Koen Persoons

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Koen Persoons
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Personal information
Full name Koen Persoons
Date of birth (1983-07-12) 12 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Aalst, Belgium
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Eendracht Aalst
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Eendracht Aalst 8 (0)
2002–2005 Denderleeuw 84 (18)
2005–2007 FCV Dender 62 (7)
2007–2010 Mechelen 93 (5)
2010– Lokeren 122 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Koen Persoons (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkun ˈpɛr.ˌsoːns]) (born 12 July 1983 in Aalst) is a Belgian professional footballer playing for Belgian Pro League outfit Lokeren.

He is a defensive midfielder.

Persoons made his first team debut with Eendracht Aalst. When the team went bankrupt, he signed for Aalst rivals FC Denderleeuw, who became FCV Dender after their merge with Verbroedering Denderhoutem. He became popular quite quickly, and was even nicknamed Biglia by his coach Jean-Pierre Van De Velde. Even though Dender became Belgian Second Division champions in 2007, Persoons chose to sign for KV Mechelen who were also playing in Second Division. As KV Mechelen won the playoffs a few weeks later, they promoted toger with Dender to the highest level of Belgian football.

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