23 August 1987|
|Last updated on: 25 August 2019|
In his youth years Briels played for Dragons. In 2008, he signed a contract with the Dutch club Oranje Zwart in Eindhoven. He left Oranje Zwart in 2015 to return to Dragons. He returned to Eindhoven in 2018, when he signed for Oranje-Rood.
Briels plays for the national team, for whom he had gathered 84 caps by 2009. In 2007 he qualified with Belgium for the 2008 Olympic tournament in Beijing where they would end up ninth. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the national team in the men's tournament where they eventually finished fifth. With Belgium he became European vice-champion at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom.
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