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Belgium
Nickname(s) De Rode Duivels
Les Diables Rouges
Die Roten Teufel
(The Red Devils)
Association Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB/URBSFA/KBFV)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roberto Martínez
Captain Eden Hazard
Most caps Jan Vertonghen (112)
Top scorer Romelu Lukaku (45)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code BEL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 1 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 1 (November 2015 – March 2016, September 2018 – present)
Lowest 71 (June 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 3 Increase 5 (3 March 2019)
Highest 3 (July 2018 – present)
Lowest 70 (14 October 2009, 7 September 2010)
First international
 Belgium 3–3 France 
(Uccle, Belgium; 1 May 1904)
Biggest win
 Belgium 9–0 Zambia 
(Brussels, Belgium; 4 June 1994)
 Belgium 10–1 San Marino 
(Brussels, Belgium; 28 February 2001)
 Belgium 9–0 Gibraltar 
(Liège, Belgium; 31 August 2017)
Biggest defeat
England England Amateurs 11–2 Belgium 
(London, England; 17 April 1909)
World Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1930)
Best result Third place (2018)
European Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 1972)
Best result Runners-up (1980)

Belgium national football team is the national football team of Belgium.

Most appearances

# Name Belgium career Caps Goals
1 Jan Vertonghen 2007– 108 9
2 Jan Ceulemans 1977–1991 96 22
Axel Witsel 2008– 96 9
4 Timmy Simons 2001–2016 94 6
5 Eden Hazard 2008– 92 25
6 Marouane Fellaini 2007– 87 18
7 Franky Van der Elst 1984–1998 86 1
Eric Gerets 1975–1991 86 2
8 Daniel Van Buyten 2001–2014 85 10
10 Enzo Scifo 1984–1998 84 18

Top scorers

Lukaku, Belgium v Japan 2018
Romelu Lukaku is Belgium's top scorer.
# Name Belgium career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Romelu Lukaku 2010– 40 75 0.5405
2 Bernard Voorhoof 1928–1940 30 61 0.4918
Paul Van Himst 1960–1974 30 81 0.3704
4 Joseph Mermans 1945–1956 28 56 0.5000
Marc Wilmots 1990–2002 28 70 0.4000
6 Robert De Veen 1906–1913 26 23 1.1304
7 Eden Hazard 2008– 25 92 0.2637
8 Wesley Sonck 2001–2010 24 55 0.4364
9 Ray Braine 1925–1939 23 52 0.4423
Marc Degryse 1984–1996 23 63 0.3651


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