SorelAndré SOREL


BornApr 19, 1924
Rennes, FRANCE
DeadNov 1, 1988 (64 years old)
Size1.78 m
Arrival(s)From academy
André Sorel was a defender, who was born in Rennes. He began his playing days with the railwaymen team, Cheminots Rennais, before joining Stade Rennais Université Club in 1945. He would begin his time at Rennes playing for the amateur team, only making his professional bow in 1947, in a 1-3 defeat against Saint-Etienne, on the opening day of the First Division season It would turn out to be his only appearance as a professional that season, and he would rarely get a chance in the First Team until 1950. The 1950/1951 season, would be his best with the club, making 18 apperances with the professionals, and he scored his one and only goal for Rennes on Matchday 15, in a 2-3 defeat away to Nancy. He would make just the one appearance the following season, and decided to leave Rennes at the end of that campaign. His next club would be Stade Lavallois, where he went on to become the First Team Manager the following year. He managed the club until 1958, before moving on to coach at Carhaix and Saint-Brieuc, where he would notably reach the Round of 16 in the French Cup in 1966, having previously knocked out Olympique de Marseille in a previous round.