Attacking midfielder who was simply named French Player of the entire year in ’09 2009 even though playing for Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1. He was a high tennis player like a youngsters but made a decision to concentrate on soccer rather. After playing internationally for France in the U17 through U21 amounts, he was known as up to the older squad in 2008. His dad Christian Gourcuff became the FC Lorient supervisor. He performed alongside Thierry Henry around the French national group from 2008 to 2010.