Sep 12, 1940
|Dead||May 10, 2018 (77 years old)|
Jean-Claude D'Arménia was born in Egypt, but moved to France as a youngster, and he set up home in Caen, where he was developed for several years. This talented goalkeeper would begin his professional playing career at Troyes in 1961, plying his trade in the French Second Division. After a good first season as a pro, he would catch the eye of Stade Rennais, who signed him in 1962. Noted for his long clearances, he stayed as first-choice goalkeeper at Rennes for two seasons in Red and Black. He made over 60 appearances for Rennes in the First Division, however he also conceded over a hundred goals in that time. In 1964, he moved on to Reims, spending seven seasons there, notably winning the Second Division title in 1966. He ended his playing career in 1971, and in 1977, he returned to Stade de Reims as Assistant to the First Team Manager of the day before taking over the role of Manager in 1978 for a season. At the end of the 1970s, he moved to La Réunion, where he passed away, aged 77, on 10th May 2018.