Belgium

Belgium

Sébastien Pocognoli
Sébastien Pocognoli
Date of birth: 01.08.1987
Country: Belgium
Position: Defender
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A technically-assured player, Sébastien Pocognoli is primarily a left-back but can also operate in midfield and is a specialist from dead-ball situations.

• Born in Seraing, he represented R. Standard de Liège at junior level before signing for KRC Genk aged 15.

• Made his Genk debut at 16 and was a first-team regular in 2006/07, helping the club finish second in the first division.

• A former Under-19 international, he featured in both legs of the U21 play-off against Bulgaria, starting the 4-1 win in Sofia.

Did you know?
'Poco', as his team-mates call him, has family origins in Italy.

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