Name
Axel Witsel

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Born
1989 (35 years old)

Birth Place
Liège, Belgium

Position
Defensive Midfield

Status
Active

Ethnicity


Team Number
28

Height
1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

Weight
72 kg

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Puma ONE 19.1

Side
Right

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Free

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Player Manager ID
8169215

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Sport
Soccer

Team
Ath Madrid

2nd Team
Belgium

League
Spanish La Liga

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Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel (born 12 January 1989) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the Belgian national team. Witsel broke into Belgium's first team as a right-winger, and can also play attacking midfielder, though his natural position is as a central midfielder.

He began his career at hometown club Standard Liège, making 183 appearances and scoring 42 goals while winning five domestic trophies. He was awarded the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2008. After a season in Portugal with Benfica, he signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg for a €40 million fee in 2012. Witsel won four honours during his time in Russia, before leaving for Tianjin Quanjian in January 2017. He returned to Europe with Borussia Dortmund in August 2018. With the Bundesliga side, Witsel won the 2019 DFL-Supercup and the 2020–21 DFB-Pokal.

Witsel made his senior international debut in 2008 and earned his 100th cap for Belgium on 15 November 2018. He represented the country at the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018, and the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020, helping them to third place in the 2018 tournament.


Career Honours

German DFB-Pokal
2020-2021

Dortmund

German DFL-Supercup
2019

Dortmund

Russian Cup
2015-2016

Zenit St Petersburg

Russian Premier League
2014-2015

Zenit St Petersburg

Portuguese Taca da Liga
2011-2012

Benfica

Belgian Pro League
2008-2009

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Belgian Pro League
2007-2008

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Career Milestones


Former Youth Teams

1999-2006


Former Senior Teams

2006-2011

2011-2012

2012-2016

2017-2018

2018-2022


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Contracts

2018-2022

2022-2024

2022-2023


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