Jelle Vossen

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Jelle Vossen
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Personal information
Full name Jelle Vossen
Date of birth (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bilzen, Belgium
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough (on loan from KRC Genk)
Number 21
Youth career
1994–1997 Eigenbilzen
1997–2000 Tongeren
2000–2007 KRC Genk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– KRC Genk 244 (105)
2009–2010 Cercle Brugge (loan) 17 (6)
2014– Middlesbrough (loan) 15 (4)
National team
2004 Belgium U15 3 (0)
2005 Belgium U16 2 (0)
2005–2006 Belgium U17 16 (6)
2006–2007 Belgium U18 5 (3)
2006–2008 Belgium U19 9 (3)
2008 Belgium U20 1 (1)
2008–2009 Belgium U21 8 (0)
2009– Belgium 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:23, 27 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2012

Jelle Vossen (born 22 March 1989) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a striker for English Championship club Middlesbrough, on loan from KRC Genk, and the Belgium national football team. He is nicknamed The Magician.

Club career[edit]

RC Genk[edit]

Vossen was part of a last minute transfer deal in the late evening of 31 August 2009. Cercle Brugge and RC Genk came to an extensive agreement: Vossen was loaned to Cercle Brugge, his team mate Hans Cornelis joined him in a permanent move. Thomas Buffel went the opposite direction. In the summer of 2010, he rejoined Genk.

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 1 September 2014, it was announced that Vossen had joined English Championship club Middlesbrough on a season long loan from Genk with a view to a permanent £3million transfer at the end of the season.[1]

Vossen made his Middlesbrough debut in a 2–1 win against Huddersfield Town on 13 September 2014 coming on as a substitiute for Lee Tomlin in the 59th minute. Vossen scored his first goals for the Teesside club, hitting a 45 minute hat-trick in a 5-1 away win against Millwall.

Club Season Apps Goals
KRC Genk 2006–07 8 1
2007–08 17 3
2008–09 20 4
2009–10 3 0
Cercle Brugge (on loan) 21 8
KRC Genk 2010–11 37 20
2011–12 36 20
2012–13 32 17
2013–14 38 12
Career Total 216 85

International career[edit]

Vossen was called up for Belgium's Kirin Cup matches against Chile and Japan. As from 2010, he is often called for the national team together with his co-attacker from Genk Marvin Ogunjimi. On 12 October 2010, Vossen scored his first goal in a 4–4 home draw Euro 2012 qualifying game against Austria.

Jelle Vossen: International Goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2010 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Austria 1–0 4–4 Euro 2012 qualifying
2. 29 March 2011 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Azerbaijan 4–1 4–1 Euro 2012 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Genk

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