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Maxime Bossis

Maxime Bossis
Personal information
Full name Maxime Bossis
Date of birth (1955-06-26) June 26, 1955
Place of birth Saint-André-Treize-Voies, Vendée,
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Full Back
Youth career
1969–1970 Saint-André Sport
1970–1973 FC Yonnais
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1985 Nantes 379 (24)
1985–1989 RC Paris 120 (2)
1990–1991 Nantes 34 (0)
Total 533 (26)
National team
1976–1986 France 76[1] (1)
Teams managed
1996 Saint-Étienne

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2007

Maxime Bossis (French pronunciation: ​; born June 26, 1955 in Saint-André-Treize-Voies, Vendée) is a retired football defender from France, who obtained 76 caps (one goal) for the French national team.

Football career

A longtime starter for FC Nantes during the club's most successful period during the 1970s and 1980s,[2] Bossis was noted chiefly as a left fullback but filled various roles in defense. Bossis spent much of his time at right back during Nantes' championship-winning seasons in 1977 and 1980, in which Thierry Tusseau normally started on the left, but made the left back position his own beginning in 1981. Bossis helped Nantes to finish first or second in every season between 1976 and 1981. The club added a third title in 1983, finishing ten points ahead of second-place Girondins Bordeaux. In 1985, Bossis moved to the ambitious RC Paris, but the Parisian club achieved only modest success in spite of heavy spending that acquired such players as Enzo Francescoli and Pierre Littbarski. Bossis returned to Nantes for one final season in 1990, lining up next to future French international Marcel Desailly before retiring from play.

Bossis was named Footballer of the Year by France Football in 1979 and 1981.[3]

Bossis also represented France for ten years, appearing at the World Cups of 1978, 1982, and 1986.[4] He is mostly remembered for missing the last penalty in 1982 World Cup semifinal between West Germany and France. While the score was tied at 4-4, Bossis missed the next penalty, allowing Horst Hrubesch to score the last penalty and drive the Germans to the final. From 1985 to 1992, he held the French record of caps, before fellow defender Manuel Amoros established a new mark with 82 caps. He also held the French record of matches played in the FIFA World Cup with 15, subsequently surpassed by Fabien Barthez. Bossis was also in the team that won the European Championship in 1984.

His younger brother, Joël, also played professional football and holds the all-time record most goals scored for Chamois Niortais.


  1. ^ "Maxime Bossis: International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Les équipes championnes du FC Nantes". Retrieved on July 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Garin, Erik & Pierrend, Jose Luis. "France - Footballer of the Year". RSSSF, December 19, 2013. Retrieved on July 5, 2014.
  4. ^ FIFA. "FIFA Player Statistics: Maxime BOSSIS". Retrieved on July 5, 2014.

External links

  • French Football Federation Profile (French)
  • Stats (French)
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