Youri Tielemans Biography, Career, Family, Spouse and Net Worth

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 Who is Youri Tielemans?

Youri Marion A. Tielemans is a popular Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City and the Belgium national team.

He started his career at Anderlecht, where he made 185 official appearances and scored 35 goals across 4 seasons. Tielemans then won the league title twice and in 2017 was chosen as the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year. He is the youngest Belgian to play in the UEFA Champions League, making his debut in the competition at the age of 16 years and 148 days. Following 2 years at Monaco in Ligue 1, Tielemans joined Leicester in 2019, originally on loan and then for an estimated fee of £32 million. Youri then scored the only goal of the 2021 FA Cup Final. He represented Belgium at various youth levels prior to gaining his first cap for the national team in November 2016, at the age of 19. Tielemans was part of the team that came 3rd at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and also featured at UEFA Euro 2020.

Youri Tielemans Career

Club career


Youri is a youth product of Anderlecht and signed his first professional deal with the club at the age of 16. He was included in the senior team for the first time on July 21, 2013, remaining an unused substitute in the 1-0 victory against Genk in the 2013 Belgian Super Cup. After a week, he made his first-team debut in the opening round of the Belgian Pro League season, against Lokeren, taking the place of injured Sacha Kljestan following 25 minutes of a 2-3 home loss. This made Youri the 4th-youngest player in the league’s history. On October 2, 2013, Tielemans became the youngest Belgian player to play in the UEFA Champions League, starting in a match against Olympiacos at the age of 16 years and 148 days.

Tielemans played 29 games-of which 21 starts- as Anderlecht won the 2013-14 Belgian Pro League, scoring to open a 3-0 victory over Club Brugge at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on April 6, 2014, a game in which he also assisted Cyriac. He earned the Belgian Young Player of the Year award in each of his first two seasons. Youri then scored 13 times in 37 Belgian First Division A matches as Anderlecht won the 2016-17 Belgian First Division A. He received the 2017 Ebony Shoe Award for best player of African origin. He was also named 2016-17 Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year. Tielemans scored 5 goals in 15 2016-17 UEFA Europa League matches, with his club reaching the quarter-finals and being picked in its squad of the season.


Youri joined 2016-17 Ligue 1 champions Monaco on a five-year contract for a fee of around £25 million, on May 24, 2017. He then made his competitive debut on July 29, in the Trophee des Champions at the Grand Stade de Tanger, playing the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 defeat to PSG, and assisting Djibril Sidibe’s opening goal. Tielemans made his Ligue 1 debut in the 3-2 home victory against Toulouse, coming on as a substitute for Radamel Falcao in the 87th minute on August 4. He then made his UEFA club competition debut for Monaco in the UEFA Champions League group match away to RB Leipzig on September 13.

Tielemans played the entire 90 minutes and registered his first competitive goal for Monaco by equalizing in a 1-1 draw. On September 16, he made his first Ligue 1 start and played the full match in the 3-0 home victory against Strasbough, following having played a total of 56 minutes as a substitute in his first four Ligue 1 matches. France Football named him on their list of the biggest flops of the first half of the season and the season overall. Tielemans then scored his first Ligue 1 goal in his 31st game in a 3-2 home loss to Olympique de Marseille on September 2, 2018.

A photo of Youri Tielemans
A photo of Youri Tielemans

How old is Youri Tielemans?

Youri Marion A. Tielemans is currently aged 25, having been born on May 7, 1997, in Sint-Peters-Leeuw, Belgium. He shares his birthday with famous people including Amy Heckerling, Alicia Silverstone, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Alexander Ludwig, Kevin Ownes, Owen Hart, Alex Smith, Tyler Johnson, Earl Thomas, and Aidy Bryant, among others.

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Who are Youri Tielemans’ parents?

Youri Marion A. Tielemans was born in Sint-Peters-Leeuw, Flemish Brabant, to a Flemish father and a Congolese mother. He has not shared with the media any information about his parents and family and has kept it a secret.

Does Youri Tielemans have siblings?

Tielemans has not shared information about his family with the media, and it is unclear if he has any siblings.

Youri Tielemans Education

Tielemans studied in his hometown in Belgium and went on with his education to the age of 18, combining his studies with his professional career.

Youri Tielemans Spouse

Tielemans is currently married to his beautiful and supportive wife Mendy Tielemans. The couple is happily married with two children and resides in the Leicestershire village of Quorn.

Youri Tielemans Children

Tielemans and his spouse have two children together. Their children are daughters Melina Tielemans and Leana Tielemans.

Youri Tielemans Height

Tielemans has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m) and a weight of 72 kg (158 lbs).

Leicester City

Youri joined Premier League club Leicester City on loan on January 31, 2019, until the end of the season, with Adrien Silva going the other way in a swap deal. He scored his first goal for the team in a 3-1 victory against Fulham on March 9. On July 8, 2019, he completed a permanent move to Leicester City, on a four-year contract for an estimated fee of £32 million.

Tielemans scored in a 3-1 home victory against Bournemouth on August 31. However, courted controversy with a high challenge on Callum Wilson that escaped punishment even following the consultation with the video assistant referee. Referees’ chief Mike Riley ruled that it was an incorrect decision and that Youri should have been sent off. He then scored the only goal of the 2021 FA Cup Final with a long-range strike over Chelsea in the 63rd minute, sealing the club’s first-ever FA Cup title on May 15, 2021. Tielemans was then named the man of the match.

International career

Tielemans was then called up to the senior Belgium team for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales in June 2015. He eventually made his senior international debut in a 1-1 friendly away draw to rival Netherlands substituting Steven Defour in the 82nd minute on November 9, 2016. He was included in manager Roberto Martinez’s 23-man unit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Tielemans played 4 matches in the tournament, including the 2-0 victory against England in the third-place match. He scored his first senior goal for Belgium in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Russia on March 21, 2019. Tielemans was then called up for the delayed final tournament in May 2021.

Style of play

He started as a holding midfielder but was then moved by Anderlecht manager Besnik Kasi to a more attacking role. Here he scored long-range goals and was compared to Axel Witsel and Frank Lampard. A 2015 profile by Sky Sports noted his versatility as a defensive or attacking midfielder, concluding that his speed, passing, and shot power suited the latter role better. Paul Van Himst, a former Anderlecht and Belgium player noted at the same time that Youri had excellent skills with long passes.

Youri Tielemans Net Worth

Belgian professional footballer, Tielemans plays for the Premier League club Leicester City and the Belgium national team as a midfielder. He has been active as a pro from 2013 to the present. Youri has gathered an estimated net worth of around 12.5 million euros (10.8 million pounds) as of 2022.