BelunzaHenri BELUNZA


BornAug 22, 1911
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
DeadAug 19, 1989 (77 years old)
Le HavreLe Havre1945
Excelsior RoubaixExcelsior Roubaix
Le HavreLe Havre
Henri Belunza was an Argentine striker, born in 1911, who spent the lion's share of his playing career in France, having started in teams in the suburbs of his hometown, Buenos Aires. His journey in France began in 1933, in Roubaix, in the early days of professional football. Used sparingly in the First Division North, he was loaned out the following season to Villeurbanne in the Second Division. After that, he went on to play for Olympique Dunkerquois between 1935 and 1938, where he would prove to be formidable winger and goalscorer. At that time, Stade Rennais, who were looking to return to the top flight, recruited Belunza to bolster their attacking options. Selected mainly to play on the right side of the Rennes attack, he would make a sizable contribution to an excellent season for the Red and Blacks, who would finish Runners-Up in the Second Division, scoring 29 goals in 42 matches in all competitions. He would remain a Rennes player until the end of the Second World War, also being regularly selected by the Brittany Regional Representative side. He finished his career with Le Havre.