We suspected it, it’s now official. The French international (5 selections) Jimmy Briand announced this Tuesday on social networks to retire. “Today is the time for me to put an end to my professional career and to thank everyone who has made this dream last for 19 years. » The former Girondins de Bordeaux and Olympique Lyonnais striker scored 102 goals in Ligue 1.
Now 37, the former resident of INF Clairefontaine made his debut on May 20, 2003 in the colors of Rennes against Paris-Saint-Germain, at the Parc des Princes. The winner of the 2003 Gambardella Cup had a great time with Olympique Lyonnais, Hanover 96 (Germany), En Avant de Guingamp and Girondins de Bordeaux, where he scored his last career double, against Reims.
In Lyon, the striker won the Coupe de France and the Champions Trophy in 2012.
In his message, the French striker thanks Vahid Halilhodzic, his coach at Stade Rennais, for having him “launched as a pro at 17”, Frédéric Antonetti, for making him feel strong, and Raymond Domenech, who allowed him to wear the jersey of the French team. His first selection dates back to his days in Rennes, in 2007, against Ukraine.
Jimmy Briand does not move away from the green rectangles. At the microphone of Prime Video, the native of Vitry-sur-Seine, in Île-de-France, already plays the consultant. He also announces the opening of an academy of “soccer striker coaching”, “individual coaching”, “reathletization” and “tailor-made fitness”called Bstrikeracademy.