|Born||Mar 17, 1934|
|Dead||Nov 21, 2012 (78 years old)|
Moroccan-born Patrice Mayet started his footballing journey with Wydad Casablanca in 1954. This attacking left-winger won the national title with Casablanca in 1955. He was spotted by Stade Rennais, who were in the Second Division at the time, and he would sign for the Red and Blacks in 1957. Mayet would soon find himself as first choice on the left wing of the Rennes attack, and he was a major contributor to his new team's promotion to the First Division in his debut season. The following season, however, his place came under threat with competition from Méano and Mahi, and his would only make a handful of appearances before being loaned out to Nantes, in the Second Division, in December 1958. His adventure with Rennes was over. In 1959, he made a permanent move to Besançon where he would spend two seasons, and ended his career with a longer spell at Valenciennes, between 1961 and 1967, where he was converted to a defender. After hanging up his boots as a professional player, he went into coaching in amateur football. He started with a spell as Player/Manager at Cambrai, before becoming a full-time manager at Puy-en-Velay (1973-1975) and finally Saint-Nazaire (1975-1977). He passed away on 21st November 2012, aged 78.