|Born||Oct 6, 1914|
|Dead||Aug 31, 1978 (63 years old)|
Italian-born Elpidio Coppa was developed by Inter Milan (for whom he would almost exclusively play for the Reserve side.) He was the first Italian to sign for Stade Rennais in the history of the club. Having had spells with several clubs in Italy between 1932 and 1949, including AS Lucchese, and a few others in Serie A and Serie B). He signed for the Red and Blacks in January 1949. The attacking midfielder, would only stay with Rennes for six months, mainly used on the right wing, making five appearances as a replacement for regular first-choice Mankowski. After his brief interlude in France, he returned to play in his native Italy.