Dennis Praet

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Dennis Praet
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Praet with Anderlecht in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dennis Praet
Date of birth (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Leuven, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anderlecht
Number 10
Youth career
1999–2000 SJV Motbroek
2000–2002 Stade Leuven
2002–2010 Genk
2010–2011 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Anderlecht 75 (7)
National team
2009 Belgium U15 3 (0)
2009–2010 Belgium U16 10 (1)
2010–2011 Belgium U17 11 (2)
2011 Belgium U18 2 (0)
2012 Belgium U19 7 (2)
2012– Belgium U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2014

Dennis Praet (born 14 May 1994) is a Belgian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.

Career[edit]

Dennis Praet spent most of his youth career with Genk, where he quickly made an impression. Within Genk he was part of a strong generation and scouts considered him one of the top talents. He became part of Belgium's youth teams and attracted the interest of clubs like Arsenal, Barcelona, Ajax and Lille.[1] In May 2010 he transferred from Genk to Anderlecht.

At first he started out there with the under 19 group, where he also impressed. In 2011, Praet received the prize for best player during the AEGON Future Cup in Amsterdam, a youth tournament in which teams like Ajax and Bayern Munich also competed.[2]

RSC Anderlecht[edit]

Praet debuted in Anderlecht's main team on 21 September 2011; in the Belgian Cup he started in the line-up against Lommel United, a game in which he offered two assists. In the next round of the Belgian Cup he scored his first official goal for Anderlecht, against Rupel Boom FC. Not long after, on 30 October, he also made his debut in the Belgian Pro League as a substitute for Fernando Canesin while playing against Lierse SK. In March 2012, Praet signed a new contract until 2015. A two-year contract extension was agreed in early-2014 to take him through to the summer of 2017.

Praet scored the third goal in Anderlecht's 3-1 Jupiler Pro League Playoff win over Lokeren on 25 May 2014 to seal Anderlect's 33rd league title. He made his 100th competitive appearance for the club in the league match at Westerlo on 17 August 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 August 2014.
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2011–12 Belgian Pro League 7 0 2 1 0 0 9 1
2012–13 Belgian Pro League 27 2 6 2 6[a] 1 1[b] 1 40 6
2013–14 Belgian Pro League 37 5 2 0 6[a] 0 1[b] 0 46 5
2014–15 Belgian Pro League 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Career totals 75 7 10 3 12 1 3 1 100 12
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Belgian Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Anderlecht

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arsenal to beat Barcelona in race for Belgian wonderkid?". Total Barça. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Jonges, Ronald (25 April 2011). "AEGON Future Cup: Het eindrapport" (in Dutch). Ajax.nl. Retrieved 30 January 2013. "adidas Beste Speler van de AEGON Future Cup 2011: Anderlecht-middenvelder Dennis Praet nam de prijs voor Beste Speler van het toernooi in ontvangst uit handen van Ajacied Christian Eriksen." 
  3. ^ "Paars-witte U17 winnen AEGON Future Cup". RSCA.be. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 

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