|Full name||Jérémie Pierre Bréchet|
|Date of birth||14 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Lyon, France|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left-back, Left Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Jérémie Pierre Bréchet (born 14 August 1979) is a former French professional footballer. He was usually used as a left-back but could play as a centre-back. Because of his technical skills he could also play in midfield.
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Born in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France, Jérémie Bréchet started his career at local club Olympique Lyonnais. Hemade his debut in the professional football during the 1998–99 season. In that season he played 15 times. Bréchet played in Lyon until 2003, amassing a total of 116 games for the club and winning the Ligue 1 championship in the 2001–02 and the 2002–03 seasons. In July 2003, Bréchet was transferred to the Inter Milan.
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The 2003–04 season started well for Inter, but after six average games, manager Héctor Cúper was fired from Inter and Corrado Verdelli took over. Following the new manager appointment and having sustained an injury, Bréchet was featured for only a few more games. In total, Bréchet played nine games for Inter. Inter informed him that he could leave the club. In 2004, Bréchet signed a contract with Real Sociedad.
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In the season 2008–09 Bréchet joined the Dutch club Eindhoven signing a contract for three years. He wished to play with number 13 jersey, which he was assigned.
On 22 June 2009, Bréchet agreed a move back to FC Sochaux, insisting his decision was because of his family.Following the end of the 2011–12 season, Bréchet became a free agent as his contract was not extended.
On 9 August 2012, he signed a one-year contract with newly promoted Ligue 1 side Troyes AC.
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