May 14, 1922
Talavera la Vieja, SPAIN
|Dead||Jul 31, 1991 (69 years old)|
Justo Nuevo was a Spanish-born defender, and he arrived in France as a youngster. He began his footballing journey, aged 8, with Athlétique Club Espagnol de Paris, and then moved on a couple of years later to Olympique Saint-Denis in the Promotion d'Honneur (the eighth tier of French football). In 1942, he was recruited by Red Star, where he would play until 1948 (albeit with a brief interlude of a season with l'Equipe Fédérale Paris-Capitale for the 1943/1944 season.) With Red Star, who were in the First Division at the time, he would reach the 1946 French Cup Final, which saw them lose 2-4 to Lille. He would also be awarded three caps for the France B national team in 1947, playing in matches against Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland. In 1948, he would sign for Lille, where he spent a season-and-a-half, playing in a new French Cup Final, alas ending up on the losing side once more in a 2-5 defeat against RC Paris. In December 1949, he moved onto Le Havre, with whom he would achieve promotion back to the First Division, finishing runners-up in the Second Division. In 1951, Stade Rennais signed him, and he would soon become a First Team regular, playing both at left- and right-back in the Rennes defence. He would go on to make 114 appearances in a Red and Black shirt, scoring his only goal in the Second Leg of the Promotion Play-Off, which they lost against Strasbourg (1-3) on 7th June 1953. He ended his playing career at the end of the 1953/1954 season, and went on to manage at several small amateur clubs? He also had experience overseas, as he went to Morocco, where he coached at Oujda in 1966, and then managed in Algeria, taking over Bougie in 1971. After those two spells, he returned to France where he went back to coaching in lower-league amateur sides. In 1977, he became Technical Consultant for CA Mantes-la-Ville in the Paris region. He passed away, on 31st July 1991, aged 69.