Ulrich Le Pen

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Ulrich Le Pen
Personal information
Full name Ulrich Le Pen
Date of birth (1974-01-21) 21 January 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Auray, Brittany, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Stade Rennais 99 (1)
1997–1999 Stade Lavallois 50 (14)
1999–2001 Lorient 75 (14)
2001–2003 Ipswich Town 1 (0)
2002–2003 Strasbourg (loan) 26 (3)
2003–2006 Strasbourg 79 (13)
2006–2009 Lorient 62 (6)
2009–2010 Stade Lavallois 24 (1)
Total 416 (52)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ulrich Le Pen (born 21 January 1974 in Auray, Brittany) is a former French footballer.


Le Pen began his professional career with Rennes where he spent six years. In 110 games, he scored once. Either a winger or central midfielder, he is renowned for his passing. He moved to Laval where he scored 14 goals in 50 games within two seasons. In 2001, he moved to Lorient, where in two seasons he scored 14 times in 63 games, scoring every 4.5 games. He stayed with Lorient until November 2001. Despite interest from Rangers F.C He was then transferred to Ipswich Town for FRF 15 million (GBP 1.4 million). He only played once, but got injured almost immediately resulting in only 12 minutes of play for the club, despite making a further appearance in the FA and UEFA Cups he never played again in a league game for Ipswich; it is assumed that he and his family never really settled in England.[1]

After that short taste of Premiership football, he returned to France and joined Strasbourg. He scored 16 times in 105 games and scored Strasourg's first goal of the 2005/06 with a free kick. He left to join FC Lorient. On 25 June 2009 the 35-year-old winger left FC Lorient to sign for Stade Lavallois.[2]