HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with the Impact on Jan. 22, 2015.
PRONUNCIATION: Lor-han Seem-han
Laurent Ciman came to Montreal ahead of the 2015 season and made an immediate impact, propelling the team to the CONCACAF Champions League final and the MLS Cup Playoffs while racking up numerous individual accolades in the process, including MLS Defender of the Year, MLS Best XI, MLS All-Star Game and Impact Defensive Player of the Year.
Ciman followed that up with another All-Star season in 2016 and helped lead the Impact to the brink of MLS Cup, falling to Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference Championship.
INTERNATIONAL: Ciman has been a regular member of the Belgian national team since 2010, including being part of the Belgian roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He made his official debut with the Red Devils on May 19, 2010, against Bulgaria. He has 17 caps for his country, including four qualifiers for Euro 2012 and three World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ciman has played for several Belgian clubs, including Standard de Liege, Brugge, RSC Charleroi, and KV Courtai. Also has experience in the Europa and UEFA Champions Leagues.