Belgium Football Team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History


Through this post, you’ll be able to learn more about what you need to know about the Belgium Football Team squad, including players and Coaches, FIFA Rankings, nicknames, and history. The Belgium Football Team has been officially representing Belgium in international football for males since the first game in 1904. The team is under FIFA’s global oversight and is managed through UEFA in Europe which was founded by the authority. Belgian football team Royal Belgian Football Association.

From 1920 until 1938, then from 1982 until 2002, and then again during 2014, Belgia’s time of official representation at the highest level of international competition has been replaced with generally unsuccessful qualifying rounds. The majority of Belgium’s national matches are played at the King Bowdoin Stadium in Brussels.

Team Profile Summary

Belgium Football Team History

AssociationRoyal Belgian Football Association (KBVB/URBSFA/KBFV)
Nickname(s)De Rode Duivels, Les Diables Rouges, Die Roten Teufel
FIFA position2 (31 March 2022)
Most CapsJan Vertonghen (136)
Top ScorerRomelu Lukaku (68)
Home stadiumVarious
Head CoachRoberto Martinez

The first international match played by Belgium was played against France in Brussels on the 1st of May 1904. The match was a huge success for France and is also the first international game and the first time two independent European nations. The game, which was watched by more than 1,500 spectators was an unbeatable 3-3 draw, with The Events Coppee Trophy shared between the two countries. A few days after, France and Belgium joined five other teams from the national league to join forces to form FIFA.

Belgium developed a rivalry against the Netherlands which led to the Netherlands derby that, continues to be an important rivalry in football games today. Belgium was among the twelve teams that participated in the inaugural FIFA World Cup. They struggled to make it through their group and lost in the final to Argentina in the first round and Wales. 

In 1910, ex-Scotland athlete William Maxwell was appointed manager of Belgium after they were second in their 1910 FIFA World Cup which was held in Austria. Maxwell was to lead Belgium into the following World Cup in England, in which Belgium would finish the fourth position, having lost the final race to runners-up England.

After having a tough qualifying phase that included defeating their opponents the Republic of Ireland in a play-off, Belgium was not likely to get past the group stage. They were joined by Sweden as well as Italy as possible qualifying teams. 

In their opening game against Italy, Italians, Albert De Hert scored an injury-time goal to secure an unexpected victory for Belgium in hopes of putting Belgium on the right track to make it through to the quarterfinals. They only suffered a loss coming against Sweden. In the quarter-finals, they were beaten by the British team as they lost to a 3-0 defeat in Gothenburg to finish 8th overall.

The next chance to make it towards World Cup began in 1953 with the qualifying group comprised of France along with West Germany. In one of the three groups with a home-and-away format in the very first instance, Germany ended up in last place with the only draw being an 0-0 draw with France. The match took place in Brussels both the French and Belgian associations discuss the possibility of the establishment of a European confederation, which would be in sync with CONMEBOL. Following discussion, the decision was made to establish UEFA with its headquarters in Brussels.

Despite their excellent performance even though they had a great performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers as in addition to being the most likely candidate for winning being the biggest contender for the European prize, this event ended up being an absolute disappointment for Belgium. In addition to Russia, Denmark, and Finland being added to group B Belgium comfortably won their group, with only three victories. 

In the knockout phase, Belgium was up against the current champions Portugal for the first time in the Round of 16. Thorsen Hazard’s powerful goal was able to prevent Belgium from taking the lead 1-0. In the quarter-finals, Belgium was again up against their adversaries Italy and Italy, but Belgium did not manage to redeem their loss in 2016, in the quarterfinals, falling to 2-1 again thanks to the goal of Romelu Lukaku and left Belgium in a state of limbo. The season ended in a tragic way.

Belgium Football Team for football Home Stadium

In 1930, in celebration of the centenary celebrations of the country, the stadium was officially named Jubilee Stadium with an unofficial match between Belgium and the Netherlands. The capacities of the venue were 7,500. In 1946 the town was named Hazel Stadium after its neighbor. The name change was associated with the tragedy that took place prior to 1985’s European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool. The death toll was 39 after violence broke out in the building that was then in use.

After three years of tragedy reconstruction projects were revealed. In 1995, following two seasons of operations, the new stadium was named in honor of The Late King Bowdoin. In May 2013 it was announced that the Brussels-Capital Region announced that King Bowden Stadium would be moved from Euro stadium to a different location located on the Hazel Plateau. In 2018 however, plans for an entirely new stadium were put on hold.

Belgium Kit is the Belgium Football Team

Six costume designers have created their official outfits for the club. Adidas has been producing since 2014 and has ended its sponsorship deal with RBFA. It was also supplied from 1974 until 1980 and also from 1982 to 1991. Former kit manufacturers include Umbro (the beginning of the 1970s), Admiral (1981-1982), Diodora (1992-1999), Nike (1999-2010), and Burda, 2010-2014.

Belgium Football Team Kit 2022 Home and Away, by Adidas will be released soon.

Belgium Football Team
Belgium Football Team

Who are the Belgium Football Team Players?

On March 18, 2022, 27 players were selected for the team for the two friendly matches scheduled for the 26th and 29th of March 2022, against the Republic of Ireland and Burkina Faso respectively. The information is accurate at the time of 29 March 2022 following the game in Burkina Faso.

GoalkeeperThibaut CourtoisReal Madrid (SPA).3096
GoalkeeperSimon MignoletClub Brugge (BEL).3435
GoalkeeperKoen Casteel’sWolfsburg (GER).304
DefenderToby AlderweireldRoyal Antwerp (BEL)33123
DefenderArthur TheateStade Rennes (FRA)223
DefenderWout FaesLeicester City (ENG).241
DefenderJan VertonghenAnderlecht (BEL)35141
DefenderThomas MeunierBorussia Dortmund (GER)3158
DefenderTimothy CastagneLeicester City (ENG).2625
DefenderZeno DebastAnderlecht (BEL)182
MidfieldKevin De BruyneMan City (ENG).3193
MidfieldHans VanakenClub Brugge (BEL).3022
MidfieldYouri TielemansLeicester City (ENG).545
MidfieldLeander DendonckerAston Villa (ENG)2729
MidfieldAmadou OnanaEverton (ENG).212
MidfieldYannick CarascoAtletico Madrid (SPA)2959
MidfieldAxel WitselAtletico Madrid (SPA)33126
MidfieldCharles de KetelaereAC Milan (ITA)2110
MidfieldLeandro TrossardBrighton (ENG)2721
MidfieldThorgan HazardBorussia Dortmund (GER)2945
ForwardRomelu LukakuInter Milan (ITA)29102
ForwardMichy batshuayiFenerbahce, TUR2947
ForwardDries MertensGalatasaray, Turkey (TUR)35106
ForwardEden HazardReal Madrid (SPA).31122
ForwardLois OpendaLens (FRA)224
ForwardJeremy DokuStade Rennes (FRA)2010

What are they? Belgium Football Team head coach and captain?

Eden Hazard is the captain of the Belgium national team of football and Roberto Martinez is the current manager of the Belgium national team.

Belgium Football Team captain

Eden Hazard is the captain of the Belgium national team of football. Check out the summary of his profile for the Belgium captain currently.

Summary of profile

  • Name: Eden Hazard
  • Age/Date of Birth: Jan 7, 1991 (31)
  • Birthplace: La Louviere
  • Citizenship: Belgium
  • Height: 1,75 m
  • Position: Left Winger
  • The national team player is Belgium
  • Caps/Goals: 116 / 33

Belgium Football Team coach

Roberto Martinez is the current manager of the Belgium national team. Take a look at the profile of the current coach of the team.

Summary of the profile

  • Name: Roberto Martinez
  • Age/Date of Birth: Jul 13, 1973 (48)
  • Birthplace: Balaguer
  • Citizenship: Spain
  • Agent: Quadrans
  • Avg. the term”coach” as term: 3.73 Years
  • The preferred formation is 3-4-2-1

Belgium Football Team world rankings

Belgium is 2nd in the FIFA World ranking.

The Belgium Football Team,s trophy

FIFA World Cup

  • Third spot: 2018.

UEFA European Championship

  • Runners-up: 1980
  • Third place Third place: 1972

Football at the Summer Olympics

  • Gold Medal: 1920
  • Bronze Medal: 1900

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