Mar 22, 1932
|Age||90 years old|
Joseph Donnard was a defender, born in the Finistère region of Brittany, but developed at Cholet at the beginning of the 1950s. A defender, often deployed at centre-back, he signed for Stade Rennais in 1958. He would become first-choice at left-back in the Rennes defence, and completed a good season in his first campaign with the club. He remained first-choice for the start of the following season, but was not retained by the Red and Blacks, and was transfered to Grenoble in September 1959, where he would win two French Second Division titles in 1960 and 1962, and gain experience for a couple of seasons in the First Division. Having made over a 100 appearances in the top flight as a professional, he left Grenoble in 1964 to sign for Angoulême in the Second Division. In 1966, he would leave the professional game to join the amateur game, becoming player-manager at Blois in the Third Division where he stayed until 1970. Subsequently, he moved on to manage Abbeville for a season in 1974.