Mar 3, 1941
|Age||81 years old|
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
André Guy was developed by Sochaux at the end of the 1950s, and he started his professional playing career there in 1960. For two seasons, this nonchalant attacker, with a difficult temperament, settled for mere crumbs in terms of game-time, as he only managed 3 or 4 games per season. In 1962, he joined Saint- Etienne as a makeweight in a transfer deal. He was to quickly establish himself as first-choice in attack, and "The Greens" would win the Second Division title in his first season at the club. He would go on to confirm his status as a prolific and clinical marksman, scoring 28 goals, which helped Saint-Etienne to finish French Champions in 1964. After three seasons with Saint-Etienne, he signed for Lille, who were struggling in the lower-half of the table. Here too, he would have two great seasons, scoring 40 goals in that time. In 1967, he moved to Lyon, which would become his favourite club. There, he would finish First Division top scorer in 1969 with 25 goals to his name. That figure would remain a record tally for a season at Lyon for a long time (beaten by Lacazette in more recent times). Striker with a powerful shot, he went on to score no fewer than 16 goals per season for seven consecutive campaigns, and was always in the top 7 of the leading goalscorers in the league in the First Division between 1963 and 1970. In his final season with Lyon, his game-time was much-reduced, and he requested that the club release him. In January 1971, he got his wish, and signed for Stade Rennais. With the Red and Blacks, he would be somewhat less prolific than usual in front of goal, but he would become a cult hero for the Rennes fans, scoring the winning penalty in the French Cup Final against his old team, Lyon. He would only stay at Rennes for six months, in the end, before moving on once more, to Toulon, playing in the Second Division, between 1971 and 1973. Equally adept with both feet, he spent two quality seasons there, averaging a goal every two matches. He finished his playing career at Nevers in 1974. André Guy was also a French international between 1964 and 1968. He was awarded 8 caps in that time, and he even scored on his debut for France in a 2-0 victory over Luxembourg.