Sep 19, 1944
La Roë, FRANCE
|Age||78 years old|
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
Hailing from the neighbouring Mayenne region, Alain Cosnard would spend his entire career as a professional footballer at Stade Rennais. He arrived at the club from amateur side CPB Rennes in 1963, and then spent several years playing in the Red and Blacks' Reserves. This right-back joined the Professional group in the First Team in 1968, and quickly established himself as a First-Team regular in the starting line-up for seven seasons. Permanent fixture in the Rennes defence, he would win the French FA Cup in 1971, and figured in the club's European campaign the following season. With 250 matches under his belt, Cosnard would go into the list of Rennes players with the most appearances for the club. He ended his professional playing days at the end of the 1974/1975 season, and returned to the amateur game, playing for US Gétigné pour three years. Between 1978-1982 he was the Reserve Team Manager at Rennes, before returning to his first club, CPB Rennes to head up their Women's football section.