Mats Rits

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Mats Rits
Personal information
Full name Mats Rits
Date of birth (1993-07-18) 18 July 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mechelen
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2004 Lierse
2004–2009 Germinal Beerschot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Germinal Beerschot 23 (2)
2011–2013 Ajax 0 (0)
2013– Mechelen 30 (1)
National team
2008 Belgium U15 7 (3)
2008–2009 Belgium U16 12 (3)
2008–2009 Belgium U17 6 (1)
2011– Belgium U19 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:26, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Mats Rits (born 18 July 1993) is a Belgian professional footballer, who currently plays for KV Mechelen.

Career[edit]

K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot[edit]

Rits made his debut at the highest level of Belgian football in a 3-1 win over VC Westerlo. He came on the pitch in the 30th minute as a replacement for the injured Daniel Cruz. Mats Rits scored the equalizer, and the last goal of the match.

During his youth career, several bigger clubs showed interest in the youth international. RSC Anderlecht, Ajax and Real Madrid are named.[1]

AFC Ajax[edit]

As of the June 28th 2011 Mats Rits has been contracted by Ajax.[2] He scored his first goal for Ajax in a friendly match against VV Buitenpost on 2 July 2011 in the '75 minute, with the match ending in a 0-4 away win for Ajax. Four days later on 6 July 2011, Mats Rits scored an additional two goals in the '64 and '70 minute in a friendly fixture against AZSV Aalten. The match ended in a 0-11 away win for the Amsterdam side. Suffering a back injury during practice, Mats Rits was sidelined for the entire 2011-12 season, and for the first half of the 2012-13 season. He appeared in a couple more friendly fixtures for Ajax while recuperating, but was unable to find his way back into the A-Selection. On 9 October 2012, Mats Rits scored the only goal for Ajax in a 1-1 draw at home, in the '76 minute, in a friendly match against AS Trenčín from Slovakia.

KV Mechelen[edit]

Unable to break through into to first team in Amsterdam following his injury, Mats Rits returned to Belgium, signing a 2,5 year contract with KV Mechelen during the Winter transfer window, on 6 January 2013.[3]

Statistics[edit]

As of 14 March 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Germinal Beerschot Pro League 12 2 - - - - 12 2
2010–11 11 0 - - - - 11 0
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Ajax Eredivisie 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012–13 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Mechelen Pro League 5 0 - - - - 5 0
Total Belgium 28 2 - - - - 28 2
Netherlands 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Career total 28 2 - - - - 28 2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

References[edit]

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