Feb 21, 1920
|Dead||Aug 3, 2016 (96 years old)|
Maurice Sellin was a defender. Born in the Finistère region of Brittany, he signed for FC Nantes in 1944. At the time, Nantes were an amateur football club, but would turn professional for the 1945/1946 season, and Sellin would be their first captain in professional football. He would spend two seasons there, before being recruited by Stade Rennais for 500000 old French Francs. (about 67,000 Pounds.) He would gain his first experience there in the First Division, and spent seven seasons at the club, without ever being an undisputed first-choice member of the starting line-up owing to the stiff competition for places. He would end up coming in to cover in virtually all the positions on the Rennes defensive back-line, and also in midfield. His best season would be that of 1948/1949, where he had the most game-time, making 25 appearances.for the Red and Blacks. Having played a mere three matches in the 1952/1953 season, he decided to leave Stade Rennais at the end of the campaign, bringing his total record to 90 apperances in seven seasons. He went on to spend the last years of his playing career as an amateur with UCK Vannes. After his death, in 2016, aged 96 years, he bequeathed via his son, a considerable sum of money to his birthplace, Rosporden, where the club's changing rooms are named after him.