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Jan Vertonghen

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Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen (born 24 April 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Pro League club Anderlecht and the Belgium national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left-back. Vertonghen 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Vertonghen has received more than 3,018,837 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jan Vertonghen is the 1,745th most popular soccer player (up from 2,206th in 2019), the 501st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 529th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jan Vertonghen ranks 1,745 out of 16,880Before him are Loris Karius, Torsten Frings, João Pinto, Erich Juskowiak, Ivan Dimitrov, and Andy Cole. After him are Bo Larsson, Oliver Neuville, Johnny Hansen, Víctor Muñoz, Roberto Miranda, and Juan Santisteban.

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Among people born in 1987, Jan Vertonghen ranks 43Before him are Marouane Fellaini, Michael B. Jordan, Kerem Bürsin, Han Hyo-joo, Ji Chang-wook, and Jorge Lorenzo. After him are Luiz Gustavo, Medhi Benatia, Sebastian Giovinco, Gervinho, Luiz Adriano, and Evan Peters.

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Among people born in Belgium, Jan Vertonghen ranks 501 out of 1,019Before him are Jean-Pierre Monseré (1948), Henri Jaspar (1870), Jacques Moeschal (1900), Étienne Constantin de Gerlache (1785), Ivo Van Damme (1954), and Edward Van Dijck (1918). After him are George Van Biesbroeck (1880), Camille Lemonnier (1844), David Ruelle (1935), Walthère Frère-Orban (1812), Edgard Colle (1897), and François Van der Elst (1954).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Jan Vertonghen ranks 31Before him are Daniel Van Buyten (1978), Arnold Badjou (1909), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Marouane Fellaini (1987), and Jacques Moeschal (1900). After him are François Van der Elst (1954), Ludo Coeck (1955), Henri Coppens (1930), Christian Piot (1947), Georges Heylens (1941), and Léopold Anoul (1922).

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