Maxime Le Marchand
|Date of birth||11 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Saint-Malo, France|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back, Left winger|
|2009–2010||→ Le Havre (loan)||27||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2010
Le Marchand was born in the port city of Saint-Malo in Brittany and began his football career with his hometown club, US Saint-Malo. In 2000, he joined the prestigious youth academy of Stade Rennais. Upon arriving at the club, Le Marchand initially joined as a left-sided midfielder, but eventually moved to the left back role. After ascending the youth ranks, he added the left winger position into his arsenal often playing both positions in dual roles. Between 2006–2008, he was frustrated by injuries to his ankle, but was still able to celebrate the team's capturing of the under-18 championship for the 2006–07 season, and the Coupe Gambardella in 2008 alongside teammates Yann M'Vila, Damien Le Tallec, and Yacine Brahimi.
Following the 2008–09 season, Le Marchand signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal. Though he was contracted to the club, he was not inserted onto the senior team and, instead, sent on loan to Ligue 2 club Le Havre AC to receive regular playing time. At Le Havre, he was assigned the number 21 shirt and made his professional debut in the club's 1–2 loss to Tours in the Coupe de la Ligue. He scored his first goal for the club, on 30 August, in their 1–1 draw with Vannes. After a successful season with Le Havre, on 23 June 2010, Le Marchand signed permanently with the club.