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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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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/04/2014 09:29 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium2-1SlovakiaSlovakia6200
17.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar1-2ZenitZenit9000
21.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueRubinRubin2-1ZenitZenit4500
26.07.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1KubanKuban9000
30.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundNordsjællandNordsjælland0-1ZenitZenit9000
03.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueVolgaVolga1-3ZenitZenit9000
07.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundZenitZenit5-0NordsjællandNordsjælland9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium0-0FranceFrance1300
17.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-0AnjiAnji9000
20.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPaços FerreiraPaços Ferreira1-4ZenitZenit9000
24.08.2013Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-1ZenitZenit9000
28.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsZenitZenit4-2Paços FerreiraPaços Ferreira9000
01.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland0-2BelgiumBelgium7700
22.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueRostovRostov0-4ZenitZenit9000
25.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueKrylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov1-4ZenitZenit9000
28.09.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva9000
06.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueTomTom0-3ZenitZenit4500
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium9000
18.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva9000
26.10.2013Russian Premier LeagueUralUral1-2ZenitZenit9000
02.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit1-1AmkarAmkar9000
10.11.2013Russian Premier LeagueSpartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva4-2ZenitZenit4100
01.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueTerekTerek1-1ZenitZenit4300
06.12.2013Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1UralUral9010
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium2-2Ivory CoastIvory Coast4400
15.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueCSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva1-0ZenitZenit9000
19.03.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16DortmundDortmund1-2ZenitZenit4600
24.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Krylya SovetovKrylya Sovetov9000
29.03.2014Russian Premier LeagueAmkarAmkar1-2ZenitZenit9000
06.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit6-2RubinRubin9000
12.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit4-1KrasnodarKrasnodar9000
19.04.2014Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji1-2ZenitZenit9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicolas Lombaerts
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 20/03/1985 (28)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Zenit ( RUS)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • 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
Zenit311
Total311
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Zenit201
Total201
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Gent80
Total80
Last updated: 20/03/2014 01:05 CET
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