Jan Vertonghen is a Belgian footballer, born on 24-04-1987 in St Niklaas, Belgium. In 2003, he came from Germinal Beerschot on to AFC Ajax youth Academy, where he already played two seasons in the first. The Ajaxied change plays in midfield, left rear, and in mittförsvaret. Especially for long accurate passes and his hard shot from Vertonghen is greatly appreciated.
Vertonghen is already a while in Amsterdam. At an early age, he came from Germinal Beerschot in Belgium over the Ajax youth Academy. After some playing in B and A and a year in the young Ajax will be the choice of the Belgian in the first team. When he was only 19 years old. On August 23, 2006, he made his debut for Ajax against FC Copenhagen on december 3, 2006 that he will make his League debut for Ajax against Willem II. Vertonghen is in his first year in Amsterdam a great effort to adapt. He showed everyone he knew in Belgium and is himself a shy boy. Verthongen therefore not presented himself well enough in this area.
The new Frank de Boer?
During the season 2007/2008 Vertonghen playing 31 matches. The Ajaxied can play in different positions, sometimes he plays in midfield or at left back in defense, but usually he plays in mittförsvaret. He can defend fairly well, but his strong suit is the long pass to winger. In that sense, he looks a bit like a young Frank de Boer. His other strong point of his hard shot from long distance. Increasingly, he can take the distant direct free kicks. Where he also scored his first goal for Ajax, on december 8, 2007 against Willem II.
During the season 2008/2009 he often trust Marco van Basten in the starting lineup. However, he still changes the position between midfield or defense. He also runs a number of times this season for minor injuries.
To do, to experience Vertonghen for the winter season 2006/2007 leased six months to RKC Waalwijk. Here he is often in the base and on February 10, he scored his first goal against Heracles Almelo. On april 8, he scored the equaliser against their employers Ajax. Vertonghen makes an impression and is in summer weather came back to the stadium.
In Belgium the rapid development of Vertonghen noted and 2 June 2007 made his debut in the national team against Portugal. Since then, he has played 11 matches, he has not scored yet.
Vertonghen has a contract until the summer of 2013, he will be admired for a long time in the red and white outfit. He himself gives to stay on for a long time on Ajax. He will love Amsterdam and want to live in his career. He got over his shyness and has a girlfriend in Amsterdam. That requires him not having to go to an English club in the middle of the money. Self Vertonghen, just as any football player, but a dream Club. For he that is Manchester United. It seems just a matter of gaining time, hard training and experience until he is ready.
The Ajaxied made his most famous goals in the 2005/2006 season against Cambuur Leeuwarden in the Cup.Vertonghen then still playing in other ajax. After an injury to return the ball to the opponent Vertonghen, but he shoots from distance by accident at the crossing. AJAX then left very sporty Cambuur-Leeuwarden scoring goals. His goal was called by supporters of Ajax Vertonghentje.