RichardAlain RICHARD


BornNov 15, 1946
Bagneaux-sur-Loing, FRANCE
Age77 years old
Size1.74 m
PositionRight winger
Stade FrançaisStade Français
Born in Seine-et-Marne, Alain Richard started his footballing journey playing for AS Bagneux-Nemours, where he stood out as a striker. He was quickly spotted by Stade Français, he recruited him in 1964. The Parisian club, playing in the First Division at the time, was in financial difficulties at the time, however, and they only retained him for a couple of months. In 1965, he signed for Stade de Reims, with whom he would spend the lion's share of his playing career. A First-Team regular in the starting XI for his ten seasons in the Champagne region, he made over 280 appearances, and scored just under 50 goals in that time. He played 6 seasons in the First Division, and 4 in the Second Division, notably winning a Division Two League Champions' medal in 1966. As an attacker, mainly playing on the right wing, he moved on to Troyes in the First Division in 1975, where he would spend a season before signing for Stade Rennais in 1976. His first season with the Red and Blacks was a lean one both from a personal and from a team perspective. He scored just 6 goals in 30 appearances, and saw his side relegated to the Second Division at the end of the season. His second season would prove to be slightly better, but would still be disappointing, despite a excellent start to the campaign, where he scored 6 goals in 9 matches, including a four-goal haul against Guingamp on 1st October 1977. He finally called time on his professional career in 1978, leaving Stade Rennais to join AS Corbeil-Essonnes.