Gilles de Bilde

Where is Gilles de Bilde now?

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Gilles de Bilde retired from playing in 2007 after a couple of seasons playing lower-league football in his native Belgium.

Starting his career in 1992, he went onto make over 300 domestic appearances as well as winning 25 caps for the Belgium national side between 1994 and 2000.

Although he only played in the Premier League for a short while, he ended up Wednesday’s top scorer during the 1999-2000 season with 10 goals but fell out of favour with the fans as he was perceived as a mercenary whose only motivation was money.

Eventually retiring from playing in 2007, de Bilde has participated in a number of television shows and even worked as a male model for a Belgian fashion designer. 

He now works as one of the main pundits on Belgian television station Eleven Sports.

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Gilles de Bilde: Premier League Statistics

NationalityBelgian
PositionForward
Appearances42
Goals10
Yellow Cards3
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com