|Full name||Lionel Pérez|
|Date of birth||24 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1995–1996||→ Laval (loan)||42||(0)|
|1999||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||13||(0)|
|2000||→ Cambridge United (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2008.
Lionel Pérez (born 24 April 1967 in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Gard) is a retired French professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper and more recently was a goalkeeping coach at Stevenage Borough, following his retirement from the game in 2004.
Bordeaux, Nîmes and Stade Lavallois
Pérez made his Sunderland debut, aged 29 on 19 October 1996, as a substitute for Tony Coton, in a 3–0 away defeat against Southampton. He stayed with Sunderland for a further two years, before signing for rivals Newcastle United, in what was a surprise move at the time.
At Newcastle United, Pérez was fourth-choice behind Steve Harper Shay Given and John Karelse; he never made a competitive start for the Magpies and after being loaned to various clubs throughout his 21-month spell on Tyneside, he was granted a free transfer to Cambridge United in July 2000, reportedly taking a 95% pay cut to do so.
Cambridge & Stevenage
Pérez was released by Cambridge at the end of the 2002–03 season, before joining Enfield in October 2002, and then Stevenage Borough in February 2003. He was a regular for Stevenage until in March 2004 (being voted Player of the Year), he broke his leg playing in a league match against Barnet. Pérez was forced to retire at the end of the season, and he immediately took up a coaching role at the club. Pérez left his coaching role at the club in April 2006.
FC PHA Chusclan Laudun and SO-Cassis Carnoux
On leaving Stevenage, Perez and his family moved back to France where he had spells coaching at FC PHA Chusclan Laudun and SO-Cassis Carnoux. He has been inactive in football since 2010. He is currently[when?] looking to get back into football, having gained his UEFA B licence.
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