Tom Soetaers

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Tom Soetaers
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Personal information
Full name Tom Soetaers
Date of birth (1980-07-21) 21 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Tienen, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 RSC Anderlecht 6 (0)
2000–2004 Roda JC 98 (23)
2004–2005 AFC Ajax 17 (4)
2005–2009 K.R.C. Genk 99 (19)
2009 K.V. Kortrijk 8 (0)
2010–2011 KV Mechelen 17 (3)
National team
1997–1998 Belgium U18 13 (6)
1998–1999 Belgium U19 9 (4)
2000–2002 Belgium U21 18 (3)
2002–2005 Belgium 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2009

Tom Soetaers (born 21 July 1980) is a Belgian footballer is currently unattached to a club after recently departing KV Mechelen. He plays as a midfielder, mostly being deployed as a Left-Winger.[1]

Club career[edit]

Soetaers began his career at Belgian side Anderlecht where he made just seven appearances for the first team before moving to the Netherlands to play for Roda JC. He spent three years at Roda becoming a big part of their team and was signed by league rivals AFC Ajax. However Soetaers failed to ever really establish himself at the club and after just over a year he returned to his home country with K.R.C. Genk.

On his return to Belgium Soetaers managed to rediscover the form he showed at Roda JC and helped the side to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for two seasons. He also won the Belgian Cup in 2008-09 with K.R.C. Genk, beating K.V. Mechelen in the final. On 21 June 2009, Soetaers signed a two-year contract with K.V. Kortrijk, but after only 6 months he went to KV Mechelen, in a transfer deal that included Giuseppe Rossini who went the other way.

Soetaers currently has eight caps for Belgium winning his first in 2003 in a match against Poland.

Currently Soetaers is working for the TV channel 2Be.


  1. ^ "Tom Soetaers" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 

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