Mar 22, 1930
Le Havre, FRANCE
|Dead||Jan 25, 1996 (65 years old)|
Born in the Seine-Maritime region of Normandy, Ignace Waloryszek began his professional career at the club which developed him, Le Havre, in 1949. After his first season in the Second Division, he would experience three seasons in the top flight with the club, which would make him a seasoned professional in the First Division. In 1953, he would leave Normandy for Toulouse in the First Division, and there he would enjoy his best season in 1954/1955, finishing runners-up in the league. He would be Toulouse's top-scorer for the season, and 10th in the goalscoring charts for the First Division, with 14 goals to his name. After two seasons in Toulouse (nicknamed the "Pink City"), he headed off to the Principality of Monaco, where he would spend two years. In 1957, he was picked up by Stade Rennais, with the objective of achieving promotion back to the First Division. He was first-choice until mid-season, when he started to lose out, but still managed over 30 matches in a Rennes shirt that season. Having played in a handful of Odorico Cup matches, in August of the following season, he was frozen out altogether by coach Henri Guérin; and was no longer part of the Rennes manager's plans at the start of the league campaign, so he left Rennes in September 1958 to sign for Second Division outfit Stade Français. His nomadic career continued in Grenoble in the 1959/1960 season, before he ended his playing days with his first club, Le Havre, between 1960 and 1962.