|Jan 21, 1937
|87 years old
Born in the South of Brittany, in the Morbihan region, Yvon Goujon began playing football aged 7 in his birthplace, Lorient. He would play in all of the Youth Team age groups there, right up to the Senior side, playing in the Division d'Honneur. From 1954 onwards, striker Goujon chose to continue his apprenticeship with AS Saint-Etienne. After making a few appearances as a professional for "Les Verts" in his first couple of seasons, and a French Champions winners medal in 1957, he would earn his spurs as first choice in the 1957/1958 season. He would go on to stay with Saint-Etienne until October 1959, at which point he moved on to Sochaux, where he would spend the next season-and-a-half, and sadly experience relegation to the Second Division with them. In November 1960, he headed off to Limoges in the First Division. He was the uncle of Yannick Stopyra and the cousin of Antoine Cuissard, and was subsequently recruited by Stade Rennais, in October 1961 as a replacement for goalscorer Faivre, who had left the club at the beginning of the season to join Saint-Etienne. He would be the go-to member of the Rennes attack, working alongside Mahi, then Jubert over the course of two seasons. He moved on from Rennes at the end of the 1962/1963 season to join Rouen, who were playing at the same level. He would go on to spend three seasons in Normandy, before ending his playing days with Angoulême between 1966-1969, and it was there where he would embark on a career in football management. After Angoulême, he also went on to manage Limoges and AS Aixe-sur-Vienne, and even became National Team Coach for the Congo between 1986/1987. It should be noted that Goujon obtained 11 caps for France as a player (scoring six goals in that time) between 1960 and 1963. He also won the Military World Championships in Argentina. After an accomplished and rich footballing career, he retired to Plouhinec, back in his home region.