Maxime Lestienne

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Maxime Lestienne
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Lestienne playing for Rubin in 2016
Personal information
Full name Maxime Lestienne
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Mouscron, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Rubin Kazan
Number 10
Youth career
1996–2008 Mouscron
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Mouscron 20 (3)
2010–2014 Club Brugge 102 (33)
2014–2016 Al-Arabi 0 (0)
2014–2015 Genoa (loan) 23 (1)
2015–2016 PSV (loan) 14 (1)
2016– Rubin Kazan 8 (1)
National team
2007 Belgium U15 4 (1)
2007–2008 Belgium U16 11 (5)
2009 Belgium U17 5 (0)
2009 Belgium U18 1 (1)
2009–2011 Belgium U19 14 (4)
2010–2013 Belgium U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2014

Maxime Lestienne (French pronunciation: ​[maksim lɛstjɛn], (born 17 June 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Rubin Kazan.

Career[edit]

Mouscron[edit]

Lestienne came up through the youth ranks at Royal Excelsior Mouscron. At the time of his debut in the senior squad on 20 December 2008, Mouscron was competing in the Belgian First Division. Lestienne came on as a substitute for Asanda Sishuba in the 80th minute of a 5–1 home victory against Club Brugge.[1]

Club Brugge[edit]

After the bankruptcy of Mouscron in 2009, Lestienne became available on a free transfer. Despite interest from English side Everton and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven,[2] Lestienne eventually signed a contract with Club Brugge on 6 January 2010.

Al-Arabi[edit]

Lestienne transferred to Al-Arabi in the summer of 2014.

Loan to Genoa[edit]

Lestienne was loaned out to Genoa until the end of the 2014-15 season almost immediately after signing for Qatari side Al-Arabi.

Loan to PSV[edit]

From July 12, 2015, Lestienne was loaned out to PSV Eindhoven until the end of the 2015-16 season. PSV decided not to exercise its option to buy the player at the end of the loan spell.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

On 5 July 2016, he moved to Russian club FC Rubin Kazan.[3]

International career[edit]

Lestienne was called up to the Belgium national football team for the friendly against USA in May 2013, but did not play. He has appeared nine times for the Belgium U21 team and scored once, when he converted a penalty in the 53rd minute in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification Group 9 game with Cyprus U21 won by Belgium 2-0.[4]

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