Bram Vandenbussche

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Bram Vandenbussche
Personal information
Full name Bram André Vandenbussche
Date of birth (1981-02-01) 1 February 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Bruges, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position defender-midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1987-2000 Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2009 Cercle Brugge 195 (14)
2009- SV Roeselare 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 August 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2007

Bram Vandenbussche (born 1 February 1981 in Bruges) is a Belgian professional footballer who is currently attached to SV Roeselare. He usually plays as central defender, although he is sometimes fielded as defensive midfielder in times of need. His heading is his strongest point. Vandenbussche started his career at Cercle Brugge, where he made his first team debut on 17 December 2000, in a 1-2 home loss against Maasland. His last match was against SV Roeselare, his new team. Cercle won 1-2.

In 2002, Bram Vandenbussche won the Cercle Brugge Pop Poll.

In the 2005-2006 season, Vandenbussche startled the Belgian football competition when he failed a doping test. Traces of corticosteroids were found. Luckily for Vandenbussche, he could prove that he had suffered from his back. The Cercle Brugge medical staff had given him an injection for this, so they also took responsibility for Vandenbussche's positive doping test.

After becoming a back-up player for Cercle, Bram Vandenbussche signed a contract for 3 years with SV Roeselare. He will meet his former coach Dennis Van Wijk there. Vandenbussche played more than 22 years for the green and black side.