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Timmy Simons

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Timmy Simons
Date of birth (1976-12-11) 11 December 1976 (age 39)
Place of birthDiest, Belgium
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Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Club Brugge
Number3
Youth career
0000–1988Rillaar Sport
1988–1998KTH Diest
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–2000Lommel61(5)
2000–2005Club Brugge162(23)
2005–2010PSV158(14)
2010–20131. FC Nuremberg102(11)
2013–Club Brugge54(13)
National team
2001–2013Belgium93(6)

Timmy Simons (born 11 December 1976) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. He plays as a defensive midfielder, he is known for his tireless work ethic and penalty-taking ability, having scored 48 competitive goals through penalty, missing only 5.[1] In 2012, at age 36, Simons was both the outfield player with the most minutes and the most kilometres in the Bundesliga.[2] Simons' former clubs include Lommel, Club Brugge, PSV Eindhoven and 1. FC Nürnberg. He has captained both Club Brugge and PSV Eindhoven, and won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2002 while playing for Club Brugge.

In the summer 2005, he decided to leave Club Brugge for PSV Eindhoven. He was named vice-captain in the 2005–06 season. After Philip Cocu left after the 2006–07 season, he was named captain. He became a key player for PSV and was very popular among the fans. He took over the number 6 shirt after Mark van Bommel left the club. He left for 1. FC Nuremberg in summer 2010 and became a regular starter for the team from Franconia, having played in all 102 games in the three seasons.[3] In the summer of 2013, Simons returned to his former team Club Brugge, where he signed a two-year contract.[4]

He is the second-most capped player of all time in the Belgium national football team (after Jan Ceulemans), having earned 93 caps.[5]

References

  1. ^ http://clubbrugge.be/nl/nieuws/16553/simons-schiet-48ste-keer-raak-vanop-stip
  2. ^ Nyari, Cristian. "The Bundesliga in 2012 – A Statistical Overview". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Simons, Timmy" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Simons (36) tekent voor twee jaar bij Club Brugge" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Timmy Simons". Royal Belgian Football Association. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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