Pegguy Arphexad

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Pegguy Arphexad
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-05-18) 18 May 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Stade Brestois 0 (0)
1990–1991 Lille 0 (0)
1991–1997 Lens 3 (0)
1996–1997Lille (loan) 2 (0)
1997–2000 Leicester City 21 (0)
2000–2003 Liverpool 2 (0)
2001Stockport County (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 Coventry City 5 (0)
2004Notts County (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2005 Olympique Marseille 0 (0)
Total 39 (0)
National team
France U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pegguy Arphexad (born 18 May 1973) is a French former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Arphexad began in the French League with Lens and played in the last three matches of the 1995-96 French Division 1.[1] The next season, he played in two league matches on loan for Lille.[2]

Leicester City[edit]

In August 1997, Arphexad began his time in the Premier League with Leicester City. During Leicester's successful 1999–2000 League Cup campaign he started ahead of Tim Flowers and saved two crucial penalties in a penalty shootout against Fulham in the quarter final.[3] He earned his first ever winner's medal as an unused substitute in the final.[4] In that season he also came on as a substitute for the injured Flowers in Leicester's penalty shootout win over Arsenal in an FA Cup fourth round replay, saving penalties from Lee Dixon and Gilles Grimandi as Leicester progressed.[5] Arphexad played a big role in Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League in 1999–2000. He produced an inspired performance to deny the Reds a much needed three points at Anfield in May 2000. His heroics that night clearly impressed Gérard Houllier, who moved swiftly to sign Arphexad on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling during the summer. Arphexad claimed that he would have stayed at Leicester had he been guaranteed a role as the first choice keeper, but the arrival of Flowers after the departure of Kasey Keller meant that he felt that he had the option of being a backup at a mid-table club or a backup at a club challenging for the title.


Arphexad won six medals with Liverpool, all as an unused substitute. These included three in Liverpool's treble winning 2000–01 season, where they won the FA Cup, the Football League Cup and the UEFA Cup. Two subsequent medals followed the following season as Liverpool claimed both the Charity Shield and the European Super Cup. In the 2001–02 season, he was the starting goalkeeper in the opening match that ended in a 2-1 win against West Ham United.[6] His second and last league appearance for Liverpool was on 9 February 2002 in a 6-0 win against Ipswich Town, replacing Jerzy Dudek during the second half.[7]

Arphexad earned a second League Cup winners medal in the 2002–03 season and was released by Liverpool that summer, later having spells with Coventry City and Notts County. He also rejected a move to Chester City claiming that he would not be prepared to join a club playing lower than the second division.[8]


Arphexad played for the France national under-21 football team.[9]


Leicester City



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  3. ^ "Fulham trio fail from spot". BBC. 12 January 2000. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Leicester triumph at Wembley". BBC. 27 February 2000. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Gunners out in penalty thriller". BBC. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
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