Bart Verbruggen


Date of Birth

Bart Verbruggen

Bart Verbruggen joined Albion on a five-year deal from Anderlecht in July 2023.

He arrived having won Anderlecht’s 2022/23 Player of the Season; he also received his first call-up to the Netherlands senior squad in March that year.

Bart began his career with his hometown club NAC Breda, before moving to Belgium in 2020, making his debut for Anderlecht in May 2021 in a 2-2 draw with Club Brugge.

Having begun the 2022/23 season as Anderlecht’s backup keeper, he was handed his first league start of the campaign on Boxing Day. 

Bart started every league game from that point on, and helped his team reach the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League.

He made his Netherlands Under-21 debut in June 2023 in a 0-0 draw with Japan, having also represented his country at Under-18 level. He would make his senior debut in October 2023.

The goalkeeper made 27 appearances in all competitions for Albion in his debut season, keeping seven clean sheets.