Maxime Crépeau

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Maxime Crépeau
Maxime Crepeau.jpg
Crépeau with Impact in 2013
Personal information
Full name Maxime Crépeau
Date of birth (1994-04-11) April 11, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 16
Youth career
2008–2009 Celtix du Haut-Richelieu
2010–2013 Montreal Impact
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 FC Montreal 30 (0)
2013–2018 Montreal Impact 3 (0)
2018Ottawa Fury (loan) 31 (0)
2019– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 (0)
National team
2011 Canada U17 6 (0)
2013 Canada U20 3 (0)
2015–2017 Canada U23 9 (0)
2016– Canada 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 July 2017

Maxime Crépeau (born April 11, 1994) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC, as a goalkeeper.[1]

Club career[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Crépeau joined the Montreal Impact Academy of the Canadian Soccer League in 2010.[2][3] After three seasons with the U21 squad he signed a senior contract with the Montreal Impact, becoming the team's fourth Homegrown Player[4] on a 4-year contract.[5] On January 5, 2015, Crépeau joined German club Fortuna Düsseldorf for a ten-day training stint before the open of Montreal's pre-season camp for the 2015 MLS season.[6] After spending the beginning of the 2015 season with the Impact, Crépeau sat on the bench as the backup goalkeeper during the second leg of the 2015 CONCACAF Champions League Finals.[7][8]

After the match, as originally planned,[5] Crépeau was loaned to FC Montreal, the Impact's USL affiliate team, making his professional debut against the Rochester Rhinos on May 2, 2015.[9] Crépeau would spend two seasons with FC Montreal before the club ceased operations after the 2016 season.

Prior to the 2017 season, the Impact promoted Crépeau to the #2 goalkeeper position, behind Evan Bush.[10] In May 2017, Crépeau made his first team debut in the first leg of the 2017 Canadian Championship against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[11]

Ottawa Fury[edit]

Citing a desire for more playing time in 2018, Crépeau was loaned to the Ottawa Fury of the USL for the 2018 season.[12] After not conceding a goal in six straight games, Crépeau was named USL Player of the Month for May 2018.[13] While playing every game for the Fury, he would consider his time with the club as a renewal, allowing him to improve on aspects of his game.[14] By the close of the season Crépeau had set a new USL record for the most shutouts in a single season with 15, surpassing Brandon Miller who at the time was playing for the Rochester Rhinos.[15] Crépeau would be named to the USL's All-League First Team, and would also be named USL Goalkeeper of the year.[16][17] After the 2018 season, the Fury would announce that Crépeau would not return to the Fury for the 2019 season.[18]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

On December 9, 2018, Crépeau was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and a third-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.[19] He made his debut in the Whitecaps' season opener on March 2, 2019 against Minnesota United.[20]

International[edit]

Youth[edit]

Crépeau represented Canada at the youth level, participating in the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the subsequent FIFA U-17 World Cup later that same year. He then went on to represent Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. In August 2015 Crépeau was named to the 2015 Pan American Games roster. On September 18, 2015 he was announced as part of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship team.[21]

In May 2016, Crepeau was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[22] He started the second match against Guyana, posting a 5-1 victory [23]

Senior[edit]

Crépeau received his first call up to the Canadian senior team in January 2014, as part of a training camp under coach Benito Floro.[24] He made his debut against the United States on February 2, 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

Updated as of March 16, 2019 [25]

Club League Season League Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Montreal USL 2015 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2016 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Montreal Impact MLS 2017 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Ottawa Fury (loan) USL 2018 31 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 35 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS 2019 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 67 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 75 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • USL Goalkeeper of the Year Award: 2018[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milano, Pascal (October 3, 2014). "Maxime Crépeau reste patient" [Maxime Crépeau remains patient]. La Presse (in French). Montreal. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Maxime Crépeau". Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Canadian Soccer League". February 28, 2011. Archived from the original on February 28, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Impact signs Quebec goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau as homegrown player". March 5, 2014.
  5. ^ a b LaMarre, Sylvain (March 25, 2015). ""Il faut persévérer et croire en ses rêves" - Maxime Crépeau" ["We must persevere and believe in your dreams" - Maxime Crépeau]. Courrier Laval (in French). Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Sabetti, Nick (December 22, 2014). "Montreal Impact goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau to train with Fortuna Düsseldorf". Goal.
  7. ^ Sabetti, Nick (April 25, 2015). "Montreal Impact face potential goalkeeper emergency ahead of Champions League final return leg". Goal. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Champions League". CONCACAF. April 29, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  9. ^ FC Montreal [@fcmontrealusl] (May 2, 2015). "XI partant du #FCMTL face aux @RochesterRhinos. Coup d'envoi à 16h00" (Tweet) (in French). Retrieved May 2, 2015 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Neil Davidson (February 21, 2017). "Young Impact goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau moves up to No. 2, aims higher". Montreal Gazette.
  11. ^ Montreal Impact [@impactmontreal] (May 23, 2017). "If you didn't notice, @MaxCrepeau makes his first competitive start with #IMFC. Good luck Max! #CanChamp" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Maxime Crépeau loaned to Ottawa Fury FC for the 2018 season". Montreal Impact. January 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Goalkeeper Crépeau voted player of the month". Ottawa Fury. June 15, 2018.
  14. ^ Theo Gauthier (July 18, 2018). "Five Guys One Couch - A profile of Fury FC's Maxime Crépeau". Ottawa Sports Network.
  15. ^ FC, Ottawa Fury (2018-09-26). "Maxime Crépeau sets a new USL record for the most shutouts in a single season". Ottawa Fury. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  16. ^ "Fury FC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau selected on USL All-League First Team". Ottawa Fury FC. November 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Ottawa's Crepeau Claims Goalkeeper of the Year Honor". USL. November 12, 2018.
  18. ^ "Fury FC roster moves: five core players to return, 15 players released". Ottawa Fury FC. October 23, 2018.
  19. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau from Montreal Impact". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  20. ^ Dailey, Mark (March 2, 2019). "9 players make Whitecaps debut in MLS season opener".
  21. ^ "Canada M23 picks players for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers". September 18, 2015.
  22. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  23. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  24. ^ "Young MNT to set up camp in Florida". January 10, 2014.
  25. ^ "Maxime Crepeau Profile". Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  26. ^ Tim Baines (12 November 2018). "Fury FC's Maxime Crepeau named USL's Goalkeeper of the Year". Ottawasun.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

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