World Best Football Player Jan Vertonghen Profile

World Best Football Player Jan Vertonghen Profile


World Best Football Player Jan Vertonghen Profile

World Best Football Player Jan Vertonghen Profile

Jan Vertonghen is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays for the Belgian national team and English club Tottenham Hotspur as a defender.

Vertonghen his international debut for the U-21 to 2006 and played in the 2007 UEFA Under-21 Championship. On 2 June 2007, in the senior national team debut in the 2-1 loss against Portugal. He was also selected for the 2008 Olympics,

The 2010 World Cup qualifying began himself as a regular, initially in the middle of the back was Ajax teammate Thomas  Vermaelen partner. He scored the opening goal, also his first international goal, [22] in a friendly against the Czech Republic in August 2009 that ended in a 3-1 loss. On September 7, 2009 against the World Cup qualifying match in Spain, who injured his toe and had to be stretchered off and replaced by the 29th minute.

The end game is bad; 5-0 loss. Now I usually play as leftback Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany as the preferred pairing in central defense. He was back in the starting eleven against Hungary in a friendly, a 3-0 win and 1-0 loss to Croatia next March.

On 13 May 2014, Vertonghen was named the Belgian team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The team’s opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Algeria national football team after the African side was awarded a penalty Vertonghen demolished Sofiane Feghouli and received a yellow card. Feghouli earned Algeria the penalty spot, but came back to win 2-1 in Belgium.

He will replace Thomas Vermaelen in the starting lineup for the second match against Russia on June 22. [28] However, in 31 minutes, Vermaelen was taken off with an injury and replaced by Vertonghen. The last group match, the team’s captain Vertonghen, and the winning goal as South Korea beat Belgium 1-0

Personal information

Full name: Jan Vertonghen

Date of birth : 24 April 1987

Place of birth :  Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Height : 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

Playing position :  Centre back

Club information

Current club : Tottenham Hotspur

Jersey Number : 5


World Best Football Player Jan Vertonghen Profile