|Full name||Mohamed "Ahmed" Firoud|
|Born||Nov 5, 1921|
|Dead||Sep 17, 2008 (86 years old)|
Mohamed Firoud (more commonly known as Ahmed), was born in Oran in Algeria. He arrived in France at the beginning of the 1940s. Younger brother of Kader Firoud (an Algerian international, who enjoyed an illustrious career notably, as a Nimes player.) Firoud began his stay in Vannes, before being picked up by Stade Rennais in 1945, where he would sign his first professional contract. Mostly used at left-back, he struggled to hold down a place in the starting eleven, with stiff competition from Pleyer, Hennequin and Bordier. He made 12 appearances for Rennes, scoring once, on Matchday 2 of the 1945/1946 season against Strasbourg. It would prove to be his only season in Rennes, where he was doing medical studies at the same time at Rennes University. He left for Angers, with his teammate René Raphy, who would also follow him to Nice in 1947. Firoud enjoyed his best seasons with Nice, winning the Second Division title in 1948, and going on to win the First Division Championship in 1951 and 1952, and he also lifted the French Cup in 1952. In his final season, he became Team Captain on the Côte d'Azur. Having spent six years with Nice, he moved just along the coast to Toulon, playing in the Second Division, and he would finish his playing days there, between 1953 and 1957. After that, he became Player/Manager with the amateur club, Menton.