Wesley Fofana played on April 30, on the 24th day of Top 14, the last match of his career, against Stade Français. The Clermontois, under contract with the ASM until 2023, announced on Monday on Twitter that he was hanging up his crampons a little earlier than he had initially planned. The former international (48 caps, from 2012 to 2019) had been diminished by a succession of injuries in recent years. He had thus played only 20 club games in the last three seasons, including only four during the last exercise.
A succession of glitches that decided him to stop his career. “These last two years have sometimes been difficult to manage, he acknowledges. An obvious observation that my body no longer cashed the level of requirement that professional rugby now requires. I therefore choose to anticipate the end of my career. » Last March, the player had however explained in our columns that he could still help the team and go to the end of his contract.
Fifteen years at ASM
This Monday, the center with devastating support also recalls that it has just passed “fifteen years within the ASM”. Wesley Fofana will therefore have been the player of a single club, which he will have durably marked, even if the end of his Clermont history was not as happy as hoped. He has notably won the Shield of Brennus twice, in 2010 and 2017, as well as the European Challenge in 2019.
His performances in club, first on the wing then in the center, had opened the doors of the France team to him. Fofana played six times in the Six Nations Tournament (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019), without managing to defeat it. He ended his international career in 2019.