Johan Walem

Date of birth01 February 1972
Place of birthSoignes
NationalityBelgian
Weight69 kg
Height1.69 m
PositionMidfielder

A tenacious midfielder, Johan also has the vision to open up the tightest defence. Having started his career with Anderlecht, he enjoyed an outstanding 1998/99 season in Serie A with Udinese and decided to move to Parma. Unfortunately he struggled to make any impression at his new club and returned to Udinese after a year. He was unable to win back a regular place and, after protracted negotiations, returned to Belgium with Standard Liege in the 2001 close season. A member of the Belgian international squad for over ten years, Johan is likely to line-up in the middle of midfield in Japan and South Korea alongside the veteran Marc Wilmots. He scored his only international goal against Morocco in 1999.

Johan scored with a superb free kick to open the scoring in Belgium's last Group H match against Russia as the Red Devils secured a 3-2 victory and qualification to the last 16.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Parma

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Parma UEFA Champions League 1
1
1
2000-01 Udinese Serie A 7
7
2
2000-01 Udinese UEFA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Standard Liège Jupiler League 14
1
1
2001-02 Standard Liège UEFA Cup 6
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
11 Aug 1999 Rangers v Parma L 2-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Parma v Rangers W 1-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg


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
1991-92 Belgium FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
1991-92 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 Belgium UEFA Under-21 1
1992-93 Belgium UEFA Under-21 4
1
1
1993-94 Belgium UEFA Under-21 1
1994-95 Belgium International Friendly 1
1994-95 Belgium UEFA European Championship 2
1995-96 Belgium B International 1
1
1997-98 Belgium International Friendly
1
1998-99 Belgium Cyprus Tournament 1
1998-99 Belgium International Friendly 5
1999-00 Belgium International Friendly 3
3
1
2000-01 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Belgium FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2001-02 Belgium International Friendly 5


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
10 Sep 1991 Luxembourg v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group
20 Nov 1991 Belgium v Germany L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
26 Feb 1992 Tunisia v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 France v Belgium D 3-3 International Friendly
22 Apr 1992 Belgium v Cyprus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
01 Sep 1992 Czechoslovakia v Belgium L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
17 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
13 Feb 1993 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
30 Mar 1993 Wales v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
12 Oct 1993 Romania v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
16 Nov 1994 Belgium v North Macedonia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
29 Mar 1995 Spain v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
22 Apr 1995 Belgium v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 1996 Belgium v France D 1-1 B INTER
25 Feb 1998 Belgium v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 1998 Luxembourg v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Feb 1999 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
09 Feb 1999 Belgium v Czech Republic L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Belgium v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 1999 Belgium v Egypt L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Romania v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Belgium v Finland L 3-4 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Netherlands v Belgium D 5-5 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Belgium v Morocco W 4-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Italy v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Norway v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Bulgaria v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Latvia v Belgium W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Belgium v Latvia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 San Marino v Belgium W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Aug 2001 Finland v Belgium L 4-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 Belgium v Scotland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Nov 2001 Belgium v Czech Republic W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
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
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


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