Jan Vertonghen

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24, 1987
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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24, 1987 (age 32)
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium


Defender who joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 after emerging as one of Ajax's best players in the Eredivisie. He became a member of the Belgium national team in 2007.

Before Fame

After an early career in Germany, he joined Ajax in 2006, and became the side's first choice defender in 2009.


Joining Tottenham for an undisclosed fee, he continued his string of strong performancs with goals against Carlisle United in the Football League Cup, and against Manchester United, though the latter was later credited as an own goal.

Family Life

He was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. He has siblings named Lode and Ward.

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He played for Ajax under manager Frank De Boer