Romain Faivre Stade Brestois 29

Brest: Romain Faivre's stunning rise

Publish on 14/10/2020 at 12:00 - S. WILLIS


Among the revelations of this Ligue 1 Uber Eats season has been Brest attacking midfielder Romain Faivre, who just made his debut with France's U21s - and is looking to kick on and fulfil all his undoubted potential. Key stats.

Who is the best dribbler early in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats season? Neymar? No. Téji Savanier? No, it's Romain Faivre! Arriving at the Stade Brestois 29 this summer after coming up through the academy at AS Monaco, the attacking midfielder immediately won a place in Olivier Dall'Oglio's team.

Among the revelations of this early season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Romain Faivre even celebrated his first cap with France's U21s by scoring in the 5-0 win over Liechtenstein on Thursday. Will he be able to ride the wave and reproduce such a performance on Monday evening against Slovakia's U21s in Strasbourg? It wouldn't be surprising for the young man who has waited until the age of 22 to really kick-start his very promising career.


Romain Faivre is one of the leading players in Stade Brestois who are impressing with their attack-minded football - and this can be seen in his dribbling stats. The young midfielder has gotten past 19 opponents - that's twice more than nearest rivals Neymar (PSG) and Téji Savanier (Montpellier Hérault SC). With a 68% successful rate with his dribbles, Faivre again outdoes Neymar (51%) and Savanier (68%).

Whereas he only played four official matches with Monaco - none of which were in season 2019-20), Romain Faivre was quick to show that he was up to the task with Brest. A starter in the club's first 6 matches of the season, he has scored twice, notably getting a goal against his former club AS Monaco (1-0).