Mousa Dembélé is an attack-minded, skilful and dynamic midfielder who joined Spurs in the summer of 2012. He has been noted as an excellent box-to-box player, who in recent years has become a regular and influential player for Tottenham Hotspur.
Mousa Dembélé was born in Wilrijk, and began his professional career with the Belgian side Beerschot. After debuting in 2004, Dembélé made 23 appearances before moving to the Netherlands and to the Dutch club of Willem II, despite interest from Dutch league giants Ajax. A year later, Dembélé had attracted the interest of Louis van Gaal and signed for AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2006. This is really where Mousa found European recognition, having enjoyed four seasons and one league title with AZ.
It was Fulham that introduced Mousa to the Premier League, where he made 74 appearances and scored 7 goals for them in all competitions. Mousa Dembélé found an instant home at White Hart Lane following his transfer in 2012, and scored on his debut against Norwich. His influence grew strong, especially during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns where Spurs finished 3rd and 2nd respectively.
Mousa has been capped 65 times for Belgium after making his debut in 2006 against Slovakia. He represented Belgium in the 2008 Olympics, as well as in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Euros.
|Full Name||Moussa Sidi Yaya Dembélé|
|Date of Birth||16th July 1987|
|Place of Birth||Wilrijk, Belgium|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|2010 – 2013||Fulham – 62 League apps (5 goals), 6 Domestic Cup apps (2 goals), 7 European apps|
|2006 – 2010||AZ Alkmaar – 118 League apps (24 goals), 10 Domestic Cup apps (8 goals), 24 European apps (5 goals)|
|2005 – 2006||Willem II – 33 League apps (9 goals), 1 Domestic Cup app, 2 European apps|
|2003 – 2005||20 League apps (1 goal), 3 Domestic Cup apps (1 goal)|
|National Team||Belgium – 80 appearances (5 goals)|
|Domestic Cup Appearances||22|
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