Youri Tielemans Bio, Age, Height, Career, Wife

Quick Facts of Youri Tielemans

Net Worth$15 million
Salary$5 million per year
Height5 ft 10 in
Date of Birth7 May, 1997
ProfessionAthletes

Youri Tielemans is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays for AS Monaco and the Belgian National Team. He is widely famous for his successful career as a central midfielder.

Youri Tielemans’ Bio, Age

He was born on 7th May 1997 in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium. He was born to a Flemish father and a Congolese mother in a mixed family. His father’s name is Abdoulaye Saar Naar Gaad and his mother’s name is Marieme Ba. He grew up with an elder brother and sister of mixed African and German ancestry in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, a Belgian municipality outside of Brussels. He joined Anderlecht Academy at the age of five.

He is 24 years old as of 2021 and was born under the zodiac sign of Tauras. He completed his study until he was 18 years old, juggling academics with professional employment. He holds Belgian nationality and belongs to the black ethnic group. His family was really fond of judo and were interested very less in football. But Youri is the only one who was passionate about football ad he was supported by his parents all along. He has two siblings and very less is known about them.

Youri Tielemans’ Height

Youri is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. He has brown eyes and black hair. He has a well-maintained body and loves to work out but no information is known regarding his body measurement.

Youri Tielemans’ Career

Tielemans began his football career at the age of five when he joined Anderlecht, where he made 185 games and scored 35 goals in four seasons. He is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Leicester City in the Premier League and for the Belgium national team. Tielemans was a member of Belgium’s youth teams before earning his first cap for the national team in November 2016, when he was 19 years old.

Tielemans is an Anderlecht youth product who signed his first professional contract with the club when he was 16 years old. For the first time on July 21, 2013, he was named to the senior squad, however, he was an unused substitute in the 1–0 win over Genk in the 2013 Belgian Super Cup. He made his first-team debut a week later against Lokeren in the Belgian Pro League’s opening round, replacing injured Sacha Kljestan after 25 minutes in a 2–3 home defeat. As a result, he became the league’s fourth-youngest player.

Source: Sports Illustrated

At the age of 16 years, he became the youngest Belgian player to participate in the UEFA Champions League, making his debut against Olympiacos on October 2, 2013. He scored to open a 3–0 triumph over Club Brugge at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on 6 April 2014, a game in which he also assisted Cyriac. He played 29 games for Anderlecht in the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League, making 21 starts. In each of his first two seasons, Tielemans was named Belgian Young Player of the Year.

Anderlecht won the Belgian First Division A in 2016–17, with Tielemans scoring 13 goals in 37 games. He was awarded 2016–17 Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year and received the 2017 Ebony Shoe Award for best player of African descent. He scored five goals in 15 UEFA Europa League appearances in 2016–17, helping his side reach the quarter-finals, and was named to the competition’s Squad of the Season.

Tielemans signed a five-year contract with 2016–17 Ligue 1 champions Monaco on May 24, 2017, for a cost of roughly €25 million. On July 29, he made his competitive debut at the Grand Stade de Tanger in the Trophée des Champions, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 2–1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain and assisting Djibril Sidibé’s first goal. Tielemans made his Ligue 1 debut on August 4th, coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Radamel Falcao in a 3–2 home win over Toulouse. On September 13, he made his UEFA club tournament debut for Monaco in a UEFA Champions League group encounter away to RB Leipzig, where he played the full 90 minutes and scored his first competitive goal for the club by equalizing in a 1–1 draw. After a total of 56 minutes as a substitute in his first four Ligue 1 matches, Tielemans made his first Ligue 1 start and played the full match in a 3–0 home triumph against Strasbourg on September 16. Tielemans was named to France Football’s lists of the biggest flops of the first half of the season, as well as the entire season. He scored his first Ligue 1 goal in his 31st game on 2 September 2018, in a 3–2 home loss to Olympique de Marseille.

Source: Foxes of Leicester

Tielemans joined Premier League team Leicester City on loan until the end of the season on January 31, 2019, in a swap deal with Adrien Silva. Tielemans scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 win over Fulham on March 9th. Tielemans signed a four-year contract with Leicester City on July 8, 2019, for an anticipated value of £32 million. On August 31, he scored in a 3–1 home win over Bournemouth, but he sparked controversy with a high challenge on Callum Wilson that went unpunished despite consultation with the video assistant referee; referees’ chief Mike Riley later ruled that the decision was incorrect and Tielemans should have been sent off. Tielemans scored the sole goal of the 2021 FA Cup Final when he struck a long-range drive against Chelsea in the 63rd minute, securing Leicester’s first-ever FA Cup victory. He was given the honor of being named the match’s man of the match.

Source: Leicester Mercury

Tielemans was called up to the senior Belgium side in June 2015 for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Wales. On November 9, 2016, he made his senior international debut in a 1–1 friendly draw away to the Netherlands, replacing Steven Defour in the 82nd minute. For the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Tielemans was named to manager Roberto Martnez’s 23-man team. He appeared in four matches at the tournament, including the third-place match against England, which he won 2–0. On March 21, 2019, Tielemans scored his first senior goal for Belgium in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Russia. In May 2021, he was called up for the postponed final event.

Belgian Young Professional Footballer of the Year(2013-2015), Belgian Talent of the Year(2014), Ebony Shoe Awards(2017), Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year(2017), UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season(2016-2017) and more awards have been bestowed onto this great football player.

Youri Tielemans’ Wife

He is married to a beautiful lady named Mendy. They welcomed their child, a daughter named Melina who was born on 5th March 2017, and a second daughter named Leana. The couple is living happily with each other, children, family, and friends.

Youri Tielemans’ Net Worth

His estimated net worth is $15 million. Youri Tielemans is a millionaire thanks to his football career. His annual pay is more than $5 million, with sponsorship deals bringing in much more money. Nike Hypervenom Phantom III FG is one of his sources of revenue, and he makes a decent income from it. Youri Tielemans and his family live in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. He also has a number of high-end vehicles, including a Range Rover, a Black Audi, a Mercedes Benz, and so on. Black Audi is one of the most recent additions to his collection. He is a big fan of high-end autos.

Youri Tielemans in Social Media

Youri is very active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 397K followers in his Instagram account, 1 million followers in his Facebook account. He posts photos and videos frequently to keep his fans updated and interact with them.

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