Thomas Foket

Thomas Foket

Belgian

Personal Information

Full Name Thomas Foket
Date of Birth September 25, 1994
Nationality Belgian
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Role Right-back, right midfielder

Thomas Foket: A Brief Biography

Thomas Foket is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder and was born on 25 September 1994 in Brussels, Belgium. He is a versatile player who is flexible in his positions in the midfield.


Background


Foket started his football journey with the youth system of the fourth division team Dilbeek Sport in 2010. He made it to the Belgium U18 team and made his debut on 21 February 2012 and scored one goal in two appearances for the team.


On 6 August 2012, he made his debut for the Belgium U19 team. He scored 2 goals in 12 appearances he made for the U19 team. At the end of the 2011-12 season, many first division clubs including RSC Anderlecht and Club Brugge KV wanted to sign him but he chose K.A.A. Gent.


The signing with Gent enabled him to continue his soccer training without hampering his studies. He made his debut for Gent against FC Diffferdange 03 in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.


He improvised and adapted impressively at the higher level which resulted in Gent extending his contract till 2016.


He made his debut for the Belgium U21 team on 5 September 2014 against Cyprus U21 in the UEFA Euro U21 Championship qualification which Belgium won by 0-6.


Debut


Foket made 11 appearances for the Belgium U21 team before he was received his call up to the senior team. He made his international debut for Belgium on 9 November 2016 against Netherlands which ended in a 1-1 tie.


He appeared for the team again in a friendly against Russia on 28 March 2017 which ended in a 3-3 tie.


Club Career


After the extension of his contract, Foket proved to be a great asset maturing into an effective player as he impressed everyone with his performances in the midfield.


In the 2013-14 season, he was loaned to KV Oostende and made 29 appearances for Oostende while scoring one goal in the Belgium Cup and assisting thrice in the Jupiler Pro league.


He went back to Gent in the next season as Gent became the Belgian Champion. He has made a total of 170 appearances for Gent while scoring 3 goals and providing 13 assists.

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