Olivier Deschacht

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Olivier Deschacht
Deschacht in 2009
Personal information
Full name Olivier Deschacht
Date of birth (1981-02-16) 16 February 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
1988–1991 Begonia Lochristi
1991–1995 RFC Nulemfout
1995–1997 Lokeren
1997–2001 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001– Anderlecht 344 (7)
National team
2002–2003 Belgium U21 6 (0)
2003–2015 Belgium 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2015

Olivier Deschacht (born 16 February 1981) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a left back for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.[1]


At the age of 7, Deschacht began playing for S.K. Begonia Lochristi before he moved to K.A.A. Gent in 1991. He then spent two years (1995–1997) at K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen and signed for Anderlecht to play in their academy. He made his first team debut in 2001 under the coaching of Aimé Anthuenis.

For the 2007 season, Deschacht was awarded the captain's armband replacing teammate Bart Goor during Goor's injuries. After Goor's move to Germinal Beerschot, he was awarded captaincy full-time in 2008.


R.S.C. Anderlecht


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