Daniel Van Buyten Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2014
Facts of Daniel Van Buyten
Date of Birth: 1978 , February-7
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: Belgium
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Name Daniel Van Buyten
Nick Name The Rock, Tarzan, Dan
Father Franz Van Buyten
Mother Renate Van Buyten
Nationality Belgium
Birth Place/City Chimay
Ethnicity white ethnicity
Profession Belgian footballer
Working For defender for current team of Bayern Munich
Salary €5 million
Shoe Size 45
Weight in KG 96 kg
Famous for Soccer Player
Affair with Celine
Married Single
Children Two Children
Awards UEFA Intertoto Cup 2005 with Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League : 2012-13 , UEFA Super Cup : 2013 and FIFA Club World Cup : 2013.
Online Presence Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Wikipedia
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Daniel Van Buyten, a Belgian footballer playing as a defender for the current team of Bayern Munich was born in 7 February 1978 in Chimay, Belgium. His parents are father, Franz, a popular Belgian wrestler and mother, Renate, is a German. He plays jersey No.5 for his team.


Van Buyten left Belgian Standard Liege with he had been playing since 1999 and joined Marseille in the summer 2001. Because of his productive play with the club, he agreed to play on a short term loan agreement with Manchester City for the Premier League until the end of the season. At the end of the season he returned to Marseille and was signed by Hamburg, a Bundesliga club in June 2004 in the agreement to a four – year deal. In June 2006, Bayern Munich announced they signed Van Buyten acquiring him from Hamburg, to a contract lasting through the 2009-10 season. He played successfully in the first season with the club, forming a centre-back partnership with Lucio. With successful playing career with the Bavarian club Bayern Munich his agreement was extended and which has been his Current club.

Van Buyten joined nation Belgium’s football team in 2001 as he was called up for the World Cup Qualifying of 2002 FIFA World Cup held with cooperation of Japan and Korea. He played an important role in qualifying Belgian National Team in the World cup and after good performances with Marseille, he was included in the squad of Belgian National team to play 2002 FIFA World Cup. He played full game for his team’s opening match of the tournament. He played outstandingly  throughout  the tournament. He played eight qualifying matches for the national team in Euro 2004 qualifying matches. He also played in the qualifying match of FIFA World Cup 2012. He then again played impressively in the ten qualifying matches in Euro 2012 qualifying . He is also selected in the National team squad playing for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Marriage, affairs and personal details

He is single but is in an affairs with his partner Celine. Their pictures are all over the internet but officially Van Buyot is single. They have two children, daughter Lou-Ann and son Lee-Roy. He is 1.97m tall height and 95 kg weight. His shoe size is 45. 

While he was with Manchester City, he was in the News along with two players Djamel Belmadi and Matias Vuoso as they became the victim of a theft by two bankers who stole more than £350,000 from their accounts. Later, the bankers along with his supervisor were jailed.

Awards, achievements and Salary

In his club career with Hamburger SV , they won UEFA Intertoto Cup 2005. Then with Bayern Munich, they won Bundesliga : 2007-08, 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2013-14. They also won DFB-Pokal : 2007-08, 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2013-14, DFB-Ligapokal :2007,DFL-Supercup:2010 and 2012, UEFA Champions League : 2012-13 , UEFA Super Cup : 2013 and FIFA Club World Cup : 2013.

Individually he has been honored with UNFP LIgue 1 Team of the Year : 2002-03. His salary is €5 million.