Nicolas Lombaerts

  • Date of birth : 20/03/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Belgium Belgium
 
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Nicolas Lombaerts

Nicolas Lombaerts

Clubs: KAA Gent, FC Zenit

• Born in Bruges, Lombaerts played youth football for Club Brugge KV, earning national-team representation for Belgium at the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

• Unable to make a breakthrough at Brugge, he joined local rivals Gent, where he became a regular during the 2005/06 season under Georges Leekens, making 31 league appearances and scoring one goal; also won his first senior cap for Belgium − on 11 May 2006 against Saudi Arabia − and played all four games for his country at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals.

• Left for Zenit in July 2007 and played a prominent role in helping them win their first Russian title; also featured regularly in the early rounds of the club's triumphant UEFA Cup run but suffered a knee injury in early 2008 that sidelined him – barring one brief attempt at a comeback - until July 2009.

• Scored a winning goal against FC Spartak Moskva (2-1) that enabled Zenit to finish third in the 2009 Premier-Liga and starred in their 2010 double-winning success, making 26 league appearances and scoring three goals; signed a new four-year contract in July 2010.

• Returned to the Belgium side for the latter stages of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying under ex-Zenit boss Dick Advocaat and retained for UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers under former Gent coach Leekens.

• Helped Zenit to the Russian Premier League title in 2011/12 and played all eight games in the run to the UEFA Champions League round of 16, scoring once. 

• Ever-present again in the 2012/13 edition but Zenit failed to make it out of the group stage. 

• Made two appearances in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying for Belgium to help the country to a first major finals appearance since 2002.

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup: winner 2008
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2008 

Last updated: 18/10/13 16.25CET

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General info

  • Name: Nicolas Lombaerts
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 20/03/1985 (29)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (First round)
    18/06/05: Bohemians 1-0 Gent
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/10/01: Belgium 1-0 Slovakia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Belgium91
Belgium U-21121
Belgium U-1982
Belgium U-1720
Total314

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Zenit351
Total351
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit201
Total201
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Gent80
Total80
Last updated: 17/09/2014 01:10 CET
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