Lionel Pérez

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Lionel Pérez
Personal information
Full name Lionel Pérez
Date of birth (1967-04-24) 24 April 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Nîmes 111 (0)
1993–1996 Bordeaux 16 (0)
1995–1996 Laval (loan) 42 (0)
1996–1998 Sunderland 75 (0)
1998–2000 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1999 Scunthorpe United (loan) 13 (0)
2000 Cambridge United (loan) 9 (0)
2000–2002 Cambridge United 78 (0)
2002–2003 Enfield 66 (0)
2003–2004 Stevenage Borough 31 (0)
Total 375 (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.

Club career[edit]

Bordeaux, Nîmes and Stade Lavallois[edit]

Perez's football career started with French club, Bordeaux. However, much of this time was spent out on loan with Nîmes Olympique then Stade Lavallois.[1]

Sunderland[edit]

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.[2] He stayed with Sunderland for a further two years, before signing for rivals Newcastle United, in what was a surprise move at the time.

Newcastle United[edit]

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.[3][4]

Cambridge & Stevenage[edit]

Pérez was released by Cambridge at the end of the 2002–03 season, before joining Enfield in October 2002,[5] and then Stevenage Borough in February 2003.[6] 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.[7] 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[edit]

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.[8] He is currently[when?] looking to get back into football, having gained his UEFA B licence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lionel Perez: From the Mediterranean to Stevenage Borough". Football Friends Online. Football Friends Online. 14 January 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Brenkley, Stephen (20 October 1996). "Dodd opens door". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Perez pay cut suits U's". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 31 July 2000. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Summer signings". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 12 August 2000. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Ley, John (2 October 2002). "September transfers". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Perez moves to Stevenage". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 February 2003. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Perez out for the season". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lionel Perez: From the Mediterranean to Stevenage Borough". Football Friends Online. Football Friends Online. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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