Michaël Heylen

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Michaël Heylen
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Personal information
Full name Michaël Heylen
Date of birth (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Wommelgem, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 4
Youth career
2000–2002 Ternesse VV
2002–2007 Germinal Beerschot
2007–2013 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Anderlecht 24 (0)
2013–2014 Kortrijk (loan) 29 (0)
2016–2017 Westerlo (loan) 24 (1)
2017– Zulte Waregem 0 (0)
National team
2013–2016 Belgium U21 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Michaël Heylen (born 3 January 1994) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a centre back for Zulte Waregem.[1]


Heylen joined Anderlecht in 2007 from Germinal Beerschot. As a 16-year-old he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. However, he made it to the reserve team and became its captain. In 2013, Anderlecht decided to loan Heylen out to Kortrijk for the 2013–14 season. He made his full debut at 14 September 2013 against Gent in a 3–0 home win.

In August 2016 he was asked to train with the senior Belgium squad by new manager Roberto Martinez.[2]


  1. ^ "Belgium - M. Heylen - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. 
  2. ^ "Heylen helps out with Red Devils". anderlecht-online.be. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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