Lionel Perez

Date of birth24 April 1967
Place of birthBagnols sur Cèze
NationalityFrench
Weight90 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionGoalkeeper

This flamboyant goalkeeper joined Cambridge United in the 2000 close season after a successful loan spell during the previous campaign. A firm favourite with the U's fans he made many spectacular saves and his experience proved important in bringing on the young defenders around him. He missed several matches in the new year due to an injury but returned to bolster the back line in the final run-in as the club successfully fought against relegation.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nîmes Olympique 01 Aug 1993
Bordeaux 01 Aug 1993 21 Aug 1996
Sunderland 21 Aug 1996 02 Jul 1998
Newcastle United 02 Jul 1998 30 Jun 2000
Scunthorpe United 08 Oct 1999 31 Dec 1999 L
Cambridge United 23 Mar 2000 06 May 2000 L
Cambridge United 31 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2002
Enfield 20 Sep 2002 31 Jan 2003
Chelmsford City 31 Jan 2003 07 Feb 2003
Stevenage 07 Feb 2003 30 Jun 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 Sunderland FA Cup 2 3
1996-97 Sunderland League Cup 1 2
1996-97 Sunderland Premier League 28
1
7 41
2
1997-98 Sunderland League Cup 1 1
2000-01 Cambridge United FA Cup 2 3
2000-01 Cambridge United LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Cup 2 1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Division 2 36
1
8 55
1
2001-02 Cambridge United FA Cup 2 3
2001-02 Cambridge United LDV Vans Trophy 7 2 7
2001-02 Cambridge United League Cup 1 1
2001-02 Cambridge United League Division 2 42 1 79
2
2
2003-04 Stevenage FA Cup 2 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Oct 1996 Southampton v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
26 Oct 1996 Sunderland v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Leeds United v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Everton v Sunderland W 1-3 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Wimbledon L 1-3 Premier League
15 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Chelsea W 3-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Manchester United v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 Coventry City v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
04 Jan 1997 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
29 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Sunderland v Leeds United L 0-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
04 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-4 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Manchester United W 2-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
16 Mar 1997 Chelsea v Sunderland L 6-2 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1997 Sunderland v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Middlesbrough v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Sunderland v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Sunderland v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Wimbledon v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Sunderland v Bury W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.