Mar 22, 1972
|Dead||May 6, 2021 (49 years old)|
In the Summer of 1998, Stade Rennais took on a whole new dimension after Pinault bought out the club. Some of the heros from the team who staved off relegation were deemed surplus to requirements, and didn’t figure in the plans of new boss Le Guen. Thus, Christophe Revault became the understudy to local fans’ favourite Heurtebis. After a failed season at Paris Saint Germain, where he was even ridiculed by the French version of Spitting Image (“Guignols de l’Info”), the goalkeeper who was developed at Le Havre was immediately adopted. He made a string of decisive saves in a team who were strong defensively. On the 25th April 1999, he suffered ruptured cruciate knee ligaments at Lyon in a 2-1 win for Rennes, which kept him out until 17th November of the same year. Although Revault was given a standing ovation upon his return to action, the goalkeeper struggled to get back to his old performance levels after that. In turn, he was replaced by the renowned Summer signing Lama in July 2000. Revault then joined Toulouse, before returning to Rennes for a season in 2006/2007 as understudy to Pouplin.