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Wesley Sonck
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Personal information
Date of birth August 9, 1978 (1978-08-09) (age 31)
Place of birth Ninove, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Club Brugge
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 R.W.D. Molenbeek 033 0(11)
1998–1999 Germinal Ekeren 032 00(7)
1999–2000 Germinal Beerschot 029 0(11)
2000–2003 RC Genk 093 0(67)
2003–2004 Ajax 034 0(10)
2005–2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach 028 00(6)
2007– Club Brugge 076 0(26)
National team
2001– Belgium 054 0(24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 10, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2009

Wesley Sonck (born August 9, 1978 in Ninove) is a Belgian football player, who currently plays as a striker for Club Brugge and the Belgium national football team. He played for K.R.C. Genk in the Jupiler League from where he joined AFC Ajax in 2003 for about £5 million. He finished as the top scorer of Jupiler League in 2002 with 30 goals and in 2003 22 goals, which he shared with Cédric Roussel.

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Club career

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AFC Ajax

Two months after joining the club, Sonck went on loan to AFC Ajax, where he had an argument with then manager Ronald Koeman. Sonck sustained a kidney disease and did not return to action before the end of 2004-2005 season.

Borussia Mönchengladbach

His game with Borussia Mönchengladbach of the German Bundesliga was hampered by injuries. Mönchengladbach then signed him on a permanent contract, a deal initially arranged already at the start of his loan. In the summer of 2005 Sonck had three of his ribs broken after a horrific tackle by Wilfred Bouma in a goalless, meaningless friendly between Borussia Mönchengladbach & PSV Eindhoven. Sonck took six months to recover, marking his return to competitive football with a goal in a 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich. He scored three more in 13 further Bundesliga games for Mönchengladbach until he was forced out for three months with an injury in the hollow of his knee at the start of the season of 2006-2007.

Club Brugge

He left Gladbach at the end of the season, joining Club Brugge on a year long loan deal while Borussia Mönchengladbach began playing in the second tier of the Bundesliga.

International career

Sonck was called for the national team during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. In the match versus Spain he scored Belgium's only goal in that match, thus ending Casillas and Reina's undefeated streak of 710 minutes.

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Simple English

Wesley Sonck
Personal information
Full name Wesley Sonck
Date of birth 9 August 1978 (1978-08-09) (age 32)
Place of birth    Ninove, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Brugge
Number 10
Senior clubs
Years Club
1996-1998
1998-2000
2000-2003
2003-2004
2005-2007
2007-
Molenbeek
Germinal Ekeren / Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen
Genk
Ajax
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Brugge
National team
2002- Belgium

Wesley Sonck (born 9 August 1978) is a Belgian football player. He plays for Brugge and Belgium national team.

Club career statistics

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Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BelgiumLeague
1997/98MolenbeekFirst Division3311
1998/99Germinal EkerenFirst Division327
1999/00Germinal Beerschot AntwerpenFirst Division2811
2000/01GenkFirst Division3213
2001/023230
2002/032923
NetherlandsLeague
2003/04AjaxEredivisie259
2004/0591
GermanyLeague
2004/05Borussia MönchengladbachBundesliga72
2005/06144
2006/0770
BelgiumLeague
2007/08BruggeFirst Division216
2008/092814
2009/10
CountryBelgium 235115
Netherlands 3410
Germany 286
Total 297131

International career statistics

Belgium national team
YearAppsGoals
200171
2002135
200386
200462
200500
200631
200721
200886
200972
2010
Total5424

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