The home country of many great footballers like Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen, Dries Mertens and many more.Football API
At Sportmonks, we cover more than 30 leagues from Belgium. You can access all the leagues you’re interested in, from the professional Jupiler Pro League to the Third Amateur Division. Please take a look at our coverage page for an overview of all the Belgium leagues.
Belgium was the first country from the European mainland to play association football. The Belgium National Team, also known as the Red Devils, faced many challenges.
The Red Devils faced disappointing results in the past. However, they have a “golden generation” from 2010 till 2021 with a lot of quality players. This even resulted in the first number one place in the FIFA World Rankings in 2015. In 2022, Belgium will be the only national team in the World to be in this place without winning a major continental trophy.
Most of the home matches are played in the King Baudouin Stadium. This is the largest stadium in Belgium, with 50,093 seats.
Belgium National Team Logo
Alongside the EURO 2020 kits, the Belgium Football Confederation, KBVB*, unveiled its new logo and brand identity. The main elements were preserved: the Royal Crown, the wreath, and the Belgian tricolor.
Belgium has two main rivals in their neighboring countries: The Netherlands and France. The clash between Belgium and The Netherlands is also known as the Low Countries Derby. After one of these matches, a Dutch reporter noted that Belgium players worked as devils. This led to the team becoming known as the Red Devils.
The matchup versus France is nicknamed le Match Sympathique (the Friendly Match)
Belgium’s top defender Jan Vertonghen, who played the most matches for Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur, is the player with the most caps for the Belgium National Team: 134. He started his national career in 2007 and is still available for the team in 2022. It’s interesting to note that the players in the top three are all still active.
As of 25th January 2021, Romelu Lukaku is the all-time leading goalscorer. The Belgium super striker played for top teams like Internazionale, Manchester United, and Chelsea. Ex-Chelsea player Eden Hazard is in second place.
With Sportmonks’ API, you can keep track of all your favourite Belgium football players and teams. From Kevin de Bruyne in the English Premier League, Dries Mertens in the Italian Serie A, Axel Witsel in the German Bundesliga and Van Aken in the Belgium Pro League.
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