Christophe Revault, former goalkeeper of Le Havre, PSG, Rennes and Toulouse, died this Thursday at the age of 49. The world of French football, in shock, was quick to pay tribute to him.
He was a household name in French football, a goalkeeper who had played around 500 professional matches, including 354 in the Premier League. He was also a valued man. Christophe Revault, former goalkeeper of Le Havre, PSG, Rennes and Toulouse, was found dead on Thursday, at the age of 49. If the circumstances of the tragedy are not yet known, many clubs, leaders and players quickly paid tribute to the one who had integrated the organization chart of the HAC after his sports retirement.
“Child of the Green Cave, Sky and Navy icon, it is a huge Monsieur du HAC who leaves us and leaves the orphan club of one of its most brilliant HACMan, regrets the Norman club on Twitter. All our thoughts are with his family and his two children. “
PSG, TFC, Denisot, Batlles, Mahrez, Mendy …
The TFC tells him of his “pain”, and the PSG of his “deep sadness”. Michel Denisot, president of the capital club in the 90s, when Revault played there, remembers an “honest man and great goalkeeper”.
The coach of Troyes Laurent Batlles, former teammate in Toulouse, also speaks of a “man with a big heart”. Cédric Fauré, also passed by Tef, expresses his distress: “Damn no, not you, you were our guardian, the one who guided us to always get the best of us and get up when we were not well, is sorry he said. I can’t believe you’re gone. “
Revealed in Le Havre, Manchester City players Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy also went there with their message. The Algerian international bids farewell to “a great man”, while the French world champion does not forget the man who made him sign his first professional contract.