Axel Witsel

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Axel Witsel

Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel (born 12 January 1989) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund. During his play for the Belgium national team, he came into the first team as a right-winger, and can also play attacking midfielder, though his natural position is as a central midfielder. He began his career at hometown club Standard Liège, making 183 appearances and scoring 42 goals while winning five domestic trophies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Witsel has received more than 2,070,758 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,181st most popular soccer player.

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Axel Witsel ranks 1,177 out of 13,233Before him are Oreco, Saburō Kawabuchi, Nigel de Jong, Thomas Vermaelen, Emerson, and Emre Belözoğlu. After him are Juan Carlos Calvo, Hassan Shehata, Blagoje Marjanović, Silvio Marzolini, Jean Nicolas, and Zé Maria.

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Among people born in 1989, Axel Witsel ranks 21Before him are Tyga, Jules Bianchi, Ivan Perišić, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Pato, and Shinji Kagawa. After him are Nina Dobrev, Lily Collins, Valtteri Bottas, Salvador Sobral, Jasper Cillessen, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Axel Witsel ranks 370 out of 658Before him are Perkin Warbeck (1474), Brian Molko (1972), Ferdinand de Marsin (1656), Étienne Constantin de Gerlache (1785), Thomas Vermaelen (1985), and Sœur Emmanuelle (1908). After him are Edmond Leburton (1915), Henri Pousseur (1929), Greg (1931), Marc Wilmots (1969), Marouane Fellaini (1987), and Vincent Kompany (1986).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Axel Witsel ranks 15Before him are Enzo Scifo (1966), Franky Van der Elst (1961), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Bernard Voorhoof (1910), Henri Coppens (1930), and Thomas Vermaelen (1985). After him are Marc Wilmots (1969), Marouane Fellaini (1987), Vincent Kompany (1986), Radja Nainggolan (1988), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), and Wilfried Van Moer (1945).

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