Adrian Bakalli

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Adrian Bakalli
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-11-22) 22 November 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1995–1999 R.W.D. Molenbeek 23 (1)
1999–2000 Watford 2 (0)
2001 Swindon Town 1 (0)
2002–2003 KFC Strombeek 27 (2)
2003–2004 KV Kortrijk 16 (5)
2004–200? K. Berchem Sport
200?–2005 KSV Bornem 13 (0)
2005–2006 Rode Verrewinkel 14 (2)
National team
1996 Belgium U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adrian Bakalli (born 22 November 1976) is a Belgian former professional footballer. He represented the Belgium Under-21 side.

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The Belgium national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Belgium and is controlled by the Belgian Football Association. The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years. Their biggest successes were winning the 2007–09 International Challenge Trophy and reaching the European Championship semi-finals in 2007 in the Netherlands. Thanks to the latter achievement, Belgium qualified for the football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Their current home stadium is Den Dreef in Leuven.

He played for R.W.D. Molenbeek and Rode Verrewinkel before joining English side Watford in January 1999. During the 1999–00 he made two substitute appearances in the Premier League. He subsequently signed for Swindon Town, before returning to Belgium.

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