|Full name||Stanislas Joseph Dombeck|
Sep 26, 1931
|Dead||Sep 18, 2013 (81 years old)|
Stanislas Dombeck was born in the Seine-et-Marne region, and was developed at Amiens as a footballer. He started his professional career with Stade Français in 1951, and was crowned French Second Division Champion in his first season in Paris. A pacy striker, who was also a good dribber, Dombeck would stay with the club for five seasons, of which were spent playing in the top flight. In 1956, he was picked up by the Stade Rennais, and he made the breakthrough as a regular member of the starting line-up in the First Division as of the middle of the 1956/1957 season. The following 1957/1958 season would prove to be his most prolific with the Red and Blacks, scoring 17 goals in their Second Division campaign. With promotion achieved back to the First Division, he would continue to be a key member of the Rennes attack, until he suffered an injury to his right knee in the 1960/1961 season, which sidelined him for many months. He would return in the 1961/1962 season, making 20 appearances in what would prove to be his last at the club. In 1962, he left to play as an amateur with Tours, where he would go on to become Player/Manager between 1964-1967. He playing career over, he went to coach on the Western Coast of France in the Charente-Maritime region, managing the teams in Saintes, and then Saint-Jean d'Angély, who he took all the way from the local First Division all the way up to the top flight of the Amateur game in Division d'Honneur. It should be noted that he was capped once by France, in December 1958 against Greece. He passed away, aged 81, on 18th September 2013.