Oct 29, 1947
|Age||74 years old|
Philippe Terrier was a striker, born in Besançon. He began his professional playing career with FC Sochaux in 1968 in the French First Division. In his first season, he was used sparingly by the club from the Doubs region, but became a member of the starting line-up the following campaign (1969/1970), only to lose his spot in the First XI once again in the subsequent season. With little game-time for the "Lion Cubs", he left the club to sign for Stade Rennais in 1971. He would quickly establish himself as a first-choice forward with the Red and Blacks, making over 30 appearances that season. He also played a part in the two-legged Cup Winners' Cup tie against Glasgow Rangers, which would turn out to be his only experience in European football in his whole career. He stayed at Rennes for a single campaign with the Bretons, totalling 33 matches and 7 goals in a Red and Black shirt, before exiling himself in up in the North of France in 1972, with Second Division Dunkerque. He went on to spend two seasons with them, and became one of their key strikers. In 1974, he headed down South to Toulouse, also in the Second Division. Here, he would go on to become a regular starter until 1977. After that, he would have a brief spell of a season at Rouen, in the top flight, where he struggled to get game-time, making a total of just 8 appearances in that time. He eventually returned to Dunkerque for the 1978-1979 campaign, before calling time on his professional career with US Tavaux Damparis, finishing 14th in Group B of the Second Division in 1980. His final tally was close on 100 appearances in the First Division, with over 200 matches to his name in the Second Division.