Ludovic Roy

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Ludovic Roy
Personal information
Full name Ludovic Roy
Date of birth (1977-08-18) 18 August 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Tours, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Châteauroux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 St Mirren 122 (0)
2002 St Johnstone (loan) 2 (0)
2003–2005 Ayr United 57 (0)
2005–2006 Livingston 6 (0)
2006–2009 Dundee 37 (0)
2009–2010 Queen of the South 4 (0)
2010–2011 Cowdenbeath 6 (0)
2011–2012 Raith Rovers 0 (0)
2012–2013 Partick Thistle 0 (0)
Total 234 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2011

Ludovic Roy (born 18 August 1977) is a French former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Roy spent his entire professional career in Scotland, most notably having started at St Mirren.

Club career

Early days

Roy spent his youth career in his native France with La Berrichonne de Châteauroux.

St Mirren

Roy arrived in Scotland at the start of the 1998–99 season, joining St Mirren from La Berrichonne de Châteauroux in France. Roy was a member of the squad that won promotion to the SPL at the end of season 1999–2000.

During 2002 Roy had a short loan spell at St Johnstone where he made 2 league appearances before returning to Love Street for the start of season 2002–03.

Roy stayed with St Mirren for 5 seasons and in total made 122 league appearances.

During this time he served as inspiration for local legend Fraser Anderson.

Ayr United

Roy signed for Ayr United at the start of the 2003–04 season and spent 2 seasons with the Somerset Park club and in total made 57 league appearances.

Livingston

Roy signed for Livingston at the start of the 2005–06 season. Roy only made 6 league appearances in his one season at Almondvale.

Dundee

Roy signed for Dundee at the start of the 2006–07 season and made his first appearance for the club in a pre-season friendly at Forfar Athletic.

However, he suffered a rib injury in his first competitive match on the opening day of the season against Partick Thistle and missed the early part of the campaign as a consequence. Roy failed to have his contract renewed when it expired at the end of the 2008–09 season.

Roy made 37 league appearances for the Dens Park club during his 3 seasons at Dundee.

Queen of the South

Roy was signed by Gordon Chisholm for Dumfries club Queen of the South on 29 May 2009 for the start of the 2009–10 season. Roy signed a one-year contract with the Palmerston club.[1]

In competition with David Hutton for the goalkeeper's jersey, Roy made 7 appearances for Queens (in league and cup) before picking up a hip injury on 26 September 2009.[2]

After a lengthy hip injury lay-off, Roy appeared as an unused substitute goalkeeper for Queens on 6 April 2010 at Victoria Park, Dingwall for the match versus Ross County, as cover for Scott Fox. The match ended in a 1–1 draw.[3]

Roy was released by Queens at the end of the 2009–10 season.[4]

Raith Rovers

At the start of November 2011 Roy went on a trial to Raith Rovers and was included in the squad as a substitute in all their matches since then until 1 December 2011 when he signed a contract with the club.[5]

In January 2012 his contract expired and he left the club.

After playing

He is now a businessman, having set up a personal fitness company.

International career

Roy has represented France at U-15, 16, 17 and 18 levels.

References

  1. ^ "Two new signings today". qosfc.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/HeadlineNews/tabid/54/selectedmoduleid/498/ArticleID/868/Default.aspx[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Ross County 1–1 Queen o' South". BBC News. 6 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Retained List". qosfc.com. 3 May 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Keeper Signs". raithroversfc.com. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011. [permanent dead link]

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