Axel Witsel

MKhanal 27 Dec,2017

Facts of Axel Witsel

Birth Name
Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel
Married to
Rafaella Szabo Witsel
Currently Married
Theirry Witsel
Sylvie Witsel


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
football player
Currently Club
Athletico Madrid


Married to
Rafaella Szabo Witsel
Currently Married

Axel Witsel is a Belgian midfielder who currently plays for the Spanish club Athletico Madrid and the Belgian National Team. The 33 years old, footballer has played for many clubs, including Standard Liege, Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, etc.

Further, he was selected in the 23-man squad for the 2018 Worldcup in Russia and is among the favorites for the 2022 World Cup Suad. 

Early Life of Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel was born on January 12, 1989, as Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel. He was born to his Belgian mother, Sylvie, and French father, Thierry, a footballer.

He belongs to the Latin ethnicity and belongs to Belgian nationality. He once officially revealed that his father inspired him to get into football games.

Net Worth and Salary of Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel has an estimated net worth of more than $10 Million. The player has earned most of his net worth through his salary. In 2022, The player has an annual salary of £6,396,000 from his club. 

AxelAxel joined Athletico Madrid in 2022  SOURCE: Goal

Alex Witsel earned $19.72 million yearly from his current club, and his net worth is estimated to be €11 million. He is the brand ambassador for Sportal & Gazprom and receives a reasonable amount of money through it. 

Currently, Witsel lives with his family in a house in Saint Petersburg. Alex Witsel put his old car up for sale for £3,000. Now, he has a fancy black car.

Club Career

Axel Witsel began his career with the youth team of Standard League in 2004. After being promoted from the youth club, he started to play in a senior team in 2006 and his first match came against FC Brussels replacing Steven Defour. He then made his European debut as a substitute.

In 2009, Witsel became the center of focus after he broke Marcin Wasilewski's leg. He is a member of the team that won the Belgian Pro League (2007-2009), the Belgian Cup (2010-2011) and the Belgian Supercup (2008-2009), etc.

Witsel then signed a five-year contract with Benfica with a transfer fee of € 9.00 million. Further, he left the club after a year, making 32 appearances with 1 goal. Along with his team, he has been honored with Taca da Liga (2011-12)

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Alex Witsel signed a five-year deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg with a transfer fee of € 40.00 million, and his first match came in the Russian Premier League on September 14. He is a member of the team that won the Russian Football Premier League (2014-15), Russian Cup (2015-16), and Russian Super Cup (2015,2016).

Witsel then transferred to the Chinese club, Tianjin QUanjian, on January 3, 2017, with a fee of €20.00 million. His first match came in March of 2017 against Guangzhou R & F. So far, he has scored 4 goals in 27matchess for the team.

As a football star, Witsel has been honored with Belgian Young Footballer of the Year(2007-2008), Belgian Golden Shoe (2008), Jogo Team of the Year (2012), etc.

International Career

Alex Witsel has played in every group for Belgium, from Under-15s through to Under-21s. He has played un 1 match for U-15, 2 for U-16, 19 for U-17, 5 for U-18 3 for U-19 and 10 for U-21. After a long journey in a junior team, he made his senior international debut against Morocco. Later, he was named in Belgium’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

His current teammates are Youri Tielemans, Koen Casteels, Leander Dendoncker, etc.

Axel Witsel's Personal Life

His star sign is Capricorn. Witsel was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Analicia Chaves, model, and Instagram star. The couple started their love affair in 2012. However, they separated after three years.

AxelAxel shares a photo with his wife and children  SOURCE: Twitter@axel witsel

Witsel then began his love affair with his beautiful girlfriend, Rafaella Szabo Witsel marketing student. The couple got married in June 2015 after dating for a couple of months.

The husband and wife are currently blessed with daughters, Mai Li and Evy. The couple is famous on social networking sites; thus, we can see numerous pictures of their marriage and children on Instagram. The pair is often seen enjoying their vacation in multiple places.


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