|Born||Jan 15, 1921|
|Dead||Nov 27, 1946 (25 years old)|
Born in the Côtes d'Armor region of Brittany, Marcel Gouédard began his development as a footballer with Stade Briochin in Saint-Brieuc. He was picked up by Stade Rennais in 1943, and played for the Federal side Rennes-Bretagne when the professional league was put on hold during World War II. When the professional game restarted in 1944, he continued his career with the Red and Blacks, and was often deployed as a midfielder, where he would become a key playmaker in the team for two-and-a-half seasons. Alas, his career would be cut tragically short, when on 27th November 1946, he was involved in a road traffic accident when his motorbike collided with a coach. Transported to hospital in Saint-Brieuc, he succumbed to his injuries, and died at the tender age of 25. The stadium in his hometown of Plérin would subsequently be named after him.