Brandis started his career on 2 januari 2006 in the Belgian VIII.180 class with Sportieve Senioren. He was very talented and might even have reached the Belgian U-20 squad... if he was trained. But for unclear reasons Brandis wasn't trained until his 19th birthday. When his chances for the U-20 where long gone, something that he would never get over..
The rise of a hero
2 weeks after being promoted to the first team of Sportieve Senioren Brandis played his first match. Brandis was one of the 8 attackers on the field in the match that was lost 0 - 10..
Brandis becomes "Man of the Match" for the first time in his 4th (friendly) match.
A few days later his plays his first league match. It is a great succes. Brandis even scores a goal, it was the first time the public really noticed him.
He plays 6 league matches and scores 3 times in his first season, but returns to the bench when his form lowers.
That season he plays 13 league matches (he was suspended with 3 yellow card in the other match), it is the start of a long serie..
In his third season at the age of 19 Brandis won the title of top scorer in VIII.1935 with 14 goals.
He won the top scorer title 2 more times in VIII.1935.
Later he became top scorer in VIIth, VIth and Vth division series.
Brandis holds several clubrecords; he played most matches and scored the most goals, he also was teamcaptain and "man of the match" most.
Sportieve Senioren renamed their stadium for this remarkable hero into "Jelmer Brandis Stadion".
The cursed season
In season 23 Brandis gets badly injured 3 times.
In the first 4 weeks there are no problems and Brandis leads Sportieve Senioren for the first time to the 4th cup round.
But in week 4 he gets badly injured (+4), a team of doctors can't avoid the fact that Brandis misses his first official match in 8 seasons.. But they get him back for the match a week later so he only misses one game.. Only 2 weeks later Brandis gets an even worse injury (+7!)... Again the doctors get him back early... but no use.. Brandis gets injured again (for the third time that season!) at his comeback (+6)..
Brandis got 17 injury weeks in one season...
Brandis had been captain for the first time in the Home-grown line-up, and after that several times in friendlies or unimportant league games. The first important game he was captain was the cup match against ThaRacingGenk. After the injury of captain Lance Wisman Brandis took over. He did that several times when the captains (surprisingly often) got injured. But at the start of season 24 team captain Mikael Myrin left the team and a new captain should be chosen.. Brandis took his chance. Meanwhile he has gained enough experience to stay captain untill the end of times...
After years of trying Jelmer Brandis debuted for the Belgian NT in August 2012 against Suriname .
Missing two major chances in the half he played Brandis isn't remembered as a very great NT talent.
He never tried to join the NT again..
However he remained proud of his cap:
Gained his first cap as he debuts for the National A squad of Belgium.
In May 2013 Brandis succeeded Toader Bordei as coach of Sportieve Senioren.
|Season||Matches||Goals||Yellow Cards||Red cards|
Note: Belgian seasons are used.
- 02.01.2006 Start of career with sportieve senioren
- 01.02.2006 First yellow card (82nd min)
- 12.02.2006 First league game, first goal (32nd min)
- 24.09.2006 First hattrick
- 11.10.2006 First red card (2 x yellow)
- 31.01.2007 First time captain
- 13.05.2007 100th Match
- 23.05.2007 First injury
- 29.08.2007 First straight red card
- 07.11.2007 100th Goal
- 27.01.2008 100th time Man of the Match
- 11.01.2009 10th hattrick
- 05.04.2009 250th Match
- 03.06.2009 200th Goal
- 21.06.2009 100th time captain
- 21.10.2009 300th Match
- 14.02.2010 250th Goal
- 12.09.2010 300th Goal
- 29.09.2010 200th time captain
- 09.01.2011 400th Match
- 03.01.2012 400th Goal
- 25.03.2012 500th Match
- 03.04.2013 600th Match
- 19.05.2013 Became coach
- 16.06.2013 500th Goal
Top Scorer Awards
- 19-11-2006 Became top scorer of VIII.1935 (Belgium) for season 17 with 14 goals
- 01-07-2007 Became top scorer of VIII.1935 (Belgium) for season 19 with 14 goals
- 21-10-2007 Became top scorer of VIII.1935 (Belgium) for season 20 with 21 goals
- 10-02-2008 Became top scorer of VII.358 (Belgium) for season 21 with 18 goals
- 11-01-2009 Became top scorer of VI.664 (Belgium) for season 24 with 13 goals
- 23-08-2009 Became top scorer of V.66 (Belgium) for season 26 with 11 goals
- 14-11-2010 Became top scorer of V.189 (Belgium) for season 30 with 11 goals
- 05-02-2012 Became top scorer of VI.897 (Belgium) for season 34 with 17 goals
- 28-05-2012 Became top scorer of VI.897 (Belgium) for season 35 with 10 goals