Dec 27, 1964
|Age||56 years old|
Born in Toulon, Yves Mangione is a striker, who - after being developed by the National Football Institute in Vichy - started his professional playing career at Stade Rennais in 1985, albeit he would be used hardly, if at all by the Red and Blacks. He would only participate in two matches during his only season at Rennes. The subsequent chapter of his career would be much more positive, owing to the considerable increase in his gametime at the clubs he played for. A true journeyman, he left for Annecy in the Third Division in 1986, followed by a stay in Toulon in the First Division in 1988. He then set-up home in Alès in the Second Division for two seasons. In 1991, he returned to play for Toulon, his hometown, where he would make a couple of appearances before being recruited mid-season by Bastia. After two prolific seasons in Corsica, he left for Valenciennes for a year, and then joined Nice in the top flight in 1994. Despite making over 50 appearances for Nice in two season, he would be released by the club, and ended his professional playing career with Valence in the Second Division between 1996 and 1999. In total, he finished with a majority of his career spent in the Second Division, making over 230 appearances, scoring over 100 goals in that time. In the First Division, he made just over 60 appearances, but was not as prolific in the top flight, scoring just 7 times.