|Full name||Victor Vito Mosa|
Mar 31, 1945
|Dead||Jan 9, 2009 (63 years old)|
Born in Sicily, of Italian parents, Victor Mosa arrived in France before reaching his second birthday. His family set up home in Marignane, and he began to learn the basics of football there. He was a defender by trade, but he could also be used as a defensive midfielder, and he turned professional at neighbouring club AS Aix, in 1963. The Provence-based team were in the French Second Division at the time, and Mosa would spend four seasons there, including a promotion to the First Division after winning the play-offs at the end of the 1966/1967 campaign. He would not go on to experience the top-flight with Aix, though. That honour would go to Stade Rennais, for whom he would sign the following season. He spent three and a half seasons in Red and Black, initially used in midfield for his first appearances, then alternating between full-back and winger for the rest of his spell at the club. In total, he made 83 appearances, and scored 16 goals for Rennes. In 1970, he moved on to Bastia, where he would spend three seasons, whilst having the opportunity to play in Europe with the Corsican side in 1972. He ended his playing career with Ajaccio in the Second Division between 1973 and 1975. After hanging up his boots as a professional, he returned to live in Marignane, and played amateur football there, even taking over as a coach. Alas, he passed away in Corsica from a pulmonary embolism on 9th January 2009, aged just 63.