Axel Witsel Biography

Axel Witsel

Quick Facts About Axel Witsel

Celebrated Name Axel Witsel
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Axel
Birth Name Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel
Birth Date 1989-01-12
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Liege
Birth Nation Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Famous For Popular Belgian footballer
Father Thierry Witsel
Mother Slvie Witsel
Ethnicity Latin
Religion Christianity
Career Start Made his professional debut in 2006
First Club Standard Liege
Current Club Borussia Dortmund
Current City Dortmund
Position Central midfielder
Jersey Number 28
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 81 kg
Body Shape Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Marital Status Married
Wife Rafaella Szabo
Married Date 2015
Children 2
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football (Contracts, Salaries, Endorsements)
Salary 6.8 million Euro
Net Worth 30 Million Euro
Links Instagram

Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel, professionally known as Axel Witsel is a Belgian professional football player. He plays as a central midfielder for the German club Borussia Dortmund and the Belgium national team. Having started his professional football career from the Belgian club Standard Liege, he later went on to play for Benfica in Portugal, Zenit in Russia, Tianjin Quanjian in China before joining Dortmund in Germany. He joined the German club Dortmund in 2018. He has already won DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup with Dortmund.

On the international level, he represented Belgium national team at various age levels before making his senior international debut in 2008. 

What is Axel Witsel Famous For?

  • Won two Belgian Pro League with Standard Liege. 
  • Won Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • Won Russian Football Premier League with Zenit. 
  • Won DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup with Dortmund.

Axel Witsel Standard Liege

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Where is Axel Witsel From?

Axel Witsel was born on 12 January 1989. His birth name is Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel. His birth place is in Liege in Belgium. He holds Belgian nationality. He was born to his father Thierry Witsel and his mother Sylvie Witsel. He has Martiniquais ancestry on his father's side. He belongs to the Latin ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. 

Axel Witsel Career

  • Axel Witsel started playing football at an early age. He played for RRC Vottem from 1995 to 1997. 
  • From 1997 to 1999, he played for CS Vise. 
  • He eventually joined the youth team of Standard Liege in 1999. 
  • He made his professional debut with Standard Liege against FC Brussels in September 2006. 
  • He won his first trophy, Belgian Pro League 2007-08. 
  • Witsel spent 5 seasons at the club and won two Belgian Pro League titles, one Belgian Cup, and two Belgian Supercup titles. 

Axel Witsel Zenit

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  • He then signed a five-year deal with Portuguese club Benfica in July 2011.
  • He helped the club to win their fourth and his first Taca da Liga in his debut season. 
  • In September 2012, he signed a five-year contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg for 40 million Euro.
  • In his five seasons at the club, he won one Russian Football Premier League, one Russian Cup, and one Russian Super Cup. 
  • He signed with the Chinese club, Tianjin Quanjian in January 2017. 
  • In 2018, he signed a four-year contract with the German club, Borussia Dortmund.
  • He won his first Dortmund trophy, DFL-Supercup in 2019. 
  • He was part of Dortmund that won the DFB-Pokal in the 2020-21 season. 

Axel Witsel Dortmund

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Axel Witsel International Career

  • Axel Witsel represented Belgium national teams at various age levels. 
  • He played for Belgium's U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 football teams. 
  • He made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Morocco in March 2008. He scored his debut international goal in the same match. 
  • He later went on to represent Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Belgium finished third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Axel Witsel Belgium

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Who is Axel Witsel Married to?

Axel Witsel is a married man. He is married to a Romanian girlfriend, Rafaella Szabo. The couple got married in June 2015. The couple shares two children together. 

Axel Witsel family

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How Tall is Axel Witsel?

Axel Witsel stands at a height of 1.86 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of around 81 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. He has an afro hairstyle. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Axel Witsel Salary and Net Worth?

The Belgian national Axel Witsel earns from his professional career as a footballer. Witsel started his football career from Standard Liege and later went on to play in Portugal, Russia, China, and Germany. He has a four-year contract with his current club, Borussia Dortmund. According to his contract with Dortmund, he has an annual salary of around 6.8 million Euro. His net worth is estimated at 30 million Euro at present.

Did You Know?

  • He was 17-years-old when he made his professional debut.
  • He received death threats after he broke Marcin Wasilewski's leg by stamping on his ankle during the match between Anderlecht and Standard in August 2009. He was banned for 8 matches.
  • He was named Belgian Young Footballer of the Year 2007-08.
  • He won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2008.
  • He was named in O Jogo Team of the Year in 2012.