Miscellaneous: death of Georges Bereta – Football


AS Saint-Etienne is in mourning. This Tuesday evening, the Forz club announced the disappearance of its eldest, Georges Bereta, aged 77, following a long illness.

« ASSE loses a legendary player, a huge track record, a life ambassador. The sadness is infinite. (…) He leveraged the crowds and contributed, again tomorrow, the greatness of our AS Saint-tienne », have wrote the Greens on Twitter.

Six-time French champion with ASSE (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975), the left-hander also won 4 French Cups, including one with Olympique de Marseille, a club he joined in 1975 after to have become, in his words, the « first French player transferred to the transfer window ». The attacking midfielder also had 44 caps in the French team (4 goals) and had worn the captain’s armband 12 times.