Jul 27, 1943
|Age||78 years old|
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
Born in Algeria, Pierre Garcia began playing football in his native country before heading off to set up home in Brittany. He began initially with Stade Briochin between 1962 and 1965. He was then signed up by Stade Rennais, where he would become, over the years, a keystone in the Red and Blacks' team. He only made a few appearances in his first two seasons at the club, but his gametime increased over time, upto the point when he became a regular starter in the Rennes First Team as of 1968. He was predominantly used in midfield for Rennes victorious French Cup run in 1971. Playing in a 4-2-4 formation, he was often picked to play along players such as Rico, Naumovic or Kéruzoré. He would spend his entire professional career, spanning 7 seasons, with Stade Rennais. In 1973, he reconverted to the role of football management. He started his new career move at Saint-Brieuc, as manager, before going on to coach numerous First and Second Division clubs, such as Quimper, Abbeville, Rouen, Brest, Angers and Créteil, which would be his final post in football. He also previously returned to Stade Rennais to manage the Red and Blacks between 1979 and 1982, but he was unable to guide them to promotion to the First Division in that time.