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Profile of the Belgian footballer Axel Witsel, who currently plays as a midfielder at Zenit St Petersburg. The 27-year old player Witsel joined Zenit from and wears the number 28 shirt.

Axel Witsel
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        (Squad number 28)

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Axel Witsel Career
2006–2011Standard Liege148(34)
2011–2012Benfica32(1)
2012–Zenit Saint Petersburg80(12)

2004Belgium U151(0)
2005Belgium U162(0)
2005–2006Belgium U1719(0)
2006–2007Belgium U185(0)
2006Belgium U193(0)
2007–2009Belgium U2110(0)
2008–Belgium57(6)

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Axel Witsel : Zenit St Petersburg News
“The likes of Hulk, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Graziano Pelle were already out in the Far East last season, and in the past few weeks they’ve managed to lure Oscar from Chelsea, Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors, and Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg.”
 101greatgoals.com Yesterday
“The newly-promoted outfit are hoping to make a statement in this winter’s transfer window, and have already signed Belgian international Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg.”
 TEAMtalk 3 days ago
“The newly-promoted outfit are hoping to make a statement in this winter’s transfer window, and have already signed Belgian international Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg.”
 Football365 3 days ago
“Axel Witsel has joined up with his new Tianjin Quanjian signed a five-year deal after rejecting a move from Zenit St Petersburg to European giants Juventus.”
 Daily Mail 4 days ago
“The fact Azzurri legend Fabio Cannavaro is at the helm of Quanjian may add credence to today's article which stated the Chinese club, which recently signed Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg for an undisclosed fee and a reported £255,000 weekly wage”
 GetWestLondon 5 days ago
“Diego Costa has also received a big-money offer from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, a team coached by 2006 Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro and the same team that has just signed Axel Witsel from Zenit St. Petersburg.”
 CalcioMercato.com 6 days ago
“The club that recently signed Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg is hoping to lure the in-demand striker away from Serie A, though it won't be easy Arsenal target Andrea Belotti is the latest player to be coveted by a Chinese side, with Fabio Cannavaro's”
 Goal 6 days ago
“Axel Witsel has dismissed claims that he has only moved to the Chinese Super League from Zenit St Petersburg thanks to the vast salaries on offer.”
 90min.com 8 days ago
“looked set to do battle in Italy as Witsel reportedly eyed a switch from Zenit St Petersburg to Juventus.”
 SBS The World Game 14 days ago
“Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel is joining Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, the Russian club have confirmed on their official website.”
 Prensario TI Retail & Dealers 15 days ago
Axel Witsel Career Honours
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Pro League: 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Cup: 2010–11
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Supercup: 2008, 2009
  • Benfica: Taca da Liga: 2011–12
  • Zenit: Russian Football Premier League: 2014–15
  • Zenit: Russian Super Cup: 2015; Runner-up 2013
  • Belgian Young Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • Belgian Golden Shoe: 2008

    Source: wikipedia.org

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