Jul 4, 1955
|Age||67 years old|
In 1979, Patrick Rampillon arrived discretely at Stade Rennais FC as a player. In January 1987, and up to the end of the season, he took over as Manager of the First Team, taking over from Pierre Mosca, and Raymond Kéruzoré, before him. In that same year, he became the Director of the Academy setup, which he held until 2014. His first real successes were Huard (1990) and Wiltord (1992). Up to the end of the 20th Century, Rampillon had always supplied between 2 and 4 players to the professional First Team, amongst them were players like Heurtebis, Reveillère, Silvestre and Bigné. A further success came when 6 of these players when on to play for the senior French international team (Réveillère, Silvestre, M’Vila, Gourcuff, Briand and Wiltord) and many others would go on to represent the U21s or various African national sides. From 2006-2011, the Rennes Academy setup was named «Best in France », but the main achievements of Rampillon came with 6 titles between 2002-2008: Twice victors of the Gambardella Cup (French FA Youth Cup), the national U18 and U17 titles, and twice winners of the national professional reserve team championship title. By 2010/2011 the first team was made up of 50% of homegrown talent, which underlined the success of the youth development policy implemented by Pïerre Dréossi in 2002. He progressively passed on the responsibility for the Academy setup to Yannick Menu and then Landry Chauvin, and became advisor to President René Ruello in 2014. In November 2017, Olivier Létang was named as the new President of Stade Rennais FC, and Rampillon left his role of advisor to enjoy a well-earned retirement after 38 years of loyal service to the Red and Blacks.