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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 Benfica 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
“Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel had the most exciting break, travelling to Dubai, Guadeloupe, the United States and Bahamas, while team-mate Artur Yusupov discovered the downside of gambling in Las Vegas. "Seems like it's difficult to win there," he lamented.”
 UEFA Yesterday
“Manchester United U21’s returned to Barclays U21 Premier League action on Monday evening a week after their 2-0 defeat away to Everton a week ago.”
 MUFC Latest 2 days ago
“That man is Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel. Witsel was heavily linked to Milan this past summer, and team vice-president Adriano Galliani told Milannews.”
 Bleacher Report 5 days ago
“After steadily building for a number of seasons, Zenit St. Petersburg made a big statement of intent when they spent over £60 million to land Hulk and Axel Witsel from Porto and Benfica respectively in 2012.”
 squawka.com 6 days ago
“Paris Saint-Germain’s lack of action takes reasoning from this strand. Like Spain’s giants, the French champions wouldn’t have benefitted from drafting in a huge name midseason, especially with such a well-stocked squad already.”
 Bleacher Report 8 days ago
“Notable sales: Rodrigo (£21m), Lazar Markovic (£17.5m), Enzo Perez (£17.5m), Nemanja Matic (£17.5m), Axel Witsel (£28m), Javi Garcia (£ Record Sale: Javier Pastore to Paris Saint-Germain (£29.”
 squawka.com 14 days ago
“Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season.”
 The Independent 14 days ago
“Townsend’s switch to St. James’ Park will now go ahead, however, following the personal intervention of Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.”
 The Independent 15 days ago
“Russian football club Zenit St. Petersburg's head coach Andre Villas-Boas will remain in his post until the end of the current season, his agent Carlos Goncalves has said ruling out an early departure.”
 sports keeda 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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