|Full name Lea Rubio|
2001–2003 MJC Avignon
Role Football player
Current team Olympique de Marseille
|Place of birth Avignon, France|
1998–2001 ASPTT Avignon
Name Lea Rubio
Height 1.65 m
|Date of birth (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 24)|
Graduation Song by Lea Rubio (own composition)
Lea Rubio (born 6 May 1991 in Avignon) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Olympique de Marseille. Rubio plays as a midfielder and has been active with the France women's national football team on the youth circuit.
Rubio began her career at her hometown club in Football Club Feminin Monteux in the commune of Monteux. In 2006, at the age of 15, she made her league debut with the club, who were playing in the second division of French women's football. For the 2006–07 season, Rubio started 13 matches scoring no goals. The following season, her matches played increased to 15. She also scored three goals, including one in cup play and even captained the team on several occasions. For the 2008–09 season, Rubio was selected to train at CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the prestigious Clairefontaine academy. However, she eventually signed with Montpellier. With Montpellier, Rubio was designated the first team number 8 and made 11 league appearances in her first season with the team. She appeared in three cup matches scoring one goal helping Montpellier win the 2008–09 edition of the Challenge de France.
Rubio got off to a fast start for the 2009–10 season scoring three goals in her first six league matches. She has also starred for the club in the newly created UEFA Women's Champions League appearing in four matches helping the club reached the main round.
Rubio has been active with the women's section of the national team. She has earned caps with the women's under-17, under-18, and under-19 teams. With the under-17 team, she participated in both the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship and the inaugural 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, where France were eliminated in the group stage. Rubio scored her lone goal in the tournament against the United States in the final group stage match. With the under-19s, Rubio played in the La Manga Cup international tournament and the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship reached the semi-finals before bowing out to Sweden in extra time.