ESPN FC Analyst/Commentator
FIFA World Cup champion Frank Leboeuf joined ESPN FC in 2007 as a soccer commentator and analyst. The former French international central defender contributes to ESPN FC programs across television and digital platforms, and will also serve in various studio analyst duties surrounding ESPN’s EURO 2016 coverage from France.
In 1998, Leboeuf helped his home country win the FIFA World Cup, where he put on a near-flawless defensive performance and famously marked out Ronaldo in the France versus Brazil final. In 2000, Leboeuf lifted the trophy once again at the European Championship, where France defeated Italy 2-1.
Leboeuf began his club career in 1986 in the lower divisions of the French leagues before moving to Laval in 1988. From 1991-1996, Leboeuf made his name with Strasbourg before joining Chelsea FC in the English Premier League. He won two Football Association Challenge Cups, one League Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Charity Shield and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup with The Blues before joining club Olympique Marseille in 2001, and finished his career in Qatar.
Upon retirement from the game, Leboeuf relocated to Los Angeles to become an actor, pursuing a passion he had put on hold for his soccer career. After graduating from the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Leboeuf has acted in several theater productions, as well as appeared in multiple films and television programs. He was recently seen in the Oscar-nominated Stephen Hawking biopic, “The Theory of Everything,” in which he played a doctor who tells the physicist that he will never be able to speak again. Currently, Leboeuf continues to act in various projects while still contributing his vast soccer knowledge with ESPN FC.