Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Axel Witsel recent Net worth?
$85 million

Who is Axel Witsel?

Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel, better known as Axel Witsel, is a professional footballer from Belgium. He is a central midfielder for Borussia Dortmund in Germany and the Belgium national team. After beginning his professional football career with Standard Liege in Belgium, he moved on to play for Benfica in Portugal, Zenit in Russia, Tianjin Quanjian in China, and Dortmund in Germany. In 2018, he joined Dortmund, a German club. With Dortmund, he has previously won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup. He represented Belgium in several age groups on the international stage before making his senior international debut in 2008.

On January 12, 1989, Axel Witsel was born. Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel is his birth name. Liege, Belgium, is where he was born. He was born in Belgium and is a Belgian citizen. His father, Thierry Witsel, and mother, Sylvie Witsel, gave birth to him. On his father’s side, he has Martiniquais ancestry. His nationality is Latin, and his faith is Christianity.

Ex-girlfriend Analicia Chaves, a model, and Instagram celebrity was Witsel’s ex-girlfriend. The pair began dating in 2012, but after three years of dating, they divorced. After then, Alex Witsel began his relationship with Rafaella Szabo Witsel, a marketing student. After dating for a few months, the pair married in June 2015. Mai Li and Evy, the couple’s kids, are the couple’s current blessings. Because the pair is well-known on social media, we can view several photos of their marriage and children on Instagram. The couple is frequently seen on vacation in various locations.

Axel Witsel, a DM for Borussia Dortmund, makes £123,000 per week and £6,396,000 per year. The net worth of Axel Witsel is £68,068,000. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2022. He works as a brand ambassador for Sportal & Gazprom and receives a decent salary as a result. Witsel currently resides in Saint Petersburg with his family. Alex Witsel sold his old automobile for £3,000 on eBay. He currently drives a flashy black automobile.

Axel Witsel is 1.86 meters tall, or 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He weighs approximately 81 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are blue, and his hair is a dark brown tone. His hair is styled in an afro. He has a straight sexual orientation.

The Career of Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel Dortmund

Player: Axel Witsel Dortmund (source: LigaLaga)

Witsel, at 17, made his Standard Liège debut in a competitive match against FC Brussels on September 17, 2006, when he came on in the 89th minute to replace Steven Defour. He made his European debut as a replacement eleven days later.

He was a major player of the Standard Liège club that won the Belgian League title in 2007–08. He was 18 years old at the time. He created a relatively young midfield with fellow Belgian stars Defour and Marouane Fellaini during this season. He then scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot in a two-legged playoff to decide the championship the following season.

On July 13, 2011, Witsel signed a five-year contract with Benfica, which included a €40 million buyout clause. Witsel scored twice in Benfica’s 5–3 aggregate victory over FC Twente in the Champions League play-off second leg on August 24, 2011, propelling the team to the group stages.

On January 9, 2012, he scored the opening goal in a 4–1 hammering of Vitória de Guimares in the Taça da Liga. He then helped Nolito in Vitória de Setbal’s 4–1 league defeat. On the 18th of January, Witsel scored his fourth goal in a Taça da Liga match against Santa Clara. Benfica defeated Gil Vicente in the final on 14 April, and Witsel was named Man of the Match as Benfica won their fourth Taça da Liga title with a 2–1 victory.

Witsel signed a five-year contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg on September 3, 2012, for €40 million. Witsel made his Russian Premier League debut on September 14, coming on in the 70th minute to replace Konstantin Zyryanov as Zenit lost 2–0 to Terek Grozny. On November 30, he scored his first two goals for Zenit when the club defeated Spartak Moscow 4–2 at the Luzhniki Stadium. Witsel scored the game-winning goal for Zenit against Terek Grozny on March 30, 2013, in the eighth minute, as his team cruised to a 3–0 league victory.

Witsel scored Zenit’s second goal in a 2–0 away victory over the previous club Benfica in Zenit’s opening match of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage on September 16, 2014. Witsel converted his penalty shot in a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory over FC Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2015 Russian Super Cup on July 12, 2015, after the match ended 1–1.

Witsel joined the Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian on 3 January 2017, according to Zenit. Witsel made his Quanjian debut on March 4, 2017, in a 2–0 loss against Guangzhou R&F. A week later, in a 1–1 draw with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, he scored the club’s first-ever goal in the Chinese Super League.

Witsel signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on August 6, 2018, which runs through June 30, 2022. After coming on as a substitute on his debut for the club against SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the DFB-Pokal first-round encounter on August 21, he scored an equalizing goal in stoppage time to make it 1–1, and his team went on to win the match in extra time with a 2-1 triumph. On August 26, Witsel scored his first Bundesliga goal for the club with an overhead kick in a 4–1 victory over RB Leipzig.

Prior to making his senior international debut in 2007, he earned nine caps for the under-21 side and helped his team reach the semi-finals of the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Witsel made his international debut against Morocco in a friendly match on March 26, 2008. The match ended in a 1–4 defeat for Belgium, but Witsel scored his first goal for the country.

Witsel’s first goal in a competitive international match came in the sixth minute against Austria in Group A of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, a day after Morocco’s score, and his second would come in the second half. Belgian chances of qualifying for UEFA Euro 2012 were crushed on October 11, 2011, as they were defeated by Germany and Turkey defeated Azerbaijan.

Witsel was chosen to be Belgium’s team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on May 13, 2014. In the team’s first game of the tournament, a 2–1 win over Algeria in Belo Horizonte, he began in midfield.

Witsel was also named to the Belgian squad for UEFA Euro 2016, which was revealed on May 31, 2016. During the Championships, he scored his first tournament goal against the Republic of Ireland in a Group E match.

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, he scored twice, both in routs of Gibraltar. He was picked to the squad for the final event in Russia by manager Roberto Martnez.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Axel Witsel Belgium

Player: Axel Witsel Belgium (source: LigaLaga)

Witsel has won several titles and individual awards in his career.

Standard Liège

  • Belgian Pro League: 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Belgian Cup: 2010–11
  • Belgian Supercup: 2008, 2009


  • Taça da Liga: 2011–12


  • Russian Football Premier League: 2014–15
  • Russian Cup: 2015–16
  • Russian Super Cup: 2015

Borussia Dortmund

  • DFB-Pokal: 2020–21
  • DFL-Supercup: 2019


  • FIFA World Cup third-place: 2018


  • Belgian Young Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • Belgian Golden Shoe: 2008
  • O Jogo Team of the Year: 2012
Below is the chart showing the comparison of Axel Witsel's goals with other Midfielder players. The selected players for comparison include Mason Mount, Leandro Trossard, Thorgan Hazard, Yannick Carrasco.