Pocognoli playing for Belgium in 2008
|Date of birth||1 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Liège, Belgium|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||Hannover 96|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Liège, Pocognoli began his career with Standard Liège, but left at the age of fifteen to join Genk. In April 2004, he made his first-team debut aged just sixteen, and broke into the first-team in 2006 due to the injuries faced in Genk that season.
On 22 June 2007, he signed a five-year deal with Dutch side AZ. On 26 January 2010, the Belgian international left wingback returned to his former club, Standard Liége, for a transfer fee of undisclosed sum, signing with Les Rouches until 30 June 2014.
Pocognoli was a member of the Belgium under-21 team, and was part of the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Pocognoli helped them finish 2nd in their group, ahead of Portugal after scoring a crucial equalizer against the Netherlands, to book their place in the semi-final against Serbia, which they lost 2–0. Nevertheless Belgium went through to the Olympic football in Beijing in 2008.
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