Belgian football academies are some of the best in the entire world and it is no wonder that Belgian players are some of the best and the most important players in the team in which they are currently playing. Belgian players have always been considered as some of the best in the world, but the current generation of players is like no other as they are already being considered as the best players in the world. Currently, Belgian players are playing in all biggest national competitions in the entire Europe. In this piece, we will be taking a look at some of those players and teams in which they are playing currently.
England Premier League is currently the competition that features the biggest number of Belgian best football players. Besides that, all those players are some of the best players in their teams and because of that, they have a huge value for the team and for Belgian national team as well. For example, Romelu Lukaku is currently Manchester United's player and one of the most expensive players in the entire world. His striking abilities are among the best in the world and it is no wonder that he is considered as one of the best attackers in the world.
Besides Lukaku, Eden Hazard from Chelsea has been one of the team's best players in the last two or three years. His abilities with the ball are rarely seen on the football pitch. Chelsea is also home to another Belgian player, Thibaut Courtois, who is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Kevin De Bruyne, one of the best young players in the world and one of the best players from Manchester City has been a crucial player for his team on so many occasions so far. Jan Vertoghen and Toby Alderweireld are both currently members of Tottenham Hotspur and in the last two seasons, they were one of the most important pillars in the team. Besides these players that we have mentioned, there are many more Belgian players that are currently playing in Premier League teams and who are expected to make a huge mark on football in that competition.
Currently, three players from Belgian national team are playing in Germany. Those players are Koen Casteels and Divock Origi and they are currently teammates as they play for the same team, Wolfsburg. Besides them, Thorgan Hazard, the brother of Eden Hazard is also playing in Germany but he is currently the member of Borussia Monchengladbach.
France & Italy
As we have mentioned, Belgian national team is currently one of the best in the world and it is no wonder that their players are playing in some of the best teams in the world. Some of those players have decided to remain loyal to their teams despite having offers from some of the biggest teams in the world. One such player is Driers Mertens who currently plays for Napoli in Italy where he is one of the most important players for a couple of seasons now. Besides Mertens, Thomas Meunier is also one of those players and he currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France. Besides that, Youri Tielemans is one of the best young players in the world and everybody still remember his performance against Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League. At that time he played for Anderlecht but he soon made a huge transfer and became a member of Monaco where his style of play fits perfectly with the philosophy of the team in which they give an opportunity for young players to prove themselves.
"Belgium has the facilities and know how to introduce some of the finest football talent in the coming decades."
Dick Advocaat, former Belgian football manager
Outside of Europe
Belgian players are not only playing in Europe as their performances have attracted interests from teams from other continents as well. Alex Witsel, for example, was one of the best midfield players in Europe back in the days when he was playing for Benfica and Zenit Saint Petersburg. However, at the start of 2017, Witsel joined Tianjin Quanjian from China which was not a that big surprise as China's football scene has been developing very quickly. Besides Witsel, another member of the Belgian national football team is not playing in Europe but rather in Canada. That player is Laurent Ciman who has been playing for Montreal Impact in the MLS. All these players and the teams in which they are currently playing, prove that Belgian football players are very important for all teams and that every team would like to have one of those players playing for their team.