HidalgoSerge HIDALGO


BornMar 22, 1933
Leffrinckouke, FRANCE
DeadJun 26, 2010 (77 years old)
Size1.72 m
US NormandeUS Normande1954
US NormandeUS Normande
Serge Hidalgo was a striker, who was born in the North of France. He discovered football on the fields of Normandy with his twin brother, the famous Michel Hildalgo, in the 1940s. The two brothers played together at US Normande, notably winning the Normandy Juniors Championship title in 1952. The brothers would subsequently go seperate ways, but Serge would not enjoy the same success as his brother Michel, who had a major career as a professional footballer, and then as the Manager of the French National Team. Indeed, Serge would only have two seasons as a pro, signing for Stade Rennais in 1954. He only made one solitary appearance in his first season in Red and Black (on 29th May 1955, against Rouen on the last matchday of the Second Division Season.) He enjoyed slightly more gametime the following season, although he never really established himself as first choice (10 matches, one goal). He would eventually leave Rennes at the end of the 1955/1956 season, with a Second Division Champions medal, and he signed for Vendôme in CFA, where he would end his playing career, shining in the attack for his last club.