Wout Wijsmans

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Wout Wijsmans
Personal information
Full nameWout Wijsmans
Born (1977-07-17) 17 July 1977 (age 41)
Hasselt, Belgium
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Volleyball information
Current teamnone

Wout Wijsmans (born July 17, 1977 in Hasselt) is a Belgian[1] volleyball player. He has played at the highest level in Italy since 1999. He plays for Fenerbahçe Grundig[2]

Biography[edit]

Wijsmans is the son of Noël Wijsmans and Moniek Cauberghe, who were also volleyball players. He grew up in Zonhoven, Scandinavia and Canada. He began his career in 1994 by Trudo Zonhoven. After winning the Belgian cup in 1996 with Zonhoven, the following year he moved to Noliko Maaseik where he won the Supercup two times, the national cup two times and the championship two times.

In 1999, he moved to Italy where he played for Yahoo! Italia Volley Ferrara; in 2001 Wijsmans was hired by Lube Banca Macerata, where he won the CEV Champions League in 2002 and the national cup in 2003. In 2002 he won the award as best attacker of Serie A.

In 2003, he moved to Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo. Wijsmans won the cup again in 2006. Later, he was appointed as team captain. He abandoned Cuneo in 2013, moving to Beijing Volleyball. Soon after leaving Cuneo, it was announced that the number 7 previously worn by Wijsmans would be retired by the club[3]

In 2015, he returned to Noliko Maaseik wanting to win the championship again. At the end of the season he announced his retirement, his goal not reached. But in the following season he had to play again due to injuries from several players. He retired after that season with only one prize won, the belgian supercup. He became technical director of Noliko Maaseik.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Club Country From To
VC Helios Zonhoven  Belgium 1994 1997
Noliko Maaseik  Belgium 1997 1999
4Torri Ferrara  Italy 1999 2001
Lube Banca Macerata  Italy 2001 2003
PV Cuneo  Italy 2003 2013
Beijing Volleyball  China 2013 2014
Fenerbahçe Grundig  Turkey 2014 2015
Noliko Maaseik  Belgium 2015 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wout Wijsmans : Career". Beach Volleyball Database. Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. ^ Wout Wijsmans to set for Fenerbahçe Grundig
  3. ^ "ITA M: Shirt No 1 suspended". Retrieved 10 February 2015.

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