Leroy was a French footballer who played as a midfielder. He began his career with Saint-Étienne, where he won the Coupe de France in 1977 and 1978. He also played for Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, and Bordeaux. Leroy was capped 40 times by France and scored five goals. He represented his country at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, as well as the 1984 European Championship.