Steven Defour

Rob 28 Dec,2017


Steven Defour is a Belgian footballer, Steven Defour who currently plays as a midfielder for Belgium national team and Burnley. The 29 years old footballer has played for many clubs including Zennester Homkbeek, Mechelen, Genk, Standard Liege, Porto, and Anderlecht, etc.

Early Life and Education

Defour was born on April 15, 1988, in Mechelen, Belgium as Steven Arnold Defour. He was born to his father, Jacques Defour, a footballer who ended his career after he broke his leg and mother Gaby and grew up in Mechelen, Belgium along with his sister, Jessie Defour.

Club Career

Steven Defour began his career by joining Zennester Hombeek in 1993. He then joined the youth team of Mechelen in 1997. He started his professional career after joining Genk in 2004 due to the club’s financial difficulties. His first match came at the age of 17 in Pro League.

Steven Defour then signed a five-year contract with Standard Liege with the transfer fee €1.50 million. He was the member of the team that won Belgian Pro League (2007-2009), Belgian Cup (2010-2011), and Belgian Supercup (2008-2009), etc. He spent six seasons with the club. Further, he left the club after scoring 13 goals in 127 matches.


Defour signed a five year deal with the Portuguese club, FC Porto with the worth €6.00 million. Along with his club, he has been honored with Premier Liga (20111-2013) and Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (2012, 2013). He has scored 3 goals in 65 appearances until 2014. He then moved to Anderlecht with the transfer fee €6.00 million. Further, he left the club after scoring 9 goals in 63 games.


Currently, Defour plays for Burnley. He joined the Burnley on August 16, 2016, with the transfer fee €8.60 million. So far he has scored 2 goals in 42 matches. As a football star, he won the Belgian Golden Shoe (2007).

National Team

Defour has represented his national team in Belgium U-15, U-18. After three years in a junior team, he was called up to the senior team in 2006. His first senior international match came in May 2006 at the age of 18. Later, he scored his first goal on September 6, 2008, against Estonia. He has won 52 caps for his national side scoring 2 goals.

His current teammates are Thomas Vermaelen, Axel Witsel, and Youri Tielemans, etc.

Personal Life

Steven Defour got married to his childhood love, Irene Mbisdikis on June 4, 2011, after dating for around three years. His ex-wife is the daughter of a former footballer, Costa Mbisdikis.

After three years of their marriage, the husband and wife finalized their divorce in 2013. There were rumors that the reason behind their divorce was his girlfriend, Laura Tropea.

Defour then began his love affair with his ex-girlfriend, Laura Tropea, a model; however, the couple couldn’t continue their relationship and separated.

Steven Defour then began his relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Ornella Montagna in 2015. After a year of their relationship, the couple got engaged. He often posts his partner's snaps via Instagram. Currently, the couple is blessed with a baby girl, Ariana. He often shares vacation's pictures on Instagram with his gorgeous partner. His partner has a tattoo of his name.

Net Worth

Steven Defour often shares pictures of his black car. He gets £25,000 as a weekly salary from his current club and his net worth is estimated at $7 million. Currently, he lives in a house in Porto, Portugal. 

Steven Defour has a black Audi R8 that worth $164,150. He currently linked with an endorsement brand,  Adidas through which he receives a reasonable source of income. His current market value is estimated to be €6.00 million.


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