Birger Maertens

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Birger Maertens
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Personal information
Full name Birger Maertens
Date of birth (1980-06-28) 28 June 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Bruges, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1994–2001 Club Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Club Brugge 161 (1)
2008–2012 Heracles Almelo 93 (2)
2012–2015 Westerlo 7 (0)
2015– Westhoek 0 (0)
National team
1998 Belgium U18 8 (0)
1999 Belgium U19 2 (0)
2002 Belgium U21 5 (0)
2005 Belgium 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 August 2008

Birger Maertens (born 28 June 1980 in Bruges) is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Westhoek. He plays at centre back and has obtained two caps for the Belgian national team.

Club career[edit]

Club Brugge[edit]

He joined Club Brugge in 1994 and played his first game on 9 August 2001 against Icelandic side IA Akranes (4–0) in the UEFA Cup.

Heracles Almelo[edit]

On 25 June 2008 Maertens joined the Dutch side Heracles Almelo.[1] He signed a contract until 2011. In 2009 Birger Maertens was voted 8th best overall player in the Dutch Eredivisie by Dutch football magazine Voetbal International.[2] On January 6, 2012, It was announced he had left Heracles earlier than planned, due to personal reasons, to return to his native Belgium, and would not see out the rest of his contract.

International career[edit]

On 12 October 2005 he collected his first cap for the Belgium national team in the qualification stages for the 2006 FIFA World Cup against Lithuania (1–1).


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