ChlostaZygmunt CHLOSTA


BornOct 10, 1938
Giraumont, FRANCE
DeadNov 26, 1994 (56 years old)
Size1.77 m
Coupe de France (1971 avec Rennes)
Hailing from the Meurthe-et-Moselle region in the East of France, Zygmunt Chlosta started his professional carreer with Angers in 1961, having previously played for his hometown club. He was a central defender with a wonderful positional sense. He would be a key player for all the clubs he would go on to play for. Given his maturity and level-headed attitude, he would quickly become a first team regular throughout his entire career. He would initially spend eight seasons with Angers, seven of which were in the First Division, and he played a key role in their Second Division title in 1969, enabling his team to bounce straight back to the top flight. After over 300 appearances for Angers, he was recruited by Nancy, to help them gain promotion back to the First Division, and he achieved that goal at the end of the 1969/1970 season. Jean Prouff brought him to Rennes the following season, and he became one of the keystones of the Rennes defence, alongside Cédolin for two seasons. The Rennes supporters nicknamed his "Zizi", and he would win his most coveted title with the Red and Blacks, winning the French Cup in 1971. On the eve of the 1972/1973 season, Rennes hesitated in getting him to prolong his contract, and Monaco nipped in to sign him from under their noses. As with his two previous clubs, he would help Monaco to climb back to the top tier of French football. He decided to hang up his boots aged 35, and set up home in the South of France. Sadly, he passed away aged just 56, on 26th November 1994.