Maxime Bourgeois

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Maxime Bourgeois
Personal information
Full name Maxime Bourgeois
Date of birth (1991-02-03) 3 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Sucy-en-Brie, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Châteauroux
Number 22
Youth career
1996–1997 FC Brunoy
1997–2003 ASPTT Villecresnes
2003–2005 Créteil
2005–2009 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Auxerre 31 (0)
2011–2012 Châteauroux (loan) 33 (9)
2013– Châteauroux 10 (1)
National team
2007–2008 France U17 4 (0)
2009–2010 France U19 3 (1)
2010–2011 France U20 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2013

Maxime Bourgeois (born 3 February 1991 in Sucy-en-Brie) is a French football player who currently plays for Châteauroux in Ligue 2. Bourgeois is a France youth international having played for the France under-19 team. Bourgeois plays as an attacking midfielder and in the striker position.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bourgeois began his career, at age 5, playing for his hometown club FC Brunoy. After spending a year at the club, he moved to nearby commune Villecresnes joining ASPTT Villecresnes. Bourgeois performed well at the club and, as a result, drew interest from professional club US Créteil-Lusitanos, who offered the player a spot in their youth academy. After discussing the move, Bourgeois's parents denied the move with efforts to keep the young player close to home. After two more years at Villecresnes, he was allowed move to Créteil. Despite enduring struggles early on at Créteil, Bourgeois became one of the club's most sought after prospects. After two years at the club, he had generated interest from Ligue 1 clubs Paris Saint-Germain, Lille, Strasbourg, and Monaco. He was later spotted by another Ligue 1 club, Auxerre, following a youth tournament. With Auxerre being close to his hometown Brunoy and the club's youth system being nationally recognized, Bourgeois agreed to the move signing a four-year aspirant (youth) contract until the age of 18.

Auxerre[edit]

Bourgeois initially started with the club's under-16 team. His consistent play saw him promoted to the under-18 team for the 2008–09 season. Following the season, he was promoted to the club's CFA team and made his debut on 8 August 2009 playing 59 minutes in a 1–1 draw with Mantes. He scored his first CFA goal on 30 August against La Vitréenne bagging the equalising goal in the 69th minute. The following week, he scored again, this time against Quimper Cornouaille. Auxerre won the match 2–1. Because of his successful play in the reserves, on 16 October, Auxerre manager Jean Fernandez called the player up for their league match against Bordeaux.[1] He didn't feature in the match, but later made the bench against Paris Saint-Germain in November. Bourgeois did make his professional debut in that match appearing as a substitute in the 87th minute for Aurélien Capoue. Auxerre lost the match 1–0.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avec Berthod et le jeune Bourgeois". L'Equipe. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "PSG v. Auxerre Match Report". LFP. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 

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