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 the current season, the 1.86m-tall midfielder has scored two goals and takes fourth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Mario Götze, Achraf Hakimi and Raphael Guerreiro. The 30-year-old has been responsible for three assists so far and with this has fought his way to 11th place in the statistics of his club. In nine of the previous 10 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 10 games, he won 5 with his club. Additionally, the player with the shirt number 28 was substituted in for one game.
His pass success rate amounts to 94.79 per cent. This result enables Axel Witsel to occupy third place in the league ranking for this category. His tackle success rate amounts to 51.7 per cent. With this, he occupies third place in the team-internal statistics.
Axel Witsel played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (9 November 2019). Playing for Borussia Dortmund, he lost to FC Bayern München 0-4. He played as a midfielder throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, Axel Witsel had 56 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 15 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win five. He was additionally able to make 42 successful passes. He covered a distance of 11.4 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Axel Witsel had a total of 14 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Axel Witsel has played 43 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 27. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Borussia Dortmund. Here, Axel Witsel has put a total of six balls in the net.