World Best Football Player Axel Witsel Profile

World Best Football Player Axel Witsel Profile

World Best Football Player Axel Witsel Profile

World Best Football Player Axel Witsel Profile

Axel Thomas Witsel is a Belgian top professional footballer. He plays for the Belgium national team and FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League. His playing position is center midfield and can also play attacking midfielder, but he came into the first team as a right-winger. He also football idol for Belgium football fans.

He is mixed race, like his father roots in Martinique (French Caribbean) and is a former football player and his mother Belgian. On September 17, 2006 17-year-old debut in the WITS Standard Lige during a competitive game against FC Brussels when he replaced Steven Defour in the 89th minute. Eleven days later, he made his European debut in a substitute.

The 2007-08 season, the 18-year-old, he was a key member of the team at Standard Lige in the Belgian league title winners this year. This year, he formed a very young midfield together with other Belgian talents Marouane Fellaini and Defour. The following season, he scored the winning goal in a penalty of a two-legged playoff to decide the champion.

On 30 August 2009, sparked a debate Wits, when he broke Marcin Wasilewski’s leg by stamping his ankle during the match between Anderlecht and Standard, the management of Wits protested the red card, claiming that it is an accident without intent, before they set sail on the track.

Soon apologized, but the subject of a number of media criticism and numerous death threats angry Anderlecht and Poland fans. The initial ban until 23 November by the Belgian Football Association, later reduced on appeal to eight matches.

Personal information

Full name :  Axel Thomas Witsel

Date of birth :  12 January 1989

Place of birth :  Lige, Belgium

Height :  1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Playing position :  Center Midfielder

Club information

Current club :  Zenit St. Petersburg

Jersey Number :  28


World Best Football Player Axel Witsel Profile