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Facts About Simon Mignolet
|35 Years Old
|Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet
|Place Of Birth
|Belgium Goalkeeper who plays for Liverpool, Sunderland Player of the year 2013
|Degree in political Science
|College / University
|Catholic University of Leuven
|$74,000 (per week)
|6 feet 4 inches
Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet professionally known as Simon Mignolet is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgian national team. He started his football career from Belgian Second Division side Sint-Truiden in 2004. He later played for English club Sunderland before joining Liverpool in 2013. He has represented every Belgium youth national teams before making his senior international debut in 2011.
What is Simon Mignolet Famous For?
- Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year 2009-2010.
- Sunderland Player of the Year 2013.
Where was Simon Mignolet Born?
Simon Mignolet was born on 6 March 1988. His birth name is Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet. His birth place is in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. He holds Belgian nationality.
He joined the youth system of local Belgian Second Division football team, Sint-Truiden in 2004.
He has a degree in political science obtained from the Catholic University of Leuven.
His impressive performance in the youth ranks earned him a place in the first team at the age of 18 in 2006.
He became the club's first-choice goalkeeper after the departure of Dusan Belic.
He helped the club to with the Belgian Second Division in 2009.
He was named Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010 after he helped Sint-Truiden avoid relegation.
Belgian Second Division: 2008–09
He was invited for a training ground tour in England.
He signed a five-year deal worth $2 million with Premier League Sunderland in June 2010.
He made his Sunderland debut in a 2-2 draw against Birmingham City in August 2010. He was named man of the match in his debut game.
He achieved his first clean sheet for Sunderland against Manchester City.
Mignolet became the second-choice goalkeeper after Craig Gordon took the first-choice goalkeeper responsibility.
He later became the first-choice goalkeeper for the club after regular goalkeeper Gordon suffered a knee injury in February 2011.
He remained the first-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season.
He broke his nose after colliding with Emile Heskey in October 2011.
His performance earned a large number of clean sheets and several man of the match performances.
Mignolet signed with Liverpool for a reported fee of $9 million on a five-year contract in June 2013.
He made his official debut for Liverpool against Stoke City in August 2013.
He conceded his first Premier League goal against Swansea City.
He went on to display impressive performances throughout his first, second, and third season at the club.
He signed a new five-year contract extension with the club in January 2016.
After German goalkeeper Loris Karius joined Liverpool, Mignolet became a second-choice goalkeeper.
He captained Liverpool for the first time in a 4-1 win against West Ham United in November 2017.
Liverpool signed Alison Becker as their first-choice goalkeeper. Mignolet once again remained second-choice goalkeeper for the club, playing only domestic cups.
UEFA Champions League: 2018–19; runner-up: 2017–18
Football League Cup runner-up: 2015–16
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2015–16
Mignolet has represented the Belgian national team at almost every youth levels.
He made his senior international debut in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Austria in March 2011.
Thibaut Courtois rose as Belgium's first-choice goalkeeper and Mignolet became the backup goalkeeper for Belgium.
He was back up goalkeeper for Belgian team that qualified for 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016.
FIFA World Cup third-place: 2018
Who is Simon Mignolet Married To?
Simon Mignolet is a married man. He is married to Jasmien Claes. The couple tied a knot to each other on 20 June 2015 in his hometown.
He has over 1.2 million followers on his Instagram.
What are Simon Mignolet Body Measurements?
Simon Mignolet stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches tall. He has a body weight of 191 lbs. He has an athletic body build. He has hazel eyes and his hair color is dark brown.
What is Simon Mignolet Net Worth?
Simon Mignolet earns from his professional football career as a goalkeeper. His income comes from salary, bonuses, and contracts. He joined Sunderland for $2 million in June 2010 and Liverpool for reported $9 million in 2013. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $12 million.
Trivias About Simon Mignolet You Need To Know.
- He can speak English, French, German, and Dutch.
- He has scored his only goal via penalty while at Sint-Truiden in 2009.