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Road to the Lane - Toby Alderweireld

A detailed timeline on the route our current players have taken from day one on their way to Tottenham. This month we feature our Belgian international defender TOBY ALDERWEIRELD.

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Born in Antwerp on March 2. Antwerp is the most populous city in Belgium. Its North Sea port is one of the biggest in the world.

1999

Starts out with local side Germinal Beerschot where Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen also played.

2004

Crosses the border to Amsterdam to join the Ajax youth academy in August. Makes his Belgium Under-15 debut. Quickly does the same at Under-16 level.

2005

By October he is an Under-17 international.

2006

Represents Belgium in the UEFA Under-17 Championships and goes on to win 17 caps at that level, scoring three times. Steps up to the Under-18 team.



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