Pegguy Arphexad

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Pegguy Arphexad
Personal information
Full name Pegguy Arphexad
Date of birth (1973-05-18) 18 May 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Stade Brestois ? (?)
1990–1991 Lille 0 (0)
1991–1996 Lens 3 (0)
1996–1997 Lille 2 (0)
1997–2000 Leicester City 21 (0)
2000–2003 Liverpool 6 (0)
2001 Stockport County (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 Coventry City 5 (0)
2004 Notts County (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2005 Olympique Marseille 0 (0)
Total 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pegguy Arphexad (born 18 May 1973) is a former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. An excellent shot stopper, he gained a reputation as a penalty saving expert.

Club career[edit]

Arphexad began in the French League with Lens before moving to the Premier League in August 1997.

Leicester City[edit]

Arphexad began his time in the Premier League with Leicester City. During Leicester's successful 1999–2000 Worthington Cup campaign he replaced injured goalkeeper Tim Flowers and saved two crucial penalties in a penalty shootout. He earned his first ever winner's medal as an unused substitute in the final. In that season he also came on as a substitute for the injured Flowers in Leicester's penalty shootout win over Arsenal in an FA Cup fourth round replay. He saved penalties from Lee Dixon and Gilles Grimandi as Leicester progressed.[1] Arphexad played a big role in Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League in 1999–2000. He produced an inspired performance to deny the Reds a much needed three points at Anfield in May 2000. His heroics that night clearly impressed Gérard Houllier, who moved swiftly to sign Arphexad on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling during the summer. Arphexad claimed that he would have stayed at Leicester had he been guaranteed a role as the first choice keeper, but the arrival of Flowers after the departure of Kasey Keller meant that he felt that he had the option of being a backup at a mid-table club or a backup at a club challenging for the title.

Liverpool[edit]

Arphexad won six medals with Liverpool, all as an unused substitute. These included three in Liverpool's treble winning 2000–01 season, where they won the FA Cup, the Football League Cup and the UEFA Cup. Two subsequent medals followed the following season as Liverpool claimed both the Charity Shield and the European Super Cup. He earned a second League Cup winners medal in the 2002–03 season.

He was released by Liverpool that summer, later having spells with Coventry City and Notts County. Despite relative success when he was called upon, it was still questioned on his inability to re-ignite his career.

Acting career[edit]

After retiring from football, Arphexad went back to the island of Guadeloupe.

Honours[edit]

Leicester City
Liverpool

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gunners out in penalty thriller". BBC. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 

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