Feb 14, 1926
|Dead||Jul 19, 1995 (69 years old)|
Born in the Finistère region in the West of Brittany, Marcel Abautret began his footballing journey with Lesneven, his hometown. He would form part of the attack of the club, accompanied by this four brothers (two of which turned professional with Nantes, Valenciennes, Strasbourg and Metz), and he even achieved the feat of knocking out Stade Rennais in the French Cup in 1942. He was a talented attacking midfielder, and he have spells with the amateur clubs, AS Brest, RC Paris and FC Lorient, before signing his first professional contract with Stade Rennais in 1952. He made ten appearances in his first season in Red and Black, before finding himself progressively sidelined the following season, with the increased competition for his place in the starting line-up from Bengtsson. The 1954/1955 season would prove to be more fruitful, making over 20 apperances for the club. He didn't figure in the new Manager Henri Guérin's plans though, and would make just the occasional appearance in their title-winning season in the Second Division in 1956, and would be frozen out altogether in the 1956/1957 failing to get a single minute of gametime. He thus decided to leave Rennes to return to amateur football, subsequently becoming manager of several teams in Finistère and throughout Brittany. On 19th July 1995, he sadly passed away, aged just 69.