Youri Tielemans is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays for AS Monaco and the Belgian National Team. He was born on 7th May, 1997 in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium. He plays as a central midfielder.
He started his youth career at the age of five, with Anderlecht in 2002. He spent his entire youth career at Anderlecht.
He got a professional contract from Anderlecht at the young age of 16 to represent the club. He represented the Belgium U15, Belgium U16 before going on to represent the Belgium U21 team in the 2012-2013 season.
He made his professional debut at an age of 16 representing Anderlecht in the opening match of Belgian Pro League against Lokeren as he replaced injured Sacha Kljestan.
He made his international debut for Belgium on 9th of November, 2016, as he replaced Steven Defour in the 82nd minute of the friendly match against Netherlands, a game which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Rise to glory
He was one of the brightest young prospects in the world football. He became the youngest Belgian footballer to play in the UEFA Champions League.
Starting his career at Anderlecht, he continued his good performances with tackles and interceptions along with scoring plenty goals.
He was a part of the Anderlecht team that won the league title twice. In the year 2017, he was named the Belgian footballer of the year.
He started his career with Anderlecht in the year 2013 scoring 35 goals in 185 appearances. He later moved to Monaco in the Ligue 1 and made 21 appearances in the 2017-18 season.