CharrierJacky CHARRIER


BornJul 2, 1962
Savigny-sur-Orge, FRANCE
DeadMay 30, 2015 (52 years old)
Size1.74 m
AC AvignonAC Avignon
Jacky Charrier was a striker who was developed by Viry-Châtillon from 1977 to 1980, when he would leave to try his luck at SCO Angers, who were in the First Division at the time. He would only make 6 appearances in his first season, which saw Angers relegated to the Second Division, where he would spend the next two seasons. With Angers in financial difficulties, they were forced to sell Charrier. In 1983, with Stade Rennais freshly promoted to the First Division, Charrier was recruited by the Breton club to bolster their attack. He would become a first-choice striker in his first season, but Rennes would end up relegated back to the second tier of French football. In the following season, he would help establish his club in the promotion race in a good season. With Rennes back in the top-flight in 1985, he would see his gametime dwindle, but would still make 35 appearances. His stay at the club would end in the 1986/1987 season. Having lost his place in the starting line-up, he was not retained by Rennes. In the end, he played over 100 games for the team, scoring 13 goals in that time. In 1987, he departed for neighbours Lorient in the Second Division, and then signed for Sète during the 1988/1989. Unluckily for Charrier, both sides were relegated to the Third Division at the end of his season at the clubs. His professional career ended at Perpignan in 1992, having spent three seasons with the club in the South of France. He would return to amateur football after that with Stade Luçonnais between 1992 and 1993, and then played until 1995 at SCO Avignon. After a busy career as a player, he would become a recruitment scout for Bastia. He passed away in 2015 at the tender age of just 52 years old.