Axel Witsel, born in Liège, Belgium on 12 January 1989, has playing for Belgium national football team and Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian. Although his natural position in his team is central midfielder, he was taken as an attacking midfielder or right-winger. When he was young, he started his football playing career from the club Standard Lièg in his hometown.
In the spell with the club, he played 183 football matches for the team, wining 42 goals and five trophies at home. In the 2007-08 season, he was an important football player of the Standard Liège aged 18, also the laureate of the Belgian League title in the same year. And, he established a midfield group with two other footballers Defour and Marouane Fellaini in 2007. In the next season, he won goals from penalty spot with a two-legged to choose the championship.
At the moment football club Benfica in Porgugal provided him with an offer, he grabbed the opportunity to learn more skills and perform in bigger stage. Witsel signed for Benfica for €40 million on a five-year deal. After the spell with Benfica, he transferred to Zenit Saint Petersburg for €40 million by signing a five-year agreement. In the football match of the team against, he was managed to take the place of Konstantin Zyryanov in 70th minute. He netted his first goals for the club on 30 November 2012. Then, he moved to Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian after an official declaration. Shortly after accomplished his first appearance of the Chinese club, he won the first goal for his team in a match against Shanghai Greenland Shenhua with a 1-1 draw.
Steven Defour was born in Mechelen, Belgium on Apr. 15, 1988. Until now, he has played for four football clubs –the Racing Genk, the Standard Liège, the Porto, the Anderlecht and the Burnley. Defour started his football playing career from local football club KV Mechelen when he was young. In 2004, he transferred to the K.R.C. Genk for previous football club’s financial difficulties. Then he became a professional football player of the Standard by a five-year contract. For outstanding performances and unremitting individual efforts, he was appointed as the captain of the football team at the beginning of his second year.
After severed for the football club, Steven Defour transferred to Portuguese club FC Porto through a five-year agreement. After the first year playing career with FC Porto, he accumulated 37 appearances for the team. When he was 18, he accomplished his first appearance for the Belgian senior team in 2006. I firmly hold that he will become an excellent professional midfielder of the Belgium national football team.
Kevin De Bruyne was born in Drongen, Belgium on Jun. 28, 1991. After receiving systemic training and several years’ arduous practices, he grew into an excellent professional attacking midfielder for the English club Manchester City and the Belgium national football team. For unparalleled competitive advantages in his technique, range of passing and long-range shooting, he is often widely considered as one of the best midfielders of Europe.
In 2003, he started his football playing career from a hometown football club –KVV Drongen. Two years later, he moved to the Genk to resume the development of his football playing career from the Genk. As his practical ability progresses, he was promoted to the first team of the Genk in 2008. After served for the Genk, he also played for the Chelsea, the Wolfsburg, the Werder Bremen and the Manchester City successively. He played for the Belgium at U18, U19 and U21. After this stage, he become a regular member of the Belgium national football team fort the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.
Laurent Ciman was born in Farciennes, Belgium on Aug. 5, 1985. After several years’ unremitting efforts, he gradually grew into an excellent professional defender for Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer and Belgium national football team. In 2004, he accomplished the first appearance with youth system of Charleroi. For outstanding performances and great potentials, he caught the attentions and interests of top Belgian football club. After signing a three-year agreement with the Club Brugge, he moved to the Club Brugge in Jun. 2008. But he was loaned to Kortrijk in the 2009–10 season.
After played for the Club Brugge, he became a regular member of Standard Liège by a four-year contract with Standard Liège. In the period cooperating with the football club, he accumulated eight goals in 194 matches prior to leaving the club in 2015. For unparalleled talents and competitive advantages, he gradually turned to a regular member of the Belgium national football team for the 2008 Olympics. In 2010, he accomplished his first international appearance for Belgium in a friendly against Bulgaria.
Jan Vertonghen was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium on Apr. 24, 1987. Played as a professional defender for football club Tottenham Hotspur and the Belgium national team, he was appointed as the captain for Spurs on the basis of outstanding performances and great potentials. In 2006, he started his senior career with the Dutch club Ajax, accumulating 28 goals in 220 appearances. For outstanding performances and leading ability on football fields, he was appointed as the captain for Ajax in 2011. During this period, he won Eredivisie and KNVB Cup for two times respectively. In 2012, he was awarded the name of Dutch Footballer of the Year.
In 2012, he moved to Tottenham for his medical fee. Under his help, the PFA Team obtained the honor of the year in his first Premier League season. When he played for the football team, he participated more than 200 competitions for the Spurs. In 2007, he accomplished his first international debut for Belgium national football team, accumulating 90 appearances for Belgium.
Romelu Lukaku was born in Antwerp, Belgium on May 13, 1993. When he was young, he started his football playing career, aiming at being an excellent professional footballer. Prior to transfer to the Anderlecht of the Belgian Pro League, he began his football playing career from local football club Rupel Boom in 2006. When he was 16, Romelu Lukaku accomplished his first professional appearance in a match, turning to the top scorer of Belgium while he was awarded the Belgian championship. For outstanding performances and unparalleled potentials on football fields, he was chosen as a member of the Premier League club Chelsea in 2011. He was loaded to the West Bromwich Albion and the Everton respectively. In 2017, he reached an agreement with Manchester City to play for the football club until 2022.
In 2010, he accomplished the first appearance in an international game for Belgium. Having capped more than 50 times for Belgium, he also participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 on behalf of the country. Played as a professional striker of the Belgium national football team, he has won 50 Premier League goals prior to his 23rd birthday.