Jul 16, 1958
|Age||64 years old|
Originally from Finistère, Claude Kerveillant was primarily a box-to-box midfielder, who could also serve as a playmaker. His career began with Douarnenez, his birthplace, where he would spend three seasons playing for Stella Maris in Division d'Honneur (amateur football). Scouted by Stade Rennais in 1977, he signed for the Red and Blacks aged 19. He got his first start on the 19th November 1977 in the home league fixture versus Lille (2-2 draw), and quickly established himself in the team, playing in a majority of the games upto the end of the 1977/1978 season. After this promising season, he would become a regular member of first-team starting line-up, making over 30 appearances. Unfortunately, he would suffer with increased competition for his position from new arrivals at the club, such as Anafal, Rampillon or Barraud, and only played in two matches in the 1979/1980 season. This disappointment hastened his decision to retire from professional football at the end of that season. After that, he returned to amateur football, whilst remaining in Brittany, moving to play for UCK Vannes in the Third Division up until 1984. He finished his playing days with a spell at Plouhinec.