Mar 28, 1962
|Age||59 years old|
Native of Lamballe in Brittany, Philippe Morin first learned his trade with the youth teams at Stade Briochin, before discovering the world of professional football at Stade Rennais, aged 18, in 1980. This excellent striker saw little action in his first two seasons with Rennes, who were in the Second Division, and would only make the breakthrough to become a First Team regular as of the 1982/1983 season. Initially deployed as a centre-forward, he soon converted to a role of right winger. He finished the season as Champion of the Second Division in 1983, and Rennes' promotion gave him the opportunity to play in the top flight for the first time in his career. Alas, in spite of playing a full part in the season, he would only get to play one season at this level with the Red and Blacks - Rennes being relegated at the end of 1983/1984 season. He still chose to stay with Rennes for the subsequent season back in the Division Two, which ended with promotion to the First Division once more. He left Rennes in 1985, having made 140 appearances for the club. For the 1985/1986 season, he signed for RC Paris, playing in the Second Division at the time, and who were showing ambition to get up to the top flight of French football. His season would be inconsistent, alternating between starting line-up and substitutes' bench, and he departed at the end of a frustrating year to head for the Doubs region of France where he went on to sign to First Division side Sochaux. He would spend five seasons there, one of which was in the Second Division, finishing Runner-Up in the Second Division, and finalist in the French Cup in 1991. After his stint with Sochaux, he returned to his homeland in Brittany, and spent a season with En Avant Guingamp in the Second Division where he would see little gametime, before finally calling time on his professional playing career at the end of the 1991/1992 season.