Updated 05/06/2021 at 9:40 p.m. –
Posted on 05/06/2021 at 9:00 p.m.
LE SCAN SPORT – The former goalkeeper was found dead on Thursday at his Norman home.
Christophe Revault is no more. According to Le Courrier Cauchois, the former goalkeeper for Le Havre, PSG, Rennes and Toulouse passed away on Thursday at the age of 49. “A tragedy, the circumstances of which have yet to be determined,” says one on the site of the Norman weekly, adding that Revault was “found lifeless at his home, located in the greater Le Havre area”. Since the end of his career in 2010, Revault has appeared in the organizational chart of his HAC training club.
A native of Paris, Christophe Revault won over decision-makers in Le Havre in 1989, when he was in Alfortville. It is in the Dean’s Club that he will make his classes. His first match in the first division? On March 14, 1993, in a 1-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain. In the shadow of Fabien Piveteau, he still had to wait before donning the number 1 costume for the 1994-95 season. From then on, Revault has established itself as a safe bet in the French championship in the Norman cages, notably with selections for the France A ‘team, but never with the Grands Bleus. So much so that Paris-SG relied on him to succeed Bernard Lama in 1997, even if the latter had remained at the club for another six months.
At 24, the Parisian seemed in any case ripe to pass a course with the Rouge et Bleu, alongside Rai, Marco Simone or Alain Roche. Alas, his experience at the Parc des Princes would only last one season. “I have no regrets. There were the good times, the trophies, the hard times too, which forged a character in me. It is perhaps what helped me to last until 38 years, he said these last years to our colleagues of the Parisian, about this year in Paris, with a Coupe de France and a Coupe de la Ligue to his credit. However, he did not play either of the two finals, against Lens and Bordeaux, his usual double Vincent Fernandez having had the first scoop in these two competitions.
Behind, Christophe Revault bounced back in Rennes (1998-2000), before joining Toulouse (2000-06) and returning to Stade Rennes (2006-07). Closing the loop, it was in Le Havre, where he finally played more than 200 matches, that he ended his career (2007-10), with in the end three French Ligue 2 titles (1991, 2008, 2003 ). He never left again, officiating within the senior club as an executive, interim coach, sports director or even recruiter.