|Full name||Axel Smeets|
|Date of birth||12 July 1974|
|Place of birth||Brussels, Belgium|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Axel Smeets (born 12 July 1974 in Brussels, Belgium) is a former football (soccer) defender, who could also play as a midfielder. During his career he played for several Belgian clubs and also played overseas for UD Salamanca, Sheffield United (where he got sent off on his debut against Portsmouth) and MKE Ankaragücü, where he had several experiences (good and bad) and ended his career in Norway with HamKam due to a hip injury. The bad recovery from this injury prevented him from signing a 3 years contract for Club Brugge. He also won 25 caps without scoring for the Belgium Under-21s.
The Norwegian Athletes Association had Smeets as right back on their football Team of the Year 2004.
After passing his UEFA A Licence, he decided to take the FIFA Players' Agent Exam, which he also successfully passed. He's now devoting himself to his player's careers. He also coaches the St. John's International School Boys Varsity football team.
- "Portsmouth 2 Sheffield United 0". Sporting Life. 7 August 1999. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
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