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Bernd Thijs

Bernd Thijs
Personal information
Date of birth28 June 1978(age 38)
Place of birthHasselt, Belgium
Height1.86 m
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubK.A.A. Gent

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Bernd Thijs (-nlˈbɛrnt ˈtɛi̯s) (born 28 June 1978 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a Belgian football midfielder who is currently playing for Belgian club K.A.A. Gent. His former clubs include Borussia Mönchengladbach, Standard Liège, Racing Genk and Trabzonspor. Thijs played five times with Belgium and was in the team for the 2002 World Cup.

Bernd Thijs is well-known because of his sober style, his ballhandling with both feet and his targeted long shots. He usually plays as a defensive midfielder, but can also play one row further in the front. Sometimes he's also posted (as an emergency solution)in defense. He plays as the captain of the team.

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