Dendoncker joined Anderlecht in 2009 and made his professional debut in July 2013, going on to play 171 games for the club and score 11 goals. He won two Belgian Super Cups and a Belgian First Division A title. He made his senior international debut for Belgium in June 2015 and was part of their squad that finished third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, also featuring at UEFA Euro 2020.
Leander Dendonker Bio/ Wiki
|Leander Dendoncker Full Name||Leander Dendoncker|
|Leander Dendoncker Debut Club||August 9, 2018: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.|
2013: R.S.C. Anderlecht
|Debut International||2015: Belgium national football team|
|Leander Dendoncker Jersey Number||#32 (Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.)|
#19 (Belgium national football team)
|Leander Dendoncker Coach/Mentor||Bruno Lage|
|Leander Dendoncker Height||In Centimeter- 188 cm|
In Meter- 1.88 m
In Feet- 6’2”
|Leander Dendoncker Weight||In Kilogram- 67 kg |
In Pound- 148 lbs
|Body Measurement||Chest- 40 Inches|
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date Of Birth||15 April 1995|
|Leander Dendoncker Age (2022)||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Passendale, Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Aries|
|Home town||Passendale, Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Leander Dendoncker Girlfriend||Niki|
|Leander Dendoncker Parents||Father– Dirk Dendoncker|
Mother– Katrien Dendoncker
|Sibling||Brother(s)– Lars DendonckerAndres Dendoncker|
|Leander Dendoncker Hobbies||Watching Movies, Horse Riding|
|Leander Dendoncker Food||Italian Food|
|Leander Dendoncker Net Worth (2022)||8 Million Euro|
|Annual Salary||2.3 Million Euro|
Leander Dendoncker Background
Dendoncker was born in Passendale, West Flanders to pig farming parents. He is the middle of three footballing sons: in October 2020, his elder brother Andres was playing for Roeselare and his younger brother Lars had signed for Brighton and Hove Albion.
Dendoncker grew up in the West Flanders Passendale and moved to KSV Roeselare’s youth club in 2001.
After a couple of seasons, he moved to Roeselare in 2003 and spent 6 years there. The midfielder played was monitored by RSC Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Liege and KRC Genk and he chose Anderlecht.
Dendoncker impressed the Belgium national team and was drafted into the Belgium under-16 in 2010 season.
Leander Dendoncker Debut
The youth player was allowed to participate during the winter break of the 2012/13 season on stage with the team of trainer John van den Brom. In the 2013 season, he made his debut for Belgium National Cup.
On 21st July 2013, he made his official debut at the age of eighteen-year-old. Dendoncker made his official debut in the Supercup against KRC Genk. He came in as a substitute for Dennis Praet in the 81st minute and went on to win the match 1-0.
He played his first international match for the “Red Devils” against France on 7th June 2015 in the 85th minute.
Rise to glory
On 1st August 2014, he made his competitive debut for the Purple & White against KV Oostende again coming in as a substitute coming in for Aleksandar Mitrović.
He made 30 appearances in the 2014-15 season finding the back of the net on 2 occasions.
In the 2016/17 season, Dendonker played all league matches for RSC Anderlecht. He won both the Belgium Super Cup and Belgium Super League.
He also played at the European level for the club and scored a goal at home against Manchester United in the 86th minute to give his team a 1-1 draw.
He was playing in the RSC Anderlecht youth setup since 2009 and was called to the first team after 4 years by Besnik Hasi. Club Brugge tried to get him to West Flanders. Dendoncker did not accept the offer and extended his contract until 2016.
On 9 August 2018, Dendoncker moved to newly promoted English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on an initial season-long loan with an obligation on Wolves to make the player a permanent Wolves signing in summer 2019.
He made his debut on 28 August in the second round of the EFL Cup away to Sheffield Wednesday (2–0 victory), with coach Nuno Espírito Santo making nine changes from the previous game. In late September, The Football Association rejected the obligatory purchase clause in Dendoncker’s Wolves contract and made his deal permanent for €15 million.
He finally made a league appearance on 5 December in a 2–1 win against Chelsea, playing the final nine minutes in place of goalscorer Raúl Jiménez, and scored his first Premier League goal on his sixth appearance in the competition, in a 1–3 win at Everton on 2 February 2019.
On 14 December 2020, it was announced by Wolverhampton Wanderers that Dendoncker had extended his contract with the club until 2023, with an option of a further twelve months available to the club.
Dendoncker made his 100th competitive appearance for Wolves in an F.A. Cup 4th Round tie away to non-league Chorley on 22 January 2021, a game Wolves won 1–0. He scored his first goal of the 2020–21 season in a home league game against West Ham United on 5 April 2021.
Dendoncker scored his first goal in the 2021–22 Premier League season in 2–0 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on 13 February 2022.
Dendoncker and his Anderlecht teammate Youri Tielemans were first called up for the Belgium national team on 22 May 2015.
On 7 June, he made his debut in a friendly match away to France. He replaced Jason Denayer at the end of the game in which France won 4–3.
According to manager Roberto Martinez, Dendoncker was named to Belgium’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on 4 June 2018.
Having already advanced to the last 16 of the World Cup, he made his tournament debut on 29 June by winning 1–0 against England at the Kaliningrad Stadium, with both teams using unfamiliar teams.
Leander Dendoncker FIFA 22 Ratings is 77 with a Potential Rating of 80 (+3 Growth). He has a High Attacking Work Rate and High Defensive Work Rate, while below are his FIFA 22 attributes.
Facts About Leander Dendoncker
- Dendoncker grew up in the West Flanders Passendale area and moved to KSV Roeselare’s youth club in 2001.
- In 2003, after a couple of seasons, he moved to Roeselare and spent the next 6 years there.
- In this particular case, the midfielder was monitored by RSC Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Liege and KRC Genk, but he chose Anderlecht.
- In the 2010 season, Dendoncker impressed the Belgium national team and was drafted into the Belgium under-16 team.
- A youth player had the opportunity to participate on stage with the team of trainer John van den Brom during the winter break of the 2012/13 season.
- During the 2013 season, he made his debut in the Belgium National Cup.
- It was on the 21st of July 2013 that he made his official debut as an eighteen-year-old.
- In the Supercup match against KRC Genk, Dendoncker made his official debut in the first game of the season. It is worth mentioning that he came on as a substitute for Dennis Praet in the 81st minute, and he was able to win the match 1-0.
- In the 85th minute of his debut for the “Red Devils” against France on 7th June 2015, he made his international debut for the “Red Devils”.
- He made his competitive debut for the Purple & White on the 1st August 2014 against KV Oostende again coming in as a substitute coming in for Aleksandar Mitrović.
- As a result of his efforts, he found the back of the net on two occasions in the 2014-15 season.
- In the 2016/17 season, Dendonker played all league matches for RSC Anderlecht. He won both the Belgium Super Cup and Belgium Super League.
- He also played at the European level for the club and scored a goal at home against Manchester United in the 86th minute to give his team a 1-1 draw.
- He was playing in the RSC Anderlecht youth setup since 2009 and was called to the first team after 4 years by Besnik Hasi.
- Club Brugge tried to get him to West Flanders. Dendoncker did not accept the offer and extended his contract until 2016.