|Born||Dec 25, 1923|
|Dead||Nov 30, 1997 (73 years old)|
Born in Liffré, to the North-East of Rennes, Robert Hauvespre played his first football in his hometown. In 1939, aged 16, Hauvespre signed on for Stade Rennais, who during the wartime played as an amateur side. He would mostly be used as a winger, playing two matches in the 1939/1940 season, before returning to the Youth Team of the Red and Blacks, and then returning to Liffré the following year. During World War II, he continued his studies at Lycée Emile Zola, whilst playing for his school football team. His professional career, didn't start - as such - until 1945, when he returned to Stade Rennais after the war had ended. He was often selected to play a support role to the striker, and was a regular in the starting line-up for five seasons, the last of which would see his game time diminish somewhat, and he was put in midfield on the odd occasion. In total, he still racked up 109 appearances for Rennes, scoring 7 goals in that time. He left Stade Rennais University Club in 1950 to join CA Port de Boulogne, playing in amateur football.