Jean Calvé

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Jean Calvé
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Sochaux 17 (0)
2006–2008 Le Mans 54 (0)
2008–2012 Nancy 18 (1)
2009Lorient (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010Grenoble (loan) 24 (0)
2010–2011Sheffield United (loan) 18 (1)
2012–2015 Caen 84 (5)
2015–2016 OH Leuven 0 (0)
2016–2017 Amiens 13 (0)
2017–2018 El Ejido 9 (0)
2018–2019 Berja 0 (0)
2019– Saint-Leu 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2018

Jean Calvé (born 30 April 1984) is a French footballer who plays as a right back for Saint-Leu in the Championnat National 3.

Club career[edit]

Calvé was born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise.

Sheffield United[edit]

Following his various loan spells in France, Calvé arrived at Bramall Lane on trial in July 2010.[1] Having played one pre-season game, then Blades boss Kevin Blackwell opted not to sign him. However, following Blackwell's departure a few weeks later, incoming boss Gary Speed quickly revived the move and Calvé signed a one-year loan deal with the Yorkshire club[2] and suggested a desire to remain with Sheffield United following the completion of his loan spell.[3]

Calvé scored his first ever career goal in his début game for the Blades against Preston North End at the end of August, smashing a 35-yard shot into the top corner.[4] Despite an impressive start to his Blades career Calvé failed to cement himself in the first team, making only eighteen appearances that season. With the arrival of yet another new manager, Micky Adams, he was deemed surplus to requirements and was eventually released from his contract at the start of April 2011.[5]


On 22 May 2012, Calvé joined Ligue 2 side Stade Malherbe Caen on a free transfer.[6]


In the 2012–13 Ligue 2 team of the season.


  1. ^ "Sheffield United seek new players". The Sheffield Star. 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  2. ^ "Calve signs in". Sheffield United F.C. 2010-08-23. Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  3. ^ "Jean ready for Blades bow". The Blade – Matchday Magazine. 2010-08-28. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Calve cracker and full Speed ahead". The Sheffield Star. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  5. ^ "Trio leave Lane". Sheffield United F.C. 2011-04-07. Archived from the original on 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  6. ^ Erwann Penland (22 May 2012). "Caen : Jean Calvé (Nancy) arrive". Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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