Simon Mignolet factfile

TEAMtalk takes a look at the factfile of Liverpool's latest signing, Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Last Updated: 25/06/13 at 21:19 Post Comment

Simon Mignolet: New Liverpool signing

Simon Mignolet: New Liverpool signing

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1988: March 6 - Born in St. Truiden, Belgium.

2004: Signs for local club St. Truiden.

2006: Breaks into the St. Truiden first team at the age of 18.

2009: April 11 - Gets on the scoresheet with the final goal in a 5-1 away win at Ronse.

April 26 - St. Truiden win a surprise promotion to Belgium's top flight.

2010: Named Belgian goalkeeper of the year after helping St Truiden avoid relegation in their first season in the top flight.

June 17 - Signs for Sunderland for £2million.

August 14 - makes his Sunderland debut in a 2-2 draw against Birmingham at the Stadium of Light.

September 1 - receives his first full international call-up for Belgium having previously represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level.

2011: March 25 - makes his Belgium debut, keeping goal in a 2-0 win away to Austria.

October 29 - suffers a broken nose and eye socket in a challenge with Emile Heskey, putting him out of action for two months and forcing him to wear a protective mask on his return.

2012: December 26 - Excels in Sunderland's goal as they beat defending champions Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.

July - achieves a degree in Social Sciences and Politics from the University of Leuven.

2013: January 11 - voted the North East Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year for 2012.

May 15 - Sunderland secure Premier League survival under Paolo Di Canio as Wigan lose at Arsenal.

May 19 - Mignolet keeps goal in Sunderland's final league game at Tottenham, meaning he has been an ever present in the Wearside club's Premier League season.

June 25 - Joins Liverpool on long-term contract.

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