Jérôme Leroy (footballer)
|Full name||Jérôme Leroy|
|Date of birth||4 November 1974|
|Place of birth||Béthune, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1995–1996||→ Laval (loan)||39||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. 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. He finished his career with one season with Évian.
- Ligue 1
- Runner-up (1): 1996-97
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
- Runner-up (1): 1997
- Trophée des champions
- Winner (1): 1998
- Coupe de France
- Winner (1): 2007
- Runner-up (2): 2003, 2009
- UEFA Intertoto Cup
- Winner (1): 2005
- "Jérôme Leroy un an à Evian" (in French). Sport.Fr. 5 July 2011.
- "Jérôme Leroy s'est engagé pour 1 saison avec le HAC" (in French). hac-foot.com. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- Jérôme Leroy's profile, stats & pics
- L'Équipe profile and stats (French)
- Jerome Leroy French league stats at LFP.fr (French)