|Born||Dec 28, 1922|
|Dead||Jan 9, 1994 (71 years old)|
Alexandre Simon (nicknamed Alex) was a Rennes-born striker who was developed by Stade Briochin in Saint-Brieuc, but then returned to his hometown to sign for the Red and Blacks aged 17. In 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War brought the world of professional football to a halt. Numerous professional footballers were thus called up to do military service on the front, so Simon would be given the chance to play for the Rennes team playing at the time in the Upper Brittany championship. He spent two seasons in the starting line-up, before being left out for the next two years. In 1943, two new championships were put in place. One of them was created on a Federal basis (with the professionals), the other being an amateur league. Simon restarted with the latter for the 1943/1944 season. In the two subsequent seasons, he would be promoted to the professional team, albeit playing rarely. In 1946, he left Rennes to sign for AS Poissy, where he would end his playing days.