Cadet outclassed at Stade Léonard, becoming a member of the primary workforce at 15, in DH, Loulou Floch rapidly made a restoration exceeding Leon. From his first feat of arms in opposition to the Chasseurs de Gourin within the ultimate of the Finistère cup, 6-Zero victory, creator of six targets within the ultimate, in 1963/1964, the protégé of Jean Combot, the player-coach, stirred up quick the highest membership lusts.
Following a non-solicitation contract, he found the skilled surroundings at Stade Rennais, winner of the Coupe de France, brooded by Jean Prouff, the coach. “I went to see the primary ultimate of the Coupe de France in Colombes in opposition to Sedan Torcy (2-2). I used to be 17, and I play with Stade Rennais, three exhibition matches, in Landerneau, Carnac, Bénodet, in opposition to FC Nantes, future champion of France.From DH to D1, in a couple of months, I had no idols within the soccer world, even when by my sport, I got here closest to a participant like Geoff Hurst, winner of the 1966 World Cup with England. My idols had been extra in biking with Jean Bourlès or Henri Anglade “.
In a short time, velocity turns into its predominant asset. “I used to be going very quick, sooner than the others. I by no means particularly labored on velocity. Solely on the seaside by particular workouts by aligning 50 m and 100 m and in addition lots of biking. On the time, There was no coaching, I did my coaching by myself. With Saint-Pol, we received in opposition to the Stade Rennais reserve (Three-1, ap) within the Western Cup. I had scored each targets in time beyond regulation “.
Protected by Jean Prouff, indeniable holder of Stade Rennais, at 18, he broke his ankle with all of the ligaments affected, in Charleroi, in March 1966, for a French match with the French junior workforce. Exit the 1966 World Cup in England, the place he might legitimately declare, and even worry for his early cessation of soccer. “I used to be given condemned for soccer. Physician Brichart did an distinctive job, as did Suzie, my physiotherapist, who accompanied me all through the rehabilitation. I suffered so much to return again, however my will didn’t by no means wavered to place the crampons again on “.
Three years later, Loulou Floch flew to AS Monaco, within the early 1970s, following the fragile monetary state of affairs of Stade Rennais. “Monaco was then in D2. I discovered Jean Petit, whom I had identified in a nationwide coaching course in Vincennes. I went to Monaco for soccer. I’ve by no means set foot in a on line casino. It’s below this Monegasque jersey that I skilled my first picks for the French workforce, the primary on October 7, 1970, in opposition to Austria, earlier than scoring one in all my two targets in Blue, in opposition to Norway (Three-1). the French workforce represents the summit, excellence and mates. All of us meet, between former internationals, every year, for a meal. With Georges Berretta, Georges Lech, Marcel Aubour, Jean “Tchouki” Djorkaeff … I do not forget that Loulou Nicolin, the president of Montpellier, wished to prepare our annual meal, in his Provencal farmhouse. I took my automotive to do a Saint-Pol – Montpellier. A rare particular person, I’ll have gave every thing for a man like that on the pitch. We lived a distinct soccer than now. I do not see them taking part in urs of now, to do what we did, with the night time journeys by bus or prepare, to play tarot all night time “.
This soccer, with totally different tunes, with out cellphones or social networks, all this media protection with extra of phrases or gestures, Loulou Floch was immersed on this in style soccer. As a vivid reminiscence, this dialogue of the deaf on the vacationers’ lodge in Brest, the place the consultant of Paris FC, who wished to recruit Louis Floch, went down 16 occasions to the institution’s cellar to affix its president, Man Crescent (CEO of the Calberson firm), for the wage negotiation of the long run contract, and even this condominium purchased in money in Saint-Germain en Laye made potential by his years in Paris. All the time prime scorer for Paris FC within the first division, Loulou Floch, transferred in 1974 to Paris Saint-Germain, determined in 1976 to return to Brittany, to purchase the press home on the market in Roscoff.
At 28, Loulou Floch, in 1976, like a number of gamers from Concarn, within the early years of Nationwide, continued his working days, on the Roscoff press home, with classes at 5.30 p.m. / 6 p.m., at Stade Brest in D2. He hung up, at 32, after a wealthy profession and 17 picks for the France workforce, the primary Finistère to put on the blue jersey.
“I had a unprecedented future. One of the best participant I performed in an exhibition match with was the Dutchman, Johan Cryuff, on the Parc des Princes in 1975. A participant like Moustapha Dahleb had unbelievable uncooked expertise. I can’t say the identical factor about Drago Vabec, not collective sufficient for my style. No person knew Saint-Pol de Léon within the France workforce. My monumental velocity has all the time been my power. I come from the sphere of the farm, we don’t We had no cash however we had been utterly glad. To undergo the hoe, on their lonesome with the horse, it was an entire happiness in my childhood, this Leonardo Nation, in my father’s farm and that of my godfather. Le Léon has all the time been my nook, the place I really feel good. I nonetheless love soccer passionately, biking too. In a stadium, I get too indignant. I do not like spectators who criticize gamers from their seats. It has already occurred to me, regardless of my reservations, to get out of my hinges and piss off an individual who criticized , Armorican … Eric Cantona. AJ Auxerre had come to Roscoff for coaching, I had fallen in admiration of this participant, from these first gestures in coaching. (early 1980s). Soccer has given me every thing, I’m very grateful to him, additionally to all his individuals who made me totally pleased with this balloon journey. Furthermore, my grandson, Arthur, the son of Jean-Paul, might be very robust, he performs in U13 on the Stade Brestois, he has soccer within the household genes (laughs) “
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