Jul 16, 1951
|Dead||Sep 1, 2016 (65 years old)|
|Arrival(s)||Formed at the academy|
Hailing from the Loire Atlantique region in the NW of France, Yannick Porcher started his footballing journey with Pontchâteau. A formidable striker, he was recruited by Stade Rennais, playing in the the First Division at the time, in 1970. He had to wait until the 1971/1972 season to get his first taste of professional football, however. On 30th January 1972, he came on as a substitute during a rearranged French Cup Round of 64 tie against Laval (3-0 victory) in place of Goueffic. He would then play upfront in the following round in the starting line-up, a 0-2 defeat by Nantes. In the league, he would make just two appearances, against Angers, and then against Bordeaux, when he would score his one and only goal for Rennes. At the end of that season, he left Rennes to return to play amateur football with Châtellerault. He would choose another passion altogether after hanging up his boots, joining the cycling club of Saint-Médard-en-Jalles. Sadly, he passed away on 1st September 2016, aged 65, of a heart-attack.