Aug 10, 1928
|Dead||Apr 1, 2010 (81 years old)|
Champion de France D2 (1956 avec Rennes)
Bernard Maiseau was a striker. Born in Lorient, Maiseau learned his trade with GSI Pontivy as an amateur footballer, before being recruited by Stade Rennais in 1950. Not used at the beginning of the 1950/1951 season in the face of heavy competition from the talented and effective Grumellon and Combot, he would only get to take up the role of a striker in the starting line-up after Combot suffered a knee injury. He would go on to score 7 goals in 15 matches that season, but would lose his place once more in the following campaign, and made just two appearances all season. When Grumellon left in the 1952/1953 season, he would return to the starting eleven once more, but was less prolific, scoring just 5 goals in 25 matches. For the five seasons which followed, he was used sparingly, acting as the occasional understudy for one of the first-choice strikers. In 1956/1957, he missed the entire season owing to his military service obligations. He would end up spending his entire professional career with Stade Rennais, as he returned to amateur football with Pontivy in 1958. He changed profession after his footballing days were over, running a company specialised in the dentistry industry until 1991. He passed away, aged 81, in Pontivy, on 1st April 2010.