Proximus League – Björn Vleminckx signs with Antwerp in Proximus League
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    Proximus League – Björn Vleminckx signs with Antwerp in Proximus League

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    nother big step on his career ladder.
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    Björn Vleminckx has signed a two-year contract with Antwerp, the club ranked 1 in division 1B, one of the main championship favourites this Division. The former Red Devil (with three selections to his name) rescinded his contract at Göztepe, in the Turkish Second Division, last week.

    “We wish him the best of luck in writing the next amazing chapter of his career in our colours, red and white,” the Antwerp states in the communiqué which announces “the transfer which now closes the club’s summer window.”

    Vleminckx, aged 30 ans, trained at Beveren, when the emerging years of the history of the East Flanders club were in full swing. He joined Mechelen in 2006.

    After three seasons in a non-lead position, he took up a new challenge, at NEC Nimègue, in the Netherlands. He ended his second season with the title top scorer in the Dutch ”Honour Division” with 23 goals.

    Club Brugge had spent 3.3 million euros in July 2011 to ensure his return to Belgium. There he scored 15 goals in 54 fixtures.

    After two seasons, he flew to Turkey, where he successively played at Genclerbirligi, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Göztepe.

    In total during his career, Björn Vleminckx has notched up 127 goals (+ 34 assists) in 384 matches.

    Antwerp was in 5th position with 4 points out of 12, before being knocked off that spot on Sunday by Union SG at the King Baudouin Stadium.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times