Jul 30, 1970
|Age||51 years old|
Patrice Carteron arrived relatively late into the world of professional football. Aged 22, he signed for Laval, and then joined Stade Rennais FC, freshly promoted to Division1, two years later. In the mind of Michel Le Milinaire, Carteron was undisputed, he won over the fans and gained a place as first-choice left-back. As any real Breton, he spared no effort, and even lent a hand to his strikers with his inimitable forward surges. During his career with Rennes, he put in an outstanding performance against the Bordeaux of Witschge and Lizerazu (but without Zidane) on 23rd March 1996. He scored a brace in a 4-3 win for Rennes. As a footnote, his legacy with Stade Rennais can be gauged by two statistics in particular: He was booked 34 times, but never sent off, and all 5 of the goals he scored all came at the Route de Lorient Stadium. His good performances, and his exemplary spirit caught the eye of Lyon, who he signed for in 1997.