Jun 29, 1975
|Age||46 years old|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Xavier Dudoit is a versatile midfielder, who joined the Stade Rennais Academy setup aged 13 in 1988. He signed a contract as an Apprentice Professional. Despite spending 5 seasons with the Red and Blacks, he was not retained by the Professional group and he left Rennes in 1993. He did stay in Brittany for the following seasons, joining La Vitréenne until 1997, at which point he departed to Thouars. In 2000, he was picked up by FC Lorient, who initially signed him as cover. But he would quickly make the breakthrough to become a first-team regular (35 matches played in the Second Division), helping his team to achieve promotion to the First Division. Unfortunately, his gametime began to dwindle thereafter, albeit he still participated in Lorient's victorious cup-run in the French Cup in 2002, and would even gain a few minutes of action in the UEFA Cup the following season. In the 2002/2003 season, his appearances were few and far between, so he would loaned out to Reims for a few months to get some game time, without enjoying it greatly. He would ultimately leave Lorient on a permanent basis to join Romorantin in 2003, a club he would play for until 2010. In their French Cup run in 2006/2007, his club would create a shock by knocking out the club that developed him, Stade Rennais, mainly thanks to a penalty which he scored in Extra Time. After his playing days were over, he stayed at Romorantin to pass his Coaching badges, and went on to manage the First Team in Division 4 and then in Division 3 until 2018.