Yohann Pelé

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Yohann Pelé
Yohann Pele 2009-06-29.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-11-04) 4 November 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Brou-sur-Chantereine, France
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2009 Le Mans 164 (0)
2009–2012 Toulouse 18 (0)
2014–2015 Sochaux 49 (0)
2015– Marseille 32 (0)
National team
2004 France U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.

Yohann Pelé (born 4 November 1982 in Brou-sur-Chantereine) is a French football goalkeeper who currently plays for Marseille in Ligue 1.

Club career[edit]

Pelé has spent most of his career at Le Mans, making his debut in Ligue 2 in the 1–0 defeat at FC Istres in September 2002. He established himself as the club's first-choice goalkeeper in the 2004–05 season, as the club won promotion to Ligue 1. He was also the club's first choice in 2007–08, its third consecutive season in the top-flight.

Pelé was briefly linked with a move to England possibly with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United. The French keeper has always been attracted to a move to England. On 29 June 2009 he was transferred from Le Mans UC72 to Toulouse FC where he signed a four-year contract.

At 12 October 2010, Toulouse announced that Pelé is suffering with a pulmonary embolism.[1] In July 2012 he left the club. On the 4th of January 2013, Pelé announced that he would like to play football again.

In January 2014, more than three years after his last competitive game, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.[2] He played 50 competitive matches for Sochaux, before joining Marseille in July 2015.[3]

International career[edit]

Pelé was called up to the France U21s in 2004, and made 2 starts.[4] He received his first international call-up in October 2008 for a friendly against Tunisia, but didn't make an appearance.[5]


Yohann is the brother of Steven Pelé.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yohann Pelé est officiellement sochalien" [Yohann Pelé is officially sochalien] (in French). fcsochaux.fr. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Marseille sign ex-Sochaux keeper Yohann Pele". ESPNFC.com. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.football365.fr/espoirs-y-pele-appele-1454967.html
  5. ^ "Pele gets France call for friendly with Tunisia". espnfc.com.com. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 

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