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Frank Leboeuf
Personal information
Full name Franck Alain James Lebœuf[1]
Date of birth 22 January 1968 (1968-01-22) (age 42)
Place of birth Bouches-du-Rhône department, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Laval 69 (10)
1991–1996 Strasbourg 172 (40)
1996–2001 Chelsea 144 (17)
2001–2003 Olympique Marseille 51 (5)
2003–2004 Al-Sadd 17 (6)
2004–2005 Al Wakrah
National team
1995–2002 France 50 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank Leboeuf (born Franck Alain James Leboeuf[1], or Lebœuf) on 22 January 1968 near Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône) is a former French footballer, who played as a defender. With the French national team, Leboeuf won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

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Club career

After starting his career in 1986 in the lower divisions of the French league, Leboeuf moved to Laval in 1988. In 1991, he moved to Strasbourg and played there until 1996, when he made a switch to English club Chelsea for £2.5m.

He played over 200 games for the club and scored 24 goals, mainly from penalties and set pieces. With Chelsea, he won two FA Cups, one League Cup and one Cup Winners' Cup. He left in 2001 for his hometown club Olympique Marseille, before finishing out his career in Qatar.

International career

For France, Leboeuf was capped 50 times, scoring five goals. Although he was mainly a substitiute in the 1998 World Cup, he stepped in for red carded Laurent Blanc to play in the final, a 3-0 win against Brazil.

Leboeuf received a winner's medal at Euro 2000. He then played at the 2002 World Cup.

Playing style

A highly cultured centre back Leboeuf was noted for his long range passing ability and also for his consistent penalty-taking throughout his career. He took more than 20 penalties for Chelsea, missing just 3 times: against Leicester and Feyenoord and Blackburn. Leboeuf failed to score in a penalty shoot-out in Euro 2000.

Personal life

Leboeuf now lives in Los Angeles, USA and plays for celebrity team Hollywood United as a midfielder as he says he doesn't like chasing attackers anymore.

He also appeared in the 2001 film, Taking Sides.[2]

  • Currently in pre-production for Ocean Hotel, a feature film about Russian Mafia in New York City schedduled to be shot in New York City in 2010. Ocean Hotel also stars Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones and Gabriel Francois.
  • He will also star along with French actor Jean-Francois Garreaud in "L'intrus", a theater play touring in France from January to June 2010.

Awards

Following the 1998 World Cup, he was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 1998.[1][3]

Honours

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Club

France RC Strasbourg
England Chelsea
Qatar Al-Sadd Sports Club
Qatar Al-Wakrah Sports Club
France Koh Lanta, Le choc des héros
2010

International

France

References

Preceded by
Yvon Pouliquen
RC Strasbourg Captain
1995-1996
Succeeded by
Gérald Baticle

Simple English

Frank Leboeuf
Personal information
Full name Franck Alain James Lebœuf
Date of birth 22 January 1968 (1968-01-22) (age 43)
Place of birth    Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1986
1987-1988
1988-1991
1991-1996
1996-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
Hyères
Meaux
Stade Lavallois Mayenne
Strasbourg
Chelsea
Olympique Marseille
Al-Sadd
Al-Wakrah
National team
1995-2002 France

Frank Leboeuf (born 22 January 1968) is a former French football player. He has played for France national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FranceLeague
1986/87Hyères143
1986/87Meaux123
1987/88270
1988/89Stade Lavallois MayenneDivision 1210
1989/90Division 2321
1990/91169
1991/92StrasbourgDivision 23111
1992/93Division 13612
1993/94366
1994/95347
1995/96354
EnglandLeague
1996/97ChelseaPremier League266
1997/98325
1998/99334
1999/00282
2000/01250
FranceLeague
2001/02Olympique MarseilleDivision 1253
2002/03Ligue 1262
QatarLeague
2003/04Al-SaddStars League176
2004/05Al-WakrahStars League00
CountryFrance 34561
England 14417
Qatar 176
Total 50684

International career statistics

France national team
YearAppsGoals
199552
199640
199710
199880
199951
2000100
200190
200261
Total484

References


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