Feb 4, 1935
|Age||88 years old|
Champion de France D2 (1956 avec Rennes)
Yves Legrand was born in Rennes, and was developed with TA Rennes, where he spent several years, during which he climbed all the rungs on the ladder, eventually arriving at the First Team, playing in the Division d'Honneur at the time. He was a striker, who was able to play in all the positions across the front line, and he began his professional playing career in 1954. He would only make four appearances in his first season with the Red and Blacks, scoring twice, scoring a goal on his debut against Perpignan, but it would not be validated, as the game was awarded to Rennes by the football authorities on a technicality. He would make a big breakthrough the following season, alongside Caeiro and Grumellon, and was a key member of the Second Division championship-winning side in 1956. His first experience of the First Division, the following season, would be more difficult for him, and he would be less prolific, playing in only twenty matches. In the 1958/1959 season, he would be loaned out to SCO Angers, also in the First Division, before signing for Angers on a permanent basis at the end of his loan spell. Rouen signed him thereafter, and he would spend five seasons with the Normandy team, including a promotion to the top flight in 1960. During that time, he was loaned out to Nancy for the 1961/1962 season. He finished his playing career with Rouen in 1964.