French international footballer, Yann M'Vila who is also the younger brother of Yohan M'Vila. operates as a defensive midfielder for French club Rennes in Ligue 1. His excellent defensive abilities and impressive physical strength makes him a force to reckon with. M'vila began his football career playing for clubs such as Amiens SC and Mantes. After a couple of years in Stade Rennais's youth academy, he embarked on his professional career with a league match against Nice. M'Vila's playing technique has earned him acclaim, which in turn has led to coaches and players drawing comparisons to fellow French internationals Patrick Vieira and Claude Makelele. M'Vila's passing ability and ability to retain possession consistently has been described as "precise" and "imaginative". Besides playing for all levels for which he was eligible, he has also captained several of his age groups including the under-19 team for the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. M'Vila made his senior debut on 11 August 2010 in a friendly match against Norway and has been playing for the senior team since.