|Nov 28, 1974
|49 years old
It’s the Summer of 1997. Stade Rennais have just finished an unusual season with their first-ever participation in the Intertoto Cup, a prolific goalscorer in Stéphane Guivarc’h (30 goals), a Manager who lasted a year in Yves Colleu, and a last-gasp survival in the First Division. President René Ruello, created upheaval by bringing in a plethora of new cut-priced signings, and a new leader of men, Guy David, as Manager. After several disjointed seasons at Cannes, Pascal Bedrossian arrived in Rennes, to finally show everyone his talent on a more consistent basis. He started the season as a “supersub” in attack, whose main job was to come on and make a difference from the bench. After several nondescript appearances, he came on at Metz on Matchday 22. Rennes were at the bottom of the table, and Bedrossian had the chance to equalise from the penalty spot at the end of the match. He missed, and was frozen out by his manager who only gave him one more appearance in a cup tie. He left Rennes at the end of the season to join Lorient.