Henri Françillon was born on May 26, 1946. He was a soccer player who was part of the Haitian team at the World Cup in Germany in 1974. Henri Françillon played as a goalkeeper. He played for the Haitian Victory Sportif Club and was the only player from the team who came from Victory club the other players came mainly from Racing Club, Aigle Noir and Violette Athletic Club.
On June 15th 2014 Haitians will be viewing the soccer World Cup in Munich. It has been 36 years since Haiti competed in the World Cup, and a moment in time never to be forgotten happened then. Haiti scored a goal against top-ranked Italy.
Emmanuel Sanon made an astounding score against goalkeeper Dino Zoff, a legend among soccer players. For a brief period the score was Haiti 1, Italy 0. Today one of Haiti's finest moments in sports can be seen on YouTube.
Here is a picture of Haiti National team in 1974.
This is what many would call Haiti Dream Team, the 1974 World Cup team. Haiti's coach was Antoine Tassy. He was also the team's trainer as well as being the country's Director of Sport. The main teams who made the National team were: Racing Club, Aigle Noir and Violette Athletic Club. The goalkeeper, Henri Francillon, was the only player in Haiti team who came from Port-au-Prince's Victory club.
Although they the team did not win, the 1974 Haiti soccer team made a good representation for the nation in the Worlf C
Here is the list of players:
Henry Francillon, Goalkeeper
Wilner Piquant, Goalkeeper
Gerard Joseph, Goalkeeper
Fritz Andre, Defender
Serge Ducoste, Defender
Arsene Auguste, Defender
Pierre Bayonne, Defender
Wilfred Louis, Defender
Phillippe Vorbe, Midfielder
Jean-Claude Desir, Midfielder
Eddy Antoine, Midfielder
Guy François, Midfielder
Serge Racine, Midfielder
Jean-Hubert Austin, Midfielder
Guy Saint-Vil, Forward
Roger Saint-Vil, Forward
Fritz Leandre, Forward
Claude Barthelemy, Forward
Emmanuel Sanon, Forward
Here is a picture of Pierre Bayonne, Haitian Soccer Team World player at the Cup 1974 FIFA World Cup.
Pierre Bayonne was born on June 11, 1949 and played for the Violette Athlete Club in Port-au-Prince.
The 1974 FIFA World Cup was held in West Germany. Some of the games at the CONCACAF level for qualification for the World Cup were played in Haiti, at Sylvio Cayor Stadium
Guy Saint-Vil was born October 21, 1942. He was a Haitian football who played forward position. A Member of the Recine club Haitien. Guy Saint-Vil played for Haiti in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The Haitian soccer team that represented Haiti at the World Cup was comprised of: Oriol, Serge Ducoste, Henri Françillon, Ernst Jn. Joseph, Arsène Auguste (Pelao), Philip Vorbes, Wilner Nazaire (Captain), Jn. Claude Désir (Tom Pouce), Emmanuel Sanon (Manno). Yacinthe, Claudel Legros, Guy St. Vil, Roger ST.Vil, Eddy Antoine, Fito Léandre, Claude Barthelmy, Guy François, Fito Plantin, René Vertus. Wilner Piquant, Bobby, Pierre Bayonne, Formose Giles, Mario Léandre, Masson.
Here is a picture of Ernst Jean-Joseph who is also known as Ti Nes and Grimo. Ernst Jean-Joseph was born on June 11, 1948. His position in the Haitian football team was midfielder. he was one of the players who represented Haiti at the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Haiti was one of the few countries qualified to take part of this prestigious game
Here is Eddy Antoine, a soccer player in Haiti. He was member of the 1974 World Cup. Haiti was among the 16 teams qualified for the World Cup. The best two teams from each group were selected for the World Cup. With this team, Haiti became winners for the first time in the CONCACAF region. In 1974, when Haiti was qualified for the world cup in West Germany, only one team was allocated out of 16. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone.