HONOURS & TITLES
MLS Defender of the Year: 2015
MLS Best XI: 2015
Impact Defensive Player of the Year: 2015
MLS All-Star Game: 2015, 2016
2016: Signed a one-year extension with the Impact on February 12… Finished third on the team with 28 starts and 2,484 minutes of play in his second MLS season… Reached 50 career games played and started in MLS on September 17 against New England… Named four times to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week, twice selected the Videotron Player of the Game and twice selected the Members’ Player of the Month, in March and April… Started all five MLS Cup Playoffs games, scoring a goal in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round at D.C. United.
2015: Named MLS Defender of the Year, MLS Best XI selection and Impact Defensive Player of the Year in his first year in Montreal… Started all six games in the CONCACAF Champions League Championship Stage and helped the team reach the final against Mexican giant Club América, playing 540 minutes… Tallied two goals and two assists, finishing second on the team with 2,405 minutes played and third with 27 starts… Selected for the 2015 MLS All-Star Game, wearing the captain’s armband during the second half against English club Tottenham Hotspur F.C.… Named three times to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week and selected six times as Videotron Mobile Player of the Game… Started the Knockout Round game against Toronto and both Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Columbus, registering one assist in 300 minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs… Also started all four Amway Canadian Championship games, scoring one goal.
2014/2015: Registered one goal and four assists in 22 games, all starts, with Standard de Liège in the Belgian first division… Wore the captain’s armband in a few games… Started four UEFA Champions League qualifying games against Greek club Panathinaikos and Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg… Started all six games in the Europa League group stage… Also started one Belgian Cup game… Joined the Montreal Impact on January 22, 2015.
2013/2014: Played a key role in Standard de Liège’s first-place finish in the regular season standings… Recorded three goals and two assists in 27 games, all starts, and 2,385 minutes played… Started 10 playoff games, helping the team finish second in the standings to earn its UEFA Champions League qualification… Started two Europa League qualifying games and then played in four group stage games… Also started two Belgian Cup games.
2012/2013: Started 29 regular season games in the Jupiler Pro League, recording one goal and one assist while acting as team captain on a few occasions… Helped the team finish in fourth place, before starting eight playoff games… Also started two Belgian Cup games.
2011/2012: Appeared in the Belgian Super Cup against KRC Genk before starting 20 regular season games in his second season at Liège, recording one assist… Also started seven playoff games, three Belgian Cup games and five of six Europa League games.
2010/2011: Joined prestigious Belgian club Standard de Liège, starting 25 regular season games and playing 2,192 minutes… Registered one goal and one assist… Appeared in four playoff games… Helped Standard win the Belgian Cup against KVC Westerlo, starting four games during the tournament.
2009/2010: Loaned to KV Kortrijk, in the Belgian first division, in August… Recorded two goals and two assists in 24 regular season games, all starts, helping the team finish in fourth place… Started 10 playoff games in the Jupiler Pro League… Also started four Belgian Cup games.
2008/2009 : Signed with renowned Belgian club Brugge in June, appearing in 16 games in the Jupiler Pro League, including 13 starts… Also started four of five UEFA Cup games and one Belgian Cup game.
2007/2008: Played 24 games, including 22 starts and nearly 2,000 minutes, with RSC Charleroi in the Belgian first division.
2006/2007: Played 30 games, including 29 as a starter, and 2,457 minutes with Charleroi… Also scored two goals during the season.
2005/2006: Started 18 games with Charleroi in his second season in the Jupiter Pro League… Scored his first career goal on February 4 against RWDM Brussels FC.
2004/2005: Made his professional debut in the Belgian first division, playing 13 games with RSC Charleroi, including five starts.
Regular member of the Belgian national team since 2010… Part of the Belgian roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and Euro 2016 in France… Started the first group stage game of Euro 2016 against Italy on June 13… Scored his first international goal on June 5 in a friendly against Norway… Made his official debut with the Red Devils on May 19, 2010, against Bulgaria… Has played 16 games so far, including qualifiers for the Euro 2012 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia… Also participated in the 2007 UEFA U21 Championship with Belgium and suited up for his country at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with the U23 team.
Part of the Academy of Sporting de Charleroi from 1996 to 1999, and then from 2002 to 2004… Also went through RFC Farciennes, RACS Couillet and Olympic Charleroi.
Married to Diana and they have a daughter, Nina, and a son, Achille… Honorary President for the Salon de l’autisme TSA du Québec and spokesperson for the Défi FRAS in 2016.