Stéphane Porato

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Stéphane Porato
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Porato
Date of birth (1973-09-19) 19 September 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Colombes, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
RC Paris
1989–1992 Toulon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Toulon 2 (0)
1993–1998 Monaco 19 (0)
1998–2000 Marseille 59 (0)
2000–2004 Monaco 37 (0)
2002–2003 Créteil-Lusitanos (loan) 26 (0)
2004–2006 Ajaccio 68 (0)
2006–2007 Alavés 22 (0)
2007–2009 Xerez 33 (0)
National team
1999 France 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stéphane Porato (born 19 September 1973 in Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

In his country Porato represented Sporting Toulon, AS Monaco FC, Olympique de Marseille (where he played in the 1999 UEFA Cup Final after relegating Germany international Andreas Köpke to the bench), US Créteil-Lusitanos and AC Ajaccio, mainly as a backup or starting in the second division. On 13 November 1999 he earned his sole cap for France, appearing in a 3–0 friendly win with Croatia.

In late October 2006, as he had already moved to Spain with second level's Deportivo Alavés, following Ajaccio's relegation from Ligue 1, Porato had a trial at Chelsea in view of signing as third-choice after the long-term skull injury to Petr Čech.[1] He was not signed eventually.

Porato joined Xerez CD, in the same country and category, for the 2007–08 season. A starter in his first year, he lost the job in the following as the Andalusians achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion, being released in July 2009.

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