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 Cup: winner 2008
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2008
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|06.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Scotland||0-2||Belgium||77||0||0|
|11.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Croatia||1-2||Belgium||90||0||0|
|26.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||Korea Republic||0-1||Belgium||90||0||0|
|09.08.2014||Russian Premier League||Zenit||8-1||Torpedo Moskva||90||0||0|
|13.08.2014||Russian Premier League||Ural||1-2||Zenit||90||0||0|
|16.08.2014||Russian Premier League||Zenit||1-0||Ufa||90||0||0|
|31.08.2014||Russian Premier League||Lokomotiv Moskva||0-1||Zenit||90||0||1|
|13.09.2014||Russian Premier League||Zenit||3-2||Dinamo Moskva||90||0||0|
|20.09.2014||Russian Premier League||Rostov||0-5||Zenit||90||0||0|
|27.09.2014||Russian Premier League||Zenit||0-0||Spartak Moskva||90||0||0|
|10.10.2014||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Belgium||6-0||Andorra||90||0||0|
|13.10.2014||UEFA EURO||Qualifying round||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1-1||Belgium||90||0||0|
|18.10.2014||Russian Premier League||Krasnodar||2-2||Zenit||18||0||0|
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