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Maxime Lestienne (French pronunciation: ​[maksim lɛstjɛn], (born 17 June 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Standard Liège.

Maxime Lestienne
Maxime Lestienne 2017.jpg
Lestienne playing for Rubin in 2017
Personal information
Full name Maxime Lestienne
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Mouscron, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Standard Liège
Number 22
Youth career
1996–2008 Mouscron
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Mouscron 20 (3)
2010–2014 Club Brugge 127 (37)
2014–2016 Al-Arabi 0 (0)
2014–2015Genoa (loan) 23 (1)
2015–2016PSV (loan) 14 (1)
2016–2018 Rubin Kazan 23 (5)
2018Málaga (loan) 12 (0)
2018– Standard Liège 20 (4)
National team
2007 Belgium U15 4 (1)
2007–2008 Belgium U16 11 (5)
2009 Belgium U17 5 (0)
2009 Belgium U18 1 (1)
2009–2011 Belgium U19 14 (4)
2010–2013 Belgium U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2014

Contents

CareerEdit

MouscronEdit

Lestienne came up through the youth ranks at Royal Excelsior Mouscron. At the time of his debut in the senior squad on 20 December 2008, Mouscron was competing in the Belgian First Division. Lestienne came on as a substitute for Asanda Sishuba in the 80th minute of a 5–1 home victory against Club Brugge.[1]

Club BruggeEdit

After the bankruptcy of Mouscron in 2009, Lestienne became available on a free transfer. Despite interest from English side Everton and Dutch side PSV,[2] Lestienne eventually signed a contract with Club Brugge on 6 January 2010.

Al-ArabiEdit

Lestienne transferred to Al-Arabi in the summer of 2014.

Loan to GenoaEdit

Lestienne was loaned out to Genoa until the end of the 2014–15 season almost immediately after signing for Qatari side Al-Arabi.

Loan to PSVEdit

From 12 July 2015, Lestienne was loaned out to PSV until the end of the 2015–16 season. PSV decided not to exercise its option to buy the player at the end of the loan spell.

Rubin KazanEdit

On 5 July 2016, Lestienne moved to Russian club Rubin Kazan.[3]

MálagaEdit

On 31 January 2018, Lestienne joined Málaga on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season.[4]

Standard LiègeEdit

On 25 July 2018, he returned to Belgium, signing with Standard Liège.[5]

International careerEdit

Lestienne was called up to the Belgium national football team for the friendly against USA in May 2013, but did not play. He has appeared nine times for the Belgium U21 team and scored once, when he converted a penalty in the 53rd minute in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification Group 9 game with Cyprus U21 won by Belgium 2–0.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 19 April 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mouscron 2008–09 Belgian First Division A 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 18 3 0 0 18 3
Total 20 3 0 0 0 0 20 3
Club Brugge 2009–10 Belgian First Division A 12 1 2 0 2 0 16 1
2010–11 15 2 2 0 3 0 20 2
2011–12 19 6 1 0 5 1 25 7
2012–13 38 17 2 0 7 1 47 18
2013–14 39 11 2 0 1 0 42 11
2014–15 4 0 3 0 7 0
Total 127 37 9 0 21 2 157 39
Genoa 2014–15 Serie A 23 1 1 0 24 1
PSV 2015–16 Eredivisie 14 1 1 0 4 2 19 3
Jong PSV 2015–16 Eerste Divisie 1 0 1 0
Rubin Kazan 2016–17 Russian Premier League 13 3 3 0 16 3
2017–18 10 2 2 1 12 3
Total 23 5 5 1 0 0 28 6
Málaga (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 12 0 0 0 12 0
Standard Liège 2018–19 Belgian First Division A 21 4 1 0 5 0 27 4
Career total 241 51 17 1 30 4 288 56

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Player info at sporza.be ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  2. ^ Officiel : Lestienne à Bruges Archived 9 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Lestienne vertrekt voor vier seizoenen naar Roebin Kazan" (in Dutch). PSV Eindhoven. 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Lestienne, un asistente zurdo para la banda" (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 31 January 2018.
  5. ^ "MAXIME LESTIENNE REJOINT LES ROUCHES !" (in French). Standard Liège. 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Belgium up and running against Cyprus". UEFA. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.

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