Berlin Philippe BERLIN


Born Mar 25, 1956
Age 66 years old
Size 1.82 m
Position Left-back
INF Vichy INF Vichy 1977
Reims Reims 1983
Champion de France D2 (1983 avec Rennes)
INF Vichy INF Vichy
Rennes Rennes
Reims Reims
Developed at the National Football Institute in Vichy as of 1974, Philippe Berlin signed for Stade Rennais in 1977 to complete his footballing apprenticeship. This athletic defender, mostly playing on the left-hand side, would not take long to work his way into the First Team's starting line-up. He made his full debut on the last day of the 1976/1977 season in a 2-6 thrashing by Nîmes. It would also be his only appearance in the French First Division, as Rennes were relegated at the end of that season. He would rapidly become a regular starter in the following season, with the Red and Blacks playing in the Second Division. As the seasons went by, he took on the captain's armband, and won the Second Division title with Rennes in 1983 during his last season at the club. After Rennes, he spent a final season with Reims in the Second Division between 1983/1984 before hanging up his boots aged 28. As a fervent supporter of Stade Rennais, he is the Vice President of the Stade Rennais History Club (an association made up of former Rennes players).