Posted on 16 May 2018
Jan Vertonghen collected his first One Hotspur Members’ Player of the Season award at Wembley on Sunday – with words of praise from Eric Dier ringing in his ears.
The Belgium defender, 'Super Jan', has been super-consistent this season and it was no surprise to see him take the top Club award for the first time. Jan started 36 of our 38 matches as we finished third in the Premier League and featured in 47 of 55 games in all competitions.
His performances were also recognised with a place in the PFA's Premier League Team of the Year.
It's a consistency Eric can relate to, having played 146 of our last 161 matches in all competitions.
“If you look at the standard Jan is playing at now, it's incredible,” said Eric.
“The best thing is just to watch his game. I believe he’s been the best centre-back in the Premier League this season, which is not easy.
“The consistent level he’s performed at has been incredible and he’s someone I look up to because I want to reach the level he’s playing at now.
“The whole team looks up to him in the way he carries himself and the way he plays. He’s a fantastic player and not just highly-respected in this team but throughout the league as well.
“He’s just turned 31. You can constantly improve and constantly get better and I’ve got to keep trying to do that.”
Jan joins some of the Club's modern greats in lifting the Members’ Player of the Season award including the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Jurgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Keane, Gareth Bale and current team-mates Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane.
MEMBERS’ PLAYER OF THE SEASON
1987 - Gary Mabbutt1988 - Chris Waddle1989 - Erik Thorstvedt1990 - Paul Gascoigne1991 - Paul Allen1992 - Gary Lineker1993 - Darren Anderton1994 - Jurgen Klinsmann1995 - Teddy Sheringham1996 - Sol Campbell1997 - Sol Campbell1998 - David Ginola1999 - Stephen Carr2000 - Stepen Carr2001 - Neil Sullivan2002 - Simon Davies2003 - Robbie Keane2004 - Jermain Defoe2005-06 - Robbie Keane2006-07 - Dimitar Berbatov2007-08 - Robbie Keane2008-09 - Aaron Lennon2009-10 - Michael Dawson2010-11 - Luka Modric2011-12 - Scott Parker2012-13 - Gareth Bale2013-14 - Christian Eriksen2014-15 - Harry Kane2015-16 - Toby Alderweireld2016-17 - Christian Eriksen2017-18 - Jan Vertonghen
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Jan Vertonghen was presented with the Player of the Season award after a crazy finale to the Premier League season at Wembley.
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25 January 2018
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