Philippe Violeau

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Philippe Violeau
Personal information
Full name Philippe Violeau
Date of birth (1970-09-19) 19 September 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Niort, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Chamois Niortais 101 (6)
1993–1997 AJ Auxerre 78 (0)
1997–2003 Olympique Lyonnais 185 (11)
2003–2006 AJ Auxerre 97 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2006

Philippe Violeau (born 19 September 1970 in Niort, Deux-Sèvres) is a retired footballer from France who played as a defensive midfielder.[1] He played exclusively in France, where he won both the national championship and the Coupe de France three times, as well as the Trophée des Champions twice and the Coupe de la Ligue once.[2]

He started playing in the 1988–89 season, with his hometown club Chamois Niortais in the French second division.[1] In 1993, Violeau moved to top-league AJ Auxerre, where he won the 1995–96 French Division 1, and in 1997, he was transferred to Olympique Lyonnais where he played for six seasons.[3] In 2003, Violeau returned to Auxerre, where he retired after the 2005–06 season.[4]


AJ Auxerre
Olympique Lyonnais


  1. ^ a b "Football : Philippe Violeau". Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Philippe Violeau - Player Profile". Eurosport. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Philippe Violeau". Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Philippe Violeau – French league stats at LFP