Josse Bernard JOSSE


Born Jan 17, 1932
Rennes, FRANCE
Dead Sep 3, 2019 (87 years old)
Size 1.77 m
Position Goalkeeper
TA Rennes TA Rennes 1954
Laval Laval 1962
TA Rennes TA Rennes
Rennes Rennes
Laval Laval
Born and bred in Rennes, Bernard Josse was a goalkeeper, who was developed initially by TA Rennes, before joining Stade Rennais in 1954. His first match in Red and Black took place on 7th August 1954, coming on in the second half of a match against Angers in the Odorico Cup. He would only make one solitary Second Division league appearance in the 1954/1955 season, on 31st October 1954, against Alès on matchday 14. He was then consigned to playing reserve-team football, and wouldn't see the First Team again until the 1957/1958 season. For four whole years, he was the understudy to the first-choice keepers of the day, and only managed a couple of appearances each season. After Rouillé was injured on the first day of the 1961/1962 season, he was given the role of first-choice goalkeeper, playing in twelve consecutive fixtures, before Rouillé returned from injury. He then went back to the amateur side before moving on to Stade Lavallois, who were playing in the Division d'Honneur, between 1963-1966. He passed away, aged 87, in Rennes on 3rd September 2019.