BlinDominique BLIN


BornFeb 20, 1952
Rennes, FRANCE
DeadJun 5, 2010 (58 years old)
Size1.86 m
Arrival(s)From academy
Born in Rennes, Dominique Blin started his playing days with the Cadets de Bretagne team before arriving at Stade Rennais in 1974, aged 22. He came from a footballing family, and it was a club his knew well. His brother had made two appearances as a professional between 1971-1973 as goalkeeper. Blin was a versatile defender, being able to play all the way across the back four, he would find himself mostly deployed at centre-back. He would play little in his first season at the club, making just three appearances as cover for the usual first-choice centre-back, Rizzo. The following season would not prove to be any more successful, with just a single appearance to his name in the return fixture against Angers in a game which sealed the Division Two title. He finally got more game-time as of the 1976/1977 season, with 12 matches and then 19 appearances in the season that followed. After a total of 35 appearances, over four seasons, for the Red and Blacks, he would leave Rennes in 1978 to join Stade Briochin in the Third Division. He would stay with Saint Brieuc until 1980, at which point he moved on to sign for Guingamp, where he would see precious little action. In the end, he returned to Saint Brieuc in 1981, and ended his playing career there in 1985. He went on to become a physiotherapist at Chartres-de-Bretagne, near Rennes, a profession which he occupied for several years. In 2002, he suffered a heart-attack, which left him in a coma for eight years. Alas, he passed away on 5th June 2010, aged just 58.