Jeffrey Christiaens

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Jeffrey Christiaens
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Mallen Christiaens[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-17) 17 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
0000–1998 GL Ruiselede
1998–2002 Deinze
2002–2011 Club Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Torhout 13 (2)
2012–2014 Global 23 (7)
2014– Ceres 34 (10)
National team
Belgium U-15 2 (0)
Belgium U-16 2 (0)
Belgium U-17 4 (0)
2012 Philippines U-22 5 (1)
2011– Philippines U-23 5 (0)
2011– Philippines 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:52, 7 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Jeffrey Mallen Christiaens (born 17 May 1991) is a BelgianFilipino footballer who mainly plays as a winger for Filipino side Ceres F.C.. He also represents the Philippines at international level.



Christiaens started his youth career at Ruiselede before moving on to Deinze and eventually Club Brugge.[2] Towards the end of the 2010–11 season, he was released by Club Brugge and signed for Belgian Third Division side Torhout.[3] He made his senior debut on 17 August 2011 in the 1–1 home draw against Géants Athois, coming on as a substitute in 80th minute.[4] He made his first start and scored his first goal for the club in his second appearance in the 2–2 away draw to Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz.[5]

On 19 November 2011, he made an appearance for Filipino side Global FC in a round of 16 match in the 2011 United Football Cup against the Philippine Army. They won 3–0 and progressed to the quarter-finals.[6] However, there were no reports indicating that there was any deal in place which would see him play for Global FC. It would be his only appearance for the club before returning to Torhout. Upon his return, he would make a further four appearances and finishing the 2011–12 season with 13 appearances.[7]

In the summer of 2012, he moved to the Philippines and signed for Global FC.[8]


In August 2011, the team manager of the Philippines national team traveled to Europe to scout for potential talent. Three players that were tapped were Belgian–Filipinos which included Christiaens.[9] They traveled to the Philippines in early September to try out for the Philippines national under-23 team that will be competing at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[9] Christiaens in particular was able to impress sufficiently that he was also named in the senior national team's 20-man squad for the 2011 Long Teng Cup.[10]



Global FC

National team[edit]



  1. ^ "Player information". Hong Kong Football Association. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jeffrey Christiaens – Speler". Torhout 1992 Koninklijke Maatschappij. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Officiel : Christiaens à Torhout". Foot Goal. 2011-04-07. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Torhout vs. Géants Athois". Soccer Way. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  5. ^ "Mouscron-Péruwelz vs. Torhout". Soccer Way. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  6. ^ Olivares, Rick (2011-11-20). "Defending UFL Cup champs Global slashes Army". Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5). Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Jeffrey Christiaens profile". Soccer Way. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  8. ^ Moore, Roy (2012-08-24). "Growth of PHL football as seen at the grassroots and in UFL". GMA News. Philippines. Retrieved 2012-09-10. Jeffrey Christiaens and Denis Wolf have already signed with Global, Stallion took on Jason De Jong and OJ Porteria, while loaning in Spanish duo Rufo and Joaco from Inter De Madrid. 
  9. ^ a b Atencio, Peter (2011-09-08). "Fil-Spanish booter impresses coach Weiss". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  10. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2011-09-21). "New Azkals team join Long Teng Cup tilt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 

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