Vincent Gouttebarge

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Vincent Gouttebarge
Personal information
Date of birth 16 August 1975
Place of birth Vichy, France
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1993 RC Vichy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 AJ Auxerre 28 (0)
1994–1997 FC Cournon-d'Auvergne 76 (0)
1997–2001 FC Volendam 25 (0)
2002–2007 FC Omniworld 103 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vincent Gouttebarge (born 16 August 1975) is a former French professional footballer who now works as a medical scientist.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Vichy, Gouttebarge played football in France between 1993 and 1997 for AJ Auxerre and FC Cournon-d'Auvergne before moving to the Netherlands. There he played for FC Volendam and FC Omniworld ( now Almere City FC ). Due to severe injuries, Gouttebarge played only 232 games as a professional footballer between 1993 and 2007.[2][3] The Frenchman, also the holder of a Dutch passport, announced early in the 2006/2007 season that he would stop playing professional football at the end of the season in order to concentrate on his academic career.[4] His last game was in 2007 in the away match against AGOVV.

Professional career[edit]

During his professional career, Gouttebarge studied Sports Science at the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont - Ferrand, and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. From 2002, Gouttebarge studied next to his football career at the Academic Medical Center / Faculty of Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. Gouttebarge wrote a PhD thesis on clinimetrics and earned his PhD degree in late 2008.[5] Gouttebarge now works as assistant professor at the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam, and is also Chief Medical Officer at the World Players' Union FIFPro.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]


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