Axel Witsel

Birth Day January 12th, 1989
Birth Place Liege
Age 33 Years Old

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About Axel Witsel

Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel professionally known as Axel Witsel is a Belgian professional football player who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Belgian national team as a midfielder. He began his career at his hometown club Standard Liège, winning five domestic trophies where he made 183 appearances and scored 42 goals in all the competitions. Additionally, he was awarded the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2008. After a season in Portugal with Benfica, on 3 September 2012, he signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg for a €40 million fee. During his time in Russia, he won four honors before leaving for Tianjin Quanjian on 3 January 2017. On 6 August 2018, he then signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a €20 million fee, and went on to win DFL-Supercup in 2019 and DFB-Pokal in 2020-21. 


On the international level, Axel Witsel has represented Belgian at various age levels. He has represented at U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U21, and the senior level. In 2007, he played for the Belgian U21 side, earning nine caps as well as helping his side reach the semi-finals of the 2007 UEFA European U21 Football Championship. He made his senior international team debut for Belgian on 26 March 2008. He has represented Belgian at the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018, and the UEFA European Championship in 2015 and 2020, helping them to third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. Since his debut, he obtained over 120 caps and scored over 10 goals for Belgian. 


Early Life and Family

Axel Witsel was born on 12 January 1989. His birthplace is Liege, Belgium. His birth name is Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel. He holds Belgian nationality and he belongs to the Latin ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Capricorn. His father’s name is Thierry Witsel and his mother’s name is Sylvie Witsel. He grew up alongside his sister who goes by Whitney Witsel.

Married life: Axel Witsel’s wife, children

Looking at his personal life, Axel Witsel is a married man. He got married to his long-term girlfriend Rafaella Szabo who had been together for a long time. The couple got married in June 2015 in a lavish wedding ceremony after dating for many years. The couple is blessed with three children: two daughters and a son. He had shared a couple of pictures with his wife and children on his social media accounts. He is living his present life happily with his wife and children.


Income source: Axel Witsel’s net worth, salary, contract

Axel Witsel is a very talented football player. With his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is a major source of wealth. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He is a professional football player who currently plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. In July 2011, he signed for Portuguese club Benfica on a five-year deal, including a €40 million buyout clause. In September 2012, he signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg for a €40 million fee. In January 2017, he moved to the Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian for a €20 million fee. In August 2018, he then signed for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a €20 million fee. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be €30 million where he received £6.3 million as a yearly salary from his current club. In addition, his market value is around €4 million.

Axel Witsel’s Height 

Axel Witsel stands at a height of 1.86m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 81kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. He has a well-maintained body but the measurements like biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, etc. are missing at the moment. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.  

Axel Witsel Transfer History 

  • He began his career at hometown club Standard Liège, making his debut with the club on 17 September 2006. 
  • In July 2011, he signed for Portuguese club Benfica on a five-year deal, including a €40 million buyout clause. 
  • In September 2012, he signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg for a €40 million fee. 
  • In January 2017, he moved to the Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian for a €20 million fee. 
  • In August 2018, he then signed for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a €20 million fee.

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2007-08, 2008-09 Belgian Pro League with Standard Liege.
  • Won the 2010-11 Belgian Cup with Standard Liege.
  • Won the 2008, 2009 Belgian Supercup with Standard Liege.
  • Won the 2011-12 Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • Won the 2014-15 Russian Football Premier League with Zenit.
  • Won the 2015-16 Russia Cup with Zenit.
  • Won the 2015 Russia Super Cup with Zenit.
  • Won the 2019 DFL-Supercup with Borussia Dortmund.
  • Won the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund. 

Awards

  • Won the 2007-08 Belgian Young Footballer of the Year.
  • Won the 2008 Belgian Golden Shoe.

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