Aug 31, 1954
|Age||68 years old|
Hailing from Fougères in the Ille-et-Vilaine region of Brittany, Michel Simon would join his local professional club, Stade Rennais, in 1975, after a spell at Cholet. Simon, who was a useful striker, started his career as a professional footballer at Rennes, making his debut against Amiens on matchday 6 of the 1975/1976 season in the Second Division. On that day, Rennes won the match, thrashing their opponents 6-1, and he got on the scoresheet, netting the third goal of the match. He would have impressive stats in that season, scoring 10 goals in 21 appearances, including two braces in the French Cup. Alas, it would turn out to be his only season as a professional footballer. He was called up to do military service the following year with the Army in Joinville. When he returned to Rennes for the 1977/1978 season, he would have to make do with playing in the Red and Black's Reserves. He left Stade Rennais at the end of that year, joining the amateurs of Saint Brieuc.