Dec 4, 1939
|Age||83 years old|
Born in the Maine et Loire region of France, Yves Audigane started out as goalkeeper.... in handball, but it would be in football that he ended up pursuing a professional career. In his early days, he played for Saint-Nazaire, and he signed professional with Stade Rennais in 1958, albeit he struggled to earn his place on a regular basis being one of three goalkeepers who were part of the turnover, along with Josse and Rouillé. He eventually got his first start after a few months at the club, and ended the 1958/1959 season as first-choice, having occupied that role as of matchday 26. The club wasn't satisfied with his performance however (24 goals conceded in 13 games), and transferred him for the following two seasons to AS Bône in Algeria. He returned to Rennes in 1961, but his status in the squad had hardly changed compared to his previous seasons at the club, used sparingly, and still in competition with Rouillé and Josse. After the arrival of D'Arménia in 1962, he was officially demoted to number 2 in the goalkeeping hierarchy, and made just seven appearances. In the end, he left Rennes in 1963 to join Cherbourg in the Second Division, where he would also get little gametime. He ultimately finished his playing career at Saint-Brieuc (1964/1968), where he would finally earn his stripes as first-choice goalkeeper.