|Date of birth||December 27, 1988|
|Place of birth||Saint-Mandé, France|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||Paris Saint-Germain B||28||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2012|
Charbonnier started his career at Championnat de France amateur side SO Châtellerault in 2007–08, his debut season impressing enough to be taken on by Paris Saint-Germain. After playing the 2008-09 season with PSG's reserve team, Charbonnier changed clubs when he was unable to make the first team. He signed a four-year contract in June 2009 for Angers SCO where he played three seasons in Ligue 2. Each season saw him increase his goal tally - 3 in 2009-2010, 8 in 2010-11, and 12 in 2011-12.
His goal return landed him a move on 20 June 2012 to reigning Ligue 1 champions Montpellier HSC where he signed a four-year contract, announced the same day along with Toulouse defender Daniel Congré.
- Erwann Penland (8 June 2009). "Angers: Gaetan Charbonnier (PSG) a signé". foot-national.com. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "Gaëtan Charbonnier, première recrue!" (in French). Montpellier HSC. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2011.}
- Erwann Penland (20 June 2012). "Montpellier: Charbonnier et Congre arrivent" (in French). foot-national.com. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
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