Tom Soetaers

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Tom Soetaers
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Personal information
Full name Tom Soetaers
Date of birth (1980-07-21) 21 July 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Tienen, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Anderlecht 6 (0)
2000–2004 Roda JC 98 (23)
2004–2005 Ajax 17 (4)
2005–2009 Genk 99 (19)
2009 KV Kortrijk 8 (0)
2010–2011 KV Mechelen 17 (3)
2011–2012 Olympia SC Wijgmaal
2015–2016 SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden
National team
1997–1998 Belgium U18 13 (6)
1998–1999 Belgium U19 9 (4)
2000–2002 Belgium U21 18 (3)
2002–2005 Belgium 8 (1)
Teams managed
2016–2017 SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden
2017 Olympia SC Wijgmaal
2018– SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tom Soetaers (born 21 July 1980) is a Belgian former footballer who played as a midfielder and current football coach, mostly being deployed as a left-winger.[1] He is currently in charge of SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden.[2]

Club career[edit]

Soetaers began his career at Belgian side Anderlecht where he made just seven appearances for the first team before moving to the Netherlands to play for Roda JC. He spent three years at Roda becoming a big part of their team and was signed by league rivals AFC Ajax. However Soetaers failed to ever really establish himself at the club and after just over a year he returned to his home country with K.R.C. Genk.

On his return to Belgium Soetaers managed to rediscover the form he showed at Roda JC and helped the side to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for two seasons. He also won the Belgian Cup in 2008-09 with K.R.C. Genk, beating K.V. Mechelen in the final. On 21 June 2009, Soetaers signed a two-year contract with K.V. Kortrijk, but after only 6 months he went to KV Mechelen, in a transfer deal that included Giuseppe Rossini who went the other way.

Soetaers currently has eight caps for Belgium winning his first in 2003 in a match against Poland.

Currently Soetaers is working for the TV channel 2Be.


  1. ^ "Tom Soetaers" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  2. ^ Hoegaarden: Tom Soetaers is nieuwe trainer SC Out-Hoegaarden‚, 30 January 2018

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