Romain Métanire (born 28 March 1990) is a Malagasy professional footballer who plays as a right-sided defender for US club Minnesota United and the Madagascar national football team.
Métanire was born in Metz, but has origins in Réunion. He started his career in the reserve team at Metz and made his debut in the Championnat de France amateur (CFA) on 11 October 2008, coming on as a substitute in the 1–1 draw away at Colmar. He made three further substitute appearances in the 2008–09 season as the reserve side was relegated to the CFA 2. Métanire made his first start for Metz B in the 5–2 home win over Pontarlier on 15 August 2009. He went on to play 19 matches during the campaign, becoming a regular fixture in the team that gained promotion back to the CFA as winners of their group. He also scored the first goal of his career in the 2–1 victory away at Troyes B on 21 March 2010.
As a result of his performances in the reserve team, Métanire was selected on the substitutes' bench for the match away at Clermont Foot on 29 October 2010. He entered play in the 89th minute, replacing Belgian midfielder Gaëtan Englebert. Métanire again appeared as a late substitute the following week in the home defeat to Le Mans, before returning to the B team. He played 29 CFA matches for the reserves during the 2010–11 season. Métanire was handed his first senior start in the final Ligue 2 match of the campaign, as Metz were beaten 3–4 away to Evian TG.
In the 2011–12 season, Métanire established himself as Metz' first-choice right-back, starting in all of the side's first 21 matches of the campaign.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff