Grégory Dufrennes

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Grégory Dufrennes
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Les Ulis, Paris
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker / Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1997 US Palaiseau
1997–1999 AS Cannes
1999–2000 US Palaiseau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Amiens SC 16 (0)
2003–2004 Valenciennes FC 12 (1)
2004–2006 FC Sète 82 (21)
2006–2007 Dubai 43 (41)
2007–2008 Al-Ahli Dubai (1)
2008–2009 FC Sète 25 (9)
2009–2013 Al-Ittihad Kalba 119 (76)
2013–2014 FC Sète 19 (6)
2014–2015 Dubai Club 20 (5)
jan. 2015-May. 2015 Khaleej Club 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2009

Grégory Dufrennes (Arabic: غريغوري دوفرينيس‎, born March 15, 1983) is a French football attacking midfielder who currently plays for FC Sète.[1]

His father, Jean-Luc Dufrennes, who worked for the French Football Federation training coaches had been a great influence on his playing career in his youth.

Dufrennes senior was Gregory's guide and inspiration as he took his first steps in football, growing up in Les Ulis, a suburb 20 km outside the French capital of Paris, where Thierry Henry was born and Patrice Evra went to school.

Growing up under the tutelage of his father, Dufrennes moved to Cannes when he was 14 to sharpen his skills at a training school. A couple of years later, he was representing the France Under-17, U18 and U19 teams. A few of his teammates from those junior teams, included Jeremy Toulalan and Jérémie Aliadière.

He played professionally with Amiens, Sete, and Valenciennes but decided to move abroad.

Dufrennes was in his second season with Sete when he first received an offer to play in the UAE and he landed in Dubai in January 2006.

After moving to Dubai against his father's wishes, he played for Dubai SC and then made a move to Dubai-based Al-Ahli.

He scored 41 goals in 43 matches with Dubai and his performances earned him a deal with Al Ahli in 2008. It was the season Ahli went on to win the Pro League title.

The club failed to find a place for the striker and gave him the option of playing for their second team, or leaving. He finally moved to find success with Al-Ittihad Kalba.

His technic and professionalism was an asset not only for Ittihad-Kalba club, but for the UAE Pro League.

Gregory stop his career in June 2015 (32 years).

He start a new chapter in his life to become coach. He is in charge of U16 of Al Wahda FC (July 2016)

Gregory is married to an Emirati woman. They have 3 children.


  1. ^ "Gregory Du Frenice - Profile - News - Stats". Yahoo! Eurosport UK. London: Eurosport. Retrieved December 28, 2010. 

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