Ludovic Baal came through the Le Mans youth system, playing 12 games in his first season with Le Mans scoring 1 goal. His impressive performances earned him a spot in the starting 11 playing 38 Ligue 1 matches the following season. Baal scored his first goal against FC Metz, though Le Mans lost 4–3. Baal is known for being a hard full back known for his exceptional physical strength, pace and technique, and has been an important part of the Le Mans team since joining the club. Baal scored his second goal against AC Ajaccio giving Le Mans the 3–0 lead. That night he became the first player to score a goal in the MMArena.