Jan Vertonghen turns 33 this Friday. We take this opportunity to review three key moments in his career in the Red Devil. He was the first Belgian to reach the symbolic 100 caps in the national team. Euro 2021 fans can book Belgium Vs Russia Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

He remains well established today at the top of this ranking (118 caps), but he also has nine goals, six assists and 11 World Cup matches with the Devils: at 33, Jan Vertonghen occupies a special place in the history books of Belgian football. 

Back on three moments that counted in the diabolical career of the Spurs defender. An international career which had started on June 2, 2007, during a match against Portugal. Unforgettable and improbable: the goal that paved the way for a fabulous remount

And we start, unsurprisingly, with the goal that will perhaps remain the most important in all of Jan Vertonghen’s career. Guilty on the first Japanese goal, in the eighth-finals of the World Cup, the defender of Tottenham redeemed himself and launched the Ascendants of the Devils, then led 0-2, in the 68th minute of play.

From a whim that will remain in the annals of Belgian football, even if, Jan Vertonghen has repeated it several times, his intention was not to find the way of the nets, but well to transplant in the axis. Euro 2021 fans can book Russia Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Regardless, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli wrote the rest of the story, and, twelve days later, ‘Super Jan’ left Russia with a bronze medal around the neck. Four years earlier, against South KoreaBut  Jan Vertonghen had, before that, already found the way to the nets in the World Cup. 

It was four years earlier, against another Asian selection. In a less crucial match, since the Devils were already qualified. Marc Wilmots had also largely rotated his workforce. Armband around the arm, Jan Vertonghen took the opportunity all the same to offer the victory and the nine in nine to Belgium against South Korea (0-1).

A mule strike to launch the Devils towards the World Cup Jan Vertonghen also scored three goals in the playoffs,  if he found the net twice in the World Cup. His goal in Greece, in September 2017, had also allowed the Devils to validate their qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

But the free-kick transformed five years earlier, in Wales, left an even greater impression … Vincent Kompany had opened the scoring, Vertonghen confirmed the Belgian victory. Euro 2021 fans can book Belgium Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

The Devils began their elimination round with a beautiful victory in Cardiff ( 0-2) and will not look back: with 26 points out of 30, they dominate their group and finally qualify for a big tournament, after 12 years of waiting … 

His nine goals with the Red Devils: 

Czech Republic-Belgium (3-1), 12/08/2009
Belgium-Azerbaijan (4-1), 29/03/2011
Belgium-Netherlands (4-2), 15/08/2012
Wales-Belgium (0-2), 7/09/2012
Belgium-South Korea (1-0), 26/06/2014
Belgium-Italy (3-1), 13/11/2015
Greece-Belgium (1-2), 3/09/2017
Bosnia-Belgium (3-4), 7/10/2017
Belgium-Japan (3-2), 2/7/2018

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