Rudy Riou

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Rudy Riou
Personal information
Full name Rudy Riou
Date of birth (1980-01-22) 22 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Béziers, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Montpellier HSC 116 (0)
2004–2007 FC Istres 101 (0)
2007–2008 Toulouse FC 3 (0)
2008–2011 Olympique Marseille 1 (0)
2011 Sporting Charleroi 11 (0)
2011–2012 FC Nantes 33 (0)
2012–2015 RC Lens 73 (0)
2015–2016 OH Leuven 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2015.

Rudy Riou (born 22 January 1980) is a French football goalkeeper who is currently unemployed after last playing for OH Leuven in the Belgian Pro League.


Montpellier HSC[edit]

Riou made his Ligue 1 début on 31 July 1999, being a key figure in a 2-1 victory over Olympique Lyonnais. He played 20 games for Montpellier before they were relegated. He signed his first professional contract in 2000.

In League 2 he played 18 games and participated in the club's promotion back to Ligue 1. He then spent three seasons in Ligue 1 but at the end of the 2003-2004 season he left Montpellier, who were once again relegated to L2

FC Istres and Toulouse FC[edit]

In 2004 Riou agreed to sign for FC Istres, who were newly promoted to Ligue 1. He remained with FC Istres for three years before they were relegated to National. Riou then went on to sign for Toulouse FC, but rarely featured.

Olympique de Marseille[edit]

At the beginning of the 2008-2009 season, he moved to Olympique de Marseille to cover for Steve Mandanda, with Cedric Carrasso in turn moving in the opposite direction to Toulouse.

On 29 October 2008, he made his first appearance for the club, replacing Steve Mandanda due to a thigh injury at halftime against FC Nantes. The match ended 1-1.

Sporting Charleroi[edit]

In January 2011 he signed a six-month contract with Sporting Charleroi after being released by Marseille.


After a short spell at Charleroi, Riou signed a three-year contract with FC Nantes on 20 July 2011.

Oud-Heverlee Leuven[edit]

In July 2015, free agent Riou signed for OH Leuven.[1] He left the club at the end of season following their relegation to the Belgian First Division B.


  1. ^ "Rudy Riou signs for Oud-Heverlee Leuven of Belgium (in French)". July 23, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 

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