Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel | Playerprofile
Axel Witsel was born on 12 January 1989 in Lüttich and plays for Borussia Dortmund. He played 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 2019/20
In this season, the player with the shirt number 28 has scored four goals for his team and is therefore the seventh-best scorer of his squad. He has been responsible for four assists so far and with this has fought his way to 27th place in the statistics of his club. In 20 of the previous 21 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 21 games, he won 14 with his club. Additionally, Axel Witsel was substituted in for one game.
Axel Witsel leads the league statistics for the best pass success rate with 95.48 per cent. His tackle success rate amounts to 51.53 per cent. With this, he occupies fourth place in the team-internal statistics.
Axel Witsel played his last game on the 25th matchday of the 2019/20 season (7 March 2020). Playing for Borussia Dortmund, he won against Borussia M'gladbach 2-1. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, the 1.86m-tall midfielder had 74 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 12 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win six. Axel Witsel was additionally able to make 60 successful passes. During his total playing time in this game, he ran 11.3 km and thus covered a longer distance than all other players in the club. In doing so, he had a total of 12 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
The 31-year-old has played 54 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 36. 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.