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Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker, The Promising Belgian Midfielder

Let’s have a look at Leander’s private life so we get to know him and his family better in our article of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

Leander Dendoncker's childhood story, early life, family, parents, love life (girlfriend and wife details), net worth, lifestyle, and personal life are all included in this post.

Simply said, we tell you the facts about crucial events in the footballer's life, from his early years to his peak popularity.

Although everyone is aware of his versatility, passing abilities, and great technique and vision, few have heard of Leander Dendoncker's private life, which is fairly amusing.

Personal Details & Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker

Below we’ve got some short little details about him, just to take a peek.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Leander Dendoncker

  • Nicknames:


  • Date of Birth:

     15 April 1995

  • Place of Birth:

     Passendale, Belgium

  • Age:


  • Nationality:


  • Height:

     1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Weight:

     67 kg

  • Marital Status:


  • Girlfriend: 


  • Net Worth: 

    8 Million Euro (7 Million Pound)

  • Position:

     Defender, Defensive midfielder

  • Current Team:

     Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Jersey Number:


Leander Dendoncker Upbringing Years and Family Roots

To begin, the footballer's nickname is Leandrinho. He was born on April 15th, 1995, in the Belgian rural village of Passendale. Leander Dendoncker was born to Katrien Dendoncker and Dirk Dendoncker.

The footballer is a genuine Belgian citizen. Dendoncker's family origins have been discovered, and he is of Fleming heritage. The northern part of the European country is dominated by this ethnic group.

The Belgian grew up in Passendale, where he was born. This is a small settlement in the municipality of Zonnebeke. It is famed for its cheese and as a first-world-war battleground, one of the Ten things about Leander Dendoncker.

Dendoncker was a bashful youngster growing up in the village with his older brother Andres and younger brother Lars. He didn't say much, but he was a huge football fan.

In the sport, the young football wonder was not alone. In fact, his brothers were football fans as well. Leander Dendoncker's parents were well aware that their sons had football potential. As a result, they went to great lengths to assist them.

One of the

Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker

is that the footballer’s father, for example, chose to carve out a section of his pig farm for the children to practice football on.

Leander Dendoncker Career Buildout

In the early 2000s, ‘Leandrinho' gained enough expertise from playing with his brothers to begin training with his local team FC Passendale at the age of seven.

The football prodigy stood out among his teammates at FC Passendale, attracting the attention of

K.S.V. Roeselare


One of the Ten things about Leander Dendoncker is that he was quickly accepted into the soccer team, and he performed well to repay their faith in him over the course of three years (2003-2009).

Leander Dendoncker Path to Prominence

Dendoncker chose

R.S.C. Anderlecht

over Standard Liege, Club Brugge, and K.R.C. Genk when he went from K.S.V. Roeselare to R.S.C. Anderlecht in 2009.

In January 2013, he was promoted to the main team after accomplishments for the youth team in the NextGen Series and a training camp in Turkey. His game is modeled after that of Sergio Busquets, a Spanish midfielder, one of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

On July 21, 2013, he made his professional debut in the Belgian Super Cup, substituting Dennis Praet for the last nine minutes of Genk's 1–0 victory at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. He extended his contract till 2016 September 26.

The defender did not make his Belgian Pro League debut until August 1, 2014, against KV Oostende on the first day of the season.

Leander was lauded by retired Anderlecht player Paul Van Himst after earning his first professional goal on 18 January 2015 in a 3–0 win at Lierse S.K.  In the 2014–15 Belgian Cup, he appeared in six games for his team, who lost 2–1 to Brugge in the final.

Dendoncker netted five goals for Anderlecht in the 2016–17 Belgian First Division A, including two on December 18 in a 4–0 home triumph over K.A.S. Eupen.

He also started all 16 games in their European campaign that season, which ended with them being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League by ultimate winners

Manchester United


The 22 year old scored a late equalizer in a 1–1 tie in the first leg of that match on April 13, 2017.

Leander Dendoncker Ascend to Prominence

Dendoncker joined the newly-promoted English Premier League team

Wolverhampton Wanderers

on a season-long loan on August 9, 2018, with Wolves obligated to make him a permanent Wolves signing in summer 2019.

On August 28, he made his EFL Cup debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the second round (2–0 victory), with coach Nuno Esporito Santo making nine alterations from the previous game.

The Football Association denied Dendoncker's Wolves contract's mandatory buy clause in late September, making his deal permanent for €15 million, one of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

He made his first Premier League appearance on 5 December in a 2–1 win over Chelsea, replacing goalscorer

Raul Jimenez

for the final nine minutes, and scored his first Premier League goal in his sixth appearance, in a 1–3 win over Everton on 2 February 2019.

Another one of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker is that the Defensive midfielder fouled in the Wolves penalty area with just 180 seconds left in Wolves' FA Cup semi-final against Watford in April 2019, when Wolves were leading the tie 2–1, and thus conceded the penalty that allowed Watford to draw the game at the end of normal time (2–2) and then win in extra time.

However, on 4 May, Leander scored the only goal in the Wolves' 1-0 home win over Fulham, securing their place in the Europa League as a consequence of Watford's loss in the cup final.

The Belgian football passionate joined Wolves permanently on July 1, 2019, after his initial loan agreement stipulated that the club must sign him permanently at the completion of the season-long loan contract.

One of the

Ten things about Leander Dendoncker

is that he was the first Wolves player to have a 'goal' ruled out by VAR in a league match following the

Premier League

's implementation of VAR for the 2019–20 season, during Wolves' opening encounter away to Leicester City on August 11th.

Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed on December 14, 2020, that Dendoncker has extended his contract with the club until 2023, with a 12-month extension option open to the club.

He made his 100th official appearance for Wolves on January 22, 2021, in an F.A. Cup 4th Round match against non-league Chorley, which Wolves won 1–0. On 5 April 2021, he scored his first goal of the 2020–21 season in a home league match against West Ham United.

The Passendale-born and his Anderlecht teammate

Youri Tielemans

were first called up for the Belgian national team by manager Marc Wilmots on May 22, 2015.

On the 7th of June, he made his debut in a friendly match against France, replacing Jason Denayer for the final five minutes of a 4–3 victory.

Leander was named in Belgium's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on June 4, 2018, by manager Roberto Martnez.

On the 29th of June, he made his tournament debut in a 1–0 victory over England at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with both countries featuring unfamiliar teams that had previously gone to the last 16.

Leander Dendoncker Personal & Love Life

Many people have been curious about Leandrinho's girlfriend since he became a fixture for Wolverhampton.

Thankfully, the footballer isn't one to keep his personal life a secret.

As a result, we can confidently say that he has a girlfriend named Niki.

There isn't much information about when the couple started dating, but we do know that they live together and have no children.

Let us now turn our attention to "Leandrinho's" life outside of training and defending against rival strikers.

One of the

Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker

is that when his friends, family, and teammates are asked to characterize his personality, they all speak in unison.

They admit that Dendoncker is a pleasant person who is emotionally intelligent, passionate, creative, and resilient, as people born under the sign of Aries are.

In addition, he enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and spending quality time with his family and friends, among other things.

Leander Dendoncker Family

Only a few football players keep track of the time they spend with their family, and Leandrinho is one of them. We've gathered information about Leander Dendoncker's parents, siblings, and relatives as a part of our Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

Leander Dendoncker Father

The Belgian's father is Dirk. He forewent a potential football career to work on the farm, and he was pleased to see his children play football on the farm. Dirk currently works as a bricklayer and is proud of his sons' football accomplishments.

Leander Dendoncker Mother

Katrien is the mother of the footballer. Leander Dendoncker's mother is unquestionably the least well-known of his parents. Except for Dendocker's confession that he was a mummy's boy, not much is known about her.

Leander Dendoncker Siblings

As previously stated, the Belgian professional has two siblings with whom he grew up. Lars, his younger brother, and Andres, his older brother.

Lars is a student at the Brugge academy, whereas Andres is pursuing a job at a lower level in his native country. Dendocker is adored by both siblings, who are proud of his successes.

Leander Dendoncker Relatives

Aside from his immediate family, nothing is known about his relatives, especially when it comes to his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Furthermore, little is known about Dendoncker's uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Leander Dendoncker Networth & LifeStyle

Without a question, Leander Dendoncker can pay to live a lavish lifestyle similar to that of other football superstars who have no concerns about spending large sums of money on assets such as vehicles and mansions.

One of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker is that the football star prefers to live a modest lifestyle because he has yet to be seen driving fancy cars and the value of his motherland's house is undisclosed.

The center defender signed a contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2019 that pays him a hefty 2.3 million Euro (2 million Pound) each year.

According to our calculations, he earns €6,284 (£5,435) each day and €262 (£226) per hour! This implies that the ordinary man would have to work for at least 6 years to earn what Leandrinho earns in a month, another one of the

Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker


He joined Wolves permanently in the summer of 2019 after spending a season on loan with the club.

The Belgian defender accepted a lucrative contract that pays him 2.3 million Euros per year.

His present net worth is 8 million Euros (7 million Pounds), but we at Sportmob assure you that this is just the beginning.

Leander Dendoncker Less-Known Details

If we don't tell you about these little-known or lesser-known facts about Leandrinho, our article about him will be incomplete.

Leander Dendoncker Religion

Dendocker is not a religious person, and he has left no traces of his religious beliefs.

As a result, it is impossible to say definitively whether he is a believer or not, but the odds are heavily stacked in favor of him being a believer, one of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

Leander Dendoncker FIFA Ratings

Like his countryman, Thomas Meunier Leandriho has a fair overall FIFA rating. 

Dendocker's 79 rating as of 2020, which is an average of his strengths and talents, demonstrates how far he has gone despite the fact that he has yet to reach his potential rating of 84 points.


Isn't 1995 noteworthy enough just being Dendocker's birth year? JavaScript was originally introduced and deployed in 1995, around the same time that eBay launched its online auction and shopping website, another one of the Top Facts about Leander Dendoncker.

Are you also aware that Pocahontas was released in cinemas in 1995?


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