Marc Wilmots Profile
Marc Wilmots is a former Belgian footballer who played as a attacking midfielder. He was born on February 22, 1969, in Dongelberg, Belgium, and began his football career with Belgian club Sint-Truiden. Wilmots is remembered for his technical skills, work ethic, and leadership qualities.
Wilmots started his professional career in 1987 with Sint-Truiden, where he quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in Belgium. He moved to Mechelen after one season and won the Belgian league title in his first season there and was then named Young Player of the Year. Wilmots played 99 matches for Mechelen before moving to Standard Liege in 1991.
At Standard Liege, Wilmots continued to impress and quickly became one of the best midfielders in the Belgian league. Wilmots played nearly 150 matches for Standard, scoring 72 goals, a great return for an attacking midfielder.
Wilmots form with Standard alert clubs across Europe, but it was German giants Schalke 04 who signed him, taking the Belgian to Gelsenkirchen in 1996
Wilmots had a successful spell at Schalke 04, helping the team win the 1997 UEFA Cup against Inter. Wilmots scored in the first leg and then scored the decisive penalty in the second leg after the match had gone to penalties. At the turn of the century he would spend a season in France with Bordeaux, before returning back to Schalke in 2001 to see out the remainder of his career.
Wilmots retired from football in 2003 having made nearly 500 club appearances and playing 70 matches for Belgium, scoring an impressive 28 goals.
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