SimonGuy SIMON


BornApr 21, 1933
Lampaul-Plouarzel, FRANCE
DeadDec 11, 1988 (55 years old)
Size1.72 m
AS BrestAS Brest1956
SO MontpellierSO Montpellier1957
AS BrestAS Brest
SO MontpellierSO Montpellier
AS BrestAS Brest
Guy Simon was a defender who was born in the Finistère region of Brittany. He began his playing career as an amateur footballer with AS Brest in the 1950s. Powerful athletic player, he would sign for the 3rd CRT of Rennes team during his military service in the French Navy between May 1954 and April 1956. He would be spotted during that time by Stade Rennais, who signed him on professional forms for the 1956/1957 season. He would be first-choice as right-back for the majority of the First Division season, and made over 20 appearances for Rennes. It would be his only season with Rennes, however, as he left to join SO Montpellier to play in the Second Division for the following season. Alas, he would be forced into early retirement from professional football at the end of the 1957/1958 season as a result of a serious fracture of the ankle. He would then return to AS Brest, where he would play for five years, between 1958 and 1963. After that, he would take on the role of Player-Manager at Landivisiau, with Gas de Saint-Thivisiau, until 1967. He returned to AS Brestoise at the beginning of the 1970s, and played for the Veterans' Team. He also coached the Juniors team at the club between 1976-1988. Sadly, he passed away in 1988, aged just 55 years old.