PériaultDaniel PÉRIAULT


BornApr 16, 1946
Rennes, FRANCE
Age78 years old
Size1.73 m
Arrival(s)From academy
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
Daniel Périault, born in Rennes, was just 10 years old when his picked up his first playing licence with his hometown club in 1956, playing as a full-back, where he would go on to play his entire career, playing in all the youth categories until making his professional debut in 1968. Playing under the stewardship of the then First Team Manager Jean Prouff, he would play little in his first three seasons, frozen out by the competition from Cosnard and Cardiet for his position. He would mostly be used on the left side of defence for Rennes, but would finally get a bit more game time from the 1971/1972 season onwards, on account of his versatility. He alternated between left-back and left-winger. He didn't really become a first-team regular in the starting line-up until 1973, as a full-back. In his nine seasons as a professional, he spent 8 of them playing in the First Division, and one in the Second Division. In 1977, with Rennes in severe financial difficulties, the club were forced to offload players to reduce the wages bill. This also brought an end to Périault's professional career, aged 31, with 176 appearances in over 20 years at Rennes. He then went into football management with Canet, between 1977-1991. Thanks to Périault, they achieved their highest ever position in the Third Division in the 1988/1989 season. He would then coach Rodez before returning to Canet in 1999, where he spent a season, and then returned to manage Rodez two years later after an interlude with Aurillac. He ended his managerial career with Onet-le-Château in the Aveyron region of France.