Sylvain Wiltord

Sylvain Wiltord (December 2008)

Sylvain Wiltord ( born May 10, 1974 in Neuilly -sur- Marne, Seine- Saint- Denis ) is a former French footballer. His parents came from Martinique.


The winger came even as a 17 -year-old in the highest French League, Division 1, for use: from 1991 to 1997, he played for Stade Rennes, moved in 1997 to Girondins Bordeaux. There in 1999 he was top scorer award in France and as a French footballer of the year. In 2000 he went to the then club record fee of £ 13 million for Arsenal. In 2004 he moved to Olympique Lyon. In the season 2005/ 06 Wiltord played perhaps the best season of his career, he scored twelve goals and prepared ten more before. In August 2007, Wiltord then moved for 1.5 million euros back to his youth club Stade Rennes. In January 2009, he joined Olympique Marseille, where he received a contract until the end of the season. After this contract had expired, he stayed half a year in the U.S. Créteil fit to return to sign in January 2010 for the second division FC Metz half -year contract that would have extended for another year in the ascent case. After a year without a contract Wiltord signed in July 2011 a contract with FC Nantes. After its expiry in 2012 he decided to end his professional career.


Wiltord played his first international match on 10 February 1999, when France in London won against England 2-0. For heroes Wiltord was when he shortly before the end of normal time scored the 1-1 draw in the final of Euro 2000 and thus allowed the French victory against Italy. In the 2006 World Cup in Germany he came into all the meetings used primarily as a substitute in the right side of midfield, and contributed two assists actively to the Vice World Champion title.



  • French master: 1999 ( Bordeaux)
  • 2005, 2006, 2007 (Lyon )


  • Confederations Cup: 2001, 2003
  • European Championship: 2000
  • Vice World Champion: 2006

Olympic selection

  • Olympic Games: 5th place (1996 )