Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis

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Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis
Lacoste-Lebuis U-20 USA-Canada - 2007.jpg
Lacoste-Lebuis against USA
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
2001 Mont-Royal Outremont
2002 RC Strasbourg
2002–2006 Lakers du Lac Saint-Louis
2006–2008 RC Strasbourg
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 UMCP
2012 McGill
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 RC Strasbourg[2] 1 (0)
Total 1 (0)
National team
2005 Canada U15 8 (0)
2006–2007 Canada U17 10 (1)
2007 Canada U20[3] 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 19, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 19, 2017

Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis (born September 28, 1990) is a retired Canadian soccer defender.

Career[edit]

Lacoste-Lebuis was born in Mount Royal, Quebec.[4] and Les Griffons.[5] Before his first went to France in 2002 to play in the Danone Cup international soccer tournament as an 11-year-old, he didn't know he would eventually return to train at the academy of a professional French team.[6]

But the seeds for that destiny were first sown at that tournament more than five years ago, when Lacoste-Lebuis captained the Canadian team to a top-12 finish out of 24 countries.

"That experience sparked something in me," Lacoste-Lebuis, 17, said in a telephone interview from Strasbourg, where he trains under the watch of first-division club Racing Team.[7] "That really made me want to reach another level of soccer.".[8] He was than named as Canadian U-17 Player of the Year 2007.[9]

Lacoste-Lebuis has reached that level and then some. Lacoste-Lebuis shot his way up the Canadian soccer ranks before signing a two-year contract with Strasbourg in 2006.[10] He played his one and only profi game for RC Strasbourg on 29 September 2008 against Clermont Foot in Ligue 2, he played ninety minutes.[11] In January 2009, he joined the Maryland Terrapins of the NCAA.[12]

Attributes[edit]

He is a fast player with good anticipation, powerful fighting capacity and great solo runs.[13]

International career[edit]

Lacoste-Lebuis represented Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Under-17 Qualification Tournament in Kingston, Jamaica, Canada finished fourth in Group B. He was member for Canada at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.[14]

He was the youngest member of the Canadian team that competed at the U-20 World Cup last summer, and in December he was named Canada's U-17 men's player of the year, two clear indications he represents one of the country's brightest hopes in the sport.[15]

In 2004, he became the youngest player to be selected for a spot at the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre, and he made his national team debut with the U-15 side a year later.

In 2006, he captained the U-17 Canadian team and was named the top player at the Ballymena Tournament in Ireland, which led him to Strasbourg.

Personal life[edit]

The Montreal-native speaks French and English.[16]

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