Delamontagne Patrick DELAMONTAGNE

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE
Born Jun 18, 1957
La Bouëxière, BRITTANY
Age 63 years old
Size 1.75 m
Weight 72 kg
Position Playmaker
Forward
Arrival(s)
Formed at the academy
Marseille Marseille 1988
Departure(s)
Laval Laval 1978
Selections
France A
Career
Rennes Rennes
Laval Laval
Nancy Nancy
Monaco Monaco
Laval Laval
Marseille Marseille
Rennes Rennes
Born in La Bouexière, a small village near to Rennes, Patrick Delamontagne plied his trade there for 4 years before being scouted by Stade Rennais in 1974, aged 17 years. A talented playmaker, he rapidly made the breakthrough into the professional side that same year. Between 1975-1978, he became a first-team stalwart, and experienced life in Division 1 and Division 2. Boosted by his three years experience with Rennes, scoring 20 goals in 76 appearances, he was naturally the subject of interest from other clubs, and was signed by Stade Lavallois, who had already been in the First Division for several seasons. He had two good years with Laval, scoring 21 goals in that time. That was followed by a few years at Nancy, where he was to be picked for France, making three appearances, once in the starting line-up, twice as sub, albeit ending up on the losing side on each occasion, and then Monaco, with whom he finished Runners-Up in the League, and got to the French Cup Final in 1984. The next three seasons were spent at Laval, playing 123 matches, scoring 22 goals. In 1987, he tried his luck at Marseille, but things didn't go as planned. Very attached to his native region, he decided to return to Rennes to help them get back into the First Division. During his three seasons, he got to experience the rollercoaster ride of successive promotion and relegation. Under the stewardship of Raymond Kéruzoré, during these three years, he was to form a formidable attacking line-up alongside his brother Laurent as well as Van Den Boogaard (88-90) or Oman-Biyik (1990-1991). As an experienced playmaker and passer, Patrick Delamontagne went on to score a total of 47 goals with Rennes, including 4 hat-tricks and 6 braces. He ended his professional career in 1992, joining the amateur ranks of Voltigeurs de Chateaubriant in Division 4.