Logan Bailly

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Logan Bailly
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Personal information
Full name Logan Bailly
Date of birth (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Liège, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 26
Youth career
Cheratte
RFC Liège
1999–2002 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Genk 78 (0)
2003–2004 Heusden-Zolder (loan) 16 (0)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 61 (0)
2011 Neuchâtel Xamax (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Genk (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2015 OH Leuven 98 (0)
2015– Celtic 3 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Belgium U16 4 (0)
2001–2002 Belgium U17 3 (0)
2002 Belgium U18 1 (0)
2002–2004 Belgium U19 7 (0)
2006–2007 Belgium U21 6 (0)
2009–2010 Belgium 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:41, 21 July 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:52, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Logan Bailly (born 27 December 1985 in Liège) is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Celtic. Having started his career at Genk, Bailly has had spells at German Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach and Belgian Pro League side Oud-Heverlee Leuven. A former Belgium international, Bailly joined Celtic in July 2015.

Club career[edit]

Genk[edit]

Bailly began his senior career at Genk in 2002 but was loaned out to Beringen-Heusden-Zolder for the duration of the 2003–04 season, along with ten other Genk players.[1] Bailly replaced Jan Moons as Genk's first-choice goalkeeper at the beginning of the 2006–07 season; he played 90 minutes in every single Belgian League match for the club that season. He kept 14 clean sheets and received no bookings.[2] His good performance contributed to Genk's surprising second-place finish.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

He joined Borussia Mönchengladbach during the winter of season 2008–09 and immediately adapted to the Bundesliga. He was elected best player of gameday 20 in the league.[3]

During the 2011–12 season he was initially loaned out to Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax, for whom he never played a single match.[4] In the second part of the season, he was loaned back to Genk. After the season, he returned to Mönchengladbach where his contract was not renewed, allowing him to sign as a free agent player for OH Leuven.

Leuven[edit]

At OHL, he was rejoined with coach Ronny Van Geneugden, who was his coach during his period as a youth player at Genk. After a series of good performances, Bailly was rewarded on 2 December with a one-year extension, giving him a contract until the end of the 2013–14 season.[5]

Celtic[edit]

In July 2015, Bailly moved to Scottish club Celtic for an undisclosed transfer fee.[6][7] He made his debut on 18 July 2015 in a pre-season friendly against SD Eibar and saved a penalty kick from Dani Nieto during a 4–1 win for Celtic.[8] He began the season as second choice to Craig Gordon, but made his competitive debut in the Scottish League on 22 August 2015 in a 3–1 win away at Dundee United.[9] Bailly's next appearance was in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on 10 January 2016, deputising for the suspended Craig Gordon. He had little to do as Celtic eased to a comfortable 3–0 win over lower league Stranraer, and his only save came with 12 minutes remaining when he saved a Craig Malcolm header.[10][11]

Bailly has not played for Celtic during the 2016/17 season, as he fell to third choice behind Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries.[12] Celtic offered to loan Bailly to Raith Rovers in February 2017, but Bailly rejected the move.[12]

International career[edit]

Bailly is a member of Belgium national team.[13] He was named in a provisional 30-man squad for the UEFA Under-21 Championship in 2007.[14] He also represented Belgium at the 2008 Olympic Games, where Belgium reached the semi-finals, knocking out Italy en route. Belgium eventually finished in fourth place.[15][16]

He received his first call up to the full international squad in the summer of 2007 for a Euro 2008 qualifying tie against Portugal, although he did not play.[17][18] He featured in several more squad selections before winning his first cap on 10 October 2009 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying tie at home against Turkey.[17] He played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw.[19] Over the next year, Bailly made seven more international appearances, his last cap to date being in a 4–4 draw against Austria in October 2010.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heusden-Zolder sign Genk eleven". UEFA.com. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Belgian League stats". football.stats.com. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bailly erobert die Herzen der Fans im Sturm" [Bailly takes the supporters' hearts by storm]. bundesliga.de (in German). 18 February 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "L. Bailly". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bailly verlengt zijn contract bij OHL" [Bailly extends contract with OHL]. sporza.be (in Dutch). 2 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Celtic: Keeper Logan Bailly agrees Glasgow switch, say OH Leuven". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Celtic sign Belgian goalkeeper Logan Bailly". BBC Sport. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Waddell, Gordon (20 July 2015). "Celtic keeper Logan Bailly a reformed man: My wild days are behind me - and there's no room for a child seat in a Ferrari". Daily Record. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Moffat, Colin (22 August 2014). "Dundee Utd 1 - 3 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  10. ^ McFaulds, Charlie (11 January 2016). "Stranraer 0-3 Celtic: Celtic ease to Scottish Cup win". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Match report: Stranraer 0 Celtic 3". CQN Magazine. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Borthwick, Jamie; Russell, Grant (1 March 2017). "Logan Bailly rejected emergency Raith Rovers loan plea". STV Sport. STV. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Vandereycken names fresh faces". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. 
  14. ^ "Belgium hope for better Kompany". UEFA.com. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Logan BAILLY". www.fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Argentina's Midas touch". FIFA.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c "Logan Bailly". Royal Belgian Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Belgium 1 - 2 Portugal". Royal Belgian Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Belgium 2 - 0 Turkey". Royal Belgian Football Association. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

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