|Born||Nov 7, 1936|
|Age||86 years old|
Joseph Brotons was born in Algeria and began his footballing journey in his home country with CAL Oran. This attacking midfielder was signed by Stade Rennais in 1960. He was used as a left-winger in his first season with the Red and Blacks, he played 30 matches, scoring five times under the tutelage of Henri Guérin. Alas he would lose his place in the starting line-up to Bourras the following season, and would only make two appearances in the league. With his lack of game-time, he chose to leave Rennes in 1962, heading home to CAL Oran for a few months, before returning to France, where he joined Pau, who were playing in the Third Division. In 1963, he joined the club FC Salon in the Provence region of France, where he was subsequently picked up by Olympique de Marseille, with whom he would experience promotion to the First Division in 1966. This diminuitive striker, Brotons, would settle in the South, signing for Béziers in 1967. He ended his career in the Second Division with La Ciotat, spending three seasons with the club, between 1970 and 1973.