Wout Faes

Wout Faes Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Wout Faes recent Net worth?
$2.2 million

Who is Wout Faes?

Wout Felix Lina Faes is a Belgian professional footballer who now represents Ligue 1 club Reims as a center-back. Faes, a potential player from Anderlecht’s academy, rose to prominence as the captain of Belgium’s national youth teams. He made his senior debut with Heerenveen in the Eredivisie on loan, but Anderlecht never gave him a chance. As a result, he relocated to Oostende, where he developed into a reliable starter. Faes was recruited by Ligue 1 team Reims in January 2020.

Wout Faes, a resident of Mol, Belgium, was born on April 3rd, 1998, under the sign of Aries. Belgian nationality is held by the twenty-three-year-old. Despite the lack of knowledge about his family in the media, he frequently addresses his father and brother in interviews.

When it comes to his personal life, Reims center back shirt no. 2 is a low-key individual. There is no information available on Faes’ love life, including his current relationship status. He has also made his Instagram account private. Faes appears to be avoiding the spotlight when it comes to his personal life. Wout Faes is thought to be unmarried because there isn’t even a suggestion of a relationship.

He is 1.88 meters (6 feet 2 inches) tall and weighs 84 kilograms. He isn’t active on any of the social networking sites.

The Career of Wout Faes

Wout Faes Reims

Player: Wout Faes Reims (source: Walfoot.be)

In 2012, Faes transferred from Lierse to the Anderlecht junior academy. He was then courted by Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, but he chose to sign his first professional deal with Anderlecht. Faes began practicing frequently with the club’s first squad during the 2015–16 season. He renewed his contract with Anderlecht a month after winning bronze with Belgium U17 at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. With the club, Faes reached the UEFA Youth League semi-finals in both the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, captaining the squad in the latter campaign.

For the second part of the 2016–17 season, Anderlecht loaned Faes to Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie. Anderlecht did not include a purchase option. Faes made his Eredivisie debut on April 1, 2017. In the 35th minute, he came on as a substitute for Reza Ghoochannejhad against Heracles Almelo. The defender was subsequently promoted to the starting lineup for the remainder of the regular season. His last game for Heerenveen was the first leg of the European football play-off semi-final versus Utrecht. Heerenveen eventually lost twice to Utrecht, resulting in the club’s exclusion from the UEFA Europa League that season.

Faes was demoted to the C-team by new head coach René Weiler upon his return to Anderlecht. Excelsior announced the signing of Faes on a one-season loan deal on July 12, 2017. Faes was joined by a fellow countryman in Jinty Caenepeel shortly after his arrival. Faes was in the starting lineup for the first three matchdays under head coach Mitchell van der Gaag, who stressed defensive football, but after Jordy de Wijs’ loan agreement was renewed, he earned less playing time. Despite the fact that De Wijs and Jurgen Mattheij formed a very solid central defensive pairing that season, Faes only made nineteen league appearances in the Eredivisie.

Faes chose to leave Anderlecht permanently in the summer of 2018, signing a three-year contract with first-tier club Oostende, where he was reunited with Gert Verheyen, his former national youth team coach. Verheyen was also the one who insisted on Faes joining the club. Faes established himself as a regular in the center of the defense in Ostend. He only missed five league games in his first season, three due to suspension and two owing to a minor foot ailment. With the club, he also made it to the Belgian Cup semi-finals, where they were narrowly eliminated after a penalty shootout against Gent.

In the 2019–20 season, Faes was also a key player for Oostende, who, unfortunately, had a difficult season. Throughout the first part of the season, Faes’ name was frequently mentioned in the media as a possible selling item. Faes, who had a strong first half of the season and was frequently given the captain’s armband, was eventually moved to the French Ligue 1 team Reims on January 31, 2020. Faes was loaned out by Reims to Oostende, who were in the midst of a relegation battle at the time. Although the team had not yet been mathematically rescued when the competition was halted owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club was eventually able to reclaim its place in the top-tier Belgian First Division A.

Faes made his Ligue 1 debut on August 23, 2020, in a 2–2 away draw against Monaco, in which he played the entire match, after officially joining Reims at the start of the 2020–21 season. In a 2–1 home win over Strasbourg on November 1, he scored his first goal for the club, a powerful header from a corner kick taken by Valon Berisha. He made 35 appearances for Reims in his first season, scoring two goals as the club ended 14th in the league. Faes also played for Reims in the Europa League qualifiers, although they were eliminated in the third round against Fehérvár.

At the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile, Faes had his first experience of international tournament play with the Belgium U17s. Faes has represented Belgium at the U15, U17, U19, and U21 levels.

He was called up to the senior Belgium squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Estonia and Wales, which will take place on November 13 and 16, respectively.

Career Earnings:

Year Weekly Wage Yearly Salary Club Position League Age Contract Expiry
2022 £8,400 £436,800 Reims D C, DM Ligue 1 23 30-06-2024
2021 £8,400 £436,800 Stade de Reims D, DM Ligue 1 22 30-06-2024
2020 £8,400 £436,800 Stade Reims D, DM Belgian Pro League A 21 30-06-2020
2019 £3,400 £176,800 KV Oostende D, DM Belgian Pro League A 20 30-06-2021
2018 £2,400 £124,800 RSC Anderlecht D, DM Eredivisie 19 30-06-2018
2017 £2,400 £124,800 RSC Anderlecht D, DM Eredivisie 18 30-06-2017
2016 £400 £20,800 RSC Anderlecht D, DM Belgian Pro League 17 29-06-2018
2015 £180 £9,360 RSC Anderlecht D, DM Belgian Pro League 16 29-06-2017

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Wout Faes Press Conference

Player: Wout Faes Press Conference (source: Walfoot.be)

Faes has won only on title in his career.

Belgium U17

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup third-place: 2015