Johnny Leoni

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Johnny Leoni
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-30) 30 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tochigi SC
Number 15
Youth career
1992–2001 FC Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 FC Sion 30 (0)
2003–2012 FC Zürich 158 (0)
2012–2013 AC Omonia 8 (0)
2013 Neftchi Baku (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 C.S. Marítimo 6 (0)
2014–2016 Le Mont 12 (0)
2016 AC Nagano Parceiro 15 (0)
2017– Tochigi SC
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2017.

Johnny Leoni (born 30 June 1984) is a footballer from Switzerland who plays for Tochigi SC as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

He joined Zurich in May 2003, but did not become their first-choice keeper until the 2005–06 season when he took over from Davide Taini.

FCZ supporters remember fondly the 3 penalties in the penalty shootout in the quarterfinal of the Swiss Cup against Aarau.

His achievements have been noticed by Ottmar Hitzfeld and he has been included in four squads for the Swiss national team but has yet to make an appearance. Leoni earned his first cap for the Swiss on 10 August 2011 after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2:1 win over Liechtenstein in a friendly match. He had previously been part of their 2010 FIFA World Cup squad but did not feature.

Leoni will join Omonia from season 2012–13 after he agreed terms with the club in the January transfer window. He commented that, in order to join AC Omonoia, he sacrificed a position in the national team of Switzerland. Since he joined AC Omonoia however, from the 10 shots he received in total (up to 23/9/2012) he failed to block 6.

In February 2013 Leoni joined Azerbaijan Premier League side Neftchi Baku on loan till the end of the season. In April 2013 Leoni returned Omonia having not played during the 11 games he was in Azerbaijan for.

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2017.[1]

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup Total
2016 Nagano Parceiro J3 League 15 0 1 0 16 0
Total 15 0 1 0 16 0

Honours[edit]

FC Zurich

AC Omonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 249 out of 289)

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