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Wimbée in training with Valenciennes (2010)
|Date of birth||19 August 1971|
|Place of birth||Essey-lès-Nancy, France|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|1992–1994||→ Charleville (loan)||75||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Wimbée was born in Essey-lès-Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle. After graduating from AS Nancy's youth system and serving a loan to Ligue 2 side OFC Charleville, he became an undisputed starter for the former, helping them achieve promotion to Ligue 1. On 28 November 1996, in his first top flight season, he scored a last-minute goal from a corner, in a 1–1 home draw against RC Lens, becoming the first goalkeeper to have scored in the competition's history.
After an unassuming year with AS Cannes, Wimbée moved to Lille OSC, helping it to another promotion and into the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, the first-ever participation in the competition for the Nord-Pas de Calais club. During six seasons, he was an automatic first-choice.
After two seasons and a further 67 first division matches with FC Metz, Wimbée joined Grenoble Foot 38 in 2006. He played 36 games in 2007–08, as the campaign again ended in promotion and the team returned to the first division after a 45-year absence.
On 24 August 2009, 38-year-old Wimbée signed a one-year deal with fellow league side Valenciennes FC. During the season, as the club finished in tenth position, he played only once, in a 1–3 home loss against FC Toulouse on 16 January 2010, renewing his contract in July for one more year.
After no additional league appearances, Wimbée retired from professional football in June 2011, two months shy of his 40th birthday.
- "Le jour où Wimbée entra dans l'histoire du foot français" [The day where Wimbée entered French footy's history] (in French). Old School Panini. October 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2015.