RUFC.[5]


  1. ^ (in French) Frédéric Gaillard restera-t-il à Lens ?. Retrieved on 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ (in French) Angers v. Lens Match Report Archived 2 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ (in French) Les débuts d'un sacré Gaillard. (16 March 2009). Retrieved on 14 September 2011.
  4. ^ (in French) Châteauroux essaye Gaillard
  5. ^ (in French) Un axe défensif à l'état d'esprit guerrier. (16 August 2009). Retrieved on 14 September 2011.

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