Oct 31, 1950
|Age||70 years old|
After a spell with Cholet, Patrick Brulez started his professional playing days with SCO Angers in 1972. He would make the breakthrough into the First Team in his second season, becoming a regular in the starting line-up, and he would go on to spend the majority of his career there. As a handy defender, mainly used at centre-back, he would finish 4th in the French First Division in 1974 with his club, but he would also experience the ups and downs of football during his stay there, with relegation and promotion between the First and Second Divisions on his CV. After eight seasons, and more than 250 appearances, he left to join Tours in the top flight, where he made more than 80 appearances, with whom he achieved survival in the First Division between 1980-1982. In 1982, he signed for Stade Rennais, then in the Second Division, to bolster the Red and Blacks' defence, as they aimed for promotion back to the First Division. In his first season, he was undisputed first choice, and he helped his team to the French Second Division title in 1983. The following season, he was frozen out by the competition for places from Marais and Horsmann, and would play few matchs, if any, in the top flight. He would eventually leave Rennes in 1984, and decided to hang up his boots and put an end to his career as a professional footballer, aged 34. Subsequently, he would stay in Brittany, and continue playing amateur football with Maure de Bretagne.