Jan 29, 1947
|Age||76 years old|
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
After a first experience in football with Stade Briochin as a teenager, Bernard Gouëffic arrived at Stade Rennais, aged 19, in 1966. He would have to wait until the 1967/1968 season to get his first appearance as a professional, playing a part in three matches that season. In December 1967, he answered the call of his country, and thus joined the team of the Batallion of Joinville in the Second Division, for whom he played until March 1969. Having completed his National Service duty, he returned to link up with the Rennes first team to complete the season. Despite often finding himself on the substitute's bench, he still managed to get some game-time in the 1969/1970 season with 22 appearances to his name. As a defender, he was mainly used in central defence, and he was the regular understudy to Cédolin and Chiosta in the seasons that followed, and played on average ten games each season. He made three appearances in the victorious run in the French Cup in 1971, notably playing in the two-legged Quarter Finals against Monaco. He wouldn't get many starts until his final season at the club in 1972/1973. He left Rennes to sign for FC Lorient in 1973, playing in the Second Division for three years as a keystone in their defence. In 1976, he moved on to Lucé, newly-promoted to the Second Division. He actually finished the 1976/1977 season as Player/Manager of Lucé, after the First Team Manager of the day was sacked. Having spent three seasons with Lucé, he returned to Lorient (who had been relegated back to Division d'Honneur after the club went out of business), and he would spend two seasons there as Player/Manager. His playing days ended in 1981, and he returned to his native Saint-Brieuc to become a football educator.