The Belgian soccer player in the English professional league (EPL) Simon Mignolet exercises his trade for FC Liverpool as a goalkeeper. He began his international career in 2003 and his senior national team career in 2006 and is part of the Belgian gold team that finished third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, having played for the country at all levels prior to the tournament. His path in the world of football has been eventful so far; here is a little foretaste.
Simon Mignolet’s Biography
The Belgian plug was born on March 6, 1988, in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, as Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet. Together with his brother Wouter Mignolet, he was raised by his father Stefan Mignolet, who raised the boys all by himself. There was no concrete information about his mother or why she is no longer in their lives.
During his childhood, Minolet learned to play football with the help of his father, who taught him how to become a goalkeeper. Nevertheless, he had time for his education and attended the Catholic University of Leuven, where he obtained a degree in political science. He also speaks English, French, Dutch, and German.
His journey into the world of football began in his native Belgium near Sint-Truiden in 2004, where he spent his youth career until 2006 when he joined the senior national team of the club. In 2010 he signed with Sunderland, although there were many different clubs fighting hard for his signature. Three years later and with 90 games in his account, he moved on to the next team and signed with Liverpool FC, where he has remained as a second-choice goalkeeper. He owes his move to Liverpool to his great performance during his time with Sunderland.
Simon Mignolet’s greatest achievements are the successes of his country, for which, as mentioned above, he has worked at all levels. In 2003 he was called up to play for the Belgian U-16 team and the following year he wore the Belgian colors for the U-17, then the U-18, and then the U-19 teams in 2005 and 2006. When he was called up for the Red Devils in 2011, he had already played for the U-20 and U-21 teams.
In the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Simon Mignolet received the call to represent the country after first representing the Red Devils in the qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as second-choice goalkeeper after Thibaut Courtois. Although he was not allowed to wear the gloves for his country in the tournament, the country beat England to win the bronze medal.
Looking at his performances as a goalkeeper so far, Simon Mignolet won the second Belgian league in 2009 and was named Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year 2010. With Sunderland, he was Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013, while with Liverpool he was UEFA Europa League runner-up in 2016 and UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2008.
There are a number of football players who have been with a single woman since childhood – one of them is Simon Mignolet, who was always with his girlfriend at the time, Jasmine Claes. The two have been together for almost eternity, and when it was time for him to leave Belgium and play football abroad, he wanted her to come along, but she had to stay behind to finish her law studies. She also has a Master’s degree in law and is currently working as a lawyer.
In 2015 Simon decided to make Jasmine Claes his wife by walking down the aisle in a ceremony in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. To the delight of many, the Liverpool shot-putter had his pages dressed in the jerseys of his childhood club, St-Truiden, for the ceremony.
The lovebirds now living in Liverpool will not yet have children at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season.
Weight, Height, and Body Measurements
Soccer is not the sport that needs the biggest players like basketball; or even the best built, but if you want to become a goalkeeper, a good height is something that will be of great advantage to you. This is something that the Belgian goalkeeper has. Apart from his height, he also has an athletic figure.
Apart from that, the former goalkeeper of Sunderland has a good height of 6 feet 4 inches while his weight is 87 kg. However, his overall body measurements are not intended, but he is definitely a man with good body measurements as far as the eye can see.