Peter Luccin

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Peter Luccin
Peter Luccin 2.jpg
Luccin playing for Dallas
Personal information
Full name Peter Bernard Luccin
Date of birth (1979-04-09) 9 April 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1987–1989 Saint-Joseph
1989–1992 Vivaux-Maronniers
1992–1994 SO Caillols
1994–1996 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Cannes 13 (0)
1997–1998 Bordeaux 41 (0)
1998–2000 Marseille 51 (2)
2000–2002 Paris Saint-Germain 26 (1)
2001–2002Celta (loan) 33 (1)
2002–2004 Celta 64 (6)
2004–2007 Atlético Madrid 89 (2)
2007–2010 Zaragoza 31 (0)
2008–2009Racing Santander (loan) 23 (2)
2011–2012 Lausanne-Sport 7 (1)
2013–2014 FC Dallas 14 (0)
Total 392 (15)
National team
1997 France U20 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter Bernard Luccin (born 9 April 1979) is a French retired professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

After arriving in Spain at age 22, he went on to appear in more than 300 official matches for a handful of clubs in the country. In La Liga he amassed totals of 239 games and 11 goals over the course of eight seasons, spending three years apiece with Celta and Atlético Madrid.

Club career[edit]

Luccin in action for Lausanne

Luccin was born in Marseille. After emerging through AS Cannes' youth system he appeared in his country for FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain FC (where he collected 13 yellow cards during the 2000–01 season).

Luccin's first adventure abroad came in summer 2001 when he arrived on loan to Celta de Vigo, which later became permanent.[1] In July 2004 he transferred to fellow La Liga club Atlético Madrid from relegated Celta (even though he scored a career-best five goals that season, also being sent off twice).[2] He helped the Colchoneros qualify to the UEFA Cup in the 2006–07 campaign and, during his three-year spell, appeared in an average of 30 games per season, receiving 39 yellow cards and five red in the process.[3][4][5]

Luccin was signed by Real Zaragoza at the last minute of the transfer window in August 2007, rejoining his former Celta coach Víctor Fernández.[6] During that season the team dropped down a level and he picked 14 yellow cards, receiving his marching orders in a 3–3 home draw with RCD Espanyol.[7]

Again, on the last day of the summer transfer window, Racing de Santander completed the signing of Luccin from relegated Zaragoza – he signed a one-year loan at El Sardinero, seen as a direct replacement for Aldo Duscher who joined Sevilla FC at the same time.[8] Returning to the Aragonese after an irregular 2008–09 he missed the entire campaign due to injury,[9] and left the team after 2009–10.

In July 2010, Luccin had a trial with Scottish Premier League side Celtic,[10][11] but nothing came of it. In October 2011, after nearly two years away from competitive football, he signed for FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss Super League.

In April 2012, Luccin left Lausanne after reportedly falling out with the club.[12] He signed with Major League Soccer's FC Dallas on 10 December,[13][14] leaving two years later after the team declined the option to retain him.[15]

International career[edit]

Luccin played for France in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, as the youngest member for the eventual quarter-finalists.[16]


  1. ^ "Luccin signs for Celta". 1 June 2002. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Atlético look to Luccin". 29 July 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Luccin al árbitro: "Ponte gafas"" [Luccin to the referee: "Put on a pair of glasses"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Peter Luccin: "Lo mejor sería echarnos a todos, pero es más fácil solo al técnico"" [Peter Luccin: "It would be better to fire us all, but it's easier if it's just the coach"] (in Spanish). El Periódico de Aragón. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Qué fue de… Peter Luccin: nueve años de experiencia en la Liga" [Whatever happened to… Peter Luccin: nine years of Liga experience] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Luccin links up with Zaragoza". 31 August 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Real Zaragoza 3–3 Espanyol". ESPN Soccernet. 9 December 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Santander take Luccin". Sky Sports. 2 September 2008.
  9. ^ "Carlos Diogo y Peter Luccin reciben el alta médica" [Carlos Diogo and Peter Luccin cleared by medical staff] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  10. ^ Celtic take controversial midfielder Peter Luccin on trial seven years after spit shame; Daily Record, 27 July 2010
  11. ^ Efrain Juarez attracted to Celtic by Seville crowds; BBC Sport, 26 July 2010
  12. ^ French midfielder Peter Luccin has agreed to leave Lausanne-Sport after reportedly falling out with the club hierarchy; Non League Channel
  13. ^ "FC Dallas signs defensive midfielder Peter Luccin". FCD Press Services. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  14. ^ Carrick, Buzz (10 December 2012). "FC Dallas signs defensive midfielder Peter Luccin". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  15. ^ "FC Dallas announces roster moves ahead of 2014 Expansion Draft". FC Dallas. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  16. ^ Peter LuccinFIFA competition record

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