Famous Belgian Sportspersons

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Max Verstappen
(Racing driver)
Max Verstappen
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Birthdate: September 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium
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Eden Hazard
(Football player)
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
(Football Player)
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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Kevin De Bruyne
(Football Player)
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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Thibaut Courtois
(Footballer)
Thibaut Courtois
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Birthdate: May 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bree, Flanders, Belgium
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Vincent Kompany
(Footballer centre-back)
Vincent Kompany
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Birthdate: April 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
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Lance Stroll
(Racing driver)
Lance Stroll
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Birthdate: October 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Divock Origi
(Association football player)
Divock Origi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend
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Justine Henin
(Tennis player)
Justine Henin
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Birthdate: June 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Eddy Merckx
(Cyclist)
Eddy Merckx
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Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Meensel-Kiezegem, Tielt-Winge

Eddy Merckx is a Belgian former road and track bicycle racer. Widely regarded as the most successful rider in competitive cycling history, Merckx achieved several important victories, such as 11 Grand Tours, three World Championships, and all five Monuments. He is also considered the greatest cyclist of all time. After retiring, he coached his national cycling team for 11 years.

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Jan Vertonghen
(Association football player)
Jan Vertonghen
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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Marouane Fellaini
(Football - Midfielder for Belgium)
Marouane Fellaini
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Birthdate: November 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
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Adnan Januzaj
(Footballer Winger, attacking midfielder)
Adnan Januzaj
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Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Toby Alderweireld
(Football player)
Toby Alderweireld
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Birthdate: March 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Radja Nainggolan
(Association football player)
Radja Nainggolan
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Birthdate: May 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Dries Mertens
(Association football player)
Dries Mertens
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Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leuven
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Michy Batshuayi
(Association football player)
Michy Batshuayi
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Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels
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Youri Tielemans
(Association football player)
Youri Tielemans
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Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
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Jean-Claude Van Damme
(Actor and Martial Artist Best Known for His Martial Arts Action Movies ‘Bloodsport’, ‘Cyborg’ and ‘Kickboxer’)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

Belgian actor,Jean-Claude Van Damme is best known for a string of martial arts films. He started his career as a karate fighter and competed in a number full-contact and semi-contact matches. Later he took up acting and became a star with the 1988 Hollywood film, Bloodsport. Cyborg, Lionheart, Double Impact and Universal Soldier are some of his notable films.

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Bradley Wiggins
(Track cyclist, Sport cyclist)
Bradley Wiggins
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Birthdate: April 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ghent

British road and track cyclist Bradley Wiggins scripted history by becoming the first British racer to win the Tour de France, in 2012. Though born to Australian track cyclist Gary Wiggins, he was initially a fan of football but turned to cycling after watching the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  

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Mousa Dembélé
(Football player)
Mousa Dembélé
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Birthdate: July 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilrijk, Belgium
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Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
(Footballer winger and wing-back)
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
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Birthdate: September 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilvoorde, Belgium
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Jacky Ickx
(Formula One driver, Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)
Jacky Ickx
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Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels
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Nacer Chadli
(Footballer winger)
Nacer Chadli
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Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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David Goffin
(Tennis player)
David Goffin
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Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Thomas Vermaelen
(Footballer)
Thomas Vermaelen
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Birthdate: November 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kapellen, Flanders, Belgium
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Kim Clijsters
(Tennis player)
Kim Clijsters
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Birthdate: June 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium
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Kevin Mirallas
(Footballer winger)
Kevin Mirallas
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Birthdate: October 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Stoffel Vandoorne
(Racing driver)
Stoffel Vandoorne
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Birthdate: March 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kortrijk, Belgium
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Axel Witsel
(Footballer right-winger)
Axel Witsel
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Birthdate: January 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
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Elise Mertens
(Tennis player)
Elise Mertens
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Birthdate: November 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
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Cheikhou Kouyaté
(Footballer)
Cheikhou Kouyaté
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Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar
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Andreas Pereira
(Footballer midfielder)
Andreas Pereira
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Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duffel, Belgium
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Simon Mignolet
(Association football player)
Simon Mignolet
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Birthdate: March 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sint-Truiden
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Dedryck Boyata
(Association football player)
Dedryck Boyata
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Birthdate: November 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uccle
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Philippe Gilbert
(Sport cyclist)
Philippe Gilbert
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Birthdate: July 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
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Greg Van Avermaet
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Birthdate: May 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lokeren, Belgium
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Tom Boonen
(Bicycler)
Tom Boonen
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Birthdate: October 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mol, Belgium
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Frank Ntilikina
(Basketball player)
Frank Ntilikina
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Birthdate: July 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
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Marc Wilmots
(Football player Attacking midfielder, Politician)
Marc Wilmots
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Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dongelberg, 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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Nafissatou Thiam
(Heptathlon)
Nafissatou Thiam
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Birthdate: August 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Remco Evenepoel
(Sport cyclist)
Remco Evenepoel
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Birthdate: January 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalst, Belgium
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Steven Defour
(Association football player)
Steven Defour
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Birthdate: April 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mechelen
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Jamal Ben Saddik
(Kickboxer)
Jamal Ben Saddik
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Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
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Tarec Saffiedine
(Mixed martial artist)
Tarec Saffiedine
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Birthdate: September 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Jan Ceulemans
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Jan Ceulemans
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Birthdate: February 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lier, Belgium
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Nabil Dirar
(Footballer winger)
Nabil Dirar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Michel Preud'homme
(Soccer Player)
Michel Preud'homme
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Birthdate: January 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ougrée, Seraing, Belgium
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Richie de Laet
(Belgian footballer)
Richie de Laet
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Birthdate: November 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp
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Dennis Praet
(Association football player)
Dennis Praet
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Birthdate: May 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leuven