Mar 16, 1962
|Age||58 years old|
Albert Falette hails from French Guyana, and naturally began his playing activities there in 1978, at the rather suprising position of goalkeeper. This athletic player, would soon swap his goalkeeping gloves for the role of striker. In 1982, he decided to leave for Metropolitan France to try his luck there, and found his first opening at SCO Angers, where his career began in earnest, although it took him almost a year to obtain his first professional contract. In the Second Division, at the time, he was converted to a defender, and went to to make 147 apperances with Angers, scoring 8 goals in total during his time there. Emboldened by his potential at this level, he went on to join Stade Rennais, who were on the lookout for an experienced defender to gain promotion to the top flight in 1988. He played two seasons there in the Second Division, but his experience at Rennes was not exactly a successful one overall, as he never managed to become a first-team regular. He played a total of 42 matches, of which 24 in his first season, and 18 appearances in the second year at the club. He would, however, become one of the heros of the last match of the season, against Lorient (a key game in securing promotion), as it was he who provided the cross which enabled Cano to score the goal which enabled Rennes to achieve promotion. In 1990, he left Rennes to join Le Mans, where he spent four seasons playing in the Second Division. He went on to finish his playing career at Sedan, before going into coaching in 1999 as Manager of Tours. Albert Falette thus spent the vast majority of his playing career in the Second Division, without ever tasting life as a player in the top flight. His son, Simon Falette, is also a professional footballer, following in his fathers footsteps, who played for Metz in Ligue 1 in 2016.