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Maxime Bossis

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Full nameMaxime Bossis
Height1.86 m
Playing positionDefender

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Maxime Bossis (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. He is mostly remembered for missing the last penalty in 1982 World Cup semifinal between 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 with 5-4, to drive his team to the final. From 1985 to 1992, he held the French record of caps, when the also 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, now surpassed by Fabien Barthez.

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


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