Stats season 2021-2022
Axel Witsel history
Axel Witsel was born on 12 January 1989 in Lüttich and plays for Borussia Dortmund. He played for RRC Vottem from 1995-1997, for CS Vise from 1997-1999, for Standard Lüttich from 1999-2011, for SL Benfica Lissabon from 2011-2012, for FC Zenit St. Petersburg from 2012-2017, for Tianjin Quanjian from 2017-2018 and has played for Borussia Dortmund since 2018.
Current season 2021/22
In 12 of the previous 18 games of the season, the 1.86m-tall midfielder was in the starting line-up. Of these 18 games, he won 14 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for six games.
The 33-year-old played his last game on the 20th matchday of the 2021/22 season (22 January 2022). Playing for Borussia Dortmund, he won against TSG Hoffenheim 3-2. He was substituted in and played as a midfielder for a total of 27 minutes in this game. In terms of total touches, the player with the shirt number 28 had 19 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had six tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win two. Axel Witsel was additionally able to make nine successful passes. He covered a distance of 4.1 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of four sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Axel Witsel has played 94 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 63. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Borussia Dortmund. Here, he has put a total of eight balls in the net.
Axel Witsel won the DFB-Pokal in 2020/21 with Borussia Dortmund.
News & videos
Witsel, Hazard and Meunier: BVB stars heading Belgium's Euro tilt
The world's No.1 nation are already looking to their BVB trio to secure a first major international trophy.
"I grew up playing futsal more than football" - Axel Witsel
He may be one of the Bundesliga and Europe's most feared defensive midfielders, but Dortmund's Witsel learned about the technical game of futsal before football.
Witsel: "We're better than last season"
Axel Witsel was full of praise for BVB, and one teammate in particular, after his side's Matchday 1 win over Augsburg.