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Réveillère playing for France at Euro 2012
Personal information
Full name Anthony Guy Marie Réveillère
Date of birth (1979-11-10) 10 November 1979 (age 44)
Place of birth Doué-la-Fontaine, France
Height 1.81 m
Playing position Right-back
Youth career
1985–1992 SO Vihiers
1992–1996 Angers
1996–1998 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Rennes 140 (2)
2003 Valencia (loan) 18 (1)
2003–2013 Lyon 286 (3)
2013–2014 Napoli 13 (0)
2014–2015 Sunderland 16 (0)
Total 473 (6)
National team
1995–1996 France U17 20 (1)
1996–1997 France U18 6 (0)
1999–2002 France U21 24 (1)
2003–2012 France 20 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Guy Marie Réveillère (born 10 November 1979) is a French former professional footballer who played as a right-back.

He spent most of his professional career with Rennes and Lyon, amassing Ligue 1 totals of 426 matches and five goals during 16 seasons and winning 12 major titles with the latter club, including five national championships.

Réveillère played 20 times with France, representing the nation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Club career


Born in Doué-la-Fontaine, Maine-et-Loire, Réveillère finished his formation with Stade Rennais FC, making his Ligue 1 debut with the club on 3 February 1998 in a 0–0 away draw against SC Bastia. He spent six years with the team always in the top division, and was also loaned to Valencia CF in La Liga in January 2003.


Réveillère joined Olympique Lyonnais in summer 2003, scoring one goal in 31 games in his first season to win the first of his consecutive five championships with the side. Except for the 2008–09 campaign, where he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and could only feature in 19 league contests, he was always first-choice for L'OL.

Réveillère played in 77 UEFA Champions League matches during his tenure with Lyon (two goals), being present when his team ousted Real Madrid in the 2009–10 edition.


On 8 November 2013, free agent Réveillère joined Italian side S.S.C. Napoli. He made his Serie A debut on 19 January of the following year by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 draw at Bologna F.C. 1909, and finished his only season with 18 appearances all competitions comprised.


On 23 October 2014, Réveillère signed with Premier League club Sunderland on a one-year deal.

On 9 November 2015, he announced his retirement from professional football.

International career

Réveillère earned his first cap for France on 11 October 2003, in a 3–0 win against Israel for the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers. He was picked for the squads that competed at both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012, being an unused squad member in the former and appearing in the 0–2 quarter-final loss to Spain in the latter.

Réveillère scored his only goal for Les Bleus on 7 October 2011, contributing to a 3–0 home triumph over Albania for the Euro 2012 qualifying stage.

International goals

Score and result list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after Réveillère goal.
List of international goals scored by Anthony Réveillère
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2011 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Albania 3–0 3–0 Euro 2012 qualifying



  • Ligue 1: 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Coupe de France: 2007–08, 2011–12
  • Trophée des Champions: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
  • Coupe de la Ligue runner-up: 2011–12



  • Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2010–11

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