Calmettes Georges CALMETTES


Born Jul 17, 1942
Frontignan, FRANCE
Dead May 13, 2010 (67 years old)
Size 1.74 m
Position Polyvalent midfielder
Cannes Cannes 1967
Ajaccio Ajaccio 1968
Montpellier Montpellier
Cannes Cannes
Rennes Rennes
Ajaccio Ajaccio
Bastia Bastia
AC Avignon AC Avignon
Native of the Hérault region in the South of France, Georges Calmettes began his career with his local club, SO Montpellier, with whom he would win the Second Division Championship in 1961. He was a midfielder, who could also play in central defence. He stayed with Montpellier for five seasons before joining AS Cannes in 1965. There, he would play a season in the First Division, and another in the Second Division, after Cannes were relegated. In 1967, he signed for Stade Rennais, where he alternated in the rotation in midfield with Mosa and Rossignol in Jean Prouff's 4-2-4 formation, which only had room for two midfielders in the starting XI. He would leave the banks of the Vilaine river after a single season at the club, making 26 appearances, scoring four times. He left Rennes to head for Corsica, signing initially for Ajaccio, from 1968-1969, and then Bastia, where he went on to become a cult hero for four seasons. In 1973, he signed for Avignon in the Second Division, before returning to his native Montpellier between 1975-1977 to end his playing days. He passed away, aged 67, on 13th May 2010 in Beziers.