Hans Vanaken

Hans Vanaken Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Hans Vanaken recent Net worth?
$2 million

Who is Hans Vanaken?

Hans Vanaken (born August 24, 1992) is a Belgian offensive midfielder who plays for Club Brugge of the Belgian First Division A and the Belgium national team. Despite playing in midfield, Vanaken is well-known in Belgium for his prodigious goal-scoring abilities. He previously played for Lokeren and Lommel United. Since becoming a full international in 2018, he has gained 17 caps for Belgium and scored three goals.

Hans Vanaken, a resident of Pelt, Belgium, was born on August 24, 1992, under the sign of Virgo. He is the son of Vital Vanaken, a football player (father). Sam Vanaken, his younger brother, is also a football player. Football is something that his entire family enjoys.

Lauren Flemings are Hans Vanaken’s wife. On the 30th of May 2016, they announced their engagement on Twitter. “She said YES, my future wife,” he tweeted. On the 26th of May 2018, the pair married in a stunning ceremony. Their wedding images may be found all over their Instagram accounts. Lou and Pippa are Vanaken and his wife’s dogs.

Hans Vanaken is the second-highest-paid player in the Belgian Pro League, earning £51,000 a week from Club Brugge, or £2,652,000 per year. His current market value is €16 million, as of October 6, 2021. Nike has endorsed him. Hans Vanaken’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

The Belgian is 1.95 meters tall (6 feet 5 inches) and weighs 77 kg. On Twitter, he has a following of 10,000 people.

The Career of Hans Vanaken

Hans Vanaken Club Brugge

Player: Hans Vanaken Club Brugge (source: Pinterest)

Vanaken began his career at Lommel United’s youth team before moving in 2002 to join the PSV Eindhoven academy after the former went bankrupt. In 2008, he returned to a revitalized Lommel, where he made his senior debut in the Belgian Second Division in 2010. After a succession of notable performances for Lommel, he grabbed the attention of a number of top-flight clubs and joined Lokeren in 2013.

On July 28, 2013, he made his top-flight debut for Lokeren, scoring two goals in a 3–2 win over defending champions Anderlecht. Vanaken was a key player in Lokeren’s journey to the Belgian Cup final in 2013–14, appearing in six of their seven games and scoring one goal as his team beat Zulte Waregem for the trophy. Vanaken continued to shine in his second season at the top level, scoring eight goals in the league and placing third in the Belgian Golden Shoe vote.

In May 2015, Lokeren reported that it had struck an agreement with Club Brugge for Vanaken’s transfer, with the player signing a five-year contract subject to a physical. His first season at Club Brugge was marked by a start in the starting lineup, where he played a key role in the club’s 14th league title.

Vanaken scored 21 goals and added 21 assists in 2018, helping his team win their 15th league title and the Belgian Supercup. Vanaken won the Belgian Golden Shoe award on January 16, 2019, after winning the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year title in May 2018.

On August 9, 2019, Vanaken signed a new contract with Brugge that would keep him at the club until 2024. Vanaken scored the equalizing goal in Brugge’s Champions League home match against Real Madrid on 11 December 2019, however, Brugge would eventually lose 1–3 and be relegated to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.

Vanaken became the first player since Jan Ceulemans in 1986 to win back-to-back Belgian Golden Shoe titles on January 15, 2020. Vanaken won the accolade after scoring 20 goals and adding seven assists in 2019.

Vanaken scored twice in a 3–3 draw with Anderlecht on May 20, 2021, as Brugge won the Belgian First Division A title for the fourth time in six years and the 17th time overall. It was the first time Club Brugge had been declared champions in Anderlecht’s stadium since 1973, and the first time Brugge had won back-to-back league titles since 1976–77 and 1977–78.

Vanaken made his international debut for Belgium on September 7, 2018, in a 4–0 victory against Scotland at Hampden Park, replacing Eden Hazard. On March 30, 2021, he scored his first two goals for Belgium in an 8–0 win over Belarus in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Vanaken, along with club teammate Simon Mignolet, was one of two Belgian players named for the final 26-man roster for the UEFA Euro 2020 on May 17, 2021.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Hans Vanaken Belgium

Player: Hans Vanaken Belgium (source: Pinterest)

Vanaken has won several titles and a couple of individual awards in his career.


  • Belgian Cup: 2013–14

Club Brugge

  • Belgian First Division A: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2016, 2018, 2021


  • Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year: 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Belgian Golden Shoe: 2018, 2019
Below is the chart showing the comparison of Hans Vanaken's goals with other Midfielder players. The selected players for comparison include Kevin De Bruyne, Paulo Dybala.