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our founder - maxime chanot

Maxime Chanot vs Arjen Robben

Early Life and Introduction to Soccer

Born in Nancy, France, Maxime Chanot's journey into soccer began in the streets of a country known for its profound soccer heritage. Immersed in the sport from a young age, he quickly developed a deep passion and exceptional talent for the game, setting the stage for a promising soccer career ahead.

Development as a Young Player

Chanot's early career was characterized by determination and skill development, navigating through the ranks of youth soccer with a clear vision of his future. His time in youth academies laid a strong foundation, emphasizing the importance of dedication, resilience, and continuous improvement in the pursuit of soccer excellence.

Maxime Chanot vs Gonzalo Higuain
Maxime Chanot vs Cristiano Ronaldo

Transition to Professional Soccer 

The transition to professional soccer was a milestone achieved through hard work and perseverance. Signing his first professional contract with Sheffield United in the Premier League symbolized the realization of his childhood dream, marking the beginning of an illustrious career that would take him across leagues and countries, showcasing his talent on a global stage.

Experiences in Different Leagues and Countries 

Chanot's career spanned several leagues and countries, from France to England, Belgium, and eventually the United States. Each stint offered unique challenges and learning opportunities, enriching his understanding of the game and contributing to his versatile playing style and tactical acumen.

Maxime Chanot vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Maxime Chanot coaching kids at La Fabrique Academy

Philosophy and Approach to Soccer

Chanot's philosophy on soccer is built on the pillars of technical skill, tactical intelligence, and mental strength. His approach emphasizes the importance of hard work, discipline, and a positive attitude, both on and off the pitch, reflecting his commitment to the sport and its values.

What NYC Means to Maxime

For Maxime Chanot, New York City represents more than just a chapter in his soccer career; it is a symbol of dreams realized and a testament to the city's indomitable spirit. NYC, with its unparalleled energy and diversity, has played a pivotal role in shaping Chanot's philosophy and approach to life and soccer. It's here that he achieved significant milestones, including leading NYCFC to its first trophies.

Maxime Chanot lifting the MLS Cup

Founding La Fabrique Academy 

Inspired by his journey and experiences, Chanot founded La Fabrique Academy with a mission to nurture young talent in New York City. The academy aims to blend the rich traditions of European soccer with New York's vibrant energy, offering a unique platform for young players to develop their skills, character, and understanding of the game.

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