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BFW Series: What ever happened to…Michael Cuisance? (Part 2)

Long live the #StepOverKing...


It has been nine months since the last update for this series, but we’re back and it’s time to cover a memorable ex-Bayern Munich player, in more ways than one. Although he has already been featured once before, this is an update to his whereabouts.

Michael Cuisance was a bit of a character before, during, and after his time at Bayern. The French midfielder showed some promise but was overshadowed by his temperamental nature. Signed from Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Bavarians thought they could whip him into shape but were unable to assert their influence on him, and Cuisance on the team.

Cuisance spent three years at Bayern with the senior team and the reserves (Bayern II) and tallied four goals and two assists in 18 games in all competitions. His most memorable moment with Bayern came in the 4-0 over VfL Wolfsburg at the end of the 2019/20 season where he did a step over and curled a shot that went top bins. That was where the name #StepOverKing came from; he is also called Eminem/Slim Shady for his blonde hair and nasty temper.

How the mighty have fallen

Since then, he has had a journeyman career, failing to establish himself in England (a.k.a. Leeds United’s medical staff), France (Olympique Marseille), Italy (Venezia and Sampdoria on loan), and he’s now back in Germany for a loan stint with VfL Osnabrück.

Since leaving Bayern, he has played 76 games and has nine goal contributions (six goals and three assists) to show for it. He also has as many yellow cards (8) with the four clubs he has played for. Will he ever get his career back on track, or will he settle with being a part-time Twitch streamer?

Stats from Transfermarkt and FBref.

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