Philippe Redon has passed away

The former Paris Saint-Germain forward (1977-79) died on Tuesday, aged 69.

A born sportsman, Philippe Redon made history at Stade Rennais by scoring the club's first European goal in a match against Rangers (1-1, 15/09/71). He turned professional in 1973, and moved to Red Star in 1975 before joining PSG a year later.

Successor to the legendary Loulou Floch for Parisian fans, he became a first-team regular under Velibor Vasovic, who liked Redon's temperament on the pitch. After two successful seasons in the capital, he went on to play for Bordeaux, Metz, Laval and Rouen before going to Papeete and Tahiti for two seasons (1984-1986).

Upon his return to France, he showed he was still a formidable striker with Saint-Étienne (1986-87) and Créteil (1987-88). At 38 and after almost 300 top-flight matches, he started his coaching career at Créteil, before taking charge of Lens and then the Cameroonian and Liberian national sides. He became a FIFA-accredited instructor and then returned to France to work at a training centre for young footballers in Brecey, Normandy. 

Paris Saint-Germain would like to extend their sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.