Pegguy Arphexad: Former Liverpool and Leicester keeper denies he became a porn star

The rumour had been doing the rounds for years

Pegguy Arphexad is a name that many fans of a certain age will remember.

A long-time reserve goalkeeper, the Frenchman had spells at Leicester City, Liverpool, Stockport County, Coventry City and Notts County between 1997 and 2004 but failed to make even 50 league appearances over the course of his career.

He was a part of Leicester's League Cup winning squad of 2000 and he won five major honours as part of the Liverpool squad in the early 2000s.

Arphexad is better remembered for his presumed prowess off the field.

Former Leicester City team-mate Muzzy Izzet revealed all in his autobiography, and rumours appear to have snowballed from there. 

"When Pegguy went for a pee, he didn't shake it, he kicked it," wrote Muzzy in My Story. "The joke in the dressing room was that he used to feed it mice."

There is a long-running rumour that the goalkeeper turned to acting after retirement - and after that failed turned to pornography.

Sadly, it seems the rumours were untrue.

A reporter from the Leicester Mercury spotted the former Foxes stopper in the King Power Stadium on Monday night and decided to put it to him (below is the conversation).

Leicester Mercury: "Hello Pegguy – nice to see you here."

Pegguy Arphexad: "Aw, it is so great to be back. I don't think I've been here since 2001. Fifteen years. I've just seen Walshy and Marshy and Matt Elliott. Jon Rudkin. He's the football director now isn't he? Amazing. It's still a great club…"

Leicester Mercury: "Yes, yes, that's all great – but is it true that you are now starring in porn movies, Pegguy?"

Pegguy Arphexad: "Who says this?"

Leicester Mercury: "I don't know. It's just a rumour. I've heard it a few times."

Pegguy Arphexad: "Look, this is a bad rumour. It's been going round a long time. One English guy wrote on the internet years and years ago that I was doing this and now people say to me: 'Hey, are you making porn films?'

"I haven't made ANY porn films, okay. I don't do that. I work for a sports insurance company. That's what I do. Put it in your paper – I don't do porn films, just insurance, okay?"

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