Stef Peeters

Stef Peeters (born 9 February 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Belgian Pro League club Eupen. He formerly played for Genk, Sparta Rotterdam, MVV, Sint-Truiden and Cercle Brugge.

Stef Peeters
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Peeters in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eupen
Number 8
Youth career
1998–1999 Sporting Nevok Gruitrode
1999–2011 Genk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Genk 5 (0)
2013–2014Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 27 (2)
2014–2015MVV (loan) 33 (7)
2015–2016 MVV 35 (10)
2016–2017 Sint-Truiden 37 (5)
2017–2019 Caen 27 (0)
2019Zulte Waregem (loan) 14 (1)
2019–2020 Cercle Brugge 24 (6)
2020– Eupen 82 (9)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:48, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

CareerEdit

GenkEdit

Born in Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Peeters is a Genk youth exponent,[2] joining them from childhood club Sporting Nevok Gruitrode as a seven-year-old.[3] He made his professional debut for Genk under head coach Mario Been on 19 November 2011, replacing Dániel Tőzsér in the 83rd minute of a 3–0 league win over Westerlo.[4] He signed his first contract three days later, on 22 November, keeping him at Genk until 2013.[5]

On 1 January 2013, Peeters was sent on a one-and-a-half-season loan to Sparta Rotterdam, after extending his contract with Genk until 2015.[6] He made his debut for Sparta as a starter on 3 February 2013 in a 1–0 victory against Cambuur in the Eerste Divisie.[7] Peeters scored his first professional goal exactly one year later, on 3 February 2014, opening the score in Sparta's 2–1 away win over Jong PSV.[8]

MVVEdit

Ahead of the 2014–15 season, Peeters was sent on loan to Eerste Divisie club MVV alongside fellow Genk players Jordy Croux, Willem Ofori-Appiah and Alessio Alessandro as part of the two clubs' cooperation agreement.[9] He made his debut for the club on 8 August 2014 in a 5–0 loss away to Almere City in a game where MVV started seven Belgians.[10] On 25 August he scored his first goal for MVV on a penalty-kick in an away win over Jong Twente.[11]

Peeters signed a permanent deal with MVV on 23 June 2015, a one-year contract with an option for an additional season.[12]

Sint-TruidenEdit

In summer 2016, Peeters joined Belgian Pro League side Sint-Truiden from MVV on a two-year deal.[2] During the 2016–17 season he amassed 13 assists and five goals in 39 matches.[2]

CaenEdit

On 22 June 2017, French Ligue 1 Caen announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Peeters on a three-year contract,[2] for a reported fee of €1.5 million.[13]

He made his debut for Caen on 5 August 2017, the opening matchday of the 2017–18 season, replacing Durel Avounou in the 70th minute of a 1–0 away loss to Montpellier.[14] He would mostly remain a substitute during the first half of the season, only making his first league start on 20 December, playing 71 minutes before being subbed off in a 3–1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.[15] In the second half of the season he became a starter for the club, finishing with a total of 25 appearances for Caen, who managed to avoid relegation.[16]

EupenEdit

On 7 July 2020, Peeters moved to Eupen.[17] On 10 August, he made his debut for the club in a league game against Oud-Heverlee Leuven.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stef Peeters". AS Eupen (in German). Archived from the original on 6 December 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d "Stef Peeters ruilt STVV voor Caen". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "SHOT sprak met ... Stef Peeters". Cercle Brugge (in Dutch). 26 January 2020. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  4. ^ Smeets, Rudi (21 November 2011). "Opgemerkt debuut van Stef Peeters bij KRC Genk". Het Nieuwsblad (in Flemish). Archived from the original on 19 January 2023. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Jeugdexponent Peeters krijgt contract bij Genk". FCUpdate.nl (in Dutch). 22 November 2011. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  6. ^ Eeckhaut, Dimitri (3 January 2013). "Stef Peeters ruilt Racing Genk voor Sparta Rotterdam". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Flemish). Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Sparta Rotterdam vs. Cambuur – 3 February 2013". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Eerste zege Sparta onder Kruys". Trouw (in Dutch). 4 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Samenwerking KRC Genk en MVV officieel bekrachtigd". MVV (in Dutch). 21 August 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Zware domper MVV bij seizoenstart in Almere (5–0)". MVV (in Dutch). 11 August 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Jong FC Twente verliest van MVV". RTV Oost (in Dutch). 25 August 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  12. ^ "MVV Maastricht legt 'regisseur' Stef Peeters definitief vast". MVV (in Dutch). 23 June 2015. Archived from the original on 19 January 2023. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  13. ^ "Le Belge Stef Peeters (Saint-Trond) signe à Caen". L'Équipe (in French). 22 June 2017. Archived from the original on 18 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  14. ^ "Montpellier / SM Caen (1 / 0)". Ligue 1. Archived from the original on 19 January 2023. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  15. ^ "PSG vs. Caen – 20 December 2017". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  16. ^ "S. Peeters: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  17. ^ "KAS Eupen verpflichtet Stef Peeters". KAS Eupen (in German). 7 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ "OH Leuven vs. AS Eupen – 10 August 2020". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 29 June 2021.

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