Bernd Thijs

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Bernd Thijs
Thijs Kluge.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-06-28) 28 June 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Hasselt, Belgium
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Standard Liège 102 (15)
2000–2004 Racing Genk 113 (35)
2004 Trabzonspor 11 (0)
2005–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach 44 (0)
2007–2014 Gent 137 (27)
National team
1993–1994 Belgium U16 4 (0)
1994 Belgium U17 1 (0)
1995–1996 Belgium U18 5 (1)
1995 Belgium U19 5 (0)
1999 Belgium U21 3 (0)
2002–2010 Belgium 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bernd Thijs (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrnt ˈtɛi̯s]) (born 28 June 1978 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a retired Belgian football midfielder who last played for Belgian club Gent.[1] His former clubs include Borussia Mönchengladbach, Standard Liège, Racing Genk and Trabzonspor. Thijs played five times with Belgium and was in the team for the 2002 World Cup.

Thijs is well-known because of his sober style, his ballhandling with both feet and his targeted long shots. He usually played as a defensive midfielder, but was also capable of playing one row further up front. Sometimes he was also posted (as an emergency solution) in defense. At Gent, he was the captain of the team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernd Thijs". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 

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