Jean-Louis Valois

Last updated : 21 May 2013 By Dave Blackburn & Tony Scholes

Date and Place of Birth

15th October 1973 - LYON, FRANCE


Transfers to and from Burnley

unattached: signed 10th September 2004

released - 9th May 2005


First and Last Burnley Games

CREWE ALEXANDRA (h) - 11th September 2004

sub: replaced Lee Roche


PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (h) - 30th April 2005

sub: replaced Tony Grant


Other Clubs





Burnley Career Stats


Season League FA Cup League Cup Others Total
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2004/05 18(12) 3 3(1) - 2(1) 1 - - 23(14) 4
Total 18(12) 3 3(1) - 2(1) 1 - - 23(14) 4


Profile by Dave Blackburn


The signing of Jean-Louis Valois came out of the blue for Burnley fans. He suddenly appeared one day on the bench for a home game against Crewe, and I think it's fair to say that before that time, few Burnley fans were aware of the former Luton, Hearts and Clyde player. He came on with five minutes left in that game, hardly a chance to impress.

Next time out, at the JJB against Wigan, he got 8 minutes, and blasted an easy chance over the bar. It was in Burnley's next match, an away game at Leicester, where the Frenchman made his first start, and began to develop a reputation for creativity and flair play that Burnley so lacked at the time.

However, the main word to describe Valois' time at Burnley has to be inconsistent. The main example has to be his media-heralded performance in the famous victory over Liverpool. Just 4 days after putting in a performance which led journalists to tout him as a Premiership player, he seemed to go ninety minutes without touching the ball at Cardiff. Even worse, he seemed to look like he didn't care about it.

From there on in, Valois developed a reputation for only playing for big crowds. This led to his release at the end of his one and only season as a Claret, having featured in 37 games and scored 4 times. Since, he has faded into seeming obscurity, and is widely believed to have retired from football.