Sep 13, 1945
|Age||77 years old|
Réginald Dortomb was born in Tourcoing in the North of France, and was developed at Fécamp football club. His professional bow came with Rouen in 1963. Striker by vocation, he would make just a few appearances in the First Division with the "Red Devils" between 1963-1966. In an attempt to gain experience in the professional game, he was loaned out to Cherbourg in the Second Division for a couple of months before returning to Rouen for the three successive seasons, where he finally made it to the status of first-team regular. Having made over a hundred appearances in the top flight, he caught the eye of Bordeaux in 1969, but would only spend a single campaign there, before becoming loaned out once more, this time with Nîmes in the South of France. In 1970, he would sign for Ajaccio, which became his spiritual home. With the Corsican side, he had an excellent 1970/1971 season, finishing sixth in the First Division, and he would also end up sixth in the goalscoring charts, scoring 16 goals - equalling the number of goals scored that season by a certain Rennes striker, Lenoir. He would also mark his time at Ajaccio scoring four goals in the local derby with rivals Bastia, which Ajaccio won 6-1. After two years at the club, he would leave behind regrets, signing for Stade Rennais, where he quickly became a first-team regular. In the 1972/1973 season, he spearheaded Rennes' attack, but was progressively converted to a midfielder. He stayed with Rennes until 1974, making over 60 appearances in that time for the Breton club. He then left to sign for Avignon, with whom he achieved promotion to the First Division at the end of the 1974/1975 season. He would subsequently finish his playing days in 1978, whilst playing for Le Havre in the Third Division.