Apr 25, 1952
|Age||69 years old|
After spending his formative years at Noeux-lès-Mines, Didier Dufour joined the Academy setup at Sochaux in 1974. As an excellent right-back, he quickly claimed a place in the starting line-up for the professional side in the Doubs region of France. He spent five seasons there, spending the majority of his career at the club, making over 180 appearances in that time. He would thus become an experienced campaigner in the French First Division, even making an appearance in the UEFA Cup in the 1976/1977 season. He would end up spending the rest of his career in the Second Division however. He left Sochaux for Thonon Les Bains in 1979 then joined Stade Rennais in 1980. As first-choice at Right Back, he would go on to make over 100 appearances in Red and Black over the course of the three seasons spent at the club, ending with a Second Division champions' medal in 1983. His only goal for the club would come in a league match against Dunkerque on 15th November 1980. Despite helping his side to achieve promotion, Dufour was not retained by Rennes for their first season back in the top flight, and was transfered to local rivals Guingamp in 1983. He participated in the transformation of Guingamp from an amateur club to a professional one in 1984. He would stay at the club for three seasons, two of which were full in terms of matches played. In the final season, he had very little gametime. He would finish his playing career with Abbeville in his native region, playing from 1986 until he hung up his boots for good in 1988.