Koen Casteels Biography

( 1992 - )
Koen Casteels

Facts of Koen Casteels

Date of Birth: 1992, June 25
Age:25 years old
Birth Nation: Belgium
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch

A Belgian goalkeeper, Koen Casteels, currently, plays for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and Belgium national team. The 25-year-old footballer has played for many clubs like KAC Betekom, Genk, 1899 Hoffenheim II, VfL Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen, etc.

Early Life

Koen Casteels was born on June 25, 1992, in Bonheiden, Belgium. He holds Belgian nationality.

Club Career

At the beginning of his career, Koen Casteels joined the youth team of KAC Betekom in 1996. After six years, he went to Genk. Later, he was promoted to a senior team in 2009.

Koen Casteels then transferred to 1899 Hoffenheim II in 2011 with the transfer fee £1.08 m. He has played 32 games for the club. He was also included in the 1899 Hoffenheim team from 2011 to 2015. For the club, he has played 39 matches.

VfL Wolfsburg

Koen Casteels then signed a six-year deal with VfL Wolfsburg in 2015 with the transfer fee £1.35m and established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper of the team. He saved a penalty from Xabi Alonso, Spanish former footballer in the penalty shootout, 2015 DFL-Super Cup. As of now, he has played in 50 matches for the team. He is the member of the team that won DFL Supercup (2015).

Loan Year

Koen Casteels then sent on loan to Werder Bremen with the worth £135k in 2015. He has so far played 6 matches for the team.

International Career

Koen Casteel's first international match was in 2007 through the Belgium U-15. He has played in 2 games for Belgium U-15. He then played 3 matches for U-16 and U-17 and 20 for U-19 and 9 for U-21. After six years in a junior team, he called up to the senior team in 2013.

His current teammates are Eden Hazard, Kevin Mirallas, and Jan Vertonghen, etc.

Personal Life

Koen Casteels joined the Twitter in July 2009, and currently, he has over 33k followers on his official Twitter account. He is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Imme. It seems that the couple is together for a long time and have a solid bond.

Net Worth

Koen Casteels used the shoe model of Nike Magista Opus II since July 10, 2017. His current market value is estimated to be £2.25 m. He also receives a reasonable amount of money from the brand endorsement of “Adidas."

Casteels receives around £10,000 as a weekly salary from his current club, i.e., $120,000 and his net worth is estimated to be $2 million. He often spotted enjoying his vacation in an expensive destination.  

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