Nov 11, 1934
|Dead||Feb 1, 2023 (88 years old)|
Born in the Bouches-du-Rhône region in the South of France, Guy Méano was the brother of French international Francis Méano, who was tragically killed in a road accident, aged just 22. Having begun his career with the club Miramas, Guy joined the team Aix-en-Provence at the end of the 1940s and turned professional there in 1953. For three seasons, he experienced the heyday of the Second Division side before being recruited by Stade Rennais, freshly-promoted to the First Division in 1956. At Rennes, he would play alongside the likes of Dombeck, Mahi and Cuissard, finishing top scorer at the club in his first season in Brittany, albeit with a rather meagre total of eight goals, which would - alas - not be enough to keep his side in the top-flight, and the Red and Blacks ended up relegated to the second tier of French football at the end of it. Rennes were able to bounce straight back to the First Division the following season, Méano notching 17 goals, making him the club's second top-scorer behind Cuissard (who had scored 24). Repositioned to a wide role in the Rennes attack between 1958-1960, his goal tally would progressively dwindle, despite figuring in 30 games per season. Having spent four seasons in Rennes, he left the club in 1960 to return to the south and AS Cannes, playing in the Second Division at the time. He would spend three years on the South Coast before returning to amateur football to see out his playing days with his first club, Miramas.