Axel Witsel

Date of birth12 January 1989
Place of birthLiege
NationalityBelgian
Weight73 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Witsel was included in Marc Wilmots' 2014 World Cup squad.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2008-09 Standard Liège UEFA Champions League 2
2008-09 Standard Liège UEFA Cup 2
1
2009-10 Standard Liège UEFA Champions League 2
1
2011-12 Benfica UEFA Champions League 13
1
2
2012-13 Zenit St Petersburg UEFA Champions League 5
1
2012-13 Zenit St Petersburg UEFA Europa League 4
1
2
2015-16 Zenit St Petersburg UEFA Champions League 7
1
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Aug 2008 Standard Liege v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
27 Aug 2008 Liverpool v Standard Liege L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
18 Sep 2008 Everton v Standard Liege D 2-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
02 Oct 2008 Standard Liege v Everton W 2-1
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
16 Sep 2009 Standard Liege v Arsenal L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group H
24 Nov 2009 Arsenal v Standard Liege L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group H


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2007-08 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
1
2008-09 Belgium FIFA World Cup 5
1
2008-09 Belgium International Friendly 2
2009-10 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
2010-11 Belgium International Friendly 3
1
2010-11 Belgium UEFA European Championship 5
1
2
2011-12 Belgium International Friendly 7
1
2011-12 Belgium UEFA European Championship 3
1
2012-13 Belgium FIFA World Cup 7
1
2012-13 Belgium International Friendly 3
2013-14 Belgium FIFA World Cup 7
1
2013-14 Belgium International Friendly 6
1
1
2014-15 Belgium International Friendly 3
1
2014-15 Belgium UEFA European Championship 4
2015-16 Belgium International Friendly 5
1
2015-16 Belgium UEFA European Championship 8
1
1
1
2016-17 Belgium FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2016-17 Belgium International Friendly 2
1
2017-18 Belgium FIFA World Cup 8
1
1
1
2017-18 Belgium International Friendly 5
2018-19 Belgium International Friendly 1
2018-19 Belgium UEFA Nations League 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Mar 2008 Belgium v Morocco L 1-4 International Friendly
30 May 2008 Italy v Belgium L 3-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Germany v Belgium L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Belgium v Estonia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
10 Sep 2008 Turkey v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
11 Oct 2008 Belgium v Armenia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
15 Oct 2008 Belgium v Spain L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
11 Feb 2009 Belgium v Slovenia W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Nov 2009 Belgium v Qatar W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Belgium v Croatia L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Finland v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2010 Turkey v Belgium L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Oct 2010 Kazakhstan v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Oct 2010 Belgium v Austria D 4-4 UEFA European Championship Group A
09 Feb 2011 Belgium v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 2011 Austria v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
29 Mar 2011 Belgium v Azerbaijan W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
03 Jun 2011 Belgium v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
10 Aug 2011 Slovenia v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Azerbaijan v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Sep 2011 Belgium v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Belgium v Kazakhstan W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2011 Germany v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Nov 2011 Belgium v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 France v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Greece v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2012 Belgium v Montenegro D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 England v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2012 Belgium v Netherlands W 4-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Wales v Belgium W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
11 Sep 2012 Belgium v Croatia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
12 Oct 2012 Serbia v Belgium W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
16 Oct 2012 Belgium v Scotland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
14 Nov 2012 Romania v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 Belgium v Slovakia W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 FYR Macedonia v Belgium W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
26 Mar 2013 Belgium v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
07 Jun 2013 Belgium v Serbia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
14 Aug 2013 Belgium v France D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Scotland v Belgium W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
11 Oct 2013 Croatia v Belgium W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
15 Oct 2013 Belgium v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
14 Nov 2013 Belgium v Colombia L 0-2 International Friendly
19 Nov 2013 Belgium v Japan L 2-3 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Belgium v Ivory Coast D 2-2 International Friendly
26 May 2014 Belgium v Luxembourg W 5-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2014 Sweden v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2014 Belgium v Tunisia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 2014 Belgium v Algeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
22 Jun 2014 Belgium v Russia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
01 Jul 2014 Belgium v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2014 Argentina v Belgium L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
04 Sep 2014 Belgium v Australia W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2014 Belgium v Iceland W 3-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 2014 Belgium v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
28 Mar 2015 Belgium v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
31 Mar 2015 Israel v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
07 Jun 2015 France v Belgium W 3-4 International Friendly
12 Jun 2015 Wales v Belgium L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
03 Sep 2015 Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
06 Sep 2015 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
10 Oct 2015 Andorra v Belgium W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
13 Oct 2015 Belgium v Israel W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
13 Nov 2015 Belgium v Italy W 3-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2016 Portugal v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
28 May 2016 Switzerland v Belgium W 1-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2016 Belgium v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2016 Belgium v Norway W 3-2 International Friendly
13 Jun 2016 Belgium v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
18 Jun 2016 Belgium v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
22 Jun 2016 Sweden v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
26 Jun 2016 Hungary v Belgium W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2016 Wales v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
01 Sep 2016 Belgium v Spain L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2016 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
07 Oct 2016 Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
10 Oct 2016 Gibraltar v Belgium W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
09 Nov 2016 Netherlands v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 2016 Belgium v Estonia W 8-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
25 Mar 2017 Belgium v Greece D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
28 Mar 2017 Russia v Belgium D 3-3 International Friendly
09 Jun 2017 Estonia v Belgium W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
31 Aug 2017 Belgium v Gibraltar W 9-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
10 Oct 2017 Belgium v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
10 Nov 2017 Belgium v Mexico D 3-3 International Friendly
14 Nov 2017 Belgium v Japan W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2018 Belgium v Saudi Arabia W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2018 Belgium v Egypt W 3-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2018 Belgium v Costa Rica W 4-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 2018 Belgium v Panama W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group G
23 Jun 2018 Belgium v Tunisia W 5-2 FIFA World Cup Group G
02 Jul 2018 Belgium v Japan W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
06 Jul 2018 Brazil v Belgium W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
10 Jul 2018 France v Belgium L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
14 Jul 2018 Belgium v England W 2-0 FIFA World Cup 3rd place
11 Sep 2018 Iceland v Belgium W 0-3 UEFA Nations League League A Group A2
12 Oct 2018 Belgium v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA Nations League League A Group A2
16 Oct 2018 Belgium v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2018 Belgium v Iceland W 2-0 UEFA Nations League League A Group A2
18 Nov 2018 Switzerland v Belgium L 5-2 UEFA Nations League League A Group A2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.