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  • Axel Witsel scored his first international goal in his debut match on 26 Mar 2008
  • Earned his 100th cap for Belgium on 15 Nov 2018 aged 29 years 10 months 3 days

Football player Axel Witsel

Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel
Axel Witsel
Born on 12 January 1989 (age 35)

National team appearances of Axel Witsel

TeamPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Belgium
2008 - 20221301620120.092
Total:1301620120.092

Player stats by club

Clubs of footballerPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
R Standard de Liège, Liège26 Mar 2008 - 03 Jun 2011192650.263
SL Benfica, Lisboa10 Aug 2011 - 15 Aug 2012112
FC Zenit, Saint Petersburg 07 Sep 2012 - 13 Nov 20165012530.060
Tianjin Quanjian FC, Tianjin25 Mar 2017 - 14 Jul 2018161310.063
BV Borussia, Dortmund11 Sep 2018 - 14 Jun 2022281430.107
Club Atlético de Madrid, Madrid22 Sep 2022 - 01 Dec 20226
Player stats by competition
Competition
Played
Capt.
Sub. in
Sub. off
Goals
Goals/ Caps
European Championship final tournament (EC)
9
1
1
0.111
Nations League (NL)
17
4
2
0.118
European Championship qualifiers (QE)
21
2
2
0.095
World Cup qualifiers (QW)
27
2
3
0.111
World Cup final tournament (WC)
13
1
Friendly matches and other tournaments
43
1
3
13
4
0.093
Total:
130
1
6
20
12
0.092
Career highlights
Match dateOpponent teamEventAge
26 Mar 2008
Morocco
debut; first goal19 years 2 months 14 days
17 Jun 2014
Algeria
50th cap25 years 5 months 5 days
29 Mar 2016
Portugal
first cap as captain27 years 2 months 17 days
14 Jul 2018
England
World Cup 3rd place match (winner)29 years 6 months 2 days
15 Nov 2018
Iceland
100th cap29 years 10 months 3 days
10 Oct 2021
Italy
Nations League 3rd place match32 years 8 months 28 days
Record of Axel Witsel's goals by opponent team
Opponent teamGoalsPen.Matches
with goals
Matches by goals in a matchGoals/Matches
with goals
CapsGoals/Caps
123>3
Gibraltar
2221.00021.000
Austria
2112.00021.000
Qatar
1111.00011.000
Australia
1111.00011.000
Rep. of Ireland
1111.00011.000
Morocco
1111.00020.500
Poland
1111.00020.500
Finland
1111.00040.250
Estonia
1111.00050.200
Iceland
1111.00050.200
(+) other teams105
Total:1211101001.0911300.092
Record of national team matches played by Axel Witsel
National teamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstWinning Percentage
Belgium national team13078232926813268.9

Axel Witsel's international caps

as player of R Standard de Liège, Liège:
debut age, age when scoring first goal - 19 years 2 months 14 days
1
26 Mar 2008 20:45 (+1:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
goal
2
30 May 2008 20:50 (+2:00)

Florence, Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi

Friendly International
3
20 Aug 2008 21:00 (+2:00)

Nuremberg, easyCredit-Stadion

Friendly International
4
06 Sep 2008 20:45 (+2:00)

Liège, Stade Maurice Dufrasne

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
5
10 Sep 2008 21:00 (+3:00)

Istanbul, Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
6
11 Oct 2008 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
7
15 Oct 2008 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
8
11 Feb 2009 20:45 (+1:00)

Genk, Cristal Arena

Friendly International
9
01 Apr 2009 20:45 (+2:00)

Zenica, Stadion Bilino Polje

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 5
10
17 Nov 2009 20:00 (+1:00)

Sedan, Stade Louis Dugauguez (Duguau)

Friendly International
goal
11
03 Mar 2010 20:45 (+1:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
12
11 Aug 2010 18:00 (+2:00)

Turku, Veritas Stadion

Friendly International
13
07 Sep 2010 21:00 (+3:00)

Istanbul, Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
14
08 Oct 2010 22:00 (+6:00)

Astana, Astana Arena

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
15
12 Oct 2010 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
16
09 Feb 2011 20:30 (+1:00)

Ghent, Jules Ottenstadion

Friendly International
goal
17
25 Mar 2011 20:30 (+1:00)

Vienna, Ernst Happel Stadion

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
goal
18
29 Mar 2011 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
19
03 Jun 2011 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
as player of SL Benfica, Lisboa:
20
10 Aug 2011 20:45 (+2:00)

Ljubljana, Stadion Stožice

Friendly International
21
02 Sep 2011 21:00 (+5:00)

Baku, Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika Stadionu

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
22
06 Sep 2011 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
23
07 Oct 2011 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
24
11 Oct 2011 19:00 (+2:00)

Dusseldorf, Esprit Arena

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying, Group A
25
11 Nov 2011 20:45 (+1:00)

Liège, Stade Maurice Dufrasne

Friendly International
26
15 Nov 2011 21:00 (+1:00)

Saint-Denis, Stade de France

Friendly International
27
29 Feb 2012 21:30 (+2:00)

Heraklion, Pankritio Stadium

Friendly International
28
25 May 2012 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
29
02 Jun 2012 17:15 (+1:00)

London, Wembley Stadium

Friendly International
30
15 Aug 2012 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
as player of FC Zenit, Saint Petersburg:
31
07 Sep 2012 19:45 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
32
11 Sep 2012 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
33
12 Oct 2012 20:30 (+2:00)

Belgrade, Stadion Crvene Zvezde

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
34
16 Oct 2012 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
35
14 Nov 2012 21:00 (+2:00)

Bucharest, Arena Națională

Friendly International
36
06 Feb 2013 20:45 (+1:00)

Bruges, Jan Breydelstadion

Friendly International
37
22 Mar 2013 20:45 (+1:00)

Skopje, National Arena Philip II of Macedon

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
38
26 Mar 2013 20:45 (+1:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
39
07 Jun 2013 20:45 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group A
40
14 Aug 2013 21:00 (+2:00)

Brussels, Stade Roi Baudouin

Friendly International
Comments

Zsorzsinju - posted on 15 May 2013 at 14:46:06

Full name:
Axel Tomas (Thomas) Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel (...)

kirdus - posted on 17 June 2022 at 15:33:57

According to official sources, his full name is: Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel.

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Belgium upcoming fixtures

Friendly International
Belgium vs Montenegro
Brussels, Wednesday 5 June 2024
Friendly International
Belgium vs Luxembourg
Brussels, Saturday 8 June 2024
UEFA Euro 2024
Belgium vs Slovakia
Frankfurt am Main, Monday 17 June 2024
UEFA Euro 2024
Belgium vs Romania
Cologne, Saturday 22 June 2024
Axel Witsel's most often teammates
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Dries Mertens (2011 - 2022) - 88 games
Romelu Lukaku (2010 - 2022) - 86 games
Belgium players born on 19 May
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