Birth Date:03 July 1995
At AC Milan since:2021
Mike Maignan was born on 3 July 1995 in Cayenne, French Guiana, but grew up in Villiers-le-Bel, a small town just a few kilometres from Paris. He is a goalkeeper with personality, confidence between the posts, and excellent reflexes, making him a top penalty-stopper.
His footballing adventure began at Paris Saint-Germain. There he went through all the youth academy ranks until he reached the first team, at a time when Laurent Blanc was in charge and Salvatore Sirigu was the goalkeeper. Though his debut didn’t spark much joy, and so he chose to move to Lille in the summer of 2015. He stayed in northern France for six seasons, topping it off with winning the Ligue 1 during the 2020/21 season. This marked a magical year for him, as he went down in the goalkeeping history books with the most clean sheets across Europe's top five leagues and second in Ligue 1 for save percentage.
He made his debut for France's senior National Team in October 2020 during a friendly against Ukraine and was also part of the squad for Euro 2020, putting the finishing touch on a journey that saw him play for all of France's youth teams, from the Under-16s to the Under-21s.