Sven Kums

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Sven Kums
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Personal information
Full name Sven Kums
Date of birth (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Asse, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
(on loan from K.A.A. Gent)
Number 26
Youth career
1995–1996 Dilbeek Sport
1996–2006 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Anderlecht 0 (0)
2007 Lierse (loan) 14 (1)
2008 Kortrijk (loan) 16 (5)
2008–2011 Kortrijk 116 (12)
2011–2013 SC Heerenveen 68 (4)
2013–2014 Zulte Waregem 29 (4)
2014– Gent 65 (14)
2016– Udinese (loan) 23 (0)
National team
2005 Belgium U18 3 (1)
2006–2007 Belgium U19 6 (0)
2008–2009 Belgium U20 2 (0)
2008–2010 Belgium U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:28, 16 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:02, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Sven Kums (born 26 February 1988 in Asse) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A side Udinese, on loan from Belgian First Division A club Gent.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kums began his career at Dilbeek Sport, before joining R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1996.[citation needed]


He played in the youth and reserve teams for 10 years, and in 2006 he became part of the first team. In the first half of the 2006–07 season he did not feature in a single first team game. He was hoping to finally get a chance to play for Anderlecht's first team, but ended up playing for the second team every week.

Lierse (loan)[edit]

In January 2007, Kums moved to Lierse S.K. on loan.[1] He made his debut in professional football on 10 February 2007 against FC Brussels. Kums played 14 games during his loan spell, scoring one goal. Lierse were relegated, and Kums returned to Anderlecht.

Kortrijk (loan)[edit]

In January 2008 he joined Second Division team K.V. Kortrijk on loan. There, Kums played 16 games, scoring 5 goals, helping KVK win the title and secure promotion to the Belgian Pro League.


In June 2008, Kortrijk signed him to a permanent deal.[2]


In March 2011, sc Heerenveen announced that Kums would join their team for the 2011–12 season, the transfer fee was rumoured to be around €500.000. He played his first match in the Eredivisie on 6 August 2011 against NEC.

After two relatively successful seasons with Heerenveen, Kums returned to Belgium, signing a three-season deal with SV Zulte Waregem.

Zulte Waregem[edit]

He signed for Zulte Waregem in 2013. In one season for Essevee, he played 41 games, scoring 5 goals. The team finished 4th, and Kums' performances didn't go unnoticed.


On 1 July 2014, KAA Gent announced that Kums would join their squad that summer, signing a four-year contract. Kums played a great season in Ghent, and for the first time in club history they became the Belgian Champions.

Udinese (loan)[edit]

Kums signed a season-long loan deal with Udinese on 29 August 2016.[3][4][5]

International career[edit]

On 5 September 2008, Kums made his debut for the Belgium national under-21 football team against Slovakia.[6]

On 2 October 2015, Belgium national football team coach Marc Wilmots announced that he would call up Kums, along with teammates Matz Sels and Laurent Depoitre, for the international games against Andorra and Israel.[7]





Personal life[edit]

His father Ludo Kums is youth coach at his former club R.S.C. Anderlecht.


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  3. ^ "Kums è un giocatore dell'Udinese!". (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Official: Udinese take Kums on loan | Football Italia". Football Italia. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Udinese, Kums è ufficiale. Arriva in prestito dal Gent". (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
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  7. ^ "Belgium make sweeping changes for Euro 2016 double-header". Sky Sports. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 

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