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Look at him now: Life after Charlton for Therry Racon

Look at him now: Life after Charlton for Therry Racon

Therry Racon may look back on his time at Charlton Athletic as one of the fond moments in his career.

The Guadeloupe international joined the Addicks in the summer of 2007 from Guingamp when Alan Pardew paid a fee of £743,000 for him, per Transfermarkt.

Having spent a period of time on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion, the midfielder made a number of appearances in the Championship but could not do enough to prevent the club from finishing rock-bottom in the 2008-09 campaign.

He established himself as a starter for the Addicks during their time in League One and became an important figure for the club as they looked to try and return to England’s second tier.

Racon, who is primarily a central midfielder, would be utilised at times on the left-hand side under Phil Parkinson and Chris Powell, where he showed that he had an ability to be creative and provide a number of chances for his team-mates.


The Guadeloupe native registered seven goals and six assists in his 111 appearances for the club during his time, however, the arrival of Powell saw the player depart in the summer.

Charlton had allowed a number of their players to leave as they looked to cut costs and despite Racon being happy in London and wanting to stay at the club (per The Newsshopper), he was let go and joined one of the club’s most bitter rivals.

Remaining in the capital, the midfielder joined Millwall on a two-year deal, although things did not go to well for him as he suffered with an ankle injury that seriously hampered any chance he would have of being a hit at The Den.

He joined Portsmouth in 2013, initially on loan, before completing a move on a permanent basis on a one-month contract, however, things did not work out for him on the south coast and has since returned to France.

Racon, who is now 34-years-old, is playing his football with Racing Club de France football Colombes 92 in the Championnat National 3 – which is the country’s fifth tier.

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