Marc Wilmots (born February 22, 1969 in Dongelberg) is a former
Belgian football player, one of the best players in his
In his club career that started in 1987, Wilmots played for Sint-Truidense,
Mechelen, Standard Liège, Schalke 04, and Bordeaux. He retired
in 2003 after his second stint with Schalke.
For Belgium, Wilmots scored 28 goals in 70 caps, his first
coming in 1994. He played in three World Cups, going scoreless
in 1994, but getting two goals in 1998 and adding three in 2002.
Wilmots also played in Euro 2000, when Belgium co-hosted the
Nicknamed das Kampfschwein (The Fighting Pig) during his playing
days, after retiring, Wilmots went into politics, and became a
member of the Belgian senate. He became a football manager in
summer 2004 for Sint-Truidense but was fired in February 2005.