Axel Witsel, is a Belgian midfielder, born 12th January 1989, who plays for Borussia Dortmund. A product of the Standard Liege youth academy Axel Witsel made his debut for Standard in 2006. In 2011 he moved abroad to join Benfica Lisbon in Portugal. He remained at Benfica for only one season, however, as he moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg for £35 million in September 2012. Witsel is a deep lying player maker, who can dictate a game.