Mike Maignan

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Mike Maignan
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Maignan playing for Lille in 2019
Personal information
Full name Mike Peterson Maignan[1]
Date of birth (1995-07-03) 3 July 1995 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Cayenne, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
AC Milan
Number 16
Youth career
2003–2009 Villiers le Bel JS
2009–2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Paris Saint-Germain B 42 (0)
2015–2017 Lille II 10 (0)
2015–2021 Lille 149 (0)
2021– AC Milan 32 (0)
National team
2010–2011 France U16 10 (0)
2011–2012 France U17 12 (0)
2012–2013 France U18 5 (0)
2013 France U19 3 (0)
2014 France U20 1 (0)
2015–2016 France U21 6 (0)
2020– France 2 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  France
UEFA Nations League
Winner 2021 Italy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:03, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022

Mike Peterson Maignan (born 3 July 1995) is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A club AC Milan and the France national team.

Maignan came through the youth teams at Paris Saint-Germain, he was an unused substitute several times but never played. In 2015 he joined Lille for €1 million, and became their first-choice in 2017. He was voted Ligue 1's goalkeeper of the year in 2018–19, and won the league title in 2020–21.

Early years[edit]

Maignan was born in Cayenne, French Guiana, to a Haitian mother and a French father.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Maignan played in the lower categories of Paris Saint-Germain before being promoted in 2013 to the first team. He participated in the 2013–14 UEFA Youth League in which his team reached the quarter-finals, being eliminated by Real Madrid.[6]

In June 2013 Maignan signed his first professional contract, of three years.[7] On 18 December, he was in a matchday squad for the first time, sitting on the bench for Nicolas Douchez in a 2–1 win over Saint-Étienne in the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue.[8] On 19 January 2014 he was included in a Ligue 1 game for the first time, remaining unused as Salvatore Sirigu played in a 5–0 win over Nantes at the Parc des Princes.[9]

Lille[edit]

In August 2015, Maignan transferred to fellow Ligue 1 club Lille for €1 million on a five-year deal.[10] He made his professional debut on 18 September in a 1–1 draw at Rennes, as a substitute for Yassine Benzia after Vincent Enyeama was sent off in the 69th minute. With his first touch, he saved the penalty from Paul-Georges Ntep; however, in five minutes, he conceded a goal from the same player.[11]

At the start of the 2017–18 season, manager Marcelo Bielsa dropped the experienced Enyeama for Maignan. In the second game of the season, a 3–0 loss at Strasbourg, he was sent off for throwing the ball at an opponent and striker Nicolas de Préville had to go in goal for the final minutes.[12] The following season, he was an ever-present as Lille finished as runners-up to PSG, and was elected Goalkeeper of the year in the Trophées UNFP du football. His record was 30 goals conceded, 17 clean sheets, 233 saves and three penalties saved.[13]

In 2020–21, Maignan won the Ligue 1 title, beating his former club PSG on the final day by one point.[14] Maignan finished the season with 21 clean sheets, one short of the league record.[15]

AC Milan[edit]

On 27 May 2021, Maignan agreed to sign for Serie A club AC Milan on a five-year contract, effective from 1 July.[16] He made his debut on 23 August, a 1–0 win at Sampdoria.[17]

On 19 September in a league match against Juventus, Maignan was the victim of verbal racial abuse by a Juventus supporter, Maignan later said the he is 'black and proud'.[18]The supporter was later identified and reported to police, he is a member of 'Juventus Club Castagnaro', a Juventus fan club of which he was expelled from after the incident.[19]

On 13 October he underwent surgery to his left wrist injury and he was expected to be out of action for 10 weeks,[20] however he was back in the field after merely 6 weeks.[21]

On 5 February 2022, he made crucial saves against Inter, to help his team win a narrow 2–1 derby.[22][23] On 13 February, he assisted Rafael Leão's goal in a 1–0 win against Sampdoria, being the first assist made by an AC Milan goalkeeper in Serie A since Dida in 2006.[24]

International career[edit]

Maignan played for France at every level from under-16 to under-21. He captained the under-17 side at the 2012 European Championship in Slovenia.[25][26] He received his first senior call-up in May 2019, ahead of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly with Bolivia.[27] He made his debut on 7 October 2020 as a half-time substitute for Steve Mandanda in a friendly against Ukraine, which ended as a 7–1 win at the Stade de France.[28] In May 2021, he was called up for the delayed Euro 2020 finals.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain B 2012–13 CFA 2 0 2 0
2013–14 CFA 19 0 19 0
2014–15 CFA 21 0 21 0
Total 42 0 42 0
Lille II 2015–16 CFA 2 8 0 8 0
2016–17 CFA 2 0 2 0
Total 10 0 10 0
Lille 2015–16 Ligue 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2016–17 Ligue 1 7 0 4 0 1 0 12 0
2017–18 Ligue 1 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
2018–19 Ligue 1 38 0 3 0 1 0 42 0
2019–20 Ligue 1 28 0 3 0 0 0 6[a] 0 37 0
2020–21 Ligue 1 38 0 2 0 8[b] 0 48 0
Total 149 0 13 0 4 0 14 0 180 0
AC Milan 2021–22 Serie A 32 0 4 0 3[a] 0 39 0
Career total 233 0 17 0 4 0 17 0 271 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 29 March 2022[2]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2020 1 0
2021 0 0
2022 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Lille

AC Milan

France

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest transfers summer: Milan". Lega Serie A. Archived from the original on 30 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "M. Maignan: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Mike Maignan". A.C. Milan. Archived from the original on 31 December 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  4. ^ Kao, Kevin, ed. (11 March 2012). "Rencontre avec le portier de l'équipe de France" [Meeting with the France national team goalkeeper] (in French). Le Populaire. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ CJSS - Le Franco-Haitien Mike Maignan : « Je veux devenir le numéro 1 au PSG (Franco-Haitian Mike Maignan: "I want to become PSG's number 1") Archived 25 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Burke, Chris, ed. (11 March 2014). "Sánchez heads Madrid into semi-finals". UEFA. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  7. ^ Ponchelet, David (6 June 2013). "Le Guyanais Mike Maignan signe avec le Paris Saint Germain!" [French Guianese Mike Maignan signs with Paris Saint-Germain!] (in French). La 1ere. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  8. ^ "PSG: cinq absents de marque face à Saint-Étienne" [PSG: five big absences against Saint-Étienne] (in French). Football 365. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Paris Saint Germain 5–0 Nantes". BBC Sport. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Mike Maignan : Le Haïtien à Lille pour 5 ans" [Mike Maignan: Haitian to Lille for five years] (in French). Africa Top Sports. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Lille hold on for share of spoils at Rennes". ESPN. PA Sport. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  12. ^ White, Adam; Devin, Eric (25 September 2017). "Marcelo Bielsa loses his cool as Lille's season goes from bad to worse". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Noé, Sébastien (19 May 2019). "Trophées UNFP : Élu gardien de l'année, Mike Maignan dans le grand monde" [Trophées UNFP : Voted goalkeeper of the year, Mike Maignan in the big world]. La Voix du Nord (in French). Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  14. ^ a b Holyman, Ian (24 May 2021). "Ligue 1: How Lille pulled off a shock title triumph - to leave PSG searching for answers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Lille hold their nerve to clinch their first Ligue 1 title for a decade". The Guardian. 23 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Official Statement: Mike Maignan". A.C. Milan. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Soccer-Early Diaz strike gets Milan off to winning start". Reuters. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  18. ^ "'Black and proud': Milan's Maignan speaks out as Juve probe racist abuse". France 24. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Mike Maignan: Juventus fan alleged to have abused AC Milan goalkeeper identified and reported to police". Sky Sports. 24 September 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  20. ^ "OFFICIAL STATEMENT: MIKE MAIGNAN". acmilan. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  21. ^ "AN AFTERNOON TO FORGET". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Maignan, il retroscena col posteggiatore prima del derby Inter-Milan". Sky Sport. 6 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  23. ^ Marcotti, Gabriele. "Olivier Giroud, Milan blow Serie A race wide open, Barcelona thump Atletico Madrid, Senegal win AFCON".
  24. ^ "AC MILAN V SAMPDORIA: THE STATS FROM THE GAME". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  25. ^ F, Jonathan, ed. (5 February 2013). "Photo, Shoot: Marvellous Maignan Breaks Boca Hearts Al-Kass International Cup". Just Football. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  26. ^ "Talents Hunter - Mike Maignan". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  27. ^ "Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up". Fox Sports. Associated Press. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  28. ^ Béal, Xavier (7 October 2020). "France-Ukraine : Première sélection pour Maignan qui remplace Mandanda à la mi-temps" [France-Ukraine: First cap for Maignan who replaces Mandanda at half time]. Goal.com (in French). Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  29. ^ "Karim Benzema recalled to France squad for Euro 2020 after six-year absence". Sky Sports. 19 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  30. ^ "France beat Spain to win Nations League". UEFA. 10 October 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  31. ^ "The MVPs of the Serie A 2021/2022". Serie A. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

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