May 7, 1922
|Dead||Jul 1, 1999 (77 years old)|
Francis Leseignoux hailed from Cancale, and began his footballing career in the Second Division with Le Mans in 1942. Leseignoux was a central defender, who was also capable of playing in midfield. He stayed at Le Mans until 1947. An intelligent player and a good reader of the game, he later went on to Alès, with whom he would go on to finish next to bottom in the First Division in 1948, playing the subsequent two seasons in the Second Division. In 1950, he signed for Monaco, who were playing at the same level as his previous club. After a year in the Principality, he joined Stade Rennais in 1951. He was thrown into the starting line-up for the first six matchdays of the season at Le Mans. After two years out of the game, he laced up his boots once again at Châtellerault, playing on until 1960. After hanging up his boots as a professional, he joined the Saint-Yves Secondary School in Quimper as a Physical Education teacher, and continued playing in a local Sunday football league with Phalange d'Arvor in Quimper.