Johnny Leoni

Johnny Leoni (born 30 June 1984) is a Swiss former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Johnny Leoni
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-30) 30 June 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1992–2001 Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sion 30 (0)
2003–2012 FC Zürich 158 (0)
2012–2013 Omonia 3 (0)
2013Neftchi Baku (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Marítimo 6 (0)
2014–2016 Le Mont 12 (0)
2016 AC Nagano Parceiro 15 (0)
2017–2018 Tochigi SC 50 (0)
Total 274 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Leoni joined FC Zürich in May 2003, but did not become their first-choice keeper until the 2005–06 season when he took over from Davide Taini.

He saved three penalty kicks in the penalty shootout in the quarterfinal of the Swiss Cup against FC Aarau.

His achievements were noticed by Ottmar Hitzfeld and he was included in four squads for the Swiss national team without making an appearance. Leoni earned his first cap for the Swiss on 10 August 2011 after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 win over Liechtenstein in a friendly match. He had previously been part of their 2010 FIFA World Cup squad but did not feature.

Leoni joined AC Omonia for the 2012–13 season after he agreed terms with the club in the January transfer window. He commented that, in order to join Omonia, he sacrificed a position in the national team of Switzerland. He played three matches in the league and two matches in the UEFA Europa League. He also won the Supercup of Cyprus.

In February 2013 Leoni joined Azerbaijan Premier League side Neftchi Baku on loan till the end of the season.

Club statisticsEdit

As of 23 February 2017[1]
Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup Total
2016 Nagano Parceiro J3 League 15 0 1 0 16 0
Total 15 0 1 0 16 0


FC Zürich

AC Omonia

Tochigi SC

  • 2017 promotion to J2


  1. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 249 out of 289)

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