Aug 27, 1957
|Age||65 years old|
Hailing from the Bordeaux suburb of Talence, Gérard Saliné made his first steps in professional football playing for Girondins de Bordeaux in 1977, aged 20. He would only stay for one season, and see precious little action in that time, with just four appearances to his name. Saliné was a striker who mostly featured on the left-hand side of the attack, and he left Bordeaux in 1979 to sign for Angers, where he would hardly enjoy more game-time. The following season, he was picked up by Stade Rennais, who were in a rebuilding phase after finding themselves in financial difficulties. He quickly established himself in the First Team starting line-up at Rennes, and his first two seasons proved to be conclusive, finishing top-scorer for the Red and Blacks in the 1980/1981 season with a tally of 9 goals. Alas, he would lose his place in the first XI the following season, with competition from Bonsink and M'Pelé blocking his route to the starting line-up as first-choice striker. He left Brittany in 1982 to join CS Thonon in the Second Division where he would stay until 1983, before moving on to Roubaix, who were also in the second tier of French football. There he would end his professional playing days, but he continued in amateur football thereafter with spells in the Third Division, also with Beauvais and finally Annemasse in the Fourth Division (CFA) between 1984 and 1986.