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Notts Capture Belgium International Gill Swerts

25 June 2015

Notts County are delighted to announce the signing of Belgium international Gill Swerts on a two-year contract…

The 32-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play right-back, will bring a wealth of experience to the squad having played 17 times for his country scoring the once against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Swerts who was released from Dutch side NAC Breda last season, has a fantastic pedigree and will bring plenty of steel, hard-work and stability in the middle of the park.

The Belgian is well respected within Europe and caught the eye of Notts Manager Ricardo Moniz when he played against him in the Dutch leagues. 

He has also played against some of the top Dutch players in recent years including Patrick Kluivert, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Memphis Depay.

Swerts will also help the club’s Academy on the coaching side and help the football club in other areas.

Meanwhile he also played in Europe’s top competitions, the Champions League for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar and the UEFA Europa League for AZ and Feyenoord.

Swerts started his career at Feyenoord and also played for Excelsior Rotterdam, ADO Den Haag and also played in Denmark, making close to 300 appearances in total through his career so far, scoring 16 times. 

He came through the Feyenoord Youth Team and also represented his country in all levels from Under 15s to Under 21s, before making his international debut in 2006.

Swerts is the club’s fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Rob Milsom, Rhys Sharpe and Scot Bennett. 

Fans can sponsor the Belgian by contacting the Commercial Team by phoning:  0115 9557 241 or by e-mail:

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