The typical team of players formed at Rennes is still active

Adrien Truffert, called up for the France national team this Tuesday, is the third player in this Blues team formed in Rennes, along with Eduardo Camavinga and Ousmane Dembélé. Here are the eleven of the players trained at Stade Rennais who are still active.

Goalkeeper: Abdoulaye Diallo (Nancy, N)

30 years; 1.91m
Arrival at the training center. : 2007.
with the professionals from 2009 to 2019.
Achievements: European Champion 2009-2010 with the France U19 team; French Cup 2018-2019 with Rennes.

Eternal number 2 by Benoît Costil after Tomas Koubek in Renais Stadium, Abdoulaye Diallo He never really had a chance with Rouge et Noir, which didn’t stop him from becoming a Senegalese international (16 caps). He only wore the jersey of his parent club 32 times in ten years, getting playing time during the loans he was able to receive. After an experience in Turkey and then Nottingham Forrest (D2), Diallo joined Nancy this season, at National.

Current n°3 in the hierarchy of Bruno Genesio, the veteran Romain Salin (38 years old), returned three years ago after having evolved in Laval, Lorient, Tours, Guingamp and above all in Portugal, could have applied, although he only sneaked to the club in 2003 after having trained in Mans. Time anyway to win the Gambardella with Gourcuff, Briand, Bourillon, Faty and Mvuemba.

Right Back: Brandon Soppy (Atalanta)

20 years ; 1.81m
Arrival at the training center. : 2017.
with the professionals from 2020 to 2021.
Achievements: null.

Esperanza del Rennes training, Brandon Soppy He quickly caught the attention of several clubs during his first professional games (Spartak Moscow, Celtic Glasgow). But it was Udinese who secured his services last season for €2m. After 32 games, including 2 at the start of the season with the Udine club, the versatile winger (20 years old) was loaned this summer to Atalanta Bergamo for 9 million euros and a four-year contract.

Sasha Boey would have its place in this eleven too. The Franco-Cameroonian played 12 games in all competitions with Rennes (1 more than Soppy) and won the 2018-2019 Coupe de France with his former club. The right-back joined Galatasaray in the summer of 2021 and has provided one assist in 7 appearances this season.

Central defender: Heated Omari (Rennes)

22 years ; 1.88m
Arrival at the training center. : 2015.
with the professionals from 2021.
Achievements: null.

Under contract until 2026, heated omari He has the confidence of his training club and especially of his coach Bruno Génésio. The defender born in Mayotte 22 years ago managed to win his place alongside Nayef Aguerd (left for West Ham) last season to the detriment of Loïc Badé (on loan to Nottingham Forrest). Last season’s breakout (40 caps, all competitions combined), turned international Espoirs, Omari is unavailable until the winter break since her pubic surgery in June.

Central defender: Gerzino Nyamsi (Strasbourg)

25 years ; 1.95m
Arrival at the training center. : 2003.
with the professionals from 2018 to 2021
Achievements: French Cup 2018-2019 with Stade Rennais.

Pure product of the club, which he joined at the age of 6, Gerzinho Nyamsi He spent eighteen years there before signing for Strasbourg in the summer of 2021. The athletic defender (1.94m, 91kg) carved out a niche for himself there last season in Julien Stéphan’s three-centre system (34 games). The Racing coach knows the Breton native well, he managed him with the Stade Rennais reserve and then with the first team. Injuring his hip during training, Nyamsi only played the first two days of the Championship this season.

Left back: Adrien Truffert (Rennes)

20 years ; 1.76m
Arrival at the training center. : 2015.
with the professionals since 2020.
Achievements: null.

To compensate for the absence of injured Theo Hernández and Lucas Digne, Didier Deschamps called Rennais Adrian Truffer to dispute the nations league with the blues. Already selected for the Espoirs (14), it only took him a few meters to reach the castle of the A team. The 20-year-old left-back, French Under-17 and Under-19 champion with the Rouge et Noir, is today in competition with Birger But Meling seems to have some advantage over the Norwegian this season.

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Midfielder: Eduardo Camavinga (Real)

19 years ; 1.82m
Arrival at the training center. : 2013.
with the professionals from 2019 to 2021.
Achievements: French Cup 2018-2019 with Rennes; Nations League 2020-2021 with the France team; Spanish Championship 2021-2022, Spanish Super Cup 2021-2022, Champions League 2021-2022, European Super Cup 2022-2023 with Real Madrid.

By replacing M’Baye Niang in the 89th minute at Angers during the 2018-2019 season, Eduardo Camavinga he became the youngest player to start in the red and black colors at 16 years, 4 months and 26 days. A record now broken by a certain Mathys Tel (16 years, 3 months and 19 days). His early debut made him stand out in midfield for Rennes the following season and brought him to Real Madrid at the age of 18. Almost 20 years old, the young international Azul (3 selections) tries to make his way among the Merengues’ starters, a path that tends to clear over time.

Sentinel: Yann M’vila (Olympiakos)

32 years ; 1.83m
Arrival at the training center: 2004.
with the professionals from 2009 to January 2013.
Achievements: Greek Championship 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 with Olympiakos.

at 32, Yann Mvila He is the dean of this young team (23.7 years on average). A strong man for the SRFC between 2009 and 2012, he started 139 of the 150 games he played for his former club, the French international (22 national teams). He was still at Rennes for his last selection, on June 23, 2012 against Spain (0-2), two years after his blue debut under Laurent Blanc’s first coach in Norway (1-2), while Raymond Domenech had already shortlisted him for the 2010 World Cup at the end of his first professional season.

The defensive midfielder later signed for Russia at Rubin Kazan. He got to know Italy, at Inter, and England, at Sunderland, before returning to France, at Saint-Étienne (2018-2020). M’vila is now playing for Olympiakos, with whom he has won the Greek Championship for the last two seasons.

As a sentinel, M’vila would be here in competition with another international, Tiemoue Bakayoko (1 selection). Loaned for the second consecutive year to AC Milan by Chelsea, the French champion in 2017 with Monaco played little last season (18 games), even pocketing the Scudetto, and has not played a single minute this season. But the 28-year-old French international still has a good resume as he also played for Chelsea and Napoli.

Midfielder: Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton)

29 years ; 1.83m
Arrival at the training center. : 2007.

with the professionals from 2012 to 2016
Achievements: null.

After 92 matches played with Rennes, Abdoulaye Doucoure He first emigrated to Spain, in Granada, before settling in the London suburbs for Watford in the summer of 2016. Far from Camavinga’s record of precocity – he started at 20 against Brest, scoring a goal in the first -, the brand new Malian international (2 caps) won in the Premier League, able to play every minute of the 2017-2018 season (minus one game suspension) with the Hornets before becoming manager of Everton, which he joined in 2020.

Right winger: Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona)

French ; 25 years ; 1.78m
Arrival at the training center. : 2010.

with the professionals during the 2015-2016 season
Achievements: German Cup 2016-2017 with Dortmund; 2018 World Cup with the France team; Spanish Championship 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, Spanish Cup 2017-2018 and 2020-2021, Spanish Super Cup 2018-2019 with FC Barcelona.

Awarded the title of best hope by the UNFP in 2015-2016, at the age of 18, Ousmane Dembele astonished Ligue 1 from its inception. Thanks to his superior technical qualities, his dribbling ability and his display of speed, he had a great season that year at the Stade Rennais (12 goals and 5 assists in 26 games), before signing for Dortmund and then Barcelona.

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After four years of hardship, especially due to injuries, he has been reborn since last winter in Catalonia. Under Xavi’s orders, Dembélé (27 selections, 4 goals) returned to his best level, which allowed him to find the France team for this last appointment prior to the World Cup, of which he is one of the defenders of the title .

Centre-Forward: Georginio Rutter (Hoffenheim)

20 years ; 1.82m
Arrival at the training center. : 2017.

with the professionals from 2020 to January 2021.
Achievements: null.

At the instance of Mathy’s Phonethat could have appeared in this composition since he broke precocity records with Rennes (youngest player to play professional ahead of Camavinga) and Bayern Munich (youngest scorer in the Bundesliga), Georginio Rutter He did not have time to shine in the Rennes shirt before discovering Germany (5 games, against 10 for Tel).

The international from Espoirs (20 years old, 2 caps) joined Hoffenheim in the winter of 2021 and gained momentum in the TSG squad last season. In 33 Bundesliga games, including 13 starts, Rutter scored 8 times and provided 4 assists. He started in the matches during 6 of the first 7 days of the Championship this season (one goal, one assist).

Left winger: Sofiane Diop (Nice)

22 years ; 1.75m
Arrival at the training center. : 2015.

He never played with the professional team.
Achievements: null.

He arrived at the age of 15 at the Stade Rennais, sofia diop He never played with the first team. At the end of his candidate contract, in 2018, the future international Espoirs (11 games, 4 goals) preferred to sign his first professional contract with AS Monaco. Alternating between the subsidiary and professional teams, Diop revealed himself on his return from a loan to Sochaux to earn his place at the Rock from the summer of 2020, and even discover the Champions League. He was not really in the plans of Philippe Clement, who signed for Nice this summer for 22 million euros.

And also…

Maxime Le Marchand (Strasbourg), Dimitri Foulquier (Valence, ESP), Cédric Hountondji (Angers), Damien Le Tallec (Torpedo Moscow, RUS), Lesley Ugochukwu (Rennes), Désiré Doué (Rennes), Yacine Brahimi (Al-Gharafa, QAT), Armand Laurienté (Sassuolo, ITA), Wesley Saïd (Lens), Adrien Hunou (Angers), Matthis Abline (Rennes), etc.

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