In the summer 2005 he decided to leave Club Brugge for PSV Eindhoven. He was named vice-captain in the 2005-2006 season. After Philip Cocu left after the 2006-2007 season, he was named captain. He has become a key player for PSV and is very popular among the fans. He took over the number 6 jersey from an other beloved player: current Bayern München captain Mark van Bommel.
|2000/2001||Club Brugge||Jupiler League||34||2|
|2001/2002||Club Brugge||Jupiler League||34||3|
|2002/2003||Club Brugge||Jupiler League||33||7|
|2003/2004||Club Brugge||Jupiler League||33||4|
|2004/2005||Club Brugge||Jupiler League||28||7|