Maxime Colin

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Maxime Colin
Maxime Colin, Brentford FC footballer, Stamford Bridge, London, January 2017.jpg
Colin with Brentford in 2017.
Personal information
Full name Maxime Jean-Yves Colin[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Arras, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Brentford
Number 2
Youth career
1998–2003 Anzin-Saint-Aubin
2003–2006 Arras
2006–2007 Vermelles
2007–2009 Avion
2009–2010 Boulogne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Boulogne 49 (0)
2012–2014 Troyes 55 (0)
2013 Troyes II 2 (0)
2014–2015 Anderlecht 16 (1)
2015– Brentford 56 (4)
National team
2011 France U20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:12, 14 March 2017 (UTC).

Maxime Jean-Yves Colin (born 15 November 1991 in Arras) is a French professional footballer who plays as a right back for Brentford. He won seven caps for France at U20 level.

Club career[edit]

Boulogne[edit]

Beginning his career as a forward,[2] Colin spent his youth career as an amateur with a number of clubs in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region,[3] most notably Arras and Avion.[4] After earning his degree, he turned professional and signed for newly promoted Ligue 1 club Boulogne on 2 July 2009,[3] subsequently moving to right back.[2][5] The club's relegation straight back to Ligue 2 at the first time of asking saw Colin sign a three-year professional contract in July 2010 and he broke into the team in September,[6] going on to make 28 appearances during the 2010–11 season.[7] He found first team action hard to come by during the 2011–12 season, making just 10 appearances as Boulogne suffered another relegation.[7] Colin's final appearance for the club came in a Coupe de la Ligue first round shootout defeat to Niort on 7 August 2012,[7] before his departure the following month.[8] He made 52 appearances during three years at the Stade de la Libération.[7]

Troyes[edit]

Colin moved back up to Ligue 1 to sign for Troyes on 3 September 2012.[8] He was in and out of the team during the 2012–13 season, making 24 appearances and a run to the semi-final of the Coupe de France failed to gloss over Troyes' relegation to Ligue 2.[7] Colin was an undisputed first choice during 2013–14, making 42 appearances as Troyes finished in mid-table and went out of the Coupe de la Ligue at the semi-final stage.[7] He made three appearances early in the 2014–15 season before departing the club on 29 August 2014.[9] Colin made 69 appearances during two seasons with Troyes.[7]

Anderlecht[edit]

Colin moved to Belgium to sign a three-year contract with Belgian Pro League side Anderlecht on 28 August 2014.[9] He made his debut for the Purple & White with a start in a 2–2 draw with Lierse on 13 September 2014 and he finally scored the first senior goal of his career on Boxing Day 2014, adding gloss to a 4–0 victory over Westerlo.[7] Colin made his European debut in a 0–0 Europa League round of 32 first leg draw with Dynamo Moscow on 19 February 2015 and played in six matches of Anderlecht's run to the final of the 2014–15 Beker van Belgie, which was lost 2–1 to Club Brugge.[10] He made 24 appearances and scored one goal during the 2014–15 season and helped Anderlecht to qualification for the Europa League.[7] Colin made one appearance early in the 2015–16 season before departing the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on 14 August 2015.[11][12] Colin later revealed that he departed because of an abundance of right backs at the club and manager Besnik Hasi could not guarantee that he would play more than 20 matches during the 2015–16 season.[13]

Brentford[edit]

On 13 August 2015, Colin moved to England to join Championship side Brentford on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee,[12] believed to be £900,000.[14] He made his debut as a 58th-minute substitute for Akaki Gogia in a 1–0 defeat to Burnley 9 days later.[11] After starting the following three matches,[15] a knee ligament injury suffered in training in mid-September ruled Colin out until mid-December,[16] when he returned with a start in a 4–2 victory over Huddersfield Town.[11] He continued as a near-ever present until the end of the season,[15] aside from missing four matches due to a groin injury suffered in late-February 2016.[17]

Colin returned fully fit for 2016–17 pre-season,[18] but missed the first two matches of the regular season due to a calf injury.[19] He scored his first Bees goal in a 4–1 win over Reading on 27 September 2016.[20]

International career[edit]

Colin won seven caps for the France U20 team in 2011.[5] He was named in the squad for the 2011 U20 World Cup and made appearances against Colombia and Mexico as France finished fourth in the tournament.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 March 2017.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Boulogne 2010–11[7] Ligue 2 26 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
2011–12[7] 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2012–13[7] Championnat National 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 49 0 2 0 1 0 52 0
Troyes 2012–13[7] Ligue 1 18 0 4 0 2 0 24 0
2013–14[7] Ligue 2 35 0 1 0 6 0 42 0
2014–15[7] 2 0 1 0 3 0
Total 55 0 5 0 9 0 69 0
Troyes II 2012–13[7] CFA 2 2 0 2 0
Anderlecht 2014–15[7] Belgian Pro League 15 1 6 0 3[a] 0 24 1
2015–16[11] 1 0 1 0
Total 16 1 6 0 3 0 25 1
Brentford 2015–16[11] Championship 21 0 0 0 21 0
2016–17[20] 35 4 2 0 0 0 37 4
Total 56 4 2 0 0 0 58 4
Career totals 178 5 15 0 10 0 3 0 196 5
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Europa League, 2 appearances in Belgian Pro League Championship playoffs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 9. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Moore, Tom. "Brentford defender keen to ease pressure from Alan Judge and Lasse Vibe". getwestlondon. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Maxime Colin". Hat-trick (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Maxime Colin: une tête bien faite, posée sur un corps de footballeur pro" (in French). La Voix du Nord. 13 August 2010. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Joueur - Maxime COLIN - FFF". Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Colin, premier contrat pro" (in French). US Boulogne. 23 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "France - M. Colin - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  8. ^ a b "Foot - Transferts - M. Colin rejoint Troyes". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Maxime Colin voor drie jaar naar Anderlecht". Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  10. ^ "Maxime Colin Player Profile - ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Maxime Colin | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2015/2016 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  12. ^ a b "Brentford sign Maxime Colin from R.S.C. Anderlecht". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  13. ^ Moore, Tom. "Maxime Colin explains why he joined Brentford and reveals Ipswich man helped convince him". Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  14. ^ "Brentford sign French full-back Maxime Colin as defensive cover". SportsMole. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Maxime Colin Player Profile - ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  16. ^ FC, Brentford. "September injury update". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  17. ^ "Brentford star believes he is over his injury woes and eyes strong end to a tumultuous season". getwestlondon. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  18. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Maxime Colin on Brentford's pre-season so far". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  19. ^ Moore, Tom (2016-07-30). "Injury concerns mount for Brentford ahead of Huddersfield clash". Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  20. ^ a b "Maxime Colin | Football Stats | Brentford | Season 2016/2017 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 

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