Pieter Gerkens

Pieter Gerkens


Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 13/08/1995 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Bilzen (Belgium)

Height: 1,80m

Club career: KRC Genk

Squad number: 39

Current national team: Belgium U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder 

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500,000 €  

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Owen Hargreaves



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– defensive contribution Untitled1

tactical awareness Untitled1

– ball control Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– teamwork Untitled



Style of play:

– creative holding midfielder

– likes to play short passes

– likes to tackle

– player is very good in combination play


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Jupiler League 2013/2014 (ongoing): 6 matches/1 goal (KRC Genk)



Every year, a lot of young talented players appear in Belgium. Genk can be proud of three its academy graduate in the first team – Siebe Schrijvers, Jordy Croux and Pieter Gerkens. The latter of the three joined the club as a 6-year old in 2001. He made it through all of the youth levels and got his chance in the first team. He made his professional debut for KRC at 28 November 2013 in a UEFA Europa League game against FC Dynamo Kyiv as a 88th minute substitute. On the 1st of December 2013, he made his league debut against Oud-Heverlee Leuven. Three days later he started in the Belgian Cup game against KV Mechelen – after 61 minutes he was replaced by Anthony Limbombe. In recent times, his position in the team became stronger and he is more or less a regular in the first team of Mario Been. He represented Belgium at many youth levels – U-16, U-17 and U-18, while currently being at the U-19 level.



“Pieter has good offensive and defensive skills and reads the game very well.”

(Mario Been – manager of KRC Genk)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.



Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/pieter-gerkens/profil/spieler_183383.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/pieter-gerkens/197630/

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