Birth date 20 May 1977 (41 years)
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Height 188 cm
Position Goalkeeper
Team history
SD Huesca 2015 - 2016
Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro 2014 - 2015
Real Zaragoza 2010 - 2014
Galatasaray S.K. (football) 2009 - 2010
Atlético 2004 - 2009
Real Mallorca 1999 - 2004
Real Mallorca 1998 - 1999
Mérida 1997 - 1998
Independiente 1995 - 1997

Leonardo Noeren Franco, popularly known as Leo Franco, is an Argentine football player currrently featuring for the Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. Franco plays as a goalkeeper and is an Argentine international.

Leo Franco started his professional club with the Argentine club Independiente in 1995. After playing just 2 matches in two seasons for them, Franco moved to Spain to play for lowly Merida UD. In 1998, Leo Franco was signed by Real Mallorca.

He made 148 appearances for Mallorca from 1998 to 2004 and also won the Copa del Rey in 2003. It was during his time at Mallorca that Leo Franco established himself as one of the best custodians in Spain.

In the summer of 2004, Leo Franco was signed by Atletico Madrid and he quickly cemented his place in the starting line-up at the Calderon and is now firmly the first choice goalkeeper at the Madrid club.

Leo Franco has played 4 international matches for Argentine. He played in the 2006 Germany World Cup, coming on as a substitute against the host nation in the quarter-finals.