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Jan Vertonghen
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Personal information
Full name Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen
Date of birth 24 April 1987 (1987-04-24) (age 33)
Place of birth    Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Belgium
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Flag of Portugal Benfica
Number TBA
Youth clubs
1997–2000
2000–2003
2003–2006
Belgium VK Tielrode
Belgium Germinal Beerschot
Netherlands Ajax
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2006–2012
2006–2007
2012–2020
2020–
Netherlands Ajax
NetherlandsRKC Waalwijk (loan)
England Tottenham Hotspur
Flag of Portugal Benfica
155 0(23)
012 00(3)
232 00(6)
0000(0)   
National team
2002
2007
2007–
Belgium Belgium U16
Belgium Belgium U21
Belgium Belgium
0000(1)
023 00(0)
112 00(9)

Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen (born 24 April 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Benfica and the Belgium national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back.

He began his senior career at Dutch club Ajax in 2006 and totalled 220 games and 28 goals for them across all competitions, serving as their captain from 2011 to 2012. He won two Eredivisie and two KNVB Cup titles during his time at the club, and in 2012 he was named Dutch Footballer of the Year. Vertonghen transferred to Tottenham in July 2012, and made the PFA Team of the Year in his first Premier League season, going on to make over 200 appearances for Spurs and winning their player of the year award in 2018.

Vertonghen made his international debut for Belgium in 2007 and his 118 caps (including three unofficial games, according to FIFA rules) are the most in the history of the national team. He was part of Belgian squads that came fourth at the 2008 Olympics and reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016 as well as third place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

Clubs

Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur

Belgium

Individual

External links

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S.L. Benfica squad - 2020–21

2. López 2. Grimaldo 4. Luisão (c) 5. Fejsa 6. Augusto 7. Samaris 8. Horta 9. Jiménez 10. Jonas 11. Mitroglou 12. Júlio César 13. Lopes 15. Carrillo 17. Živković 18. Salvio 21. Pizzi 21. Cervi 23. Pereira 27. Rafa 33. Jardel 34. Almeida 38. Hermes 50. Semedo —. Varela —. Arango —. Krovinović —. Chrien —. Willock —. Seferović

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Belgium – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Quarter-finals

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Kompany (c) 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. Lukaku 10. Hazard 11. Mirallas 12. Mignolet 13. Bossut 14. Mertens 15. Van Buyten 16. Defour 17. Origi 18. Lombaerts 19. Dembélé 20. Januzaj 21. Vanden Borre 22. Chadli 23. Ciman

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Belgium – UEFA Euro 2016 – Quarter-finals

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Nainggolan 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. R. Lukaku 10. Hazard 11. Carrasco 12. Mignolet 13. Gillet 14. Mertens 15. Denayer 16. Meunier 17. Origi 18. Kabasele 19. Dembélé 20. Benteke 21. J. Lukaku 22. Batshuayi 23. Ciman

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Belgium – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Third place

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Kompany 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. Lukaku 10. E. Hazard (c) 11. Carrasco 12. Mignolet 13. Casteels 14. Mertens 15. Meunier 16. T. Hazard 17. Tielemans 18. Januzaj 19. Dembélé 20. Boyata 21. Batshuayi 22. Chadli 23. Dendoncker

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