Arriving at Rennes in July 2020, Januel Belusian signed his first professional contract, in November 2021. At 16 years and eight months old. “He is a more versatile defensive midfielder or torchbearer, but he can also play in the center of defence, which is the position he currently occupies in N3. He advances quickly, has very good technical mastery, good quality of passes to take out balls and understands the game very quickly,” He was described, on the club’s website, by Florian Morris, Rennes’ sporting director, at the time. From his signature in the pro.
Also in 2021, he was elected the best hope of the European Under-21 Training Centers Championship, in Blufragan. Beluchian, who plays primarily with the reserve in N3 and with the under-19 team in Gambardella, is, along with striker Matthijs Tal, the second player of the 2005 generation to join the Stade Rennes professional group. He entered the game in the 79th minute of the great victory over Metz (6-1), and replaced Nayef Aguird to play his first minute with the professionals.
Januel Beluchian is not the first big athlete in the family. His older brother, Wilhelm Beluchian, who is ten years older than him, is part of the French team for the 110m hurdles. European champion 2021 indoor champion for France in June in Angers, and twice in the Olympic Games, in 2016 in Rio and 2021 in Tokyo.
In 2014, he also became the junior world champion and broke the world record (12’99). A record that lasted until 2021, when he was defeated by another Frenchman, Sacha Chuya, the future star of French athletics (12″72).
“Belonging to a family of athletes, having a big brother who runs at a high level, gives him the right mindset: he knows what to put in place to progress, he is really very organized, he is a hard worker,” he indicated, last August 19 in Telegram during the European Championship under 21 years old in Blufragan, to Pierre Emmanuel Bordeaux, his coach Pierre Emmanuel Bordeaux.
Januel Beluchian was born in Guadeloupe, in Les Abimes. Like Marcos Coco (25), he trained at En Avant Guingamp before leaving for FC Nantes. A resident of Stade Lamentinois, he is the first youngster from Guadeloupe to sign a professional contract with Rennes since the partnership between the two clubs began five years ago.
Januel Beluchian already has seven picks for the France U-17 team. In August 2021, he participated in the Montaigu Championship. He was also present during Blueberries’ qualification for the Euro U17 Elite Tour, next spring. France belongs to the group of England, Luxembourg and Russia.
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