Jérôme Leroy (footballer)

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Jérôme Leroy
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Personal information
Full name Jérôme Leroy
Date of birth (1974-11-04) 4 November 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Béthune, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
0000?–1994 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1999 Paris Saint-Germain 100 (10)
1995–1996 Laval (loan) 39 (4)
2000–2001 Marseille 47 (7)
2002–2003 Paris Saint-Germain 52 (8)
2003–2004 Guingamp 28 (5)
2004–2005 Lens 46 (3)
2006 Beitar Jerusalem 15 (2)
2006–2007 Sochaux 30 (3)
2007–2011 Rennes 127 (15)
2011–2012 Évian 19 (4)
2013 - Istres 26 (5)
Total 503 (61)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jérôme Leroy (born November 4, 1974 in Béthune, Pas-de-Calais) is a French footballer played as an attacking midfielder, playing in Istres.

Leroy started playing for Paris Saint-Germain (losing the 1997 Cup Winners' Cup to FC Barcelona), going on to represent Stade Lavallois, Olympique de Marseille (being first loaned by PSG then sold) and En Avant Guingamp.

In 2003 he reached the French Cup final, also with PSG, before finally reaching promised land with FC Sochaux in the same competition (2007).

Luis Fernandez, Leroy's former mentor at Paris St-Germain, brought him to Teddy Kollek Memorial Stadium, home to Beitar Jerusalem F.C., in December 2005 from Ligue 1 RC Lens, beating off competition from l'OM. During Leroy's short time in Israel he became somewhat of an icon. In his league debut against rivals Hapoel Bnei Sakhnin FC, the match ended in an altercation between fans and a 0–0 result.

On June 25, 2006, Beitar took off from Ben Gurion International Airport on an El Al flight to the Netherlands for preseason training. Leroy chose not to join the team opting to check options of staying in France for the 2006–07 season.[1] A deal with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard was ultimately arranged.

For 2007–08, Leroy joined Stade Rennais FC, where he was dubbed "Leroy (le roi, "the king") de la passe" (king of assists).

Having previously played for Rennais between 2007 and 2011, Leroy moved to newly promoted Ligue 1 club Évian after signing a one-year contract on 5 July 2011.[2] He finished his career with one season with Évian.

on June 29, 2013, Leroy joined Istres.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Jérôme Leroy un an à Evian" (in French). Sport.Fr. 5 July 2011. 

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