Sean Patrick St Ledger-Hall (born 28 December 1984) is an English-born Irish footballer who plays for Preston North End as a defender.
St Ledger is a central defender by trade but has played on either flank, and midfield during his spell with Peterborough United. He joined Stevenage Borough on-loan in January 2004 alongside Richard Scott, but he failed to make an appearance, only making it onto the bench twice.
In 2004–05, St Ledger became the only player in Peterborough United's history to win every single player of the year awards, these included Player of the year, Young player of the year, BBC Radio Cambridge Player of the year and Supporters Player of the year and Peterborough evening Telegraph Player Of The Year. Sadly, the season ended in relegation to League 2 for Peterborough United.
St Ledger starred in Sky's Big Ron Manager, a behind the scenes look at Peterborough United's struggle to enter the League 2 play offs at the end of the 2005-06 season. St Ledgers' attitude came in for much criticism by Posh fans and he took some of the blame for their failure to reach the play offs.
Impressive displays linked him with a move to Aston Villa (the team he supports) and Birmingham City. However, it was Preston North End that made a firm bid and he joined them on a three year contract for a fee of £225,000 on 7 July 2006.
But after his move to Preston North End he has flourished and formed a formidable partnership with Youl Mawene.
St Ledger, tipped as the future Preston captain continued with his good performances for Preston and swept the board at the Player of the Year awards 2007–08, winning seven player of the year awards in recognition of yet another outstanding season at Deepdale.
Steve Staunton learned of his qualification for the Republic of Ireland through his grandfather, who is from Carlow, and he was called into the squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier against Germany. He was only able to feature on the bench.
St Ledger was announced as a member of the squad for the Republic of Ireland's friendly against Nigeria on May 29th 2009,and started the match at centre-back alongside Richard Dunne in the 1-1 draw.