Alexis Saelemaekers

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Alexis Saelemaekers
Personal information
Full name Alexis Jesse Saelemaekers
Date of birth (1999-06-27) 27 June 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Belgium
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 56
Youth career
2012–2018 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2020 Anderlecht 57 (2)
2020Milan (loan) 13 (1)
2020– Milan 68 (3)
National team
2017–2018 Belgium U19 4 (0)
2018–2020 Belgium U21 12 (0)
2020– Belgium 9 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:07, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Alexis Jesse Saelemaekers (born 27 June 1999) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club AC Milan and the Belgium national team. Although he primarily plays in attack, he can also play as a full-back.

Club career[edit]

Anderlecht[edit]

In October 2017, Saelemaekers signed a contract at Anderlecht until 2019. On 16 February 2018, he made his official debut against Sint-Truiden. He was subbed on in the 77th minute. On 8 June 2018, he renewed his contract until 2022.

AC Milan[edit]

On 31 January 2020, AC Milan signed Saelemaekers on loan, with an option to buy.[1] Milan reportedly agreed a €3.5 million fee plus €1 million in bonuses in case of a permanent signing.[2] He made his debut as a substitute for Davide Calabria in a 1–1 draw against Verona on 2 February 2020.[3]

On 1 July 2020, Saelemaekers signed a contract with Milan which would keep him at the club until 30 June 2024.[4] On 18 July, he scored his first goal for the club in a 5–1 home win over Bologna in Serie A.[5]

2020-21:

On first of October 2020, Saelemaekers scored his first goal of the season against Rio Ave in qualification match for Europa league. [6] His next goal came on 26 October against Roma in 3-3 draw,[7] his third and last goal of the season was on 20 December against Sassuolo as Milan pulled an away 2-1 win.[8] In total this season, he scored 3 goals and assisted 5. [9]

2021-22:

On 15 October 2021, Saelemaekers extended his contract until 30 June 2026, with a raise in salary.[10]

On 4th of December, he scored his first goal of this season against Salernitana, a powerful left footed shot in eventual 2-0 win.[11] His next goal came in Coppa Italia against Genoa on 13 January 2022, a goal in extra-time as Milan won 3-1.[12]

International career[edit]

Saelemaekers debuted with the Belgium national team in a 1–1 friendly draw with Ivory Coast on 8 October 2020.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 May 2022[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2017–18 Belgian Pro League 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2018–19 30 0 1 0 3[b] 0 34 0
2019–20 16 2 3 0 19 2
Total 57 2 4 0 3 0 64 2
AC Milan (loan) 2019–20 Serie A 13 1 2 0 15 1
AC Milan 2020–21 32 2 1 0 7[b] 1 40 3
2021–22 36 1 4 1 6[c] 0 46 2
Total 81 4 7 1 13 1 101 6
Career total 138 6 11 1 16 1 0 0 165 8
  1. ^ Includes Belgian Cup and Coppa Italia
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League (including qualifying rounds)
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 29 March 2022[15]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Belgium 2020 1 0
2021 6 1
2022 2 0
Total 9 1
Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first. Score column indicates score after each Saelemaekers goal.[15]
List of international goals scored by Alexis Saelemaekers
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2021 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Czech Republic 3–0 3–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

AC Milan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saelemaekers is a new AC Milan player". AC Milan. 31 January 2020. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Milan make Saelemaekers signing". Football Italia. 1 February 2020. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ Colombo, Monica (3 February 2020). "Milan-Verona 1-1: senza Ibrahimovic i rossoneri frenano. L'esordio di Daniel Maldini". Corriere Della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE: ALEXIS SAELEMAEKERS" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Match report AC Milan 5-1 Bologna, Serie A 2019/2020". AC Milan. 18 July 2020. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Rio Ave 2-2 AC MILAN". BBC. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  7. ^ "AC MILAN 3-3 Roma". BBC. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Rafael Leao scores quickest ever Serie A goal to spark AC Milan victory". MARCA. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Alexis Saelemaekers". AS. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Alexis Saelemaekers rinnova il contratto con l'AC Milan: Il comunicato ufficiale".
  11. ^ Fisher, Oliver. "AC MILAN 2-0 Salernitana". sempremilan. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  12. ^ "AC MILAN 3-1 Genoa". BBC. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Belgium vs. Côte d'Ivoire - 8 October 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Alexis Saelemaekers". WorldFootball.net. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Alexis Saelemaekers". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Milan secure 1st Serie A title in 11 years". News18 India. 22 May 2022. Retrieved 22 May 2022.

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