David Méresse

David Méresse (16 February 1931 – 8 April 2020) was a French footballer and coach.[1]

David Méresse
Personal information
Date of birth 16 February 1931
Place of birth Cambrai, France
Date of death 8 April 2020(2020-04-08) (aged 89)
Youth career
1945–1950 AC Cambrai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1957 CO Roubaix-Tourcoing 77 (5)
1957–1958 FC Sète 34 1 (0)
Total 78 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

BiographyEdit

Méresse played his junior career with AC Cambrai from 1945 to 1950. He then joined CO Roubaix-Tourcoing, with which he played 24 Ligue 1 games and 48 Ligue 2 games between 1950 and 1957. He was selected for the French Military Team in 1951 for the Bataillon de Joinville. After one season with FC Sète 34, Méresse retired and returned to AC Cambrai, where he was coach and president from 1982 to 1991. He recorded 78 matches and 5 goals.[2]

He was secretary general then vice-president of the Scheldt District, member of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais League Council and member of the Central Commission for the National Championship of the French Football Federation (FFF). He ran a café in Cambrai, and was also a correspondent for L'Équipe, France Football, Nord Matin, and La Voix des Sports.[3] He received the FFF gold medal in 2008.[4]

Méresse died, aged 89, after contracting the COVID-19 virus.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Décès de David Méresse". Fédération Française de Football (in French). 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ "David Méresse". footballdatabase.eu (in French).
  3. ^ "Cambrai: ancien joueur, entraîneur et dirigeant de l'ACC, David Méresse s'est éteint ce mercredi". La Voix du Nord (in French). 9 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Après 63 années passées au service du football, David Meresse s'apprête à tirer sa révérence". Maville (in French). 11 April 2008.
  5. ^ Demeulenaere, Bruno (9 April 2020). "Cambrai: ancien joueur, entraîneur et dirigeant de l'ACC, David Méresse s'est éteint ce mercredi". La Voix du Nord (in French). Retrieved 20 April 2020.