FRANK LEBOEUF

Frank Leboeuf

A stylish French defender, Frank Leboeuf was one of the first wave of foreigners to light up the Premier League in the mid-1990s.

Intelligent and composed, Leboeuf won both the World Cup and European Championship while a Chelsea player, and was a regular scorer of penalties and long-range goals during his time with the club which lasted 204 games over five years.

Leboeuf arrived from Strasbourg in the summer of 1996, and would go on to forge an effective partnership with Marcel Desailly in the centre of defence during one of Chelsea's most successful periods.

The FA Cup in 1997 was followed by the League Cup, the Uefa Cup Winners Cup and the Uefa Super Cup a year later, all won with clean sheets, as was the FA Cup again in 2000, the last final at the old Wembley.

Leboeuf returned to France with Marseille in 2001 before finishing his career in Qatar. He has since pursued a career in the film industry.



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