Wout Felix Lina Faes, popularly known as Wout Faes, is a professional soccer player for Leicester City and Belgium. He plays as a center-back for the Premier League club and the Belgian national team. Faes began his senior soccer career at the Belgian club of Anderlecht. He played for Heerenveen and Excelsior on loan during his spell at Anderlecht.
Faes later moved on to another Belgian club KV Oostende and made a name for himself there. He earned a move to Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims and became their player of the 2021-22 season. Leicester City bought the center-back on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £15 million on the summer transfer deadline day of 2022.
Faes was also part of the Belgian squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, he did not play a single minute for his country in Qatar.
What is Wout Faes’ religion?
According to a few websites, Faes follows Christianity. The Belgian is not a Muslim. Faes gained his attention from captaining the Belgian youth teams. He even won the bronze medal at the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015.
2015 FIFA U17 World Cup (Chile)
3rd Place Play Off: Belgium 3-2 Mexico
Final: Nigeria 2-0 Mali #FifaU17WC
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The 1.87m (6 ft 2 in) center-back was part of the Anderlecht squad for two years from 2016-2018. However, he did not conjure up even a single appearance for the Belgian club. His senior debut came when he was on loan at Heerenveen.
Where is Wout Faes from?
Faes was born in Mol, Belgium, on April 3, 1998. Mol is a municipality in Antwerp. Early in his life, around the age of five, Faes joined the club Rauw Sport Mol, based in his hometown. From there, he moved on to Lierse, based in Antwerp. He joined the Anderlecht academy in 2012.
Reportedly, he had interest from Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea after joining Anderlechts’s academy. However, the Belgian decided to sign his first professional contract with Anderlecht itself.
What is Wout Faes’ ethnicity?
Faes’ ethnicity is Belgian as he is born and brought up in the country. There are not many details available about his parents and siblings.
He has represented his nation at the U15, U17, U19, U21, and the senior level. His debut in international tournament soccer came at the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile. He made his senior debut for Belgium in June 2022, when he came on in the last five minutes against Poland. Belgium won that UEFA Nations League A match 6-1. That was the one and only time he played for Belgium’s senior team.