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Stéphane Léoni
Nationality: Fra
Rovers apps (gls)1: 38 (0)
Date of birth: 5 March 1976
Place of birth: Saint-Mihiel, France
Height: 6ft
Position: Defender
Date joined: 18 August 1998
Joined from: FC Metz
Date left: 10 May 2000
1 League appearances and goals only.

Stéphane Léoni is a French defender who joined Rovers in 1998 and played 45 games for the club scoring just one goal (in a FA Cup Third Round tie away to Rotherham.



Léoni (nearest camera) celebrating with Jamie Cureton (behind)

Léoni's career started at FC Metz. He failed to make any first team appearances despite winning 20 caps for the French Under-21 side. He left Metz to seek a career in England when he joined Rovers. His next move took him to Scotland where he signed for Dundee United. He stayed for just four months, making just six appearances, before leaving the club.

He was without a club for over a year until CS Sedan-Ardennes signed him where he remained until the end of the 2002 season. AS Beauvais then took him on whom he played, again, for just one season. He moved to Germany to play for SpVgg Greuther Fürth before returning to France to play for FC Rouen and FC Sète before returning to FC Metz in 2006. After a disappointing 2008-09 season, which saw him mainly playing reserve team football for Metz, Léoni was released. Later in the summer he moved to the Côte d'Azur to join AS Cannes and a year later he moved to Luxembourg to play for FC Differdange 03 in the Luxembourg National Division.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1997–98 FC Metz 0 0
1998–99 Bristol Rovers 30 0
1999–00 Bristol Rovers 8 0
2000–01 Dundee United 6 0
2001–02 CS Sedan-Ardennes 8 ?
2002–03 AS Beauvais 36 ?
2003–04 SpVgg Greuther Fürth ? ?
2004–05 FC Rouen 35 ?
2005–06 FC Sète 12 ?
2006–07 FC Metz 25 0
2007–08 FC Metz 11 ?
2008–09 FC Metz ? ?
2009–10 AS Cannes 16 0
2010–11 FC Differdange 03 21 0
2011–12 FC Differdange 03 19 0