Club Brugge Kv Best Players of All Time

Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging is a professional football club based in the city of Bruges, Belgium. Founded in 1891, the team has enjoyed an illustrious history and is one of the most successful Belgian sides to have ever competed on the European stage. With 29,062 capacity Jan Breydel Stadium as its home ground, Club Brugge KV currently competes in Belgian First Division A and holds eight titles for league championships since it’s inception. The club continues to strive for excellence with great ambition making them one of Europe’s finest clubs today.

1. Hans Vanaken

Midfielder

Hans Vanaken Career

  • 2002–2008: PSV Eindhoven
  • 2008–2010: Lommel United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: Lommel United: 80: (21)
  • 2013–2015: Lokeren: 76: (19)
  • 2015–: Club Brugge: 276: (84)
  • 2012: Belgium U20: 2: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Belgium U21: 3: (0)
  • 2018–: Belgium: 23: (5)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:13, 26 December 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:45, 18 November 2022 (UTC)

Hans Vanaken is a Belgian attacking midfielder who currently plays for Club Brugge. He started his career at Lommel United, before moving to Club Brugge in 2013.

Hans Vanaken has represented Belgium at youth international level, and played in the 2012 European Championship Qualifier against Sweden. Hans Vanaken is a hard-working midfielder who is capable of scoring goals from set pieces or from distance, and he is considered one of Belgium's most promising young players.

Hans Vanaken will be hoping to add more silverware to his trophy cabinet with Club Brugge this season Hans Vanaken is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. Hans Vanaken made his professional debut with PSV Eindhoven in 2002 and went on to make 276 appearances for the club, scoring 84 goals.

After leaving PSV Eindhoven, Hans Vanaken spent time at Lommel United before joining Club Brugge in 2015. Hans Vanaken has represented Belgium at youth level and played two games for the senior team during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

2. Ruud Vormer

Midfielder

Ruud Vormer Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: AZ: 19: (0)
  • 2008–2012: Roda JC: 120: (9)
  • 2012–2014: Feyenoord: 39: (3)
  • 2014–2023: Club Brugge: 254: (52)
  • 2023–: → Zulte Waregem (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2018–: Netherlands: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:30, 3 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 September 2018

Ruud Vormer is a central midfielder who currently plays for Zulte Waregem. He has previously played for Club Brugge, Ajax, Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven.

Ruud Vormer has represented the Netherlands at international level on multiple occasions and was part of their squads that reached the final of the 2010 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.

Ruud Vormer is known for his ball- Winning ability as well as his strong tackling skills which have seen him win numerous awards over the course of his career including two Belgian Pro League titles with Club Brugge in 2014/15 and 2015/16, an Eredivisie title with Ajax in 2011/12, four KNVB Cups (with Ajax between 2007/08 and 2010/11) as well as being named Dutch Footballer of the Year twice (in 2006 and 2008).

In addition to playing football professionally, Ruud Vormer also works as a sports journalist for Fox Sports Netherlands where he covers both club amd international football matches

3. Brandon Mechele

Defender

Brandon Mechele Career

  • 1999–2013: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–: Club Brugge: 262: (8)
  • 2016–2017: → Sint-Truidense (loan): 17: (2)
  • 2013–2014: Belgium U21: 8: (0)
  • 2019–: Belgium: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 December 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 November 2020

Brandon Mechele is a Belgian centre-back who currently plays for Club Brugge. Brandon was born in Belgium on January 28, 1993 and started playing football at the age of six.

He made his senior debut with Kortrijk in 2011 before moving to Club Brugge two years later. In total, he has played 91 matches for Club Brugge including 39 appearances in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League and 26 Champions League appearances.

Brandon featured prominently for Belgium at the World Cup where they reached the quarter finals but were eliminated by Uruguay after a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in Group G play.. The defender also represented his country at Euro 2016 where they finished as runners up to Portugal and Copa America 2018 where they won the silver medal after losing to Brazil in the final match of group play

4. Simon Mignolet

Goalkeeper

Simon Mignolet Career

  • 2004–2006: Sint-Truiden
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2010: Sint-Truiden: 100: (1)
  • 2010–2013: Sunderland: 90: (0)
  • 2013–2019: Liverpool: 155: (0)
  • 2019–: Club Brugge: 122: (0)
  • 2003: Belgium U16: 1: (0)
  • 2004: Belgium U17: 2: (0)
  • 2005–2006: Belgium U18: 11: (0)
  • 2006–2007: Belgium U19: 3: (0)
  • 2009: Belgium U20: 1: (0)
  • 2008–2010: Belgium U21: 10: (0)
  • 2011–: Belgium: 35: (0)

Simon Mignolet is a goalkeeper for Belgian club Club Brugge. He started his career at Sint-Truiden, before moving to Sunderland in 2010 and then Liverpool the following year.

Mignolet has made 155 appearances for Liverpool since 2013, including Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. In 2019 he was named as Belgium's captain ahead of their 2020 European Championship campaign.

Mignolet is married with two children.[4] Simon Mignolet speaks French fluently,[5] having lived in France from the age of six.[6] Note: This section could be more detailed) *Mignolet has never been relegated from any league he's played in during his professional career Simon Mignolet is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.

Mignolet made his senior debut for Anderlecht in 2003, before moving to Club Brugge two years later. He went on to make over 350 appearances for the Belgians, including at Euro 2004 and World Cup 2018. In May 2019 he signed with Liverpool after being released by Club Brugge following their relegation from the Premier League. Mignolet has been capped over 50 times by Belgium since making his debut in 2006 and was part of the side that reached the World Cup final in Russia this year where they were narrowly defeated by France

5. Eduard Sobol

Defender

Eduard Sobol Career

  • 2008–2011: Metalurh Zaporizhzhia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011: Metalurh-2 Zaporizhzhia: 3: (1)
  • 2011–2013: Metalurh Zaporizhzhia: 23: (2)
  • 2013–2021: Shakhtar Donetsk: 14: (0)
  • 2014–2015: → Metalurh Donetsk (loan): 15: (0)
  • 2015–2016: → Metalist Kharkiv (loan): 21: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Zorya Luhansk (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2017–2018: → Slavia Prague (loan): 20: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Jablonec (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2019–2021: → Club Brugge (loan): 56: (2)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 28: (1)
  • 2010–2011: Ukraine U16: 11: (0)
  • 2010–2012: Ukraine U17: 5: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Ukraine U18: 7: (1)
  • 2012–2014: Ukraine U19: 15: (0)
  • 2012: Ukraine U21: 1: (0)
  • 2016–: Ukraine: 27: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 June 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2021

Eduard Sobol is a left-back who currently plays for Belgian side Club Brugge. He spent time at Ukrainian side Metalurh Zaporizhzhia before moving to Belgium in 2011.

Sobol has made over 100 appearances in the Belgian top tier, and was part of the team that reached the Europa League semi-finals in 2018. Eduard Sobol is known for his accurate crosses from the back, which have helped him score goals on several occasions throughout his career.

The Ukraine international received his first call up to national team duty earlier this year, and will be looking to add further honours to his list of achievements when he takes part in upcoming matches against Austria and Sweden Eduard Sobol is a Ukrainian professional footballer who currently plays for Belgian side Club Brugge.

Eduard Sobol made his debut for the Ukraine national team in 2016, and has since gone on to make 27 appearances for them. Eduard Sobol previously played for Metalurh Donetsk and Shakhtar Donetsk, before moving on to play for Zorya Luhansk and Slavia Prague during loan spells. In 2021, Eduard Sobol joined Club Brugge on a long-term contract where he will continue playing until 2021 season.

6. Clinton Mata

Defender

Career

  • 2000–2003: Royal Battice
  • 2003–2004: Entente Rechaintoise
  • 2004: Royal Battice
  • 2004–2008: Etoile Elsautoise
  • 2008–2010: Visé
  • 2010–2011: Eupen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2014: Eupen: 62: (2)
  • 2014–2018: Charleroi: 82: (1)
  • 2017–2018: → Genk (loan): 25: (0)
  • 2018–: Club Brugge: 136: (4)
  • 2014–: Angola: 8: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:02, 7 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10:40, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Clinton Mata is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Club Brugge. Clinton Mata started his career with Royal Battice in 2000, before moving to Entente Rechaintoise in 2003.

Clinton Mata made his senior debut for Club Brugge in the 2017–18 season, and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club. Clinton Mata was named Belgium U21 international captain in 2016, and helped lead them to the semi-finals of the European Championships that same year.

Clinton Mata also represented Belgium at youth level, playing at both under-19s and under-20s levels before making his full international debut in 2016 aged just 21 years old. With over 100 appearances for Club Brugge already under his belt, Chelsea fans will be hoping that they can see some more top quality performances from Clinton Mata soon.

7. Éder Álvarez Balanta

Defender

Éder Álvarez Balanta Career

  • 2010: Academia
  • 2011–2013: River Plate
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: River Plate: 52: (2)
  • 2016–2019: Basel: 58: (3)
  • 2019–: Club Brugge: 73: (4)
  • 2014–: Colombia: 8: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:14, 19 September 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:32, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

Balanta is a Colombian defensive midfielder who currently plays for Club Brugge. Bogotá, Colombia on 28 February 1993 and joined the club's youth academy at the age of nine.

He made his first-team debut for Club Brugge in November 2012 and has since established himself as one of the Belgian side's most important players. Belgian titles (2013, 2015) and three Eredivisie titles (2014, 2016, 2017).

He represented Colombia at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and was part of their squad that reached the semi-finals of this year's Copa América Centenario where they were beaten by Brazil in extra time. In May 2018 he signed a new contract with Club Brugge until 2021.[3] Balanta is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for River Plate and Basel.

He started his career at Argentine club Academia before moving to Swiss side River Plate in 2013. In 2016, he joined fellow South American side Basel on a three-year deal. Balanta has been capped by Colombia national team eight times since making his debut in 2014. He was named the best player of the 2017 Copa Libertadores tournament by Colombian media outlet El Espectador..

6 . On 12 July 2019, Balanta signed with Belgian outfit Club Brugge until June 2020..

8. Tajon Buchanan

Tajon Buchanan Career

  • : Brampton YSC
  • : Mississauga Falcons
  • 2015–2017: Real Colorado
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Syracuse Orange: 33: (12)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018: Sigma FC: 7: (2)
  • 2019–2021: New England Revolution: 50: (8)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 24: (2)
  • 2021: → New England Revolution (loan): 10: (2)
  • 2021: Canada U23: 4: (2)
  • 2021–: Canada: 29: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of January 8, 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of December 1, 2022

Tajon Buchanan is a Canadian winger who currently plays for Club Brugge. He made his debut in the Belgian Pro League in 2018 and has since scored six goals in 38 appearances.

Tajon Buchanan was also part of the Canada U-20 squad that won the 2017 Toulon Tournament, scoring two goals along the way. He is set to feature at this year's World Cup with Canada, where he will be aiming to help them reach the knockout stages for the first time ever.

Tajon Buchanan was born on February 8th 1999 and is therefore just 23 years old. Tajon Buchanan is a versatile midfielder who has played for both the Syracuse Orange and Sigma FC in college. Tajon Buchanan was drafted by the New England Revolution in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, but did not sign with them immediately and instead signed a loan deal with Club Brugge.

In his first season with Club Brugge, Tajon Buchanan made 24 appearances and scored two goals. He returned to America this offseason and joined up with the New England Revolution once again, appearing in eight games so far this year before being loaned out to Canada for their international friendly matches later this month.. Tajon Buchanan is an exciting player who can play any midfield position well; he will be a valuable asset to whichever team he signs on with next.

9. Andreas Skov Olsen

Career

  • : Alsønderup SG&I
  • 2012–2018: Nordsjælland
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2019: Nordsjælland: 41: (22)
  • 2019–2022: Bologna: 70: (3)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 30: (12)
  • 2017: Denmark U-18: 1: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Denmark U-19: 10: (7)
  • 2017–2020: Denmark U-21: 18: (9)
  • 2020–: Denmark: 25: (8)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:06, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:38, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

Andreas Skov Olsen is a Danish winger who joined Club Brugge in the Summer of 2017. He made his senior debut for Denmark at the age of 19, and has since established himself as one of the country's most promising young players.

Andreas Skov Olsen was born in Hillerød, Denmark, in 1999. At youth level, he played for Alsønderup SG&I before joining Club Brugge ahead of the 2017-18 season. Andreas Skov Olsen is a fast, skillful player with excellent dribbling skills; he typically plays on the left wing or as an attacking midfielder/second striker for Club Brugge..

Andreas Skov Olsen began his senior career at Nordsjælland in 2017. He played for Bologna from 2019 to 2022, before joining Club Brugge in the same year. In total, he has made 70 appearances and scored 12 goals for Denmark's youth teams and national team over the past three years. Andreas Skov Olsen is an attacking midfielder who is known for his speed on the ball and dribbling skills.

He will be a key player for Danish side FC Midtjylland this season as they look to win promotion back to the top division of Danish football

10. Cisse Sandra

Career

  • 2016–2020: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2021: Club NXT: 13: (2)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 9: (1)
  • 2019: Belgium U17: 3: (1)
  • 2021–: Belgium U19: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 September 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 3 September 2021

Sandra Cisse was born in Belgium and started playing football at a young age. She signed with Club Brugge as a teenager, making her debut for the club in 2016.

Sandra has been praised for her technique and hard work on the pitch, earning comparisons to former Brugge player Edgar Davids. In 2018 she helped Club Brugge reach the Belgian Cup final, where they were eventually defeated by Anderlecht.

Sandra is currently contracted to Club Brugge until 2020, after which she is likely to move onto another European club. Cisse Sandra is a Senor defender for Club Brugge. She has played in both the Belgian First Division and the UEFA Women's Champions League, making nine appearances and scoring one goal since joining the club in 2020.

Sandra started her career at local side Anderlecht Ladies before moving to Club NXT in Belgium’s second division in 2019. In 2021 she joined Club Brugge, where she has made nine appearances so far this season as part of their senior team. Her goals have come during two consecutive seasons with the club’s Under-19 squad – most notably contributing to Belgium qualifying for the European U19 Championship next year by scoring against England on aggregate whilst playing for them earlier this year (heavily criticised).

11. Noa Lang

Midfielder

Noa Lang Career

  • 2003–2005: HION
  • 2005–2013: Feyenoord
  • 2013–2017: Ajax
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2021: Jong Ajax: 47: (12)
  • 2019–2021: Ajax: 9: (3)
  • 2019–2020: → Twente (loan): 7: (1)
  • 2020–2021: → Club Brugge (loan): 29: (16)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 49: (9)
  • 2014–2015: Netherlands U16: 6: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Netherlands U18: 2: (3)
  • 2017–2019: Netherlands U19: 6: (3)
  • 2018–2019: Netherlands U20: 8: (2)
  • 2019–2021: Netherlands U21: 8: (1)
  • 2021–: Netherlands: 6: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:03, 13 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 December 2022

Lang is a Dutch winger who joined Belgian club Club Brugge in 2017. Lang started his youth career at HION before joining Feyenoord in 2013. He then spent three seasons with Ajax, winning the Eredivisie title and scoring 19 goals during that time.

In 2017, Lang signed for Belgian side Club Brugge after being released by Ajax. Lang was born on November 8th, 1997 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lang started her career with Jong Ajax before joining Ajax in 2019. Lang has made nine appearances for Ajax so far this season and she is currently with the club until 2021.

Lang also played for the Netherlands U20 team from 2017 to 2019 and she had a total of eight caps during that time period. Lang represented her country at international level once in 2018 when she scored two goals during a friendly against Spain

12. Antonio Nusa

Forward

Career

  • 2015–2017: Langhus
  • 2018–2021: Stabæk
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2021: Stabæk: 11: (3)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 12: (1)
  • 2021: Norway U16: 2: (1)
  • 2022–: Norway U18: 5: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:10, 26 December 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17:10, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Antonio Nusa is a Norwegian forward who currently plays for Belgian club Club Brugge. He spent his youth career playing in Norway before moving to Belgium to continue his development.

Antonio Nusa has already made an impact at Club Brugge, scoring five goals in 25 appearances so far in the Belgian Pro League. With plenty of potential, Antonio Nusa looks set to continue developing and become one of the world's best forwards in the future Antonio Nusa is a promising young midfielder who has been impressing for Stabæk in the Norwegian Premier League.

He made his senior international debut for Norway U18 earlier this year, and will be looking to add to that tally soon as he represents his country at various youth levels. Antonio is a hard-working player whose physicality and energy can cause problems for defences on a regular basis. With many clubs monitoring his progress, it looks like there's plenty of potential for Antonio to continue developing into one of Scandinavia's best midfielders in years to come.

13. Mats Rits

Midfielder

Mats Rits Career

  • 1999–2001: FC Walem
  • 2001–2004: Lierse
  • 2004–2009: Germinal Beerschot
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Germinal Beerschot: 23: (2)
  • 2011–2013: Ajax: 0: (0)
  • 2013–2018: Mechelen: 143: (16)
  • 2018–: Club Brugge: 112: (12)
  • 2008: Belgium U15: 7: (3)
  • 2008–2009: Belgium U16: 12: (3)
  • 2008–2009: Belgium U17: 5: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Belgium U19: 6: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 01:04, 14 May 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11:12, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Mats Rits is a central midfielder who currently plays for Club Brugge. He has been with the club since 2004 and made his debut in the Belgian First Division in 2007.

Rits began his youth career at FC Walem before transferring to Lierse in 2001. He spent four seasons with the side, helping them win promotion to Belgium's top division in 2005 and 2006.

In 2007, Rits joined Club Brugge where he has played ever since, making over 100 appearances for the side across all competitions. His performances have earned him international recognition, including selection for Belgium's under-21 team as well as their senior squad during 2016–17 season Mats Rits is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Club Brugge.

He has played club football in Belgium, Netherlands and Belgium again before joining Club Brugge in 2018. Rits made his senior international debut for Belgium in 2008 and has since earned over 60 caps for the national side. A hard-working midfielder with strong passing skills, Mats Rits is known for his ability to break down defences from midfield. With 112 appearances to his name, he is well on course to become one of the most successful players in Club Brugge's history

14. Senne Lammens

Goalkeeper

Career

  • : KRC Bambrugge
  • : FCV Dender
  • : Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Club NXT: 13: (0)
  • 2020–: Club Brugge: 1: (0)
  • 2017: Belgium U15: 1: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Belgium U16: 5: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Belgium U17: 9: (0)
  • 2019: Belgium U18: 1: (0)
  • 2021–: Belgium U21: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 00:27, 19 October 2020 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:26, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Senne Lammens is a young Belgian goalkeeper who has been playing for Club Brugge since the 2016-17 season. At 20 years old, Senne is already an experienced player and was part of the Belgium national team at youth level.

In club football, he has played for KRC Bambrugge, FCV Dender and most recently Club Brugge. His main strength lies in his shot stopping ability as well as his bravery in making important saves during matches. One of the things that makes Senne stand out from other goalkeepers is his composure on the pitch - even under high pressure situations he manages to stay composed and make smart decisions.

With excellent reflexes and quick reactions, it's not hard to see why clubs were so keen on signing him up; if he continues progressing at this rate then there's no doubt that he will be one of Europe's top goalkeepers in future.

15. Ferran Jutglà

Ferran Jutglà Career

  • : Sant Julià de Vilatorta
  • : Vic Riuprimer
  • 2012–2018: Espanyol
  • 2017: → Sant Andreu (loan)
  • 2018: → Valencia (loan)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017: → Sant Andreu (loan): 8: (1)
  • 2018–2021: Espanyol B: 52: (12)
  • 2018–2019: → Sant Andreu (loan): 39: (7)
  • 2021–2022: Barcelona B: 32: (19)
  • 2021–2022: Barcelona: 6: (1)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 17: (8)
  • 2022–: Catalonia: 1: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 December 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 May 2022

Ferran Jutglà is a Spanish forward who currently plays for Belgian club Club Brugge. Ferran began his career with Sant Julià de Vilatorta before joining Vic Riuprimer's youth setup in 2016.

In 2018, he made his senior debut for Club Brugge and has since become an important part of the side. Ferran is known for his pace and dribbling ability, which have seen him score goals at various levels throughout his career.

He is also capable of setting up teammates and has been praised for his work-rate both on and off the pitch Ferran Jutglà is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Espanyol. He has spent the majority of his career at Espanyol, appearing in 52 league games and scoring 12 goals since 2017.

In May 2018, he joined Valencia on loan until the end of the season. Ferran made his international debut for Catalonia in July 2022 against Andorra, playing 1 minute off the bench before being substituted out by Gerard Pique later in the match. After returning to Espanyol from Valencia in December 2018, he was an unused substitute during their Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona two months later

16. Denis Odoi

Defender

Denis Odoi Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2009: OH Leuven: 58: (3)
  • 2009–2011: Sint-Truiden: 70: (2)
  • 2011–2013: Anderlecht: 33: (0)
  • 2013–2016: Lokeren: 95: (1)
  • 2016–2022: Fulham: 136: (3)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 7: (1)
  • 2008: Belgium U20: 1: (0)
  • 2010: Belgium U21: 3: (0)
  • 2012: Belgium: 1: (0)
  • 2022–: Ghana: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 00:25, 14 February 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:05, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

Denis Odoi was born on May 27th, 1988 in Leuven, Belgium. Denis has played for Lokeren and Club Brugge since 2006. Denis is a full-back who likes to get forward and make attacking plays for his team mates.

Denis is currently with Club Brugge and has been part of their first team squad since 2014. Denis made his international debut with the Belgian national side in 2011, playing against Canada that year as well as at the 2013 Confederations Cup where he scored Belgium's only goal in the group stage against Brazil which resulted in them being eliminated from the competition).

Denis] Odoi retired from international football after appearing at Euro 2016 although he may yet feature for Belgium again depending on results during qualification matches later this year Denis Odoi is a Belgian footballer who plays for English club Fulham. Denis Odoi was born in Belgium and started his career with OH Leuven, before moving to Sint-Truiden in 2009. In 2011, he joined Anderlecht, where he made over 100 appearances and scored 33 goals.

He left Anderlecht in 2013 to join Lokeren and spent three seasons there before joining Fulham in 2016. Denis Odoi has represented Belgium at U20 level and played one international match for them in 2008. He has since been capped 5 times by Ghana and has helped the national team qualify for their first World Cup appearance since 2002.

17. Noah Mbamba

Career

  • 2019–2020: Genk
  • 2020–2021: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2021: Club NXT: 11: (0)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 8: (0)
  • 2020: Belgium U15: 2: (0)
  • 2021–: Belgium U19: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 October 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 October 2021

Noah Mbamba was born on 5 January 2005 in Ixelles, Belgium. He is 1.87 metres tall and plays as a defender for Club NXT. Noah started his youth career at Anderlecht before moving to Club Brugge in 2014 where he made over 50 appearances for the first team during two seasons, winning the Belgian Pro League title with them in 2016-17 season..

In May 2017, it was announced that Noah had signed a four-year contract with English side Wolverhampton Wanderers FC after impressing Wolves scouts while playing for Brugge in the Belgian Pro League playoffs.. With Wolves, he has played 45 Premier League games (including starts) and 6 cup matches since joining up in July 2018; scoring one goal – against Manchester United – en route to their EFL Cup semifinal victory later that month..

Noah Mbamba is a young central defender who has been impressing for Club NXT in the Belgian Pro League. He was part of Belgium's U15 team that won silver at the European Championship and also represented his country at U19 level. Noah Mbamba is an athletic defender with good passing skills, making him a very versatile player for club and international duty alike. He looks set to break into the first-team squad of Club Brugge in 2020/21 following strong displays for their youth teams already this season.

18. Kamal Sowah

Career

  • –2018: Right to Dream Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2021: Leicester City: 0: (0)
  • 2018–2021: → OH Leuven (loan): 63: (11)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 9: (1)
  • 2022: → AZ (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2022–: Ghana: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 29 May 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 November 2022

Kamal Sowah was born on 9 January 2000 in Sabon Zango, Ghana. He is a midfielder and currently plays for Club Brugge. Kamal made his senior debut with the club in 2016 and has since played over 50 matches for them.

In 2018, he helped Club Brugge reach the Belgian Cup final where they were defeated by Kortrijk 3-1 after extra time. Kamal captained Team Africa at the 2017 U17 World Cup and scored two goals en route to reaching the quarterfinals where they were knocked out by Spain 5-0 on aggregate.

Outside of football, Kamal studies business administration at University of Gent.[2] Kamal Sowah is a talented young player who has been playing for Leicester City in the English Premier League. He has also played for OH Leuven on loan, and was recently signed to Club Brugge in Belgium.

Kamal is currently with Ghana national team, where he has made one appearance so far. He is an exciting prospect and looks likely to have a successful career ahead of him

19. Loubadhe Abakar Sylla

Defender

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Club Brugge: 11: (0)
  • 2022–: Ivory Coast: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:57, 8 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11:02, 27 November 2022 (UTC)

Sylla is a young and talented defender who was born in the Ivory Coast. He started his career at USM Blida before moving to ASEC Mimosas in 2018. Abakar has represented Ivory Coast at Under-18, U-20, and U-23 level before making his full international debut for the senior side in March 2019.

Sylla is known for his strong aerial presence and solid defensive play which makes him an ideal centreback for any team Sylla made his senior club debut for Club Brugge in 2020, and has since become a regular starter. Sylla represented Ivory Coast at youth level before making his international debut in 2022.

The midfielder is known for his strong attacking play, which has seen him score goals both domestically and internationally. Sylla is contracted to Club Brugge until 2023, and will be looking to help the side challenge for honours next season.

20. Daniel Pérez

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2020: Metropolitanos: 26: (8)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 11: (1)
  • 2019: Venezuela U17: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 04:43, 31 January 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:11, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Daniel Pérez is a forward from Venezuela who currently plays for Club Brugge in Belgium. Daniel has been playing football since he was young and showed great promise with Caracas FC, eventually signing for Club Brugge in 2016.

In his debut season at the club, Daniel helped them reach the Belgian Cup Final where they lost to Anderlecht on penalties. The following year saw Daniel score 8 goals in 33 appearances as Club Brugge finished 3rd in the Jupiler Pro League table behind Gent and Standard Liege.

This season however has seen Daniel struggle to find form, scoring just 2 goals so far in 25 appearances across all competitions for Club Brugge - including 1 goal against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League group stage which could have potentially secured their place in the knockout stages but they were eliminated after losing 2-1 on aggregate later that month..

21. Roman Yaremchuk

Forward

Roman Yaremchuk Career

  • 2002–2007: Karpaty Lviv
  • 2007–2012: Dynamo Kyiv
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2017: Dynamo Kyiv: 9: (0)
  • 2013–2015: → Dynamo-2 Kyiv: 42: (7)
  • 2016: → Oleksandriya (loan): 14: (5)
  • 2017–2021: Gent: 121: (47)
  • 2021–2022: Benfica: 25: (6)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 9: (2)
  • 2012: Ukraine U16: 1: (0)
  • 2012: Ukraine U17: 1: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Ukraine U18: 8: (1)
  • 2013–2014: Ukraine U19: 12: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Ukraine U21: 10: (1)
  • 2018–: Ukraine: 42: (13)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:11, 6 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 September 2022

Yaremchuk is a striker who currently plays for Club Brugge. He started his career with Karpaty Lviv and spent six years with the club before signing for Dynamo Kyiv in 2012.

In 2017, he moved to Club Brugge and has since scored 25 goals in 54 appearances for them, helping the club win the Belgian Pro League title in 2018-19. Yaremchuk was born in Ukraine but grew up in Belgium where he played football at youth level before making his senior debut for Dynamo Kyiv aged just 18 years old.

After two seasons playing mostly as a substitute, Yaremchuk broke into first team action under then-manager Oleksandr Shovkovskiy and went on to score 16 league goals over two seasons while also appearing at UEFA Champions League qualifying stages and Europa League group stage matches during that time span

22. Casper Nielsen

Midfielder

Casper Nielsen Career

  • : Esbjerg fB
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2017: Esbjerg fB: 90: (2)
  • 2017–2019: OB: 73: (5)
  • 2019–2022: Union SG: 92: (18)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 12: (4)
  • 2009–2010: Denmark U-16: 5: (1)
  • 2010: Denmark U-17: 3: (0)
  • 2013: Denmark U-20: 5: (1)
  • 2015–2017: Denmark U-21: 22: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12:12, 18 October 2022 (UTC)

Nielsen first came to prominence with Brugge, scoring eight goals in all competitions during the 2015-16 season. He has since moved on to Club Brugge, and made his international debut for Denmark at the 2016 Olympics.

Nielsen is a versatile midfielder who can play as an attacking or defensive midfielder. In March 2019, he was named captain of Club Brugge by new manager Martin O'Neill.. Nielsen first came to prominence with Esbjerg fB, playing for the club from 2013-2017.

During that time, he made 90 appearances and scored 5 goals. In 2017, Nielsen moved to OB in order to gain more game time and play in a higher level of competition. He made 73 appearances and scored 18 goals during his two seasons at OB. On 1 October 2022, Nielsen signed with Club Brugge on a contract lasting until 30 June 2024.

With this move, Nielsen will be joining up with former teammates at Esbjerg fB as well as fellow Danish internationals Simon Kjær and Martin Braithwaite. Nielsen has represented Denmark at various youth levels including Under 16's (2009), 17's (2010) and 20's (2013-2015). In total he has played 5 matches for the senior team including 3 substitute appearances since 2009

23. Cyle Larin

Cyle Larin Career

  • 2005–2006: Brampton YSC
  • 2007–2013: Sigma FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2014: UConn Huskies: 39: (23)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014: Sigma FC: 5: (4)
  • 2015–2017: Orlando City: 87: (43)
  • 2018–2022: Beşiktaş: 83: (31)
  • 2019–2020: → Zulte Waregem (loan): 29: (7)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 9: (1)
  • 2015: Canada U20: 5: (1)
  • 2014–: Canada: 58: (25)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 29, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of December 1, 2022

Cyle Larin is a Canadian forward who currently plays for Club Brugge in Belgium. He came up through the youth ranks of Sigma FC, before joining Club Brugge in 2013.

In 2017, Larin helped Canada win their first CONCACAF Gold Cup title and was named tournament MVP. He has made more than 100 appearances for Club Brugge and scored 35 goals, making him one of the most prolific strikers in Belgian football history.

In 2019, he signed an extended contract with Club Brugge that will keep him at the club until 2021. Larin is known for his powerful shot and fast pace on the pitch; he has been compared to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.[5] Cyle Larin is a Canadian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Orlando City in Major League Soccer.

He was born on December 17, 1995 in Brampton, Ontario and attended Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute where he played soccer for the varsity team. At the age of 18, Larin signed with Turkish club Beşiktaş and made his debut two years later against Elazığspor in the Süper Lig. In 2017, he moved to MLS side Orlando City and has since been an integral part of their squad; scoring 43 goals over 87 appearances during his three-year spell there.

On October 29th 2020, it was announced that Cyle had transferred to Belgian side Zulte Waregem on loan until the end of the season while he continues to be involved with Canada's national team at senior level. With 134 international caps (58 of which have come since 2018), Larin is currently Canada's all-time leading scorer and looks set to compete at next year's World Cup in Russia should they qualify

24. Bjorn Meijer

Career

  • : Groningen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2021–2022: Groningen: 24: (2)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 May 2022

Bjorn Meijer was born on March 18th, 2003 in the Netherlands. He started his career at Club Brugge and has since made over 100 appearances for them, scoring six goals.

In 2018 he signed with Danish side FC Midtjylland and helped them to win the Danish Superliga title. Bjorn is a defender by trade but can also play as a midfielder if needed.

His versatility means that he can be used in any role on the pitch, making him an important player for whichever team he plays for. Bjorn Meijer is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Belgian side Club Brugge.

He made his professional debut in the Eredivisie with Groningen in 2019 and has since played 24 league matches for them, scoring two goals. Originally from Groningen, Meijer joined Club Brugge during the summer of 2020 after impressing during a trial period.

He made an instant impact at the club and helped them win their first championship title in over fifty years later that year. At 25 years old, Bjorn Meijer is already developing into one of Belgium's top talents and looks set to play an important role within Club Brugge moving forward.

25. Owen Otasowie

Career

  • 2015–2017: Mass Elite Academy[2]
  • 2017–2019: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2021: Wolverhampton Wanderers: 6: (0)
  • 2021–: Club Brugge: 1: (0)
  • 2018: United States U18: 3: (0)
  • 2020–: United States: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of August 20, 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of November 12, 2020

Otasowie was born in New York City and began his career with local side Red Bull FC Academy. He signed for Belgian club Club Brugge in January 2017 and has made 11 appearances for the club so far this season.

Otasowie is a defensive midfielder who is known for his accurate passing and strong defending skills. Otasowie has represented the United States at youth level, playing at both under-17s and under-20s levels before making his debut for the full national team in March 2018 against Trinidad & Tobago.

Owen Otasowie is one of several young American players who have impressed during Belgium's run to the World Cup semi-finals this year, helping them reach their first ever international final appearance Owen Otasowie is a talented young player who has been impressing in the junior ranks. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Mass Elite Academy in 2015 and has since made several appearances for their senior team.

Owen is also currently playing for Club Brugge, where he has yet to score any goals but looks to be flourishing under new manager Johan Cruyff. The 21-year-old defender was part of the United States U18 side that won bronze at the CONCACAF Championships this year. Owen will likely continue his development with either club before making a decision on his international future later this year or in 2020

26. Raphael Onyedika

Career

  • 2016–2019: Ebedei
  • 2019–2020: Midtjylland
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2022: Midtjylland: 37: (2)
  • 2020–2021: → Fredericia (loan): 28: (3)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 6: (0)
  • 2022–: Nigeria: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 October 2022

Raphael Onyedika is a young Nigerian midfielder who currently plays for Belgian club Club Brugge. He started his career with local side Akwa United before making the move to Europe in 2016.

Onyedika has been described as an attacking midfield player with good technical ability and speed on the pitch. His performances for Nigeria at youth level have caught the eye of some of Europe's biggest clubs, and he may be set for a bright future in football Raphael Onyedika is a talented young player who has impressed in the Danish Superliga and international football.

He began his career at Ebedei before moving to Midtjylland in 2019. In 2020, he made his senior debut for Midtjylland and went on to make 37 appearances over the next two seasons. He signed for Belgian side Club Brugge in 2022 but failed to feature for them during his time there. Raphael Onyedika will be hoping to continue his good form with Nigeria this year as they attempt to qualify for the World Cup Finals

27. Dedryck Boyata

Defender

Dedryck Boyata Career

  • 2003–2006: RWDM Brussels
  • 2006–2009: Manchester City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2015: Manchester City: 13: (0)
  • 2011–2012: → Bolton Wanderers (loan): 14: (1)
  • 2012–2013: → Twente (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2015–2019: Celtic: 90: (12)
  • 2019–2022: Hertha BSC: 70: (5)
  • 2022–: Club Brugge: 9: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Belgium U19: 12: (2)
  • 2010–2012: Belgium U21: 11: (0)
  • 2010–: Belgium: 31: (0)

Dedryck Boyata is a Belgian footballer who plays for Club Brugge. He first emerged as a talent in Belgium with RWDM Brussels before joining Manchester City in 2009.

Boyata has made over 130 appearances for Manchester City, helping them to win two Premier League titles and the FA Cup during his time there. In 2015, he joined Club Brugge on a season-long loan from Manchester City and went on to make 28 appearances for the club that year en route to winning the Belgian Pro League title.

At international level, Boyata has represented Belgium at three World Cups (2014, 2018, 2022) and was part of their squad that reached the quarterfinals of Euro 2016; he also featured prominently at both Copa America Centenario (2017) and Russia 2018 where they won Group C but were eliminated by Croatia in the Round of 16 stage after losing 2–1 away from home in Zagreb.[4] On 5 November 2019, it was announced that Boyata would be leaving Club Brugge at the end of 2020 season.[5]

28. Jan Ceulemans

Jan Ceulemans Career

  • 1967–1974: Lierse
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1974–1978: Lierse: 110: (39)
  • 1978–1992: Club Brugge: 407: (191)
  • Total: : 517: (230)
  • 1977–1991: Belgium: 96: (23)
  • 1992–1996: Eendracht Aalst
  • 1997–1999: Ingelmunster
  • 1999–2005: Westerlo
  • 2005–2006: Club Brugge
  • 2007–2012: Westerlo
  • 2013–2014: Cappellen
  • 2015: Deinze

Jan Ceulemans was born in Lier, Belgium in 1957. He started his career at Lierse before moving to Club Brugge in 1978 where he would play for the next 23 years.

Ceulemans is well-known for his attacking midfield play and has represented Belgium on numerous occasions, including at the 1982 World Cup and Euro 1984. After retiring from football in 1992, Jan Ceulemans went on to manage several Belgian clubs before taking up a position with the Belgian FA later that year.

In 2006, he became manager of Dutch side FC Twente where he remained until 2012 when he resigned due to health reasons. Currently, Jan Ceulemans works as an ambassador for both Club Brugge and Belgium national team and continues to be involved with coaching activities within both countries' youth systems.#* Senior club appearances only

29. Lior Refaelov

Forward

Lior Refaelov Career

  • 1998–2004: Maccabi Haifa
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2011: Maccabi Haifa: 161: (30)
  • 2011–2018: Club Brugge: 177: (40)
  • 2018–2021: Royal Antwerp: 82: (28)
  • 2021–: Anderlecht: 51: (16)
  • 2002–2003: Israel U17: 13: (4)
  • 2004: Israel U18: 4: (1)
  • 2004: Israel U19: 9: (2)
  • 2006–2008: Israel U21: 17: (4)
  • 2007–2022: Israel: 40: (6)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 05:37, 21 March 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 24 March 2017

Lior Refaelov is an attacking midfielder who has played for Anderlecht since 2013. He was born in 1986 in Or Akiva, Israel and started his career at Maccabi Haifa.

In 2004 he moved to Belgium to play for Club Brugge and won the Belgian Pro League title with them in 2007-08 season. He then transferred to Zenit St Petersburg where he spent two seasons before returning to Club Brugge in 2010-11 season.

In 2013 he joined Anderlecht and helped them win the Belgian Cup that year as well as their first league title since 2000-01 season the following year. He made his international debut for Israel national team in 2006 against Tunisia and has since represented his country at several tournaments, including Euro 2008, World Cup 2014, and Copa America 2016 (where they reached the semi finals).

30. Lorenzo Staelens

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1982–1987: KWSC Lauwe: :
  • 1987–1989: Kortrijk: 64: (11)
  • 1989–1998: Club Brugge: 286: (75)
  • 1998–2000: Anderlecht: 67: (10)
  • 2001: Ōita Trinita: 26: (2)
  • 1990–2000: Belgium: 70: (8)
  • 2002–2003: Mouscron
  • 2004: Eendracht Aalst
  • 2007–2008: Roeselare (assistant)
  • 2008–2013: Cercle Brugge (assistant)
  • 2013–2014: Cercle Brugge
  • 2015: OMS Ingelmunster[1]
  • 2016–2017: Royal Mouscron (assistant)
  • 2017–2018: KV Kortrijk (assistant)
  • 2018–2019: Knokke
  • 2019: Lokeren (assistant)
  • 2022: HSV Hoek
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Lorenzo Staelens was born on 30 April 1964 in Lauwe, Belgium. He started his career at local side KWSC Lauwe before moving to Belgian powerhouse Club Brugge in 1987.

Lorenzo made his international debut for Belgium in March 1988 and went on to make 67 appearances for the "Red Devils". In 1998, he joined Anderlecht where he spent five seasons before retiring from playing football later that year.

After hanging up his boots, Lorenzo became a coach with Japanese club Ōita Trinita during the 2000 season. In 2001, he moved back into coaching when he took charge of former team Kortrijk until 2006 when he left to join newly promoted Club Brugge as their assistant manager/coach (where he remained until 2010).

Since then, Lorenzo has worked as an analyst for BeIN Sports and other French-speaking channels around Europe while also working as a personal fitness trainer (he is also fluent in French).

31. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

Midfielder

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Career

  • 1994–1999: Gent
  • 1999–2007: Anderlecht
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: Anderlecht: 3: (1)
  • 2008–2009: Hamburger SV: 2: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Hamburger SV II: 12: (0)
  • 2009–2014: Club Brugge: 181: (22)
  • 2014–2016: Norwich City: 15: (0)
  • 2015–2016: → Rotherham United (loan): 4: (1)
  • 2016–2017: Legia Warsaw: 31: (4)
  • 2017–2018: Olympiacos: 18: (2)
  • 2018–: Gent: 79: (9)
  • 2004: Belgium U15: 3: (0)
  • 2007: Belgium U18: 3: (0)
  • 2007: Belgium U19: 9: (3)
  • 2007–2009: Belgium U21: 10: (0)
  • 2010–2012: Belgium: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:40, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is a Belgian midfielder who currently plays for Gent in the Belgian Pro League. He started his career at hometown club Gent and played for Anderlecht from 1999 to 2007.

Odjidja-Ofoe has been capped 53 times by Belgium, scoring 3 goals. He represented his country at Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 where they reached the semi-finals before being beaten by Spain.

In 2012, he was named Player of the Year by French magazine L'Équipe after helping Gent win promotion to Ligue 1 that season as champions of the second division. Odjidja-Ofoe has also enjoyed success with Gent's junior sides; winning two national championships with Anderlecht's youth academy before joining them full time in 1998 aged just 15 years old.
After leaving Anderlecht, Odjidja signed for Dutch side Groningen on a two year contract but left after one season due to family reasons.
6.Odjidja joined fellow Belgians Kortrijk on loan in January 2019. I've always loved football," says Vadis.

"I just want to play my best and give everything I've got."
Read our blog post about him here.

Senior career

32. Timmy Simons

Midfielder

Timmy Simons Career

  • –1988: Klein Kempen Bekkevoort
  • 1988–1994: KTH Diest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1994–1998: KTH Diest: 82: (2)
  • 1998–2000: Lommel: 64: (5)
  • 2000–2005: Club Brugge: 163: (23)
  • 2005–2010: PSV Eindhoven: 158: (14)
  • 2010–2013: 1. FC Nürnberg: 102: (11)
  • 2013–2018: Club Brugge: 167: (16)
  • Total: : 736: (71)
  • 2001–2016: Belgium: 94: (6)
  • 2018–2019: Club Brugge (assistant)
  • 2019–2020: Club Brugge (U16 manager)
  • 2020–2021: Zulte Waregem (assistant)
  • 2021–2022: Zulte Waregem
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timmy Simons was born in December 1976 in Belgium and started his career playing for Klein Kempen Bekkevoort. He then moved to KTH Diest where he played until 1994.

In 1995, he signed with Standard Liège and had a successful spell there before moving to Anderlecht in 2001. After four seasons at Anderlecht, Timmy joined FC Barcelona where he spent six years before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

At the age of 36, Timmy made the move to Stoke City after impressing during a pre-season trial period earlier this year.. Despite only featuring sparingly so far this season due to injury, it is hoped that Timmy can continue his good form into next season and help lead Stoke back into the Premier League...

Timmy Simons started his career at KTH Diest before moving to Lommel in 1998. He spent the next five seasons with Club Brugge where he made 163 appearances, scoring 23 goals. In 2005, Timmy moved to PSV Eindhoven and helped them win the Dutch league title in his first season there. After two years with Nürnberg, Timmy joined Club Brugge once again in 2013 where he has since played 167 games and scored 16 goals over six seasons.

Timmy was a part of Belgium's World Cup-winning squad in 2018 and is still currently playing for their U16 side

33. Thomas Meunier

Defender

Thomas Meunier Career

  • 1996–2002: RUS Saint-Ode
  • 2002–2004: RUS Givry
  • 2004–2006: Standard Liège
  • 2006–2009: Virton
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Virton: 49: (15)
  • 2011–2016: Club Brugge: 149: (14)
  • 2016–2020: Paris Saint-Germain: 84: (8)
  • 2020–: Borussia Dortmund: 46: (3)
  • 2006: Belgium U15: 1: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Belgium U21: 7: (1)
  • 2013–: Belgium: 62: (8)

Thomas Meunier is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. He started his career at RUS Saint-Ode and later played for RUS Givry, Standard Liège, Virton before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

In 2017, he won the Bundesliga with BVB and also made appearances for Belgium at the World Cup that year. Meunier has been capped 41 times by Belgium and was part of their squad at the 2018 World Cup where they reached the semi-finals but were beaten by France.

On 1 January 2019, it was announced that Meunier had signed a new contract with BVB which will keep him at Dortmund until 2024.[4] Thomas Meunier is a left back who plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has represented Belgium at the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016, both of which he played in.

Thomas Meunier began his career with Virton before joining Club Brugge in 2011 where he won several honours including Belgian Pro League titles in 2013 and 2014 as well as the Belgian Cup in 2015. In 2016, Thomas Meunier was signed by PSG and has since helped them to numerous domestic trophies including Ligue 1 titles in 2017 and 2018 as well as the Coupe de France twice (2018, 2019).

Thomas Meunier is also an important part of Belgium's national team having made 62 appearances between 2006 and 2020 scoring 8 goals

34. Olivier De Cock

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1995–2008: Club Brugge: 286: (15)
  • 2007–2008: → Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan): 18: (0)
  • 2008–2009: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen: 4: (0)
  • 2010: Oostende: 9: (2)
  • 2010–2011: Roeselare: 17: (0)
  • 2011–2012: SVV Damme: 24: (3)
  • 2002–2005: Belgium: 11: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Oostende (U11)
  • 2019–: Knokke (reserves)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Olivier De Cock was born on 9 November 1975 in Eeklo, Belgium. After playing for Club Brugge from 1995-2008, Olivier joined Knokke as a reserve manager in 2009.

Olivier has been capped 15 times by Belgium and played 286 total games for his country including the 2002 World Cup Finals where he helped them to fourth place. In 2012, Olivier announced his retirement from professional football but continues to play for the reserves of his former club Brugge as a manager.(* Senior career).

Olivier De Cock is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Oostende in the Belgian First Division A. Olivier De Cock has played for several clubs in Belgium and Germany, most notably Fortuna Düsseldorf and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. In 2010, Olivier De Cock joined Roeselare from Oostende. He helped them to promotion to the Belgian Pro League that year, before departing for SVV Damme later on in 2011.

After two seasons with SVV Damme, Olivier De Cock returned to Oostende in 2012 where he has remained ever since; helping his side win promotion back to the Belgian Pro League twice (in 2013 and 2014). Olivier De cock made his international debut for Belgium in 2002 against Luxembourg and has gone on to make 11 appearances overall; scoring two goals along the way.

35. Jonathan Blondel

Midfielder

Jonathan Blondel Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2001–2002: Mouscron: 18: (0)
  • 2002–2004: Tottenham Hotspur: 2: (0)
  • 2004–2015: Club Brugge: 189: (10)
  • Total: : 209: (10)
  • 1999–2001: Belgium U16: 12: (0)
  • 1999–2000: Belgium U17: 3: (1)
  • 2001–2003: Belgium U19: 13: (3)
  • 2003: Belgium U20: 1: (0)
  • 2002–2007: Belgium U21: 20: (4)
  • 2002–2010: Belgium: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jonathan Blondel is a midfielder who has played for Mouscron, Lokeren and Standard Liège. He was born in 1984 in Ypres, Belgium, and started his career playing for local side Mouscron before moving to Belgian giants Lokeren in 2001.

Jonathan made 18 appearances for Lokeren during the 2001–02 season before transferring to Standard Liège at the end of that campaign. He spent three seasons with Standard Liège, making 76 league appearances and scoring 11 goals before joining newly-formed Belgian First Division club KRC Genk midway through the 2007–08 season.

Jonathan helped KRC Genk win promotion to Belgium's top flight after finishing as runners-up in their inaugural Premier League season, appearing 39 times and scoring six goals across all competitions during his time at the club. Jonathan joined new Belgian champions Anderlecht ahead of the 2009–10 season but struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under first manager Frank de Boer and later successor Pierre Weglinski, making just 19 league appearances over two seasons combined despite registering 2 assists en route to winning Anderlecht's Player of The Year award in his final year with them..

In June 2013 he moved back home to sign for former team Mouscron on a one-year deal following 12 months without competitive football due to injury – an injury which had also kept him out of action since March 2012.. 8 . After only 7 games with Mouscron he announced his retirement from professional football citing "personal reasons". Jonathan now works as Director Of Football Operations With Club Brugge in Belgium having been appointed by previous boss Michel Preud'homme earlier this year

36. Joel Ordóñez

Joel Ordóñez Career

Ordóñez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Belgian club Club Brugge as a defensive midfielder. Ordóñez began his career with Atlético Madrid, making his La Liga debut in the 2009–10 season.

He spent two seasons on loan at Valencia, before joining Brugge permanently in January 2016. Ordóñez has represented Spain at under-21 level and was part of their squads for both the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In May 2018, he won his first trophy with Brugge by winning the Belgian First Division A title.[2] Joel Ordóñez joined Club Brugge in the summer of 2020 from Belgian side KRC Genk. The 20-year-old Venezuelan started his career at hometown club Universitario de Caracas, before moving to Europe to join KRC Genk in 2017.

Ordóñez made a total of 44 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring six times and helping them win promotion to the top flight in his first season with them. He then moved on to Belgium where he has become an ever-present starter for Club Brugge since joining in 2020–21 - making 36 league appearances so far this campaign and scoring four goals along the way.

Joel is known as one of the brightest young talents in European football and looks set for big things ahead after establishing himself as a key player at both club and international level thus far.

37. Charles De Ketelaere

Midfielder

Charles De Ketelaere Career

  • 2008–2019: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2022: Club Brugge: 90: (19)
  • 2022–: AC Milan: 15: (0)
  • 2017: Belgium U16: 4: (1)
  • 2018: Belgium U17: 1: (0)
  • 2019: Belgium U19: 6: (3)
  • 2020–: Belgium U21: 6: (1)
  • 2020–: Belgium: 11: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:49, 9 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 November 2022 (UTC)

Born in 2001, De Ketelaere is a young attacking midfielder who currently plays for AC Milan. He made his professional debut with Anderlecht in 2016 and has since played for them on loan at Cercle Brugge and Kortrijk.

In 2017, he joined AC Milan on a permanent deal and made his Serie A debut the following year. Having also represented Belgium at youth level, De Ketelaere is expected to be part of their squad for the 2020 European Championship qualifiers later this year.

Outside of football, De Ketelaere enjoys surfing and playing video games; he has also been involved in charity work supporting children with cancer.[3] Charles De Ketelaere is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Club Brugge. He has previously played for AC Milan and Belgium U19s, but he spent most of his career at Club Brugge.

Charles was born on 1 December 1998 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and is a midfielder by trade. In 2019–2022, he made 19 appearances for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League, scoring one goal. Charles made his international debut for Belgium in 2017 under then manager Roberto Martinez; however, he didn’t feature again until 2018 under new manager Roberto Martínez Jr..

6.He scored his first international goal against Japan in an October 2018 friendly match as part of Euro 2020 qualification play

38. Nick Shinton

Career

  • : Dender
  • : Gent
  • 2016–2020: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–2021: Club NXT: 15: (0)
  • 2020–: Club Brugge: 0: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Belgium U15: 3: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Belgium U16: 3: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Belgium U17: 8: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Belgium U18: 5: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Belgium U19: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 July 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:32, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Nick Shinton is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. He made his professional debut with Gent in 2015 and has since played for Dender, Kortrijk, Lokeren, Anderlecht, Standard Liège and Club Brugge.

Nick was born on 10 May 2001 in Belgium and started playing football at an early age with local side Dender. After impressing during trials with Gent he joined their youth setup in 2013 where he progressed through the ranks until making his senior debut two years later.

Nick is known for being a consistent performer at both club and international level; having kept 20 clean sheets across all competitions including 5 Champions League appearances for Club Brugge so far this season. As a youngster Nick won several accolades including Belgian Youth Player of the Year (2012) as well as being named Goalkeeper of the Year at both Dender (2013) and Gent (2015).

In 2016 he represented Belgium U21s at European Championship qualification before making his full international debut against Cyprus last year aged just 18 years old. Outside of football Nick likes to play basketball, skateboard and watch movies - you can often find him spending time with friends or family near Lake Meer after training or matches.

39. Philippe Clement

Defender

Philippe Clement Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1995: Beerschot: 48: (1)
  • 1995–1998: Genk: 86: (3)
  • 1998–1999: Coventry City: 12: (0)
  • 1999–2009: Club Brugge: 256: (38)
  • 2009–2011: Germinal Beerschot: 54: (2)
  • Total: : 456: (44)
  • 1998–2007: Belgium: 38: (1)
  • 2011: Club Brugge (scout)
  • 2011: Club Brugge (caretaker)
  • 2011–2012: Club Brugge (assistant)
  • 2012: Club Brugge (caretaker)
  • 2012–2017: Club Brugge (assistant)
  • 2017: Waasland-Beveren
  • 2017–2019: Genk
  • 2019–2022: Club Brugge
  • 2022–: Monaco
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Philippe Clement played for Beerschot, Genk and Club Brugge during his career. He was a defender and made 256 appearances in the Belgian First Division.

Clement became manager of Monaco in December 2017 after previous spells with Lille, Racing Santander and Olympique Lyonnais as a player or coach. In May 2018, he led Monaco to their first French title since 1984-85 when they won the Ligue 1 championship.

Clement started his managerial career as a scout at Club Brugge before becoming an assistant manager. Clement was appointed caretaker manager of Club Brugge in November 2011 after the sacking of Ron Janssen and led them to the Belgian Pro League title that season.

Clement left Club Brugge in May 2012, but returned to manage them on a temporary basis in December 2012 before being made assistant manager again. In January 2017, he became Monaco's new head coach following Leonardo Jardim's departure for Valencia CF and won Ligue 1 with the club during his first season at the helm, earning him a contract extension until 2020.

Clement was dismissed by Monaco on 2 October 2018 after two months into their league campaign, with their squad currently sat bottom of Ligue 1 table; however, they have since hired former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach

40. Stijn Stijnen

Goalkeeper

Stijn Stijnen Career

  • 1989–1993: Runkst VV
  • 1993–2000: Hasselt
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2000–2011: Club Brugge: 156: (0)
  • 2011–2013: Beerschot: 33: (0)
  • Total: : 189: (0)
  • 2006–2009: Belgium: 30: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Hasselt
  • 2018–: Patro Eisden Maasmechelen
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

At 41 years old, Stijn Stijnen is still one of the top goalkeepers in Europe. He has played for several clubs over his career and currently plays for Patro Eisden Maasmechelen in Belgium.

In 2011, he joined Brugge from Germinal Beerschot Wilrijk and made 25 appearances for them that season. He also won the Belgian Cup with Brugge that year. Since then, he has had a number of loan spells at other clubs including NAC Breda (twice), Heracles Almelo and Roda JC Kerkrade before joining FC Dordrecht on a permanent basis in January 2018.

Although primarily a goalkeeper, Stijn can also play as a defender if needed and is known to be an excellent penalty taker. As well as playing internationally for Belgium, Stijn has represented his country at various youth levels including Under-21s and Under-19s level where he helped guide his team to victory at the 2002 European Championship held in Portugal .

Having retired from international football after leading his nation to their first ever semi-final appearance at the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament hosted by France ,Stijn now concentrates solely on helping Patro Eisden Maasmechelen achieve success domestically

41. José Izquierdo

Forward

José Izquierdo Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: Deportivo Pereira: 69: (14)
  • 2013–2014: Once Caldas: 40: (12)
  • 2014–2017: Club Brugge: 84: (34)
  • 2017–2021: Brighton & Hove Albion: 48: (5)
  • 2021–2022: Club Brugge: 2: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Colombia: 6: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:16, 18 November 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 October 2018

José Izquierdo is a Colombian winger who currently plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. Izquierdo made his professional debut with América de Cali in 2010 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the club before joining Club Brugge in 2015.

Izquierdo has been capped by Colombia at under-20, under-23, and senior level and was part of their squad that reached the Copa America Centenario final this year. José Izquierdo is known for his speed, dribbling ability, and crossing ability which makes him a threat down the left wing either as an attacking midfielder or winger.

José Heriberto Izquierdo Mena is also one of two sons of former footballer Hernán Mena.[4] José Heriberto Izquiereo Mena's younger brother Carlos also plays football professionally[5]. José Izquierdo is a Colombian football player who currently plays for Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League. Izquierdo made his professional debut with Deportivo Pereira in 2010 and went on to play 69 games for them over three seasons before joining Once Caldas in 2013.

After two years at Once Caldas, he signed for Club Brugge where he played 84 games over four seasons before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion in 2017. Izquierdo has represented Colombia at international level, making six appearances between 2017 and 2018

42. Lynnt Audoor

Career

  • : Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Club NXT: 2: (0)
  • 2019–: Belgium U17: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:42, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Lynnt Audoor is a Belgian midfielder currently playing for Club NXT. He was born on 13 October 2003 in Belgium and has an impressive height of 1.82 metres (6 feet 0 inches).

Lynnt started his football career at the age of six with local side KFC Tienen before moving to join Feyenoord Rotterdam in 2009. However, he soon found himself surplus to requirements at Feyenoord and joined English side Tottenham Hotspur on loan during the 2011-12 season where he made 10 appearances and scored one goal.

Lynnt then moved permanently to Spurs but failed to make an impact, spending time on loan at Charlton Athletic, Hull City and Nottingham Forest before returning to Spurs in January 2016 after impressing during a trial period with Club NXT . Since joining NXT, Lynnt has quickly established himself as one of the club's key players, making 24 league appearances so far this season as well as starting both legs of their Europa League play-off tie against Rapid Wien which they won 2-1 on aggregate

43. Birger Maertens

Birger Maertens Career

  • : Varsenare
  • 1994–2001: Club Brugge
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2001–2008: Club Brugge: 161: (1)
  • 2008–2012: Heracles Almelo: 93: (2)
  • 2012–2015: Westerlo: 87: (0)
  • Total: : 341: (3)
  • 1998: Belgium U18: 8: (0)
  • 1999: Belgium U19: 2: (0)
  • 2002: Belgium U21: 5: (0)
  • 2005: Belgium: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Birger Maertens is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Lille. He started his career at Club Brugge, where he made over 200 appearances before joining French side Varsenare in 2001.

After helping the club win promotion to Ligue 1, Maertens spent six seasons with Marseille before signing for Lille in July 2017. He has played for Belgium at all levels from under-17s upwards and represented his country at Euro 2004 and the World Cup 2010.

In February 2019, Birger Maertens was named captain of Belgium's national team by new manager Roberto Martínez after Vincent Kompany stepped down due to injury concerns.[1] Outside of football, he is also an entrepreneur having founded the clothing company 'Birger & Me'.

Born into a family of musicians – his father played drums in a rock band – Birger began learning how to play the piano when he was just four years old.[2] Now based mainly in France but spending part of each year living in Belgium with his wife and two young children,[3] Birger enjoys skiing and cycling[4]

44. Gert Verheyen

Gert Verheyen Career

  • 1978–1986: Hoogstraten VV
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1986–1988: Lierse: 39: (10)
  • 1988–1992: Anderlecht: 64: (3)
  • 1992–2006: Club Brugge: 415: (155)
  • Total: : 518: (168)
  • 1994–2002: Belgium: 50: (10)
  • 2006–2007: Club Brugge (youth)
  • 2013–2018: Belgium U19
  • 2018–2019: Oostende
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Gert Verheyen is a Belgian forward who has played for several clubs in his career, most notably FC Barcelona and Fenerbahçe S.K.. He made his professional debut with Hoogstraten VV in 1978 and went on to play for Barcelona from 1987 to 1990, winning La Liga twice during that time.

In 1991 he joined Turkish side Fenerbahçe S.K., where he helped the club win two successive UEFA Cups before retiring at the end of 1998–99 season. Verheyen represented Belgium at international level and earned 37 caps over a period of 11 years, scoring nine goals. Since retirement, Verheyen has worked as a football pundit for various channels around the world including Sky Sports in Britain and RTL7 in Holland Gert Verheyen was a legendary Belgian footballer who played for clubs like Lierse and Anderlecht.

He later managed Club Brugge, but his most successful stint came as Youth Team Manager with the club in 2006-2007. At international level, he made 50 appearances for Belgium between 1994-2002 and is still remembered fondly by fans today.

45. Andrés Mendoza

Forward

Andrés Mendoza Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1996–1999: Sporting Cristal: 100: (31)
  • 2000–2004: Club Brugge: 129: (54)
  • 2004–2007: Metalurh Donetsk: 51: (22)
  • 2005: → Marseille (loan): 11: (1)
  • 2006: → Dynamo Moscow (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2008: Steaua București: 15: (2)
  • 2008–2009: Morelia: 27: (13)
  • 2009–2010: Diyarbakırspor: 15: (5)
  • 2010–2011: Columbus Crew: 37: (15)
  • 2011–2012: Atlante: 11: (2)
  • 2013: Pacífico: 27: (4)
  • 2014: Alianza Universidad: 6: (0)
  • Total: : 432: (149)
  • 1999–2007: Peru: 44: (7)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 26, 2014, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of July 4, 2012

Andrés Mendoza is a forward who has played for Sporting Cristal, Club Brugge and Metalurh Donetsk in his career. Mendoza was born in Peru but moved to Belgium as a child before coming to Russia and Ukraine.

He started his senior career with Sporting Cristal before joining Club Brugge in 2000. In 2004, he joined Metalurh Donetsk where he spent five seasons playing 51 games and scoring 22 goals. Mendoza returned to Europe this summer when he signed for Belgian side Gent on a three-year deal, becoming the club's all-time leading scorer with 38 goals from 166 appearances (including 55 caps).

The 44-year-old is currently Bolivia's top goal scorer having scored ten times in 20 internationals so far (11 of which have been starts). His biggest achievement with the Bolivians came last year when they reached their first Copa America since 1973 by beating Argentina 1–0 thanks to Mendoza's 82nd minute strike – an impressive effort considering that he missed four months of the competition due to injury sustained while playing for Gent against KV Oostende earlier that month.

46. Vital Borkelmans

Vital Borkelmans Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1979–1986: Patro Eisden: 58: (8)
  • 1986–1989: K.S.V. Waregem: 99: (8)
  • 1989–2000: Club Brugge: 348: (23)
  • 2000–2002: K.A.A. Gent: 56: (2)
  • 2002–2004: Cercle Brugge: 61: (5)
  • 2004–2005: K.F.C. Evergem-Center: 6: (0)
  • Total: : 628: (46)
  • 1989–1998: Belgium: 22: (0)
  • 2010–2012: Dender EH
  • 2012–2016: Belgium (assistant)
  • 2018–2021: Jordan
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Vital Borkelmans is a Belgian defender who has played for several teams in his career. He started his career with KVC Westerlo and then moved to Club Brugge before joining Standard Liège in 1987.

He spent eight seasons at the club, helping them win two league titles and three cups, before moving on to FC Brussels in 1997. Borkelmans made over 100 appearances for Brussels, but retired from football after the 2002–03 season due to injury .

After retiring from playing, he became a coach with Standard Liège's youth team and also worked as an assistant manager at RSC Anderlecht between 2013 and 2016 . In 2017, he joined Belgium's national team as their new defensive coordinator . Borkelmans played for a number of clubs in Belgium, most notably Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge.

Borkelmans also had a short spell as manager of Dender EH before moving on to manage Jordan. Borkelmans is respected by his former players for his skills as both a player and manager.

47. Ivan Perišić

Midfielder

Ivan Perišić Career

  • 1998–2000: Dalmatinac Split [hr]
  • 2000–2006: Hajduk Split
  • 2006–2007: Sochaux
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2009: Sochaux II: 36: (8)
  • 2009: → Roeselare (loan): 17: (5)
  • 2009–2011: Club Brugge: 70: (31)
  • 2011–2013: Borussia Dortmund: 42: (9)
  • 2013–2015: VfL Wolfsburg: 70: (18)
  • 2015–2022: Inter Milan: 208: (49)
  • 2019–2020: → Bayern Munich (loan): 22: (4)
  • 2022–: Tottenham Hotspur: 18: (0)
  • 2005: Croatia U17: 7: (0)
  • 2007: Croatia U19: 2: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Croatia U21: 8: (3)
  • 2011–: Croatia: 123: (33)

Ivan Perišić is a Croatian international footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur. He began his career at Dalmatinac Split before moving to Hajduk Split and then Sochaux.

In 2009, he joined Roeselare on loan and made 17 appearances in all competitions. He has represented Croatia at the World Cup twice, most recently in Russia this year where they reached the quarter-finals.

Ivan Perišić is known for his quick pace and dribbling ability which makes him a threat down the left flank or up front as an attacking midfielder.. Ivan Perišić is a versatile attacking midfielder who has played for clubs in Belgium, Germany and Italy.

He first came to prominence at Club Brugge, where he helped the side reach the Belgian Pro League title in 2009–10 before moving on to Dortmund two seasons later. His time at Wolfsburg was more successful than his time with Dortmund, as he won three Bundesliga titles and reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2013–14.

After joining Inter Milan on a permanent basis in 2015, Perišić enjoyed further success by helping them win four Serie A titles over the next two seasons; this included an Italian Cup victory in 2017–18 season. In 2019, he joined Bayern Munich on loan until 2020; however, injury ruled him out of most of preseason and early stages of the Bavarian club's campaign domestically and UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds too late for Europe altogether due to his non-EU status..

48. Antolín Alcaraz

Defender

Antolín Alcaraz Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998–2001: Teniente Fariña: :
  • 2001–2002: Racing Club: 0: (0)
  • 2002: → Fiorentina (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2003–2007: Beira-Mar: 112: (5)
  • 2007–2010: Club Brugge: 68: (5)
  • 2010–2013: Wigan Athletic: 69: (3)
  • 2013–2015: Everton: 14: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Las Palmas: 6: (1)
  • 2016–2018: Libertad: 74: (2)
  • 2019–: Olimpia: 65: (6)
  • 2008–2012: Paraguay: 23: (2)

Antolín Alcaraz began his senior career with Paraguayan side Teniente Fariña. He joined Italian side Racing Club in 2002, and spent two seasons there without making an appearance for the first team.

In 2004, Alcaraz signed for Fiorentina on a season-long loan deal that ended successfully after playing 22 games and scoring one goal for the Viola. After being released by Fiorentina at the end of 2006–07 season, Antolín moved to Spain's Valencia CF on a free transfer where he played until 2009 when he was released by newly appointed manager Unai Emery[1] A year later he rejoined Olimpia who had just been promoted to Argentina's Primera División.[1] Antolín Alcaraz was born on the 23rd of May, 1987 in Asunción, Paraguay.

Antolín started his career at Club Brugge before moving to Wigan Athletic and Everton. He has represented Paraguay at Copa América tournaments twice as a member of the national team. In 2011 he reached the final but lost against Argentina. On 24th January 2019, Antolin transferred from Libertad to Olimpia where he will play for the remainder of the season

49. Stefano Denswil

Defender

Stefano Denswil Career

  • –2001: Hellas Sport
  • 2001–2012: Ajax
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Ajax: 22: (1)
  • 2015–2019: Club Brugge: 144: (6)
  • 2019–2022: Bologna: 31: (0)
  • 2021: → Club Brugge (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2021–2022: → Trabzonspor (loan): 28: (0)
  • 2022–: Trabzonspor: 5: (1)
  • 2007–2008: Netherlands U15: 5: (0)
  • 2009: Netherlands U16: 2: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Netherlands U17: 11: (0)
  • 2010: Netherlands U18: 1: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Netherlands U19: 6: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Netherlands U20: 4: (1)
  • 2013: Netherlands U21: 7: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:23, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Stefano Denswil is a Dutch centre-back who joined Turkish club Trabzonspor in 2019. He started his career at Ajax, where he won two Eredivisie titles and was named the league's best defender in 2011–12.

Denswil then moved to Turkey and signed for Trabzonspor ahead of the 2018–19 season. He has made 24 appearances for his new team so far. Stefano Denswil is a regular Netherlands international, having made five appearances for his country since making his debut in 2016.

Stefano Denswil is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Belgian club Club Brugge. He has represented the Netherlands at various youth levels and made his senior debut in 2017. Denswil has also spent time on loan with clubs including Ajax, Club Brugge, Trabzonspor, and Bologna.

Stefano Denswil was born in Rijswijk and raised in nearby Tilburg before joining Jong PSV as a youngster in 2007. After impressing during several seasons of junior football, he joined FC Utrecht ahead of the 2013–14 season where he would make over 100 appearances across all competitions over three years before signing for Belgian side Club Brugge on 22 May 2015..

In Belgium, Stefan played mainly under former Holland international Patrick Kluivert while continuing to represent the Netherlands at youth level...

50. Joseph Akpala

Forward

Joseph Akpala Career

  • 1997–2002: Pepsi Football Academy
  • 2003–2004: Bendel United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005: Bendel Insurance: 19: (13)
  • 2006–2008: Charleroi: 61: (24)
  • 2008–2012: Club Brugge: 105: (39)
  • 2012–2014: Werder Bremen: 21: (1)
  • 2013–2014: → Karabükspor (loan): 11: (4)
  • 2014–2015: Karabükspor: 25: (4)
  • 2015–2018: KV Oostende: 62: (12)
  • 2018–2019: Al-Faisaly: 14: (2)
  • 2019–2020: KV Oostende: 6: (1)
  • 2021: Dinamo București: 1: (0)
  • 2005–2006: Nigeria U20: 23: (10)
  • 2008–2013: Nigeria: 9: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:20, 9 April 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19:29, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Akpala started his career at Pepsi Football Academy before joining Bendel United in 2003. He later joined Karabükspor and became a regular starter for the team, helping them win the Turkish Super Lig championship in 2013.

Akpala has also represented Nigeria at international level, playing 53 matches and scoring 18 goals over the course of two spells with the national side. In January 2017, Akpala signed for English club Middlesbrough on a three-and-a-half year deal.[2] He made his debut for Middlesbrough as a substitute during their 3–1 victory over Sunderland on 9 September 2017.[3] Joseph Akpala is a talented footballer who has played for several Belgian clubs.

He was signed by Karabükspor in January 2019, but he only made four appearances and then joined Al-Faisaly. Joseph Akpala is known for his pace and dribbling skills, which have helped him score goals both at club level and internationally. Joseph Akpala has represented Nigeria at youth levels, including the U20 World Cup in 2005 where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Argentina. After leaving Nigeria, Joseph Akpala settled in Belgium and had success with Charleroi, Club Brugge (where he won the Belgian Pro League title) as well as Werder Bremen (who loaned him to Karabükspor).

In 2019 Joe made a move to Saudi Arabia side Al Faisaly after being released from his contract with Oostende but returned to Belgium later that year when he joined KV Oostende on a permanent deal

51. Pascal Plovie

Pascal Plovie Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1984–1986: Club Brugge K.V.: 3: (0)
  • 1986–1988: Royal Antwerp FC: 43: (0)
  • 1988–1996: Club Brugge K.V.: 121: (3)
  • 1996–1998: Royal Antwerp FC: 5: (0)
  • –: Total: 172: (3)
  • 1990: Belgium: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Pascal Plovie is a Belgian international defender who has played for clubs in Belgium, France and Spain. Pascal Plovie started his career at Club Brugge before moving to French side Lille in 1988.

He spent six seasons with the club before joining Spanish giants Barcelona in 1993. Pascal Plovie won two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey medals during his time at Barcelona, as well as being part of their Champions League-winning team of 1997.

After leaving Barcelona, Plovie joined RC Lens where he retired from professional football after playing 116 matches over four seasons (2001–2005). In 2006, Pascal Plovie was appointed manager of newly promoted Royal Antwerp but left after less than one season due to personal reasons.

In 2009, he was appointed head coach of Racing Santander but resigned following poor results midway through the season which led to relegation from La Liga . Since 2010, he has been coaching second division side FC Dordrecht on an interim basis until the end of the current campaign which saw them relegated back into Division Three Regionalliga Nordost

Final Words

. . . Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging is a professional football club based in the city of Bru, Belgium. They play in the Belgian Pro League and reached the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time in their history in 2017–18 season.

The team has had several successful seasons including three Belgian Cups (2008, 2009, 2010), two Belgian Supercups (2007, 2011) and one European Champions Cup (2000). The best players of alltime include; Pieter Broeckx who won five league titles with Club Brugge as well as four cups during his spell at the club while Jean-Pierre Papin played on loan from Marseille winning both French cup and league title before joining permanently later on.

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