Former goalkeeper Christophe Revault was found dead on Thursday at his home in Le Havre. The circumstances of his death are still unknown, announces the local newspaper Le Courrier Cauchois. Information that several sources have confirmed to the Parisian. He made his professional debut in 1995 at Le Havre AC, where he had worn the colors for three seasons. He joined PSG in 1997 for a season, before moving to Stade Rennes and then Toulouse FC. He then took part in Le Havre’s comeback to Ligue 1 in 2008. He joined the management of his training club as a recruiter.
It is with deep sadness that Paris Saint-Germain have learned of the death of their former goalkeeper Christophe Revault. To his family and loved ones, the Club extend their sincere condolences. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MWCLT9RHAH
“It is with deep sadness that PSG have learned of the death of their former goalkeeper Christophe Revault, the club tweeted. To his family and loved ones, the club offers its sincere condolences. “
Since the end of his career in 2010 in his training club, Christophe Revault has held several positions at HAC: coach, sports director, advisor to the president and recruiter. If he grew up in the Paris region and started in Alfortville (Val-de-Marne), he arrived in Le Havre in 1988. He made his debut in L1 in 1995 before asserting himself as one of the best French goalkeepers. . PSG are hiring him to take over from Bernard Lama. He was then tipped to join the France team.
But instead of an expected consecration, his Parisian season quickly turned into a nightmare. After a few mistakes in the league, on 22 October 1997 he missed himself in a Champions League match at Bayern Munich. PSG bowed heavily (5-1) with two blunders on their part. This match marks a break in his career as he explained a few years later in our columns.
“I hadn’t fully realized the task ahead of me,” he told the Parisian ten years later. I was 25 years old. In Le Havre, I was God: I shot a 6m, they said I had saved a penalty! I thought it was like that everywhere. It all started with my match in Munich. I couldn’t get over it. Afterwards, I couldn’t cope. I lost control. That’s when I realized that maybe I wasn’t cut out for a big club. My attitude towards the media penalized me. I sucked. Raï would say to me: “Go ahead, go see them!” “But I didn’t want to talk anymore, I stepped in. And there, I made a big mistake (…) It’s a crazy thing. I had chosen well: 8:45 pm on TF 1. I did not do it in Grenoble anonymously. No, no, I did it in Munich. This season made me miss the 1998 World Cup, it’s not bad already, isn’t it? Before signing in Paris, I was in all three. In the end, it was Charbonnier who was chosen. “
After this season at PSG, Revault then moved to Rennes (1998-2000 then 2006-2007), Toulouse 2000-2006) before returning to Le Havre in 2007. French Ligue 2 champion in 2008, he participated in the return of the club in the elite.
“I don’t have the words… I played so much against him,” said former goalkeeper Jérémie Janot. I had boundless admiration for the man nicknamed Robocop. He’s made fantastic saves his entire career. A guardian and an extraordinary man. Rest in peace my Christophe ”.