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Johan Walem

Johan Walem
Personal information
Full name Johan Walem
Date of birth (1972-02-01) 1 February 1972
Place of birth Soignies, Belgium
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1986 Molenbeek
1986–1991 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 Anderlecht 180 (17)
1997–1999 Udinese 32 (5)
1999–2000 Parma 24 (0)
2000–2001 Udinese 14 (0)
2001–2003 Standard Liège 59 (4)
2003–2004 Torino 21 (2)
2004–2005 Catania 14 (0)
National team
1991–2002 Belgium 36 (2)
Teams managed
2012– Belgium U-21

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Johan Walem (born 1 February 1972, in Soignies, Belgium) is a former football midfielder who works as head coach of the Belgium national under-21 football team. He was considered one of the best Belgian midfielders of his generation, but gained only a few caps (36) for the national team, scoring two goals.

His former clubs are Molenbeek (as a youngster), Anderlecht, Udinese, Parma (on loan), Standard Liège, Torino and Catania. At Udinese, he was nicknamed Il Geometra (The Geometer) as he was very precise in his passes. His partnership with German striker Oliver Bierhoff was also praised at that time. After he retired he has worked as TV consultant for Belgacom TV and as youth-coach at Udinese Calcio. Walem took over the job as head coach of the Belgium national under-21 football team after the 2011-12 season.


  • Honours 1
    • Club honours 1.1
    • Individual honour 1.2
  • References 2


Club honours

Individual honour

  • Belgium Young Professional Player of the Year - 1992


  • (French) L'équipe website
  • (Dutch) Voetbal international website

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