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still too many uncertainties among the Bretons

Our tour of Ligue 1 clubs continues with Stade Rennais. The club is expected to be one of the main drivers of the race for Europe. With all of its executives, the Bretons are candidates for a new epic as the public adores it. But it will be necessary to manage the Europa League and the championship, with in particular a very complicated autumn.


What a championship achieved by Stade Rennais! For his first season, Bruno Genesio took the Bretons to the door of the Champions League. This season, with his duo, Laborde-Terrier (if the latter remains), and the reinforcement of the experience of Steve Mandanda, the Bretons can have ambition. However, it is still difficult to say whether Rennes will be able to join in the fight for the podium. Bourigeaud, Terrier and the setting up of a new defence… There are too many uncertainties.

Did you know ?

Stade Rennais’ very first Ligue 1 goal was scored by German striker Walter Kaiser on September 11, 1932. The former French naturalized footballer scored 52 goals in 93 official matches with the Bretons.


  • Owners: François Pinault and his son, François-Henri Pinault
  • Executive Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Jacques Delanoe
  • Budget: 80 million euros

The main transfers

Arrivals: Mandanda (Marseille), Abline (rp, Le Havre), Rivollier (rp, Stade Briochin), Viti (Empoli), Theate (Bologna, Ita.)

Departures: Martin (Lille), Gélin (Amiens), Bonet (fc), Aguerd (West Ham, Eng.)

Coach: Bruno Genesio

Arriving in Rennes in March 2021, Bruno Genesio finished the championship in 6th place, which brought qualification for the Europa League Conference. Results that closed the beak to all his detractors, after a first failed experience in Lyon. During this 2021/2022 edition, the 55-year-old technician, elected coach of the year by his peers, put on a show by playing one of the most beautiful games in the championship. After having long hoped for the podium, the Rennais finally finished 4th and will play in the Europa League. For this new season, will Bruno Genesio win a place in the Champions League?

last season

  • Players used: Bourigeaud (38 games), Guirassy and Terrier (37), Santamaria, Omari and Laborde (34), Traoré (33), Meling and Aguerd (31), Truffert (30), Martin and Majer (29), Tait (28), Gomis (25), Sulemana and Assignon (20), Ugochukwu (18), Badé and Doku (14), Alembdar (12), Tchaouna (10), Tell (6), Diouf (5), Belocian and Saline (1)
  • Top scorers: Terrier (21 goals), Laborde (12), Bourigeaud (11), Guirassy (9), Majer (6), Tait (5), Sulemana (4), Traoré and Truffert (3), Santamaria and Aguerd ( 2), Doku, Ugochukwu and Martin (1)
  • Best passers: Bourigeaud (13 passes), Traoré (10), Laborde and Majer (8), Terrier, Tait and Meling (4), Aguerd, Traoré and Truffert (3), Santamaria and Aguerd (2), Doku, Martin and Uguchokwu (1)
  • Ranking: 4th with 88 points
  • Coupe de France: Beaten in the round of 16 by Nancy (tab, 5-4)
  • Europa League Conference: Eliminated in the round of 16 by Leicester (Engl) (0-2, 2-1)
  • Fair play ranking: 1st with 61 points
  • Attendance: 26,036 spectators on average

Rennes’ last 10 seasons in Ligue 1

  • 2021-2022: 4th with 66 points (Coach: Bruno Genesio, top scorer: Terrier, 21 goals)
  • 2020-2021: 6th with 58 points (Coach: Julien Stephan, top scorer: Guirassy, ​​10 goals)
  • 2019-2020: 3rd with 50 points (Coach: J. Stephan, top scorer: Niang, 10 goals)
  • 2018-2019: 10th with 52 points (Coach: Lamouchi then J. Stephan, top scorer: Niang, 11 goals)
  • 2017-2018: 5th with 58 points (Coach: Gourcuff then Lamouchi, top scorer: Bourigeaud, 10 goals)
  • 2016-2017: 9th with 50 points (Coach: Gourcuff, top scorer: Sio, 9 goals)
  • 2015-2016: 8th with 52 points (Coach: Montanier then Courbis, top scorer: Dembélé, 12 goals)
  • 2014-2015: 9th with 52 points (Coach: Montanier, top scorer: Ntep, 9 goals)
  • 2013-2014: 12th with 46 points (Coaches: Montanier, top scorer: Oliveira, 8 goals)
  • 2012-2013: 13th with 46 points (Coach: Antonetti)

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