- Nationality: Belgium
- DOB: 15/04/1995
- Height: 6'2" (188cm)
- Weight: 11st 14lbs (76kg)
Leander Dendoncker is one of Nuno Espirito Santo’s key players and can be utilised in both defence of midfield.
The Belgian, who spent his first campaign at Molineux on loan, before the switch became permanent in 2019, hasn’t looked back since making his Premier League debut against Chelsea in December 2018.
The move to Molineux had come after Dendoncker was part of the Belgium squad which finished third at the World Cup during the summer.
The midfielder is a product of the Anderlecht youth system and went on to make 190 senior appearances for the club.
After making his debut in 2013, he played on the biggest stage in the Champions League and Europa League with the Belgian side.
Having previously won two Belgian Super Cups, Dendoncker and Anderlecht claimed the Belgian First Division title in 2016/17.
In 2017/18 he was again a regular, playing 42 times and scoring once in a 3-1 victory over Charleroi in April.
On the international stage, the midfielder made his Belgium debut in 2015 and played against England in the group stages of this summer’s World Cup – one of six caps to date.
After a slow start to life at Molineux, Dendoncker established himself as a key player midway through the 2018/19 campaign and netted his first goal in English football at Everton in the February.
The reliable and high energy performances have continued from the Belgian, who netted the winner at Aston Villa in June 2020.