Derousseau Jean-Paul DEROUSSEAU


Born Oct 4, 1927
Étagnac, FRANCE
Dead Sep 17, 2003 (75 years old)
Size 1.78 m
Position Forward
Lille Lille 1954
Lille Lille 1955
Angoulême Angoulême
Toulouse Toulouse
Sète Sète
Angers Angers
Lille Lille
Rennes Rennes
Jean-Paul Derousseau was a striker, born in Charentes on the West Coast of France, and he began his professional playing career with Angoulême in 1947, playing in the Second Division. He would spend three seasons with the club, before signing for Toulouse in 1950. A lively and tricky winger, Derousseau would experience life in the top flight for the first time with Toulouse, but was powerless to stop his team being relegated at the end of the 1950/1951 season, finishing 17th in the table. He would stay in the First Division for the following season, however, as he signed for Sète for the 1951/1952 season, and then joined Angers (in the Second Division) for the subsequent campaign. He would eventually win his first title with Lille in the 1953/1954 season, helping his side to the French Championship title, playing in over half of the matches in the league campaign. But the following season would be less productive for Derousseau, and he was loaned to Stade Rennais in December 1954. He would make a total of nine appearances in a Rennes shirt; being used in different roles in the Red and Blacks' attack. In June 1955, he returned to Lille, where he no longer figured in the manager's plans, so he retired from professional football. He would continue playing in amateur football with Ruffec, even spending a season as a coach at Angoulême in the Third Division, in the mid-1980s. He passed away on 17th September 2003, in his native region.