Sep 22, 1957
|Age||64 years old|
Hailing from the Lower Rhine region of France, Bruno Steck began in the youth teams at Strasbourg before joining the FC Nantes Academy in 1975. Centre-back by trade, he spent four seasons with the Canaries, but saw precious little action, playing just 7 matches there. He still managed to end up with a French Champions' medal in 1977 with Nantes. In 1979, he signed for Angers in the First Division, where he would quickly claim a spot in the starting line-up, playing in virtually every match of his season there. He was scouted by Stade Rennais whilst with Angers, and he was signed by his Breton neighbours in 1980. He would also end up spending a single season with Rennes, again as first-choice centre-back to begin with, but then used subsequently as a midfielder. He scored 7 goals, becoming one of his team's top-scorers that season. His good performances in a Rennes shirt enabled him to sign for Tours in the First Division in 1981, where he would spend two seasons. After that he returned to Brittany to join Brest, where he would stay for the next two years, from 1983 to 1985. As an experienced player in the top flight, Steck was recruited by Niort, who were playing the the Second Division at the time, but he managed to help them to promotion in his second season at the club. In 1988, he joined Stade Lavallois, for whom he would play for two seasons. He would play the whole first season in the First Division, but Laval were relegated at the end of it, and he would make one solitary appearance in the 1989/1990 season, and chose to hang up his boots and call time on his professional career as a player. After retiring, Steck tried his luck in football management, mostly with amateur clubs, such as Saintes, Orléans or Trélissac.