Daniel Bernard, former goalkeeper of Rennes and Brest, is dead

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Daniel Bernard, former goalkeeper of Rennes and Brest, is dead


Former goalkeeper of the Stade Brestois, present in particular during the first rise of the club in the elite in 1979, Daniel Bernard died at the age of 70 years. He also played in Rennes, Paris and Monaco.



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He was 70 years old. Former goalkeeper who went through Stade Rennais, PSG, Stade Brestois and Monaco, Daniel Bernard died in the night from Wednesday to Thursday at Brest hospital. He died of a long illness, according to Le Telegramme. Winner in particular of the Coupe de France with Rennes in 1971, his name remains especially associated with the first ascent of Brest in the first division in 1979.

Actor of the historic rise of Brest in D1

“I came from Paris SG and D1 in a club which had almost gone down shortly in D3, with the project to prepare my reconversion. I was commercial during this season, where our rise was not There was great fervor and satisfaction was great on a personal level, for the club, for the public, “he recalled in 2007 in the columns of the Telegram. Four years before this historic rise, he had been called up for the France team for a match against Iceland (0-0) in the context of the Euro 1976 qualifiers, but had not come into play.

Also present in the Finistere workforce during the ascent in 1981, he left Brest in 1984 and hung up his crampons the following year after a last experience on the Rock.

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