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Jan Vertonghen Biography

Jan Vertonghen is a Belgian footballer who plays as a defender for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Belgian national team. Though a centre back, he is equally adept at playing on the left side or in defensive midfield. Vertonghen is well known for his offensive prowess and powerful shooting ability.   Before joining Ajax youth academy, he played with VK Tielrode and Germinal Beerschot. On 23 August 2006, Vertonghen made his first team debut in the Champions League third qualifying round against Copenhagen. The same year, he was sent on loan to struggling RKC Waalwijk for the remainder of the season. At RKC, he played in 12 matches and scored three goals. On 28 September, he scored a rare double against Vitesse in a 3–0 win.   Vertonghen scored his first goal of the 2009-2010 season, on 13th September, a free kick, in a 6–0 thrashing of NAC Breda. During the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, Vertonghen emerged as one of Ajax's best players, demonstrating his versatility to cover multiple positions. After an impressive season, including a performance for which he was singled out for praise against Manchester United in the Europa League Round of 16, he was named the 2011–12 Eredivisie Player of the Year. He captained the team that won their second title in a row, scoring 8 goals in 31 league games.   Vertonghen made his international debut at the U-21 level in 2006 and played in the 2007 UEFA U21 Championships.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Jan Vertonghen
Nationality Belgium
Position Defender
Current Club Tottenham
Shirt Number 5
Career
Clubs
Tottenham Jul 2012 - Present
AFC Ajax Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
AFC Ajax Jul 2007 - Jul 2012
RKC Waalwijk Jan 2007 - Jul 2007
National
Belgium Under 21 Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
Belgium Jan 2007 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Tottenham
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 8 0 0 2 0 720
UEFA Champions League 2 0 1 1 2 180
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2016/2017 Premier League 33 0 0 5 0 2897
UEFA Champions League 5 0 0 0 0 450
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 1 0 90
2015/2016 Premier League 29 0 0 5 0 2595
UEFA Europa League 4 0 0 0 0 360
2014/2015 Premier League 32 1 0 6 0 2810
UEFA Europa League 7 0 0 0 0 615
League Cup 6 0 1 0 540
FA Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
2013/2014 Premier League 23 0 0 4 0 2004
UEFA Europa League 8 1 0 3 0 610
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 210
2012/2013 Premier League 34 4 3 7 0 3060
UEFA Europa League 12 1 0 1 1 1110
League Cup 2 1 0 0 0 76
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 90
Total 215 8 4 37 3 18957
AFC Ajax
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AFC Ajax
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RKC Waalwijk
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National
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Belgium
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 10 2 0 0 0 900
2016 France EC Qualification 10 0 1 2 0 900
European Championship 4 0 0 1 0 360
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 10 1 2 1 0 828
World Cup 5 1 0 1 0 449
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 9 1 0 0 0 766
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 1 0 569
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 6 0 0 0 0 394
Total 61 5 3 6 0 5166
Belgium Under 21
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Jan Vertonghen Latest News & Articles

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Scout Report: Juan Foyth - the future rock of Tottenham defense
A scout report of the unknown Spurs target, Juan Foyth.
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Sportskeeda's top 10 ball playing centre-backs at the moment
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7 attributes of an ideal centre-back
7 attributes of an ideal centre-back
The traits that make a centre-back truly world-class.
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney make the list.
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A look at the top 10 players of the concluded 2016/17 Premier League.
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EA Sports release FIFA 17's updated Premier League Team of the Season cards
EPL 2016/17: 5 reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will defeat Arsenal in the North London derby
EPL 2016/17: 5 reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will defeat Arsenal in the North London derby
The second-placed Lilywhites have every reason to be optimistic ahead of Sundays fixture
EPL 2016/17: Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Combined XI
EPL 2016/17: Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Combined XI
Let us see who makes it to the combined eleven from available players of Arsenal and Tottenham ahead of the North London Derby.
FA Cup 2016/17: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham, Player Ratings
FA Cup 2016/17: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham, Player Ratings
A detailed look at how the players performed in the FA Cup semi-final clash between Chelsea and Tottenham.
EPL 2016/17: 5 players unlucky to miss out on PFA Players' Player of the Year nomination
EPL 2016/17: 5 players unlucky to miss out on PFA Players' Player of the Year nomination
Here are 5 players who had a great season in the Premier League but missed out on the nomination.
Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for Gameweek 33
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Tips and tricks for your Fantasy Premier League team for gameweek 32.
Fantasy Premier League 2016-17: Players to pick for Gameweek 32
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Our player selections for gameweek 32
5 reasons Tottenham will be fine without Harry Kane
5 reasons Tottenham will be fine without Harry Kane
How well will Tottenham Hotspur do without star striker Harry Kane, who is out injured for 4-6 weeks.
5 reasons Tottenham Hotspur are now bigger than Arsenal
5 reasons Tottenham Hotspur are now bigger than Arsenal
Can Spurs topple the mighty Arsenal as the best club of North London?
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 26
EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 26
A team of the Premier League's best from gameweek 26.
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