Laurent Ciman

by Rob 29 Dec,2017
Laurent Ciman

Laurent Ciman is a famous Belgian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Belgium national team and Montreal Impact. The 32 years old footballer has played for many clubs including Los Angeles FC, Charleroi, Club Brugge, Kortrijk, Standard Liege etc.

Early Life

Laurent Ciman was born on August 5, 1985, in Farciennes, Belgium as Laurent Franco Ciman. He was born to his Belgium parents and spent a long part of his life in Belgium. Laurent Ciman belongs to white ethnicity and holds a Belgian nationality.

Club Career

Ciman began his career joining youth team of Los Angeles FC. He then began his professional career with the Charleroi F.C. since 2004 and his first match came in the same year. He scored 3 goals in 85 matches.

Laurent Ciman then signed a three year deal with Brugge with the transfer fee €1.20 million. He has played 16 matches for the team until 2010. He is the member of the team that won Bruges Matins (2009).

Laurent Ciman was then sent on loan to Kortrijk for the 2009-2010 season. For the team, he scored 2 goals in 34 matches. After completing his long deal he signed a four-year contract with Standard Liege, however the transfer fee undisclosed.

Along with his team, Ciman has been honored with Belgian Cup (2010-2011). He scored 6 goals in 152 appearances.

Laurent Ciman then transferred to Montreal Impact with a three-year deal on January 22, 2015. He made a total 85 appearances for the team till this date, scoring 3 goals.

Laurent Ciman was traded to Los Angeles FC in exchange for Jukka Raitala and Raheem Edwards on December 12, 2017.  As a football star, he has been honored with MLS All-Star (2015,2016) and MLS Defender of the Year (2015).

National Career

Laurent Ciman has represented his national team in Belgium U-21. He is the member fo the team at the 2008 Olympics. He then called up to the coach Georges Leekens for the friendly match against Bulgaria in May 2010, which he made his senior debut. He has won 19 caps for his national team scoring 1 goals. His current teammates are Kevin Mirallas, Steven Defour, and Simon Mignolet etc.

Personal Life

Laurent Ciman got married to his childhood sweetheart, Diana Ciman. Currently, the couple is blessed with a son, Achille and Nina Ciman. The couple first met each other in their schooldays when Laurent was 13 and Diana, 16.

Ciman maintains time from his busy schedule to take care of his children. His daughter is suffered from autism. The husband and wife often enjoying their vacation in world expensive destination like Los Angeles.

Ciman posts the numerous pictures of his wife and children via Instagram. Besides, his married life, he has n’t faced any controversy related to love affair.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Ciman market value is estimated at €1.25 million. He is the brand ambassador of “Nike” through which he receives a reasonable source of income.  He earns $661,667 as a yearly salary from his current club, and his current net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

Laurent Ciman often posts the pictures of the new shoe model. He is one of the highest paid defenders of his team.

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