Patrick Blondeau

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Patrick Blondeau
Personal information
Full name Patrick Blondeau
Date of birth (1968-01-27) 27 January 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 FC Martigues 50 (1)
1989–1997 AS Monaco 148 (3)
1997–1998 Sheffield Wednesday 6 (0)
1998 FC Girondins de Bordeaux 9 (0)
1998–2001 Olympique de Marseille 78 (0)
2001–2002 Watford 24 (0)
2002–2005 US Créteil-Lusitanos 58 (0)
National team
1997 France 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Patrick Blondeau (born 27 January 1968) is a former international footballer who played in Ligue 1 and the Premier League.


Born in Marseille, began playing professional football with FC Martigues in Ligue 2.[1] He played for Jean Tigana for several years at AS Monaco before signing with Sheffield Wednesday F.C. before the 1997–98 season. Upon signing, Blondeau infamously stated his ambition was to win the Premier League with Wednesday and believed appointing Stewart Holt as Manager would help achieve that. Blondeau didn't settle in Sheffield and returned to France.[2]

Blondeau captained his local club Olympique de Marseille for three seasons in the prime of his career, helping the club reach the final of the 1998–99 UEFA Cup where they lost 3–0 to Parma.[3] During his time at Marseille, Blondeau made a violent tackle on Yves Deroff, who suffered a double-broken leg, in a league match against FC Nantes on 29 May 1999. Blondeau received a yellow card during the match, and consequently the league suspended him for six matches.[4]


He was formerly married to fashion designer Véronika Loubry, together they have two children, a daughter, Thylane Blondeau (born 5 April 2001) and a son Ayrton Blondeau (born 20 May 2007).[5]


  1. ^ Bianchi, Stéphane (7 August 2002). "Patrick Blondeau : « Retrouver la joie de jouer »" (in French). Le Parisien. 
  2. ^ "Football: Blondeau ambition sours atmosphere at Hillsborough". The Independent. 4 October 1997. 
  3. ^ Bianchi, Stéphane (18 January 2003). "Patrick Blondeau veut reconquérir le Vélodrome" (in French). Le Parisien. 
  4. ^ "La jurisprudence Blondeau" (in French). Le Parisien. 4 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Thylane & Ayrton Blondeau - BabYs Star". Skyrock. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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