Daniel Van Buyten

Date of birth07 February 1978
Place of birthChimay
NationalityBelgian
Weight87 kg
Height1.96 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A highly-rated and versatile defender, often compared to former Charleroi star Philippe Albert, Daniel Van Buyten had been linked with a move to Manchester United.

He joined Standard Liege from Charleroi for £200,000 in 1999, then rejoined his former Sclessin boss Tomislav Ivic at Marseille in the 2001 close season for £7.7million.

Daniel made his full international debut against San Marino in a World Cup qualifier in March 2001, and the following month netted the equaliser against Scotland to clinch a valuable point.

Especially due to his height, Daniel usually plays at centre back but can also play effectively at left back.

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

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
RSC Charleroi 01 Jan 1997 01 Jul 1999
Standard Liège 01 Jul 1999 05 Jul 2001
Olympique Marseille 05 Jul 2001
Manchester City 31 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Standard Liège Jupiler League 29
4
1
1
2001-02 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 23
2
5
2002-03 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 35
8
4
1
2003-04 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 5
1
2003-04 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 18
2
4
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Champions League 8
1
1
2004-05 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 33
5
4
2005-06 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 26
1
2
1
1
2006-07 Bayern München Bundesliga 31
3
1
2007-08 Bayern München Bundesliga 13
1
1
2007-08 Bayern München UEFA Cup 1
2009-10 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 6
1
2012-13 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 6
2013-14 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2


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 2000 Harelbeke v Standard Liège W 3-4 Jupiler League 1
19 Aug 2000 Standard Liège v La Louviere W 3-0 Jupiler League 2
25 Aug 2000 Germinal Beerschot v Standard Liège L 1-0 Jupiler League 3
06 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Club Brugge L 0-4 Jupiler League 4
09 Sep 2000 Mechelen v Standard Liège W 0-4 Jupiler League 5
16 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Eendracht Aalst W 7-0 Jupiler League 6
23 Sep 2000 St Truiden v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 7
30 Sep 2000 Standard Liège v Westerlo W 5-3 Jupiler League 8
14 Oct 2000 Beveren v Standard Liège W 0-3 Jupiler League 9
20 Oct 2000 Standard Liège v Charleroi W 4-0 Jupiler League 10
29 Oct 2000 Royal Antwerp v Standard Liège W 1-2 Jupiler League 11
12 Nov 2000 Standard Liège v Anderlecht D 1-1 Jupiler League 12
18 Nov 2000 Lierse SK v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 13
24 Nov 2000 Standard Liège v RC Genk W 2-1 Jupiler League 14
02 Dec 2000 AA Ghent v Standard Liège L 2-1 Jupiler League 15
08 Dec 2000 Standard Liège v Excelsior Mouscron D 3-3 Jupiler League 16
16 Dec 2000 Lokeren v Standard Liège L 2-1 Jupiler League 17
20 Dec 2000 Standard Liège v Harelbeke W 3-0 Jupiler League 18
28 Jan 2001 Standard Liège v Germinal Beerschot D 1-1 Jupiler League 20
04 Feb 2001 Club Brugge v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 21
11 Feb 2001 Standard Liège v Mechelen W 2-0 Jupiler League 22
18 Feb 2001 Eendracht Aalst v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 23
03 Mar 2001 Standard Liège v St Truiden D 0-0 Jupiler League 24
09 Mar 2001 Westerlo v Standard Liège D 2-2 Jupiler League 25
17 Mar 2001 Standard Liège v Beveren W 4-2 Jupiler League 26
01 Apr 2001 Charleroi v Standard Liège D 0-0 Jupiler League 27
07 Apr 2001 Standard Liège v Royal Antwerp D 0-0 Jupiler League 28
13 Apr 2001 Anderlecht v Standard Liège D 0-0 Jupiler League 29
21 Apr 2001 Standard Liège v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 30


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
1999-00 Belgium B International 1
1999-00 Belgium UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
2
2000-01 Belgium FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Belgium FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Belgium International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Belgium International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Belgium UEFA European Championship 4
2003-04 Belgium International Friendly 1
2003-04 Belgium UEFA European Championship 2
1
2004-05 Belgium FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Belgium International Friendly
1
2005-06 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2005-06 Belgium International Friendly 1
2006-07 Belgium International Friendly 1
2006-07 Belgium UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
2007-08 Belgium International Friendly 1
2007-08 Belgium UEFA European Championship 4
2008-09 Belgium FIFA World Cup 2
2008-09 Belgium International Friendly 3
2
1
2009-10 Belgium FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Belgium International Friendly 3
2010-11 Belgium International Friendly 2
2010-11 Belgium UEFA European Championship 5
2
1
2011-12 Belgium International Friendly 3
1
2011-12 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
1
2012-13 Belgium FIFA World Cup 2
2012-13 Belgium International Friendly 3
2013-14 Belgium FIFA World Cup 8
2013-14 Belgium International Friendly 5
1


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
17 Aug 1999 Estonia v Belgium W 1-7 UEFA U21 Group 9
03 Sep 1999 Belgium v Estonia W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
07 Sep 1999 Belgium v Lithuania W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
22 Sep 1999 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium W 3-4 UEFA U21 Group 9
08 Oct 1999 Czech Republic v Belgium W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 9
13 Nov 1999 Netherlands v Belgium D 2-2 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
22 Feb 2000 Belgium v France D 1-1 B INTER
28 Feb 2001 Belgium v San Marino W 10-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
24 Mar 2001 Scotland v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Feb 2002 Belgium v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Greece v Belgium L 3-2 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Belgium v Algeria D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 France v Belgium W 1-2 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Belgium v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2002 Japan v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
10 Jun 2002 Tunisia v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
14 Jun 2002 Belgium v Russia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Poland v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Belgium v Bulgaria L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Feb 2003 Algeria v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Croatia v Belgium L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
30 Apr 2003 Belgium v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Bulgaria v Belgium D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Jun 2003 Belgium v Andorra W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
20 Aug 2003 Belgium v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Belgium v Croatia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 2003 Belgium v Estonia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Aug 2004 Norway v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Belgium v Lithuania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
09 Oct 2004 Spain v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
26 Mar 2005 Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
30 Mar 2005 San Marino v Belgium W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
04 Jun 2005 Serbia and Montenegro v Belgium D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
17 Aug 2005 Belgium v Greece W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
07 Sep 2005 Belgium v San Marino W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
08 Oct 2005 Belgium v Spain L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
16 Aug 2006 Belgium v Kazakhstan D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Sep 2006 Armenia v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Oct 2006 Serbia v Belgium L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2006 Belgium v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
15 Nov 2006 Belgium v Poland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Feb 2007 Belgium v Czech Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Portugal v Belgium L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
13 Oct 2007 Belgium v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Oct 2007 Belgium v Armenia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Nov 2007 Poland v Belgium L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
21 Nov 2007 Azerbaijan v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
26 Mar 2008 Belgium v Morocco L 1-4 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
15 Oct 2008 Belgium v Spain L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
19 Nov 2008 Luxembourg v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Belgium v Slovenia W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Czech Republic v Belgium L 3-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Spain v Belgium L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Sep 2009 Armenia v Belgium L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
10 Oct 2009 Belgium v Turkey W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
14 Oct 2009 Estonia v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
14 Nov 2009 Belgium v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2009 Belgium v Qatar W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Belgium v Germany L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
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
17 Nov 2010 Russia v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
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
10 Aug 2011 Slovenia v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Belgium v Kazakhstan W 4-1 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
15 Aug 2012 Belgium v Netherlands W 4-2 International Friendly
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
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
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
26 Jun 2014 Korea Republic v Belgium W 0-1 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


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