Dec 2, 1945
|Dead||Jan 15, 2001 (55 years old)|
Born in Bourg des Comptes in the Rennes area, Jacques Rossignol began as a youngster with FC Lorient, before being picked up by his local club, Stade Rennais, aged 21. As an attacking midfielder, Rossignol was equally capable of playing up front, and his name appeared on the team-sheet four times in his first season at the club, under the stewardship of Jean Prouff in the 1964/1965 campaign. He was ultimately left to play for the Reserve team the following year, before finally turning professional in 1966. This eager player, with an impressive physical potential, started to gain increasing amounts of game time over the seasons, even making it as a First Team regular in the 1967/1968 season. As of 1969, he would be dropped back to play in the Amateur side once again, and would only make one appearance as a professional in 1970. Eventually, he left Rennes in 1971 to return to his first club, FC Lorient, with whom he would see out the remainder of his career in the role of Club Captain, up until 1978, by which time he had totalled over 230 matches in the Second Division. Nicknamed "Jacky" the local hero at the Moustoir Stadium, sadly, passed away on 15th January 2001 in his beloved city, aged just 55.