Famous Belgian Football Players

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Eden Hazard
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger /Attacking Midfielder)
Eden Hazard
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Birthdate: 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Louvière, Belgium

One of the best Belgian footballers of all time, Eden Hazard is also regarded as one of the best players of the current generation. Thanks to his ability to retain possession among other footballing skills, Hazard is often compared with players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Romelu Lukaku
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Romelu Lukaku
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian football player, is known for his goal-scoring abilities. He plays in the forward position and can also play as a winger. He has scored more than 50 international goals while playing for the men’s national team of Belgium. Inter Milan, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United are some of the clubs he has played for.

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Thibaut Courtois
(Belgian Football Goalkeeper)
Thibaut Courtois
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Birthdate: May 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bree, Belgium

Belgian footballer Thibaut Courtois who is a goalkeeper for the Spanish club Real Madrid is considered one of the best of his time. Starting his career with Genk, he later also played for Chelsea. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third place-holding Belgian squad in 2018.

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Vincent Kompany
(Retired Belgian Football Centre-Back)
Vincent Kompany
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Birthdate: April 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium

Considered one of the fittest central defenders of the world, retired Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany had a successful stint with Manchester City, winning 4 Premier League titles, among other championships, with them. Post-retirement, the star footballer had turned to coaching and now manages the English club Burnley.

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Divock Origi
(Belgian Professional Football Forward)
Divock Origi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium

Belgian professional football-forward Divock Origi plays for Belgium and AC Milan. During his eight-year tenure with Liverpool, he achieved several feats with the club including winning 2019–20 Premier League and the club’s first FIFA Club World Cup title (2019). He played for Belgium during 2014 FIFA World Cup, and became the youngest goal-scorer in the country’s World Cup history.

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Adnan Januzaj
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Adnan Januzaj
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Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Adnan Januzaj is a Belgian football player who plays for the Belgium national team as a midfielder. In 2018, he helped his national team win the bronze medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Adnan Januzaj is also currently a part of the Sevilla Fútbol Club.

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Kevin De Bruyne
(Belgian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Kevin De Bruyne
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Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drongen, Ghent, Belgium

Often described as a complete football player, Kevin De Bruyne is also widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation. Over the years, he has had a major impact on the Manchester City Football Club, helping his team win several games. He is also a key player for the Belgian national football team.

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Jan Vertonghen
(Belgian Football Central Defender)
Jan Vertonghen
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Belgian footballer Jan Vertonghen is best known as a central defender for the club Anderlecht. Starting his senior career with the club Ajax, he has also had successful stints with Tottenham Hotspur and Benfica. He was part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian team in 2018.

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Toby Alderweireld
(Belgian Football Defender)
Toby Alderweireld
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Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Belgian footballer Toby Alderweireld is best known as a defender for Royal Antwerp. Starting his senior career with Ajax, he later also had successful stints with clubs such as Atlético Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. He was also part of the Belgian squads that played at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup games.

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Michy Batshuayi
(Belgian Football Striker)
Michy Batshuayi
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Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Belgian footballer Michy Batshuayi now plays as a striker for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. Starting his career with Standard Liège, he later had successful stints with clubs such as Marseille and Chelsea, winning a Premier League and 2 FA Cups with the latter. He also won the Ebony Shoe Award in 2013-14.

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Youri Tielemans
(Belgian Professional Football Midfielder)
Youri Tielemans
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Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Belgian professional football-midfielder Youri Tielemans plays for the Belgium national team and Leicester City. His achievements so far include winning Belgian First Division A (2013–14, 2016–17) with Anderlecht and FA Cup (2020–21) with Leicester City; and becoming Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year (2016–17). He represented Belgium during 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020.

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Dries Mertens
(Belgian Professional Football Striker)
Dries Mertens
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Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium

Belgian footballer Dries Mertens, also known as Ciro, is a striker/winger for the Turkish club Galatasaray. Starting his senior career with Gent, he has also represented the Italian club Napoli and the Dutch club Utrecht. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian squad of 2018.

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Radja Nainggolan
(Belgian Football Midfielder)
Radja Nainggolan
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Birthdate: May 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Belgian footballer Radja Nainggolan, who plays as a midfielder for Antwerp, has also played for teams such as Cagliari and Piacenza. He began his football career with Tubantia Borgerhout at age 5. A diverse player, he won the Serie A in 2020-2021 with Inter Milan.

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Mousa Dembélé
(Retired Belgian Football Midfielder)
Mousa Dembélé
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Birthdate: July 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilrijk, Belgium

Retired Belgian footballer Mousa Dembélé was best known as a central midfielder for clubs such as Fulham, AZ, and Tottenham Hotspur. He has also played for the Chinese club Guangzhou City and been part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian team in 2018.

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Yannick Carrasco
(Belgian Football Winger and Wing-Back)
Yannick Carrasco
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Birthdate: September 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilvoorde, Belgium

Belgian football winger and wing-back Yannick Ferreira Carrasco plays for the Belgium national team and Atlético Madrid. His achievements so far include winning Ligue 2 (2012–13) with Monaco; and La Liga (2020–21) and UEFA Europa League (2017–18) with Atlético Madrid. He played for Belgium national team during UEFA European Championship (2016, 2020) and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Marouane Fellaini
(Moroccan-Origin Belgian Football Midfielder)
Marouane Fellaini
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Birthdate: November 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

Moroccan-origin Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini is a midfielder for the Chinese Super League club Shandong Taishan. Starting his senior career with Standard Liège, he has also played for Everton and Manchester United. He is the son of a footballer who had to become a bus driver due to lack of paperwork.

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Nacer Chadli
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Nacer Chadli
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Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Nacer Chadli is a Belgian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Belgium national team. In 2018, he helped his nation win the bronze medal at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Nacer Chadli also represented Belgium at the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile midfielder, Nacer Chadli has also played for popular clubs like Tottenham Hotspur.

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Axel Witsel
(Belgian Football Midfielder)
Axel Witsel
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Birthdate: January 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Belgian footballer Axel Witsel plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Atlético Madrid. Starting his senior career with Standard Liège, he later had successful stints with teams such as the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and the German club Borussia Dortmund. He also played in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

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Thomas Vermaelen
(Retired Belgian Football Centre-Back)
Thomas Vermaelen
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Birthdate: November 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kapellen, Flanders, Belgium

Retired Belgian footballer Thomas Vermaelen was a prominent defender and had successful stints with clubs such as Ajax, Arsenal, and Barcelona. He won 4 La Liga titles, among other championships, with Barcelona. An Olympian, he was also part of the Belgian squads that played in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

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Simon Mignolet
(Belgian Football Goalkeeper)
Simon Mignolet
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Birthdate: March 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sint-Truiden, Belgium

Belgian footballer Simon Mignolet is best known as a goalkeeper for Club Brugge. Starting his senior career with the club Sint-Truiden, he has also later had a successful stint with Liverpool, winning a UEFA Champions League with the latter. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian team in 2018.

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Andreas Pereira
(Belgian-Born Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder for Brazil)
Andreas Pereira
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Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duffel, Belgium

The son of Brazilian footballer Marcos Pereira, Andreas Pereira is a fine midfielder in his own right and plays for Fulham. The Belgian-born footballer started his senior career with the club Manchester United. While he initially represented the youth teams of both Belgium and Brazil, he later joined the Brazilian senior national team.

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Kevin Mirallas
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Kevin Mirallas
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Birthdate: October 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Kevin Mirallas is a Belgian football player who plays as a midfielder. Mirallas represented the Belgium national football team from 2007 to 2018, during which he competed in important tournaments including the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Renowned for his passing ability and pace, Kevin Mirallas has also played for popular clubs like Olympiacos and Everton.

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William Still
(English-Belgian Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
William Still
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Birthdate: October 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dedryck Boyata
(Congolese-Origin Belgian Football Defender)
Dedryck Boyata
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Birthdate: November 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium

The son of a former Congolese footballer, Belgian-born Dedryck Boyata is a well-known defender in his own right. Starting his senior football career with Manchester City, he later has successful stints with clubs such as Celtic, before switching to Club Brugge. He was part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup third-place-winning squad.

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Marc Wilmots
(Belgian Professional Football Manager and Former Football Midfielder)
Marc Wilmots
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Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jodoigne, Belgium

Belgian football manager Marc Wilmots has previously been a player with teams such as Standard Liège and Schalke 04 and has even won a UEFA Cup with the latter. He was also later elected to the Belgian senate, as a Reformist Movement member but later announced his decision to resign.

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Ritchie De Laet
(Belgian Football Defender)
Ritchie De Laet
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Birthdate: November 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Belgian footballer Richie de Laet, who is a well-known defender, started his senior career with Royal Antwerp. He later had successful stints with clubs such as Leicester City and Middlesbrough, winning a Premier League with the former. He was also named the 2009-10 Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year.

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Michel Preud'homme
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Michel Preud'homme
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Birthdate: January 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ougrée, Seraing, Belgium

Michel Preud'homme is a Belgian former footballer. He played as a goalkeeper for the Belgium national football team from 1979 to 1994. In 1994, he was adjudged IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper of the Year. The same year, he was also named Best European Goalkeeper of the Year. Michel Preud'homme was also named Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year on four occasions.

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Daniel Van Buyten
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Centre Back)
Daniel Van Buyten
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Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chimay, Belgium

Daniel Van Buyten is a Belgian retired football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 2001 to 2014. Van Buyten exploited his aerial ability and physical strength to achieve good results for his team. Daniel Van Buyten was also a part of Bayern Munich and became the first Belgian to win the UEFA Champions League in 2013.

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Enzo Scifo
(Retired Belgian Football Midfielder)
Enzo Scifo
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Birthdate: February 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Louvière, Belgium

Nicknamed Little Pele during his youth football days, Italian-origin Belgian footballer Enzo Scifo was a well-known midfielder. He scripted history as one of the 3 Belgian players to be part of 4 FIFA World Cups. He also had a successful stint with Anderlecht, winning 4 Belgian First Division titles with them.

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Nabil Dirar
(Moroccan Football Winger)
Nabil Dirar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan footballer Nabil Dirar, who plays as a winger, moved to Belgium as a teenager and started his senior football career with the Belgian club Diegem Sport. Though he wished to represent the Belgian national team, he was ineligible due to his participation in the Morocco U23 team.

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Dennis Praet
(Belgian Football Central Midfielder)
Dennis Praet
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Birthdate: May 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium

Belgian footballer Dennis Praet, who plays as a central midfielder, spent most of his youth football career with Genk, before starting his senior career with Anderlecht. He later won an FA Cup with Leicester City and was also awarded the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2014.

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Ilias Chair
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ilias Chair
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Birthdate: October 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Steven Defour
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Steven Defour
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Birthdate: April 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mechelen, Belgium

Steven Defour is a Belgian retired football player who played as a midfielder for the Belgium national football team from 2006 to 2017, during which he competed in important tournaments including the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Steven Defour was also a prominent player for several famous clubs like Standard Liège, Porto, and Anderlecht.

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Loïs Openda
(Belgian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Loïs Openda
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Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jan Ceulemans
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jan Ceulemans
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Birthdate: February 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lier, Belgium

Jan Ceulemans is a Belgian retired football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 1977 to 1991. A prolific goalscorer, Ceulemans was renowned for his technique, aerial ability, and stamina. He was also famous for his imposing frame, power, and natural authority. In 1980, Jan Ceulemans helped his team finish second at the UEFA European Championship.

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Jelle Van Damme
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back, Left-Back or Left Midfielder)
Jelle Van Damme
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lokeren, Belgium

Jelle Van Damme is a Belgian former football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 2003 to 2014. Renowned for his versatility, Van Damme played as a midfielder or defender. Apart from the national team, Jelle Van Damme also played for popular clubs like Anderlecht and Standard Liège.  

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Laurent Ciman
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Laurent Ciman
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Birthdate: August 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Farciennes, Belgium

Laurent Ciman is a Belgian retired football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 2010 to 2018, during which he was part of the Belgian squad for many prominent tournaments, including the 2008 Olympic Games, 2014 World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2016. In 2021, Laurent Ciman started his coaching career as an assistant coach for CF Montréal.          

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Omar El Kaddouri
(Belgian-Born Moroccan Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Omar El Kaddouri
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Omar El Kaddouri is a professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the Morocco national football team. Born in Belgium, El Kaddouri represented the Belgium team at the youth level before playing for Morocco. Currently an important player for PAOK FC, Omar El Kaddouri has also been a part of other popular clubs like Brescia and Napoli.

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Jean-Marc Bosman
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jean-Marc Bosman
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Birthdate: October 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Jean-Marc Bosman is a Belgian retired football player best known for his judicial challenge, which led to the famous and important Bosman ruling in 1995. This landmark judgement concerning the football transfer rules allowed football players within the European Union to move to another club hassle-free at the end of their current contract. 

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Dodi Lukebakio
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger)
Dodi Lukebakio
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Birthdate: September 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Luc Nilis
(Former Belgian Football Striker)
Luc Nilis
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Birthdate: May 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hasselt

Belgian football manager Luc Nilis, who has coached teams such as Belisia Bilzen and Genk, has also had a successful playing career with clubs such as Anderlecht, PSV, and Aston Villa. He is also a 2-time Belgian Bronze Shoe winner and received the Golden Shoe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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Anthony Vanden Borre
(Belgian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Anthony Vanden Borre
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Birthdate: October 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Likasi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Anthony Vanden Borre is a Belgian retired football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 2004 to 2014. Best known for his versatility, Vanden Borre was equally effective as a defender and as a midfielder. Apart from the national team, Anthony Vanden Borre also played for popular clubs like Anderlecht and Genk.        

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Maxime Lestienne
(Belgian Football Winger)
Maxime Lestienne
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Birthdate: June 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium

Belgian footballer Maxime Lestienne plays as a winger. Starting his career with Mouscron, he later had successful stints with the Qatari club Al-Arabi, the Russian club Rubin Kazan, and others, before switching to the Singaporean club Lion City Sailors. He has also played for the Belgian youth teams.

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Edward Still
(Belgian-English Football Manager)
Edward Still
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Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
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Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
(Belgian Football Midfielder)
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
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Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Belgian footballer Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe was just 5 years of age when he joined the youth team of Gent. He later began his senior career with Anderlecht, winning the 2006 Belgian Super Cup with them. He also won the 2016-17 Ekstraklasa with Legia Warsaw and the 2012-22 Belgian Cup with Gent.

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Jelle Vossen
(Belgian Football Striker)
Jelle Vossen
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Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium

Belgian footballer Jelle Vossen, who plays as a striker, began his senior career with Genk, a club with which he won the Belgian Cup twice, among other titles. He also had a successful stint with Club Brugge before he switched to Zulte Waregem. He also represents the Belgian national team.

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Christian Kabasele
(Belgian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Christian Kabasele
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Birthdate: February 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Edmilson Junior
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Edmilson Junior
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Birthdate: August 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Eric Gerets
(Former Belgian Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Eric Gerets
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Birthdate: May 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rekem, Belgium

Eric Gerets is a Belgian former football player who played as a defender for the Belgium national football team from 1975 to 1991. Counted among the greatest Belgian players of all time, Gerets was renowned for his tactical discipline, stamina, grit, and mental toughness during his playing career. Over the years, Eric Gerets has also had success as a manager.    

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Jean-Marie Pfaff
(Belgian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Jean-Marie Pfaff
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Birthdate: December 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lebbeke, Belgium

Jean-Marie Pfaff is a Belgian retired football player who played for the Belgium national football team from 1976 to 1987, during which he competed in important tournaments like the 1982 and 1986 World Cups. In 1983 and 1987, Jean-Marie Pfaff was named European Goalkeeper of the Year. In 2004, he was named in Pele's FIFA 100 list.