Apr 16, 1955
|Age||66 years old|
Djamel Tlemçani made his professional debut in his native Algeria, with the club Belouizdad in 1973. He spent six seasons at the club, and won the Algerian Cup in 1978. The following season, this excellent attacking midfielder packed his bags to head for France, signing for Reims, who were playing in the Second Division at the time. He would stay in the Champagne region for three season, making 80 appearances, scoring 31 goals. In 1982, he caught the eye of Rouen, for whom he signed, making the step up to the top flight in the process. He went on to make 71 appearances, and scored 23 goals for the Normandy club. In that same year, he even got to represent his country Algeria at the World Cup. In 1984, he moved on to Toulon, another First Division club, where he spent a season, scoring twice in 24 matches. After a brief interlude in Switzerland in the 1985/1986 season, and a spell at Quimper in the Second Division (1986/1987), it was Stade Rennais' turn to welcome the Algerian international into their ranks. He signed for Rennes for one season in 1987, scoring 5 goals in 23 appearances, but would end up playing for a relatively small part of the season, as his access to the starting line-up was barred by Van den Boogaard, the new recruit from Holland. His stay at Rennes would be a disappointing one overall. He went on to play for US Villecresnes in the Third Division, before returning to Brittany to join Lorient in the Second Division.