Atletico Madrid announced the signing of midfielder Axel Witsel on Wednesday. The player, who was at Borussia Dortmund, signed for one season.
🇧🇪 ¡@axelwitsel28 is a new rojiblanco player! 🔴⚪
🖊 The Belgian international has signed with our club for one season.
👋 ¡#WelcomeWitsel! 😊
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— Atletico Madrid (@Atleti) July 6, 2022
The Belgian midfielder took his first steps in football at Standard Liège, a Belgian club. His good performance over the periods caught the attention of Benfica, who signed him in the 2011/12 season. Then he went through Zenit, from Russia, and Tianjin Tianhai, from China.
In 2018, he signed a deal with Borussia Dortmund, where he became a key pillar of the German team. In all, for the team, he played 145 games.
In his curriculum, among his achievements are two Belgian Super Cups (2008/09 and 2009/10), League Cup (2011/12), Russian Premier League (2015), German Cup (2020/21) and a Germany (2019/20). In 2008 he was recognized as the best football player in Belgium.