Valour FC sign French defender Guillaume Pianelli to a U-SPORTS contract

Valour FC today announce the club has signed French defender Guillaume Pianelli to a USPORTS contract.

Pianelli, 24, joins Valour FC after spending the previous three seasons with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières where he appeared in 41 matches and helped the program to the U-Sports championship in 2019 where he was named to the all-tournament team. He was also a Quebec conference (RSEQ) All-Star in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and a U Sports and RSEQ All-Star in 2022.

The defender was born in Bastia, Corsica, France- some called him the “Corsican Bull” and previously played with EF Bastia of the Championnat National 2 in France (2017-18) after coming up through the S.C. Bastia development program. He was also selected by Forge FC seventh overall a year ago but did not sign with the club.

Guillaume Pianelli

Position: Defender

Height: 6’4

Birthday: May 1, 1998

Nationality: French

Last Club: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières



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