Feb 6, 1965
|Age||55 years old|
In the summer of 1997, Stade Rennais FC were under the scrutiny of the DNCG (French National Organisation for the Management of Clubs), and had to offload its best players (Rekdal, André, Guivarc’h and Wiltord) and find cut-price signings to replace them. Stade Rennais thus cast their net far and wide to capture professionals who were out of contract. The club signed Maroselli, Di Costanzo and also Philippe Lévenard. Lévenard was a Corsican defender, who had played for Bastia, Angers and Lille. As the understudy for Brinquin and Silvestre in defence, and for Lambert, Huard and Viaud in midfield, the Rennes number 27 made an interesting debut at home to Metz in a 2-2 draw at the beginning of September. In replacing Le Bris for the last 20 minutes, he won the ball on numerous occasions, and even gave Goussé the chance to score a third for Rennes, which would have made it 3-1 (Goussé missed the opportunity). Not figuring in the plans of Manager David, Lévenard would only get 10 more minutes of game-time against Cannes, and eventually left Rennes in the Winter transfer window to join Bastia-Borgo in amateur football.