Belgium

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Belgium
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) De Rode Duivels
Les Diables Rouges
Die Roten Teufel
(The Red Devils)
Association Royal Belgian Football Association(KBVB/URBSFA/KBFV)[A]
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roberto Martínez
Captain Eden Hazard
Most caps Jan Vertonghen (99)[B]
Top scorer Romelu Lukaku (33)[B]
Home stadium King Baudouin Stadium
FIFA code BEL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current Steady (17 May 2018)[6]
Highest (November 2015 – March 2016[6])
Lowest 71 (June 2007[6])
Elo ranking
Current Steady (18 April 2018[7])
Highest (September 1981[8])
Lowest 70 (September-October 2009[8])
First international
 Belgium 3–3 France 
(UccleBelgium; 1 May 1904)
Biggest win
 Belgium 9–0 Zambia 
(Brussels, Belgium; 4 June 1994)
 Belgium 10–1 San Marino 
(Brussels, Belgium; 28 February 2001)
 Belgium 9–0 Gibraltar 
(Liège, Belgium; 31 August 2017)
Biggest defeat
England England Amateurs 11–2 Belgium 
(LondonEngland; 17 April 1909)[C]
World Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1930)
Best result Fourth place, 1986
European Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 1972)
Best result Runners-up, 1980

 


 

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The following 28 players were called up for the preliminary squad of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as three friendly matches against Portugal, Egypt and Costa Rica on 2 June 2018, 6 June 2018 and 8 June 2018 respectively.
Caps, goals and player numbers are correct as of 27 March 2018 after the game against Saudi Arabia; only FIFA-recognised matches are included.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Thibaut Courtois 11 May 1992 (age 26) 55 0 England Chelsea
GK Simon Mignolet 6 March 1988 (age 30) 21 0 England Liverpool
GK Koen Casteels 25 June 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
GK Matz Sels 26 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Belgium Anderlecht

DF Jan Vertonghen 24 April 1987 (age 31) 96 8 England Tottenham Hotspur
DF Vincent Kompany 10 April 1986 (age 32) 73 4 England Manchester City
DF Toby Alderweireld 2 March 1989 (age 29) 71 3 England Tottenham Hotspur
DF Thomas Vermaelen 14 November 1985 (age 32) 64 1 Spain Barcelona
DF Thomas Meunier 12 September 1991 (age 26) 22 5 France Paris Saint-Germain
DF Laurent Ciman 5 August 1985 (age 32) 19 1 United States Los Angeles FC
DF Jordan Lukaku 25 July 1994 (age 23) 8 0 Italy Lazio
DF Dedryck Boyata 28 November 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Scotland Celtic
DF Christian Kabasele 24 February 1991 (age 27) 2 0 England Watford

MF Axel Witsel 12 January 1989 (age 29) 85 9 China Tianjin Quanjian
MF Marouane Fellaini 22 November 1987 (age 30) 78 16 England Manchester United
MF Mousa Dembélé 16 July 1987 (age 30) 73 5 England Tottenham Hotspur
MF Kevin De Bruyne 28 June 1991 (age 26) 57 13 England Manchester City
MF Nacer Chadli 2 August 1989 (age 28) 41 4 England West Bromwich Albion
MF Yannick Carrasco 4 September 1993 (age 24) 23 5 China Dalian Yifang
MF Youri Tielemans 7 May 1997 (age 21) 8 0 France Monaco
MF Adnan Januzaj 5 February 1995 (age 23) 6 0 Spain Real Sociedad
MF Leander Dendoncker 15 April 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Belgium Anderlecht

FW Eden Hazard (captain) 7 January 1991 (age 27) 81 21 England Chelsea
FW Dries Mertens 6 May 1987 (age 31) 65 13 Italy Napoli
FW Romelu Lukaku 13 May 1993 (age 25) 63 30 England Manchester United
FW Christian Benteke 3 December 1990 (age 27) 32 11 England Crystal Palace
FW Michy Batshuayi 2 October 1993 (age 24) 14 6 Germany Borussia Dortmund
FW Thorgan Hazard 29 March 1993 (age 25) 8 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach

Recent call-ups

The following footballers were part of a national selection in the past 12 months, but are not part of the current squad.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Thomas Foket 25 September 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Belgium Gent v.  Estonia, 9 June 2017

MF Radja Nainggolan RET 4 May 1988 (age 30) 30 6 Italy Roma v.  Saudi Arabia, 27 March 2018
MF Anthony Limbombe 15 July 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Belgium Club Brugge v.  Saudi Arabia, 27 March 2018
MF Steven Defour RET 15 April 1988 (age 30) 50 2 England Burnley v.  Japan, 14 November 2017

FW Kevin Mirallas 5 October 1987 (age 30) 59 10 Greece Olympiacos v.  Saudi Arabia, 27 March 2018
FW Divock Origi 18 April 1995 (age 23) 24 3 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Saudi Arabia, 27 March 2018
FW Laurent Depoitre 7 December 1988 (age 29) 1 1 England Huddersfield Town v.  Japan, 14 November 2017

INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football.

 

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