Hailing from Sint-Truiden, Belgium, Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet was born on 6th March 1988. Simon is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.
From under-16 upwards, Mignolet has represented the Belgium national team at every level.
In 2004, Mignolet first joined his local football team, Belgian Second Division side Sint-Truiden, eventually rising through their youth system to become their first-choice goalkeeper in 2006 at age 18 after the departure of Dusan Belic, making 100 senior league appearances and scoring a goal.
In 2009, he made 29 appearances and scored a penalty in the league, as he helped Sint-Truiden to win the Belgian Second Division, and was named Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year the following year after he helped Sint-Truiden avoid relegation.
Mignolet started his career with Belgian Second Division side Sint-Truiden in 2004, and spent six years with the club,
He moved to Premier League side Sunderland in June 2010 for £2 million, spending three years with them and making 101 appearances across all competitions before moving to Liverpool in June 2013 for £9 million.
On September 1st 2010, Mignolet earned his first call up to the Belgian senior squad after a good run of form for Sunderland and after few months, he made his full international debut in a 2–0 victory over Austria in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match.
He remained in the starting line-up for some time but following the match against England during the 2011–12 season, he did not play an international match for four months, with Thibaut Courtois being preferred instead and Mignolet served as back-up goalkeeper.
On 17th June 2010, Mignolet signed a five-year contract with English Premier League club Sunderland in a deal worth £2 million after being invited for a training ground tour. Mignolet made his Sunderland debut couple of months later in a 2–2 draw against Birmingham City and was named man of the match for his performance.
Mignolet cemented his position as first-choice goalkeeper and played every single match of Sunderland’s season in 2011, keeping a large number of clean sheets and producing several man of the match performances.
On 25th June 2013, Mignolet signed with Liverpool for a reported fee of £9 million on a five-year contract as he was one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Rise to Glory
Simon Mignolet started his career on a high note and with several clean sheets, he impressed everyone with his goalkeeping skills and was praised by professionals.
Simon has represented the Belgium national team at every level and being one of the most experienced players, he took the job in his hands and helped his team by saving goals.
In the year 2011, Mignolet was injured during a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, suffering a broken nose following a collision and had to be out of action for some time.
Simon Mignolet was honoured with Belgian Goalkeeper of the year in 2009-10 season and Sutherland Player of the year in 2013.
In 2014-15 season, Mignolet was honoured with Liverpool Player of the Season which was awarded by former players.