|Full name||Tom Soetaers|
|Date of birth||21 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Tienen, Belgium|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden (Head coach)|
|2011–2012||Olympia SC Wijgmaal|
|2017||Olympia SC Wijgmaal|
|* 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. He is currently in charge of SC Hoegaarden-Outgaarden.
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.
Currently Soetaers is working for the TV channel 2Be.
- "Tom Soetaers" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- Hoegaarden: Tom Soetaers is nieuwe trainer SC Out-Hoegaarden‚ nieuwsblad.be, 30 January 2018
- Tom Soetaers at National-Football-Teams.com
- Belgium stats at Belgian FA
- Tom Soetaers at Footballdatabase
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