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Johan Walem
Belgian footballer

Johan Walem

Johan Walem
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Intro Belgian footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Belgium
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 February 1972, Soignies
Age 51 years
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Johan Walem (born 1 February 1972, in Soignies, Belgium) is a Belgian football manager and former player, who currently manages the Belgium national under-21 football team; he previously worked as head coach of the Kortrijk. Walem was considered one of the best Belgian midfielders of his generation, but gained only a few caps (36) for the national team, scoring two goals.


His former clubs are Molenbeek (as a youngster), Anderlecht, Udinese, Parma (on loan), Standard Liège, Torino and Catania. At Udinese, he was nicknamed Il Geometra (The Geometer) as he was very precise in his passes. His partnership with German striker Oliver Bierhoff was also praised at that time. After he retired he has worked as TV consultant for Belgacom TV and as youth-coach at Udinese Calcio. Walem took over the job as head coach of the Belgium national under-21 football team after the 2011–12 season.


Club honours

  • Jupiler League: 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Belgian Cup: 1994

Individual honour

  • Belgian Young Professional Player of the Year: 1992

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