Philippe Violeau

Philippe Violeau (born 19 September 1970) is a French former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.[1] He played exclusively in France, where he won both the national championship and the Coupe de France three times, as well as the Trophée des Champions twice and the Coupe de la Ligue once.[2]

Philippe Violeau
Personal information
Full name Philippe Violeau
Date of birth (1970-09-19) 19 September 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Niort, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Chamois Niortais 101 (6)
1993–1997 Auxerre 78 (0)
1997–2003 Lyon 185 (11)
2003–2006 Auxerre 97 (3)
Total 461 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was president of amateur side La Roche VF from February 2019 until June 2020.


Violeau was born in Niort, Deux-Sèvres. He started playing in the 1988–89 season, with his hometown club Chamois Niortais in the French second division.[1] In 1993, Violeau moved to top-league AJ Auxerre, where he won the 1995–96 French Division 1, and in 1997, he was transferred to Olympique Lyonnais where he played for six seasons.[3] In 2003, Violeau returned to Auxerre, where he retired after the 2005–06 season.[4]

Post-playing careerEdit

In February 2019, Violeau was announced as president of La Roche VF, an amateur side from his home region.[5] He stood down after sixteen months in the position, in June 2020.[6]





  1. ^ a b "Football : Philippe Violeau". Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Philippe Violeau – Player Profile". Eurosport. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Philippe Violeau". Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ Philippe Violeau – French league stats at LFP (also available in French)
  5. ^ "L'ancien Lyonnais Philippe Violeau élu président de La Roche VF" (in French). 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ "National 3. Après un an de présidence, Philippe Violeau quitte la Roche VF" (in French). 25 June 2020.