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Sylvie Witsel


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Full NameSylvie Witsel
First NameSylvie
Last NameWitsel
ProfessionCelebrity Parent
Birth CountryBelgium
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseThierry Witsel
No Of Children2

Sylvie Witsel is the mother of Axel Witsel who is a Belgian professional football player. He plays for German club Borussia Dortmund and the Belgian national team

Sylvie was born and raised in Belgium. She had her kids at a young age. 

Axel is a very hardworking, dedicated, and successful football player. He is known for being a brilliant player on the field. He has shown his love for the sport since a young age. 

He started his youth career in 1995 and then started his senior career in 2006. He started playing for the national teams of Belgium in 2004

Axel has come a long way from where he had started his career and is not stopping any time soon. 


Sylvie has a husband named Thierry Witsel. There is not much information about their marriage, but we can say that they are happy. 

Sylvie Witsel with her husband Thierry Witsel
Sylvie Witsel with her husband Thierry Witsel. Source: Instagram

The couple has two kids together named Axel and Whitney Witsel. Their children are of mixed race as Sylvie is from Belgium and Thierry is from the French Caribbean Island of Martinique.

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Axel’s love life

Axel is married to Rafaella Szabo Witsel, who is originally from Romania and has Hungarian roots but later moved to Belgium with her parents at a young age. 

They got married in the year 2015. They can be seen supporting each other in many events and occasions. 

Rafaella is always seen cheering for her husband in his matches, and they are the type of couple to never hide the love they have for each other. 

They keep on posting about each other and their kids having a good time on social media. 

They have three children together. The eldest daughter’s name is Mai-Li Witsel, and the other two children’s names are not known. 

Before marriage

The couple were dating for a very long time before getting married. The couple had been dating for around six years before they officially tied the knot, which means they started dating around the year 2009

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The wedding

Axel and Rafaella had a gorgeous wedding. The exact location of the marriage is not known, but the pictures from their big day were just beautiful. 

The venue was beautifully decorated with flowers and other decorations. Rafaella looked beautiful in her white gown with her hair made in a bun. Axel also looked very handsome and a perfect gentleman in his tux. 

Sylvie Witsel's son Axel Witsel with his wife Thierry Witsel at their wedding
Sylvie Witsel's son Axel Witsel with his wife Thierry Witsel at their wedding. Source: Instagram

They had a huge cake with multiple layers and also had fireworks at their wedding. All of their family, friends, and relatives were present at the ceremony. 

Grateful for parents

Sylvie and Thierry have done a lot for their son to have the successful life that he has now, and he is extremely grateful towards his parents for that. 

He also confessed that he had no other toys and games in his childhood except for football, and he was more than happy about it. 

See: Carmen Carrasco, Mother of Yannick Carrasco

Net worth

The net worth of Sylvie is not known yet.

The net worth of Axel is estimated to be around 30 million euros.

30 Million EuroProfessional football player


  • The exact age of Sylvie is not known.
  • Axel is currently 32 years old. He was born on January 12, 1989.

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Updated On Fri Oct 14 2022 Published On Sat Jul 17 2021 By paper-boat

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