Rod Fanni is a French footballer who plays as a right back for French club Olympique de Marseille and the French national team. Fanni began his career with FC Martigues, playing in both Ligue 2 and the Championnat National. He joined RC Lens in 2002 where he made his debut in Ligue 1, as well as both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup. He played the entire 2004–05 season on loan at Châteauroux in Ligue 2. In June 2005 he joined Nice but left after only two seasons to sign a four-year contract with Rennes. Fanni was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the 2008–09 season.. He was linked with Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United prior to signing a one year contract extension with Rennes in November 2009, which kept Fanni tied to Les Rouges et Noirs until June 2012. In December 2010, Marseille successfully acquired the services of Fanni. Fanni made his debut for the French national team against Tunisia on 14 October 2008 in a 3–1 victory..