Wout Faes

Wout Faes




Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 03/04/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Belgium

Height: 185cm

Youth career: Lierse SK, RSC Anderlecht (since 2012)

Current club: RSC Anderlecht

Squad number: —

Current national team: Belgium U-17

Position: central defender, right-back

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Future Cup 2015, 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Sergio Ramos



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– leadership Untitled

– strength Untitled

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Style of play:

– complete and consistent defender

– likes to tackle

– likes to hold up the ball and patrticipate in build-up play

– last-ditch tackles specialist

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– good ball-winner and man-marker

– reads the game and assess situations very well

– fearless and good at timing tackles

– impeccable work rate and exemplary mental strength

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-2-3-1.






Future Cup 2015 winner with Anderlecht.

Belgium U-17 championship winner with Anderlecht.


League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Wout Faes, despite being just 17, became famous online due to his similar appearance to Davis Luiz. He comes from Anderlecht youth team, which is currently one of the best in Europe. In 14/15 season, he was one of the youngest players at RSCA U-19, who got to Final Four UEFA Youth League in style, but got knockedout by the eventual champions in the semifinals, Shakhtar Donetsk. He captained Belgium at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where young “Red Devils” lost a penalty shootout to a very strong France outfit. Wout played for the senior Anderlecht side in friendlies and might soon follow in Vincent Kompany or Anthony Vanden Borre’s footsteps and join the senior team permanently.



“It’s a dream for me to get into the first team and maybe then go higher, ideally to the Bundesliga or the Premier League. That’s my biggest dream, but step by step I have to build my career and first of all get into Anderlecht’s senior side. Those leagues would suit my playing style and I like them a lot.”

(Wout Faes)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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