Willy Grondin

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Willy Grondin
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Personal information
Full name Willy Grondin
Date of birth (1974-10-12) October 12, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Saint-Clothilde, Réunion, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Nantes 9 (0)
2004–2005 Le Mans UC72 14 (0)
2005–2009 Valenciennes 9 (0)
2009–2010 PSG 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Willy Grondin (born October 12, 1974 in Réunion) is a footballer. A goalkeeper, he is currently a free agent.



Grondin's years with Nantes were his longest spent with any club. He played the position of goalkeeper. Through 1998–2004 he helped his club stay in the French First Division (also winning two national cups in 1999 and 2000 and one championship in 2001). Internationally, he played his 2000–2002 seasons in the Division 1, and also took part in the UEFA Champions League for FC Nantes.

Le Mans[edit]

Grondin was eventually loaned to the Le Mans UC72 and played for a full season with them, catching the attention of the Valenciennes FC, who purchased him the next year.


Grondin played for the Valenciennes Football Club in France, and has helped them to win the French Second Division, hence earning Valenciennes FC entrance to the French First Division, which they have been denied from for more than a decade. In the 2006–07 season, Grondin was moved to second choice goalkeeper, replaced by Nicolas Penneteau.


After terminating his contract with Valenciennes on 9 July 2009, the goalkeeper signed a one-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

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