Timmy Simons

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Timmy Simons
Timmy Simons FCN 2012.jpg
Timmy Simons in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-12-11) 11 December 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Diest, Belgium
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Club Brugge
Number 3
Youth career
0000–1988 Rillaar Sport
1988–1998 KTH Diest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Lommel 61 (5)
2000–2005 Club Brugge 162 (23)
2005–2010 PSV 158 (14)
2010–2013 1. FC Nuremberg 102 (11)
2013– Club Brugge 15 (4)
National team
2001–2013 Belgium 93 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:15, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Timmy Simons (born 11 December 1976 in Diest) is a Belgian football player who plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. He plays as a defensive midfielder, he is known for his tireless work ethic and penalty-taking ability, having scored 48 competitive goals through penalty, missing only 5.[1] In 2012, at age 36, Simons was both the outfield player with the most minutes and the most kilometres in the Bundesliga.[2] Simons' former clubs include Lommel, Club Brugge, PSV Eindhoven and 1. FC Nürnberg. He has captained both Club Brugge and PSV Eindhoven, and won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2002 while playing for Club Brugge.

In the summer 2005, he decided to leave Club Brugge for PSV Eindhoven. He was named vice-captain in the 2005–06 season. After Philip Cocu left after the 2006–07 season, he was named captain. He became a key player for PSV and was very popular among the fans. He took over the number 6 shirt after Mark van Bommel left the club. He left for 1. FC Nuremberg in summer 2010 and became a regular starter for the team from Franconia, having played in all 102 games in the three seasons.[3] In the summer of 2013, Simons returned to his former team Club Brugge, where he signed a two-year contract.[4]

He is the second-most capped player of all time in the Belgium national football team (after Jan Ceulemans), having earned 93 caps.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Competition Matches Goals
1998–99 Lommel Jupiler League 30 1
1999–2000 Lommel Jupiler League 31 4
2000–01 Club Brugge Jupiler League 34 2
2001–02 Club Brugge Jupiler League 34 3
2002–03 Club Brugge Jupiler League 33 7
2003–04 Club Brugge Jupiler League 33 4
2004–05 Club Brugge Jupiler League 28 7
2005–06 PSV Eredivisie 32 2
2006–07 PSV Eredivisie 34 5
2007–08 PSV Eredivisie 33 4
2008–09 PSV Eredivisie 34 3
2009–10 PSV Eredivisie 25 1
2010–11 1. FC Nuremberg Bundesliga 34 2
2011–12 1. FC Nuremberg Bundesliga 34 4
2012–13 1. FC Nuremberg Bundesliga 34 5
2013–14 Club Brugge Jupiler Pro League 29 7
Total 498 58
Timmy Simons: International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 March 2005 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino
0–1
1–2
2006 WCQ
2. 7 September 2005 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp, Belgium  San Marino
1–0
8–0
2006 WCQ
3. 11 October 2006 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Azerbaijan
1–0
3–0
Euro 2008 qualifying
4. 29 March 2011 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Azerbaijan
2–1
4–1
Euro 2012 qualifying
5. 2 September 2011 Tofig Bakhramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan
0–1
1–1
Euro 2012 qualifying
6. 7 October 2011 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Kazakhstan
1–0
4–1
Euro 2012 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Brugge
PSV Eindhoven

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://clubbrugge.be/nl/nieuws/16553/simons-schiet-48ste-keer-raak-vanop-stip
  2. ^ Nyari, Cristian. "The Bundesliga in 2012 – A Statistical Overview". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Simons, Timmy" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Simons (36) tekent voor twee jaar bij Club Brugge" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Timmy Simons". Royal Belgian Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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