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Jan Vertonghen


ABOUT

Full NameJan Bert Lieve Vertonghen

BornApril 24, 1987

Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

NationalityBelgian

RoleDefender

SEASON STATS

Season Team Apps (Subs) Goals (P) Assists Yellows Reds Min Played
European Ch.ship QF 2020 Belgium 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 360
UEFA Champions League 18/19 Tottenham 10 (0) 1 (0) 1 1 (0) 0 849
Premier League 18/19 Tottenham 22 (0) 1 (0) 0 3 (1) 0 1914
FA Cup 18/19 Tottenham 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 45
EFL Cup 18/19 Tottenham 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 90
OVERALL CAREER STATS

Apps (Subs) 584 (20)
Goals (P) 47 (0)
Assists 5
Yellows 91 (3)
Reds 1
Min Played 48051
CLUB STATS

Tournament

YEAR TEAM APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
2020/2021 SL Benfica 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0
2016/2017 Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 90
2015/2016 Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 360
2014/2015 Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 615
2013/2014 Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 (2) 1 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 610
2012/2013 Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 (0) 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 1 1110
2011/2012 AFC Ajax 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 180
2010/2011 AFC Ajax 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 360
2009/2010 AFC Ajax 10 (0) 0 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 890
2008/2009 AFC Ajax 7 (0) 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 630
Total 55 (2) 3 (0) 0 10 (0) 1 4845
NATIONAL STATS

COMPETITION/CLUB APPS (SUBS) GOALS (P) ASSISTS YELLOWS REDS MIN PLAYED
WC QUALIFICATION EUROPE 27 (1) 3 (0) 2 2 (0) 0 2297
WORLD CUP 11 (1) 2 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 989
EC QUALIFICATION 33 (2) 1 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 2780
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 360
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE 3 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 270
OLYMPICS 6 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 540
ABOUT

Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen is a Belgian professional footballer, born on 24 April, 1987 in the city of Sint-Niklaas in Belgium. He is a central defender who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the Belgium national team.


Background


As a child, Vertonghen loved playing football. He spent there years of his youth career with, VK Tielrode. He also spent his junior footballing days with Germinal Beerschot and Ajax club.

He also played for under 16 and under 21 Belgian national team.


Debut


Vertonghen made his debut with Ajax. He was the center-back for Ajax. He played his first game at the Amsterdam Arena, where he scored a goal to put Ajax 3–0 on lead.


He made his debut with Tottenham Hotspur in the year 2012. He played his first game as a Tottenham player in a 3–2 friendly win against Brentford. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–0 win against Carlisle United.


Vertonghen was featured in the Belgian national football team in the year 2007, he played his first match Portugal. He also made it to the 2008 Olympics squad.


Rise to glory


During Vertonghen service at Ajax, he was the central defense of the team, he also scored a rare brace against Vitesse in a 3–0 win. He was the AFC Ajax player of the year 2011–12. In the year 2012, he was the Dutch footballer of the year.


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Vertonghen then scored a brace against Liverpool. He was named Premier League Player of the Month for March 2013. He was also named in the 2012–13 PFA Team of the Year, alongside Rio Ferdinand, Leighton Baines and Pablo Zabaleta in defense.


Club Career


Vertonghen served the Ajax club for six years and he scored 23 goals for the club. For one the year 2006–2007 he was taken on loan by the RKC Waalwijk. Presently, he is the central defense of Tottenham Hotspur.

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