Axel Witsel is a physically imposing center midfielder who has been a key part of the Belgian national team since making his debut in 2008. He made a high profile move to Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2012.
BELGIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Witsel has registered over 45 caps since his international debut and he started all 10 of Belgium's World Cup qualifiers in this cycle.
Witsel started his career with Standard Liege, making almost 150 appearances with the club before leaving for Benfica. He spent just one season in Portugal before joining Zenit.