Dec 31, 1933
|Age||88 years old|
Jacques Niclause was born in Paris, and spent numerous seasons with Racing Club de Paris in the 1950s. Goalkeeper by trade, his arrival at Stade Rennais was down to a quirk of fate, rather than pre-planned. Indeed, in May 1960, the Red and Blacks found themselves without a goalkeeper when first-choice shot-stopper Rouillé was out injured, and understudy Josse was unavailable, having been called up by the Reserves for an important fixture. Niclause happened to be in Rennes at the time, and was a free-agent, so was able to respond to the Breton's clubs distress call, and quickly signed league forms, 48 hours prior to Matchday 36 against Valenciennes, a 0-3 defeat which he appeared in. He would then go on to play in the next match against Stade Français (lost 2-3) before handing the gloves back to Josse for the last game of the season. After his brief interlude with Rennes, he returned to Racing Club in his hometown, before ending his playing days in Meaux during the 1970s.