Kevin Mirallas

Kevin Mirallas

Belgian

Personal Information

Full Name Kevin Antonio Joel Gislain Mirallas y Castillo
Date of Birth October 5, 1987
Nationality Belgian
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Role Winger

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Kevin Mirallas: A Brief Biography

Kevin Mirallas is a Belgian professional footballer. He was born on 5 October 1987 in Liege, Belgium. He plays for Fiorentina on loan from Everton and for the Belgium national team.


His plays primarily as a winger.


Background


Mirallas started playing for Standard Liege in 1999 at the age of 12. He played for them upto 2004 where his football improved.


He was then transferred to Lille OSC in 2004-05. Mirallas participated in the UEFA Cup the same year.


He was then transferred to AS Saint-Etienne after his 4-year stint with the Lille OSC in 2008. He earned a whopping €4 million as transfer fee. He did not disappoint and scored against Lyon FC on debut.


Debut


Mirallas made his international debut on 22 August 2007 against Serbia. He scored his first international goal in the 30th minute. He was substituted in the 67th minute. Belgium went on to win the match 3-2.


Before making his debut for the senior side, he had played for Belgium U17, U19 and U21.


He has played 59 matches for Belgium and scored 10 goals. He has 4 assists to his name.


Rise to glory


Mirallas earned a lot of fame during his stint with Olympiacos FC. He played for Olympiacos for only 2 years and became the club’s top goal scorer each time. He scored 14 goals in 2010 and 20 goals the following year. He was the second highest goal scored of 2010.


Club career


He played from 2004-08 for Lille OSC and made 74 appearances for them. He scored 10 goals in that period. He played for Saint Etienne from 2008-10. He scored 3 goals for them in 53 appearances.


He had his most successful stint with the Olympiacos FC from 2010-12. In only 52 appearances for them in 2 years, Kevin scored 34 goals.


He then made his move to Everton FC In 151 appearances, he managed to score 29 goals. But his connection with Olympiacos remains strong as he is loaned out from Everton to play for Olympiacos in 2018.


Records


Mirallas was awarded the Superleague Greece Top Scorer and Superleague Greece Player of the Season awards in 2011-12.

He won the Premier League Goal of the Month award in May 2013 for his goal against West Ham United.

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