Current squad


Goalkeepers

1. Benoît Costil
FRA | 1987 | 1m87 | Caen > Vannes (on loan) > Sedan Ardennes > Rennes > Bordeaux (since 2017)
The well-respected Caen-born goalkeeper has previously enjoyed a six-year stint at Rennes. Regarded as one of France's best between the posts, he is regularly called up to the national squad, acting as understudy to Hugo Lloris.
16. Gaëtan Poussin
FRA | 1999 | 1m84 | Bordeaux (since 2014)
Up-and-coming goalkeeper from Le Mans in central France. Has made a number of appearances for France's under-16 and under-18 teams. 
30. Jérôme Prior
FRA | 1995 | 1m84 | Bordeaux (since 2015)
Understudy who often stepped up to the plate in previous goalkeeper's Carrasso's injury-related absence. A solid performer but best-known for his fiery temper and impulsive nature which has got him into hot water with fellow players and fans.
40. Over Mandanda
FRA | 1998 | 1m76 | Bordeaux (since 2013)
For now best known as the younger brother of Marseille's international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. Joined the club in 2013 and it remains to be seen whether Over makes a name for himself and steps out from the shadow of his illustrious sibling. 

Defenders

2. Milan Gajić
SER | 1996 | 1m78 | OFK Belgrade > Bordeaux (since 2015)
Dynamic right-back who, after a shaky period has gained favour with Jocelyn Gourvennec. Effective in defence, he is also fast and clinical when attacking on the wing.  
3. Diego Contento
ITA/GER | 1990 | 1m77 | Bayern Munich > Bordeaux (since 2014)
Acquired by Bordeaux after falling out of favour at Bayern Munich with whom he played in the 2012 Champions League final (losing to Chelsea). Enjoys senior player status but has proved inconsistent in recent months. In the 2017-18, his appearances have been few and far-between. 
4. Vukašin Jovanović
SER | 1996| 1m88 | Red Star Belgrade > Zenith Saint Petersburg > Bordeaux (since 2017)
Initially on loan for six months, has joined permanently from Zenith Saint Petersburg. So far so good; has put in some solid performances in central defence, combining well with the rest of the back line.
6. Igor Lewczuk
POL | 1985 | 1m87 | Znicz Pruszków > Jagiellonia Białystok > Piast Gliwice > Ruch Chorzów > Zawisza Bydgoszcz > Legia Warsaw > Bordeaux (since 2016) 
Has substantially strengthened Bordeaux's central defence since joining. Other than the occasional blip, a reliable and reassuring presence. 
8. Paul Baysse
FRA | 1988 | 1m84 | Bordeaux > Sedan > Brest > Saint-Etienne > Nice > Malaga > Bordeaux (since 2018)
Solid defender and a local boy who was initially sidelined by Bordeaux in 2007 because of his unpredictable fiery character. Things have come full circle and he was brought back to the club in 2018 to add some steel to the central defence. Appears happy to be back where he belongs.      
20. Youssouf Sabaly
FRA | 1993 | 1m74 | Paris SG > Evian > Nantes > Bordeaux (since 2016)
A key player throughout the 2016-17 season, parent club PSG's loss being Bordeaux's gain. Has joined permanently after being on loan. Confident when on the attack, is also effective when defending on the right flank. 
21. Théo Pellenard
FRA | 1994 | 1m82 | Bordeaux (since 2013) inc. Paris FC (loan 2015-16)
High-potential home-grown defender who had been bubbling under for some time before becoming a first-team regular under Jocelyn Gourvennec. Can switch positions with ease although is possibly best known as a left-back. Good distributor and crosser of the ball.
25. Pablo
BRA| 1991 | Ceara > Grêmio Porto Alegre > Avai FC > AA Ponte Preta > Bordeaux (since 2015) inc. Corinthians (loan 2017)
Now in his second spell at Bordeaux after spending a year on loan at Corinthians back in his home country, helping his team win the championship while also being singled out as the league's best defender. Regularly out of favour during his time at Bordeaux, the prodigal Brazilian may have moved up a notch since returning in January 2018, and marked his comeback with a contract extension.   
26. Olivier Verdon
BENIN | 1996 | Angoulême > Bordeaux (since 2016)
Solid right-footed defender whose consistent form in the reserve squad earned him a professional contract in 2017. Has already been called up to Benin's national squad. 
29. Maxime Poundjé
FRA | 1992 | 1m79 | Bordeaux (since 2011) inc. Nîmes (loan 2011-12)
Local boy who has yet to consistently deliver. Energetic when pouring forward but his last touch sometimes lacks precision. Must be saluted for his great attitude which is far-removed from that of many players: he heads up some fantastic humanitarian initiatives in Cameroon. 
31. Jules Koundé
FRA | 1998 | 1m78 | Bordeaux (since 2015)
Home-grown central defender who has unexpectedly graduated to the first team. Has so far proved neat, tidy and effective. A popular addition to the Girondins' back line and definitely to be monitored!
35. Thomas Carrique
FRA | 1999 | xx | Bordeaux (since 2017)
A bit-part player so far with the occasional first-team appearance, most notably as a substitute in a Coupe de France match where he managed to get sent off within minutes of coming on. To be developed and nurtured over the coming years.  

Midfielders

5. Otávio   
BRA | 1994 | 1m76 | Bordeaux (since 2017)
The Girondins do love their single-named rising Brazilian stars! This 23-year-old midfielder has been drafted in from Brazil's Atletico Paranaense to sit in front of the defence, collecting the ball and distributing further upfield.
10. Soualiho Meïté
FRA | 1994 | 1m87 | Auxerre > Lille > Zulte Waregem > Monaco > Bordeaux (since 2018, on loan from Monaco)
Tall, commanding presence on the pitch adding a spark of creativity to the Bordeaux midfield. Looking to blossom in Ligue 1 with the kind of leeway he wasn't getting at Monaco. 
13. Younousse Sankharé
FRA/SEN | 1989 | 1m84 | Paris Saint-Germain > Dijon > Guingamp > Lille > Bordeaux (since 2017)
Experienced workman-like midfielder who is bringing a mature no-nonsense approach to Bordeaux's midfield. Played a key part in the closing chapters of the 2016-17 season and often seems to end up on the scoresheet. 
17. Matheus Pereira da Silva
BRA | 1998 | 1m81 | Corinthians > Empoli > Bordeaux (since 2017)
Promising attacking midfielder and the latest in a long line of youthful South-American recruits.  
18. Jaroslav Plašil
CZE | 1982 | 1m83 | SK Hradec Králové > Monaco > Osasuna Pamplona > Bordeaux (since 2009) inc. Calcio Catane (loan 2013-14)
One of the Girondins' senior professionals and still a commanding and influential presence on the pitch. Can produce openings from midfield and also attempts the occasional powerful long-range shot.  
19. Lukas Lerager 
DEN | 1993 | 1m83 | Copenhagen > Viborg > Zulte Waregem > Bordeaux (since 2017)
The 25-year-old Danish international has joined the club from Belgium's SV Zulte Waregem. The box-to-box midfielder is already proving highly influential on the pitch.    
23. Valentin Vada
ARG | 1996 | 1m75 | Bordeaux (since 2014)
An imposing and assertive young playmaker with a bright future. Strong on the ball which he can also distribute in a way that makes life difficult for opposing teams.  
32. Zaydou Youssouf
FRA | 1999 | 1m78 | Bordeaux (since 2016)
Another homegrown player seeking to break into the first team.  Has proved efficient on his occasional appearances.
34. Aurélien Tchouameni
FRA | 2000 | xx | Bordeaux (since 2017)
Girondins academy graduate who signed his first professional contract in November 2017. 
 
 
Forwards

7. Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira ("Malcom")
BRA | 1997 | 1m71 | Corinthians > Bordeaux (since 2016)
Developing into one of Bordeaux's most valuable players, netting a number of goals in the process, Malcom has that streak of creative brilliance that makes things happen. They don't always come off but when they do it results in delightful, eminently Youtubable football.
9. Martin Braithwaite
DEN | 1991 | 1m80 | Ebsjerg > Toulouse > Middlesbrough > Bordeaux (on loan since 2017)
Strong, good-natured Danish international who became a firm favourite and regular goalscorer at Toulouse before joining Middlesbrough, jumping ship when 'Boro's management structure changed. Will he become a Bordeaux regular... and secure a place in Denmark's 2018 World Cup squad?
11. François Kamano
GUI | 1996 | 1m76 | Bastia > Bordeaux (since 2016)
A dynamic presence just behind the front line, his positive forward surges have rapidly made him a favourite among supporters. Now a firm regular in the starting 11.
12. Nicolas de Préville
FRA | 1991 | 1m82 | Reims > Lille > Bordeaux (since 2017)
Fast-paced and technically-skilled forward poached from Lille just before the Summer 2017 transfer window closed. Perpetually in movement, De Préville brings speed and dynamism to Bordeaux's front line.
15. Alexandre Mendy 
FRA | 1994 | 1m84 | Nice > Strasbourg (loan) > Nîmes (loan) > Guingamp > Bordeaux (since 2017)
Old-school 23-year-old striker who never quite broke through at Nice ahead of showing great promise at Guingamp where he was noticed by Gourvennec. So far has mainly shone in cup games but hopes to become a Ligue 1 regular at Bordeaux.
22. Cafú
BRA | 1991 | 1m75 | Ludogorets > Bordeaux (since 2017)
The 25-year-old Brazilian joined from Bulgarian club Ludogorets. This energetic, fast-paced winger can also slip into a striking role when required. 
24. Gaëtan Laborde
FRA | 1994 | 1m81 | Bordeaux (since 2011) inc. Red Star (loan 2013-14), Brest (loan 2014-15), Clermont (loan 2016)
After developing his trade elsewhere on loan, local boy Laborde has finally broken through at his home club. His work-rate is phenomenal; what he produces isn't always effective but when given the chances he will always tuck away one or two. 
33. Ervin Taha
FRA | 1999 | xx | Bordeaux (since 2017)
A bit-part player in the setup for now. 


Coach
Gustavo Poyet
URU | 1967
Playing career 1986-2004: River Plate > Grenoble > Bella Vista > Real Saragosse > Chelsea > Tottenham Hotspur

Coaching career: Brighton & Hove Albion (2009-2013) > Sunderland (2013-2015) > AEK Athens (2015-2016) > Betis Sevilla (2016) > Shanghai Shenhua (2017) > Bordeaux (since 2018)
Drafted in unexpectedly at Bordeaux after Jocelyn Gourvennec and his coaching staff ran out of solutions with the team struggling in Ligue 1 and unceremoniously knocked out of both domestic cup competitions. After a relatively bright start in England, Poyet has become a bit of an international journeyman with short spells in Greece, Spain and China. It remains to be seen whether he is at Bordeaux for the long haul or whether the Girondins will just be another line on the Uruguayan's CV...