|Born||Feb 27, 1920|
|Dead||Dec 7, 1979 (59 years old)|
Ernesto Sandroni was an Italian-born midfielder, who spent the vast majority of his career in Italy (starting at 19 years old). His journey took him to several Italian clubs, such as AC Milan, Vicenza and Venice. In 1951; this humble defensive midfielder signed for Stade Rennais, along with his team-mate from back in the day, Nikolic. Whilst at Rennes, he never really managed to establish himself, taking part in a mere 14 matches, mainly down to the regular turnover in midfield, with Cueff and Mansat vying for the same spot. That season, he would also help out in a defence which was the leakiest in the First Division. That would prove to be his one-and-only season in a Rennes shirt, and would also be his last as a professional footballer, hanging up his boots at the end of the 1951/1952 campaign. After retiring, he returned to live in his native Italy, where he passed away at the tender age of 59.