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Top facts about Youri Tielemans, The Belgian International

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Youri Tielemans is a professional footballer who currently plays for Leicester City in the Premier League and the

Belgium

national team.

Tielemans began his career with Anderlecht, where he scored 35 goals in 185 appearances over four seasons. He was named Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year in 2017 after winning the league title twice. He made his UEFA Champions League debut at the age of 16 years and 148 days, becoming the youngest Belgian to do so. He joined Leicester in 2019, originally on loan, and later for an estimated sum of £32 million, after two years with Monaco in Ligue 1. In the 2021 FA Cup Final, he scored the game's only goal.

Tielemans was a member of Belgium's youth teams before earning his first cap for the national team in November 2016, when he was 19 years old. He was a member of the third-placed team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and also compete at UEFA Euro 2020.

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Tielemans has represented Belgium at various levels since he was a child. before earning his first full international cap in November 2016, when he was 19 years old. He was a member of the team that finished third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

His zodiac sign is Taurus, according to astrologers. Tielemans scored 13 goals in 37 Belgian First Division A matches as Anderlecht won the 2016–17 season. He was awarded 2016–17 Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year and received the 2017 Ebony Shoe Award for best player of African descent.

He scored five goals in 15

UEFA Europa League appearances in 2016–17, helping his side reach the quarter-finals, and was named to the competition's Squad of the Season.

For the first time on July 21, 2013, he was named to the senior squad, however, he was an unused substitute in the 1–0 win over Genk in the 2013 Belgian Super Cup.

He made his first-team debut a week later against Lokeren in the Belgian Pro League's first round and he became the league's fourth-youngest player.

Tielemans signed a five-year contract with 2016–17 Ligue 1 champions Monaco on May 24, 2017, for a cost of roughly €25 million. On July 29, he made his competitive debut at the Grand Stade de Tanger in the Trophée des Champions.

On September 13, he made his UEFA club tournament debut for Monaco in a UEFA Champions’ League group encounter away to RB Leipzig, where he played the full 90 minutes and scored his first competitive goal for the club by equalizing in a 1–1 draw.

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Youri Tielemans bio

  • Full Name:

    Youri Tielemans

  • Nickname:

    Little T

  • Date of Birth:

    May 7, 1997

  • Birth Place:

    Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

  • Marital Status:

    Married

  • His Wife:

    Mendy

  • Age:

    24 years old

  • Profession:

    Footballer

  • Nationality:

    Belgium

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Taurus

  • Height:

    1.76 m

  • Weight:

    71

  • Position:

     Midfielder

  • Foot:

    right

  • Club:

    Anderlecht, Monaco, Leicester city

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Youri Tielemans early life

Youri Tielemans was born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium, on May 7, 1997. He was born in a Congolese family to a Flemish father and a Congolese mother.

He was raised in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, a Belgian town outside of Brussels, alongside an older brother and sister of mixed heritage with African and German roots.

Growing up in his hometown, Tielemans was the odd man out in his family because his parents and brothers were fanatical Judo fans who were uninterested in football.

Although Tielemans received extensive instruction in Judo football was his first passion. He began playing the sport shortly after learning to walk, and his parents quickly rallied behind him, enrolling him in Anderlecht Academy at the age of five.

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Youri Tielemans career

The first team he played in was Anderlecht and now we want to know about it.

Anderlecht

Tielemans is an

Anderlecht

youth product who signed his first professional contract with the club when he was 16 years old.

For the first time on July 21, 2013, he was named to the senior squad, however, he was an unused substitute in the 1–0 win over Genk in the 2013 Belgian Super Cup. He made his first-team debut a week later against Lokeren in the Belgian Pro League's opening round, replacing injured Sacha Kljestan after 25 minutes in a 2–3 home defeat. As a result, he became the league's fourth-youngest player.

At the age of 16 years, he became the youngest Belgian player to participate in the UEFA Champions League, making his debut against

Olympiacos

on October 2, 2013. He scored to open a 3–0 triumph over Club Brugge at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on 6 April 2014, a game in which he also assisted Cyriac. He played 29 games for Anderlecht in the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League, making 21 starts. In each of his first two seasons, Tielemans was named Belgian Young Player of the Year.

Anderlecht won the Belgian First Division A in 2016–17, with Tielemans scoring 13 goals in 37 games. He was awarded 2016–17 Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year and received the 2017 Ebony Shoe Award for best player of African descent. He scored five goals in 15 UEFA Europa League appearances in 2016–17, helping his side reach the quarter-finals, and was named to the competition's Squad of the Season.

Monaco

Tielemans signed a five-year contract with 2016–17 Ligue 1 champions

Monaco

on May 24, 2017, for a cost of roughly €25 million. On July 29, he made his competitive debut at the Grand Stade de Tanger in the Trophée des Champions, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 2–1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain and assisting Djibril Sidibé's first goal.

Tielemans made his Ligue 1 debut on August 4th, coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Radamel Falcao in a 3–2 home win over Toulouse. On September 13, he made his UEFA club tournament debut for Monaco in a UEFA Champions League group encounter away to RB Leipzig, where he played the full 90 minutes and scored his first competitive goal for the club by equalizing in a 1–1 draw.

In a 3–0 home triumph over Strasbourg on September 16, Tielemans got his first Ligue 1 start and played the full game, after appearing in his first four Ligue 1 games as a substitute for a total of 56 minutes.

Tielemans was named to France Football's lists of the biggest flops of the first half of the season, as well as the entire season. On September 2, 2018, in his 31st game, he scored his first Ligue 1 goal in a 3–2 home loss to Olympique de

Marseille

.

Leicester City

Tielemans joined Premier League team

Leicester City

on loan until the end of the season on January 31, 2019, in a swap deal with Adrien Silva. In a 3–1 win over Fulham on March 9th, Tielemans scored his first goal for the club.

Tielemans signed a four-year contract with Leicester City on July 8, 2019, for an anticipated value of £32 million. On August 31, he scored in a 3–1 home win over Bournemouth, but he sparked controversy with a high challenge on Callum Wilson that went unpunished despite consultation with the video assistant referee; referees' chief Mike Riley later ruled that the decision was incorrect and Tielemans should have been sent off.

Tielemans scored the sole goal of the 2021 FA Cup Final in the 63rd minute with a long-range strike against

Chelsea

, giving Leicester City their first-ever FA Cup win. The distinction of being selected the match's Man of the Match was bestowed upon him.

International career

In June 2015, Tielemans was called up to the Belgian senior team for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against

Wales

. On November 9, 2016, he made his senior international debut in a 1–1 friendly draw away to the Netherlands, replacing Steven Defour in the 82nd minute.

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Tielemans was named to manager Roberto Martnez's 23-man team. He appeared in four matches at the tournament, including the third-place match against England, which he won 2–0.

On March 21, 2019, Tielemans scored his first senior goal for Belgium in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Russia. In May 2021, he was called up for the postponed final event.

Youri Tielemans family and relationship

His father is of Flemish ancestry, while his mother is Congolese. He completed his study until he was 18 years old, juggling studies with professional employment. He and his wife, Mendy, have two daughters, Melina and Leana.

Tielemans was born to a father who was of Flemish ancestry. The little-known father has worked as a teacher and a Judo instructor in the past. He is undoubtedly close to Tielemans, who talks highly of him.

Tielemans' mother is a Congolese woman. She works as a teacher and Judo instructor, just like her spouse. Tielemans's mother, who is known for championing education over sports, made sure that a stipulation about his academic well-being was included in the initial contract he signed with Anderlecht.

Little is known about Tielemans' brother and sister, who followed in their parents' footsteps in Judo practice. Despite this, they have a good relationship with their younger brother, who has made a name for himself as a football genius.

Youri Tielemans style of play

Tielemans began his career as a holding midfielder until being switched to a more aggressive role by Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi, where he scored long-range goals and was compared to Frank Lampard and Axel Witsel.

His adaptability as a defensive or offensive midfielder was noted, with the conclusion that his pace, passing, and shot power suited the latter role more. At the same time, Paul Van Himst, a former Anderlecht and Belgium player, noted Tielemans' ability to make long passes.

Youri Tielemans honors

Youri Tielemans, as a  Midfielder with 63 goals scored in various clubs and Belgium team, has a very interesting statistic, especially in the two teams of Leicester city, and Anderlecht. However, in the national competitions in the Belgium team,

Youri Tielemans

won FIFA World Cup third-place 2018.

Anderlecht

  • Belgian Pro League/First Division A:

    2013–14, 2016–17

  • Belgian Super Cup:

    2013, 2014

Leicester City

  • FA Cup:

    2020–21

  • FA Community Shield: 

    2021

Belgium

  • FIFA World Cup third-place:

    2018

Individual

  • Belgian Young Professional Footballer of the Year:

    2013–14, 2014–15

  • Belgian Talent of the Year:

    2014

  • Ebony Shoe:

    2017

  • Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year:

    2016–17

  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season:

    2016–17

  • Leicester City Player of the Season:

    2020–21

  • Leicester City Players' Player of the Season:

    2020–21

Youri Tielemans issues

While some footballers at various levels have certainly had legal problems, Youri Tielemans has never had a legal dispute in his lifetime.

Youri Tielemans Net Worth

Youri Tielemans is a millionaire thanks to his football career. His net worth is reported to be $18.3 million, and he earns 110,000 Euros every week.

He has various endorsement deals in addition to his career. Nike Hypervenom Phantom III FG is one of his sources of revenue, and he makes a decent living from it.

Youri Tielemans and his family live in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. He also has several high-end vehicles, including a Range Rover, a Black Audi, a Mercedes Benz, and so on. Black Audi is one of the most recent additions to his collection.

Youri Tielemans personal life

He is introverted, ambitious, and trailblazing, and he keeps his personal and private life to himself. Judo, basketball, shopping, listening to music, watching television, playing video games, and hanging out with friends are just a few of his interests and pastimes.

Youri Tielemans education

During his early school days, Youri Tielemans would always write about his future in football.

Tielemans's academic pursuits did not end in his mid-teens, unlike most professional footballers. He went on to Sint-Guido Institute School in Anderlecht, where he studied trade, to earn his high school diploma.

Some Short Top Facts about Youri Tielemans

  • Youri Tielemans is a Judo Blue Belt. Before quitting the sport, he was only two levels away from earning a black belt.

  • On his left bicep, he has a small tattoo.

  • As of this writing, little is known about Tielemans' religion because the midfielder has not spoken about his beliefs.

  • At the time of writing, Tielemans had not been seen drinking or smoking.

  • His zodiac sign is Taurus, and the element of his zodiac sign is Earth.

  • On May 24, 2017, he signed a five-year contract with Monaco for a cost of roughly €25 million. He made his Monaco debut against Toulouse on August 4, 2017.

  • Against RB Leipzig on September 13, 2017, he made his UEFA club competition debut for Monaco.

  • On January 31, 2019, Youri joined Leicester City and On July 8, 2019, he signed a four-year contract with Leicester City for a rumored price of €40 million.

  • He scored his first goal for Leicester City against Fulham on March 9, 2019.

  • In 2021, his Instagram account had 366K followers.

  • In 2021, his Facebook account has 917K followers.

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