Brice Maubleu

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Brice Maubleu
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Grenoble 34 (0)
2012– Tours 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:14, 18 November 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Brice Maubleu (born 1 December 1989) is a French professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 2 side Tours. He began his senior career with Grenoble before joining Tours in the summer of 2012.

Playing career[edit]

After progressing through the youth system at Grenoble, Maubleu was given the squad number 16 ahead of the 2009–10 season. He made his debut for the club on 27 March 2010 in the 0–2 defeat away to Lyon as both the first- and second-choice goalkeepers, Jody Viviani and Ronan Le Crom, were unavailable. Maubleu kept his place in the side for the following match but could not prevent the team falling to defeat a second time as they were beaten 1–2 at home by Lorient despite taking an early lead. It was several months until he appeared for the first team again, when he was selected for the two matches against Laval and Metz in October 2012; in the latter game he kept the first clean sheet of his senior career as Grenoble recorded a 1–0 victory thanks to a goal from Yohann Lasimant.

Maubleu subsequently returned to the substitutes' bench as Viviani regained his starting berth and remained there until the final game of the 2010–11 campaign when he kept goal in the 0–5 loss to Le Havre. Grenoble were demoted to the Championnat de France amateur 2, the fifth tier of French football, in the summer of 2011 after filing for bankruptcy. Maubleu went on to establish himself as the team's first choice stopper in the lower division, starting 26 league matches, although he occasionally shared goalkeeping duties with youngsters Nathan Monti and Gary Perrin. On 13 July 2012, it was announced that he had agreed a three-year deal with Ligue 2 side Tours, where he would serve as back-up to Benjamin Leroy. Maubleu made his debut for the club on 18 November 2012 in the 1–2 defeat to CFA2 outfit Fleury-Mérogis in the seventh round of the Coupe de France.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 November 2012.
Club Division Season League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grenoble Ligue 1 2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ligue 2 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
CFA2 Group E 2011–12 26 0 3 0 0 0 29 0
Tours Ligue 2 2012–13 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 0 4 0 0 0 35 0