Vileyn Jacques VILEYN


Born Dec 31, 1931
Rennes, FRANCE
Dead Dec 14, 2017 (85 years old)
Size 1.69 m
Position Winger
Fougères Fougères 1953
Paris FC Paris FC 1954
Laval Laval
Fougères Fougères
Rennes Rennes
Paris FC Paris FC
Rennes-born Jacques Vileyn was an attacking player, who started his playing days at Stade Lavallois, between 1948 and 1950, playing in Division d'Honneur. This winger was mostly used on the left flank, and he would subsequently move on to play for Drapeau de Fougères before signing for Stade Rennais in 1953. Having taken part in the Odorico Cup in a Red and Black shirt in August 1953, he would make seven appearances in the league, scoring twice, one of them coming in the 83rd minute, gave Rennes a 1-0 home win in the Second Division against Valenciennes on Matchday 11. But with stiff competition from the likes of Le Borgne, Le Gall and Le Dren for his position, he would not be seen again that season in the Rennes starting line-up. Brother of Bernard Vileyn, who played for Rennes between 1957 and 1958, he left Stade Rennais at the end of the 1953/1954 season to play out the remaining days of his football career with Paris UC. He passed away, on 14th December 2017, in the Côtes d'Armor region of Brittany, aged 85, from the consequences of Parkinson's Disease.