May 26, 1944
|Dead||Sep 11, 2009 (65 years old)|
Coupe de France (1965 avec Rennes)
Jean-François Prigent was recruited by Rennes from previous club Pontrieux aged just 17 in 1961. Born in the Breton region of Côtes d'Armorn, Prigent would make nine appearances at the end of the 1961/1962 season, and became one of the revelations of the season in Red and Black. Technically very gifted, he would regularly find himself in the starting line-up as a right-winger in the seasons that followed. He even helped out on the left side of the Rennes attack, as well as in midfield, on occasion. He was a mainstay in the French Cup winning team from 1965, playing in virtually all the matches, and scoring two goals in the process. The following season, he gradually faded away from the starting eleven, and he requested a transfer. He was loaned out for 6 months to FC Rouen. When he returned to Rennes, he played a part in the opening league fixtures of the 1966/1967 season before to find himself once more squeezed out by the competition from Floch and Rico. This would prove to be his final season in a Rennes shirt, as he was subsequently signed by FC Metz, where he would spend a season, before finishing his professional playing career at Angoulême, who he helped to achieve promotion to the First Division. In 1971/1972; he left to play amateur football with Châtellerault for his swansong. Sadly, he passed away on 11th September 2009 in Saint-Malo.