Tony Vairelles (born 10 April 1973 in Nancy) is a retired French footballer.
A much-travelled centre-forward, the talented Vairelles started his professional career with hometown club AS Nancy before moving to RC Lens in summer 1995. After 4 seasons with considerable success (one league and one cup title) he joined Olympique Lyonnais who sent him out on loan three times and finally sold him to Stade Rennais. From then he changes clubs every season. Before the 2008 Major League Soccer season he had a trial with Toronto FC but did not fit into their plans and was not signed. In 2009, he joined FC Gueugnon after a stint at F91 Dudelange. He also became the club's main investor.
Vairelles represented France at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
He made his senior debut for France in an August 1998 friendly match against Austria and went on to earn 8 caps, scoring one goal. He played his final international game in April 2000 against Slovenia.
- Scores and results list France's goal tally first.
|1||13 November 1999||Stade de France, Saint Denis, France||Croatia||3-0||3-0||friendly match|
- Ligue 1: 2
- 1998, 2003
- BGL Ligue: 1
- Coupe de la Ligue: 1
His younger brothers Giovan Vairelles, Diego Vairelles and David Vairelles are all professional footballers. He is the first player from the Gypsy community (by his maternal biological grandfather) with France national team selections.
Tony Vairelles and his brothers are held in pretrial detention in Nancy since 25 October 2011 after a shooting in a discothèque in Essey-lès-Nancy. He was freed on March 27, 2012 and put on probation.