Olivier Deschacht

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BelgianBorn Olivier Deschacht

Belgian professional footballer

Born on February 16, 1981 in Gent , Belgium (40 years)

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Olivier Deschacht (born 16 February 1981) is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a left-back or centre-back.


Early career
At the age of 7, Deschacht began playing for S.K. Begonia Lochristi before he moved to K.A.A. Gent in 1991. He then spent two years (1995–1997) at K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen.

In 1997 he signed for R.S.C. Anderlecht to play in their academy. He made his first team debut on 18 December 2001 under the coaching of Aimé Anthuenis.
For the 2007 season, Deschacht was awarded the captain's armband replacing teammate Bart Goor during Goor's injuries. After Goor's move to Germinal Beerschot, he was awarded captaincy full-time in 2008.

In August 2018, free agent Deschacht joined Lokeren on a season-long contract, returning to his former youth club.

In April 2021, Deschacht announced that he would retire at the end of the 2020–21 season.

Career statistics




Belgian First Division (7): 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17
Belgian Cup: 2007–08
Belgian Super Cup (6): 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014


External links
Olivier Deschacht at National-Football-Teams.com
Olivier Deschacht at Soccerway
Belgium stats at Belgian FA
Olivier Deschacht at FootballDatabase.eu

Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0


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