Player Details

Name

Dante Vanzeir

Pronunciation

vAN-z-EAR

Height

5' 9"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

4.16.1998 (25)

Birthplace

Beringen, Belgium

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Designated Player, International
2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• First MLS game - at Minnesota United FC, 3/11/2023

• First MLS goal - vs Columbus Crew, 3/18/2023

2023: MLS: Appeared in five matches...totaling 118 minutes played...scored one goal...recorded the game-winning goal against the Columbus Crew in 86th minute on March 18...named Team of the Matchday in Week 4. 

PRIOR TO NEW YORK

Vanzier played for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for three seasons, where he made 92 appearances for the club. He scored 48 goals and tallied 21 assists, while winning Player of the Year and Golden Boot in 2020 for the Challenger Pro League. He helped the club get promoted to Juplier Pro League for the first time in 48 years. With the club in Champions League and Europa League qualfying, he made seven appearances and scored two goals. The Beringen, Belgium native has spent time during his career with Beerschot V.A., KV Mechelen, and KCR Genk. While with Beerschot V.A. for the 2018-2019 season, Vanzeir made 27 appearances in the Challenger Pro League and scored 13 goals in 2,2028 minutes played. He joined Genk’s youth system when he was eleven years old and joined the first team in 2016, where he made his professional debut against R.S.C. Anderlecht on September 18 of that year. Vanzeir won the Belgian Super Cup with Genk for the 2019-2020 season.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Vanzeir has represented Belgium at the all-youth levels from the U-15’s to U-21’s. He made 37 appearances as a Belgian youth international and scored eight goals. In November 2021, Vanzier was named to Belgian’s senior team for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification matches against Estonia and Wales. He earned his first cap and senior national team debut on November 16 against Wales coming on as a substitute and playing 31 minutes.Vanzeir has represented Belgium at the all-youth levels from the U-15’s to U-21’s. He made 37 appearances as a Belgian youth international and scored eight goals. In November 2021, Vanzier was named to Belgian’s senior team for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification matches against Estonia and Wales. He earned his first cap and senior national team debut on November 16 against Wales coming on as a substitute and playing 31 minutes.

ACQUIRED

The New York Red Bulls acquire Belgian winger Dante Vanzeir from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise as a Designated Player for an undisclosed transfer fee. Red Bulls sign Vanzeir to a four-year MLS contract with an option for 2027 on February 3, 2023.