Ludovic Butelle

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Ludovic Butelle
Personal information
Full name Jean Ludovic Butelle
Date of birth (1983-04-03) 3 April 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Reims, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
1989–1991 FC Carnot Chatillons
1991–1997 MJEP Cormontreuil
1997–2001 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Metz 53 (0)
2004–2009 Valencia 9 (0)
2005Hércules (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008Valladolid (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009Lille (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2011 Lille 10 (0)
2010–2011Nîmes (loan) 37 (0)
2011–2014 Arles-Avignon 106 (0)
2014–2015 Angers 53 (0)
2016–2018 Club Brugge 59 (0)
2018– Angers 52 (0)
National team
2003–2004 France U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2019

Jean Ludovic Butelle (born 3 April 1983) is a French footballer who plays for Angers SCO as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reims, Butelle began his career at FC Metz, in 2001–02's Ligue 1, appearing in six matches. He became a regular subsequently, after which he was signed by Spanish club Valencia CF in July 2004 touted as a possible replacement for aging Andrés Palop and Santiago Cañizares;[1] he also served a six-month loan at Hércules CF for the rest of his first season.

From 2005 to 2007, with Palop departed, Butelle eventually became backup, replacing another veteran, Juan Luis Mora. On 29 November 2006, after making his La Liga debut on 19 March 2006 in a 1–2 away loss against Racing de Santander,[2] his sole in that campaign, he extended his contract – due to expire in June 2009 – for a further three years.[3]

For 2007–08, Butelle was again loaned, this time to fellow league team Real Valladolid.[4] After starting as first-choice, he eventually lost the battle with youngster Sergio Asenjo (18) and veteran Alberto (38); after considering a return to France for the remainder of the campaign, he eventually stayed until his loan expired.[5]

However, Butelle would be loaned once more for 2008–09, now to French top division side Lille OSC. At the season's close, the move was made permanent.

In the following years, Butelle competed in his country's Ligue 2, with Nîmes Olympique, AC Arles-Avignon and Angers SCO. He signed a three-year contract with the latter succeeding veteran Grégory Malicki.[6]


Club Brugge


  1. ^ Butelle ready for Valencia; UEFA, 21 May 2004
  2. ^ Muñoz, Daniel (19 March 2006). "El Valencia pierde el tren de la Liga" [Valencia lose touch with League]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ Butelle holds firm at Valencia; UEFA, 29 November 2006
  4. ^ "El portero Ludovic Butelle se convierte en el primer fichaje del Valladolid" [Goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle becomes Valladolid's first signing]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 July 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Butelle asume que debe marcharse" [Butelle admits he must go]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 January 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Ludovic Butelle s'engage avec Angers SCO!" [Ludovic Butelle commits to Angers SCO!] (in French). Angers SCO. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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