Praet with Anderlecht in 2011
|Full name||Dennis Praet|
|Date of birth||14 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Leuven, Belgium|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. 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.
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.
- As of match played 17 August 2014.
|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|
- "Arsenal to beat Barcelona in race for Belgian wonderkid?". Total Barça. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- 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."
- "Paars-witte U17 winnen AEGON Future Cup". RSCA.be. Retrieved 2013-11-03.