Attacking midfielder who was named French Player of the Year in 2009 while playing for Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1.
He was a top tennis player as a youth but decided to focus on soccer instead.
After playing internationally for France at the U17 through U21 levels, he was called up to the senior squad in 2008.
His father Christian Gourcuff became the FC Lorient manager.
He played alongside Thierry Henry on the French national team from 2008 to 2010.