Maxime Lestienne

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Maxime Lestienne
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Lestienne playing for PSV in 2015
Personal information
Full name Maxime Lestienne
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Mouscron, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
1996–2008 Mouscron
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Mouscron 20 (3)
2010–2014 Club Brugge 102 (33)
2014– Al-Arabi 0 (0)
2014–2015 Genoa (loan) 23 (1)
2015– PSV (loan) 7 (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 1 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2014

Maxime Lestienne (French pronunciation: ​[maksim lɛstjɛn];[1] born 17 June 1992) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a winger for PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie, on loan from Al-Arabii.



As a youth product of Mouscron Lestienne made his debut at the highest level of Belgian football on 20 December 2008, in a 5–1 home victory against Club Brugge, as an 80th minute replacement for Asanda Sishuba.[2]

Club Brugge[edit]

After the bankruptcy of Mouscron Lestienne was able to make a free transfer. The English side Everton and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven were very interested to sign Lestienne.[3] Lestienne eventually signed a contract with Club Brugge on 6 January 2010.


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

Genoa (Loan)[edit]

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

PSV Eindhoven (Loan)[edit]

As from July 12th 2015, Lestienne was loaned out to PSV Eindhoven until the end of the 2015-16 season. The Dutch side also agreed an option to buy Lestienne at the end of the loan spell.

International career[edit]

Lestienne was called up to the Belgium national football team for the friendly against USA in May 2013, but didn't make his début. He has played 7 games for the Belgium U21 team, scoring 1 goal in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification Group 9 game with Cyprus U21, scoring a penalty in the 53rd minute.[4]


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