Maxence Flachez

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Maxence Flachez
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Personal information
Full name Maxence Flachez
Date of birth (1972-08-05) 5 August 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Grenoble, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
ES Manival
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Lyon 55 (2)
1995–1996 Martigues 31 (3)
1996–2004 Sochaux 280 (12)
2004–2005 Guingamp 30 (0)
2005–2007 Valenciennes 67 (2)
2007–2009 Grenoble 47 (0)
Total 510 (19)
National team
1992–1995 France U21
Teams managed
2013–2015[1] Lyon (U19)
2015–2017[2] Lyon B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maxence Flachez (born 5 August 1972) is a French football coach and former footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Grenoble, Flachez made his professional – and Ligue 1 – debut for Olympique Lyonnais on 29 August 1992 (aged 20), in a 2–2 home draw against Olympique de Marseille. Ironically, after gaining more experience he appeared less for the first team, eventually leaving in the 1995 summer.

After one year in FC Martigues, Flachez joined FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, where he would remain for eight straight seasons, always as an undisputed starter (four years apiece in the top flight and Ligue 2), amassing more than 300 official appearances. In 2002–03 he helped the club finish fifth and reach the final of the Coupe de la Ligue: as the latter competition winners AS Monaco FC ranked second in the league and qualified for the UEFA Champions League, Sochaux qualified for the UEFA Cup, where the player appeared in his first matches (six).

Flachez spent one more campaign in the second division with En Avant de Guingamp, then switched to another side in that level, Valenciennes FC, which he helped promote immediately, as champions.[3] A final promotion to the top tier was achieved in 2007–08, with hometown's Grenoble Foot 38; after their subsequent relegation he retired from football at nearly 37, returning to first professional club Lyon as a TV pundit for the official channel.



  2. ^ OL : Maxence Flachez a quitté l'OL faute de prolongation‚, 6 June 2017
  3. ^ "Foot − VAFC − Flachez: «On était un groupe de copains qui avait envie de quelque chose»" [Foot − VAFC − Flachez: «We were a group of buddies that were hungry for something»] (in French). La Voix du Nord. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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