Augustin Chantrel

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Augustin Chantrel
Personal information
Full name Augustin Chantrel
Date of birth (1906-11-11)November 11, 1906
Place of birth Mers-les-Bains, France
Date of death September 4, 1956 (age 49)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Right halfback
Youth career
Paris Université Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1929 Red Star
1930?–? CASG Paris
1933–1934 Amiens
1934–1939 Red Star
National team
1928–33 France 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Augustin Chantrel (November 11, 1906 – September 4, 1956)[1] was a French former football (soccer) halfback. He played for several local clubs and at the 1930 World Cup and an Olympian.

Early life and career[edit]

During his youth, Chantrel played for the Paris Université Club (PUC), until Paris team Red Star Olympique brought him to their squad in 1925. He won the Coupe de France in 1928 while at Red Star, and stayed at that club until 1929;[2] he then joined CASG Paris, and then had a period at Amiens SC (1933 to 1934),[3] followed by his return to Red Star, where he would stay until the end of his professional career in 1939. For his last season, Chantrel became a player–coach, helping former World Cup rival from Argentina Guillermo Stábile to manage Red Star,[4] and helping the club win the Division 2 championship. Chantrel was capped 15 times for the French national team, from 1928 to 1933.

His international debut took place while he was playing for Red Star, on March 11, 1928, against Switzerland. In 1930, he was selected to the squad that travelled across the Atlantic on board the Conte Verde to play in the first ever World Cup tournament in Montevideo. Chantrel appeared in all three of France's matches. During the first half of the first match against Mexico, with the score 1–0 in favour of France, goalkeeper Alex Thépot suffered an injury after a collision with a Mexican player, and was unable to continue playing. Substitutions were not allowed at the time, and Chantrel, a halfback, replaced Thépot in goal from the 24th minute until the end of the match,[5] which France won.

Chantrel is the only player in World Cup history to see action as a field player and as a goalkeeper. He is also the only field player ever to replace a goalkeeper after having started the match at a different position. Chantrel's last international match was against Germany on March 19, 1933.[citation needed]

1928 Amsterdam Summer Games[edit]

He played on the team sent to the 1928 Olympic tournament in Amsterdam, playing in France's only match, a 4-3 loss to Italy.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Birth date given according to the source
  2. ^ Source:
  3. ^ Source:
  4. ^ (in French) and "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 20, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 
  5. ^ Naskrent, Gwidon S. "World Cup 1930 details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  6. ^ "Augustin Chantrel". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 

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