Born: 28 May 2000 (Malines, Belgium)
Fearless Belgian youth international goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie is now into his second season at Under-23 level.
His first was a challenging one as he was restricted to just two competitive starts at that level in 2018/19, while dropping down to play a further five times for the Under-18s using the over-age goalkeeper rule. He also served as the back-up goalkeeper for our Under-19 UEFA Youth League team, providing competition for regular number one, Brandon Austin.
In the summer of 2019, he was given the chance to travel with our first team squad on the pre-season tour of Asia.
Born and raised in the Belgian town of Uccle, Jonathan attended the College Cardinal Mercier close to his hometown.
Prior to joining Spurs, he spent time with Belgian clubs AFC Tubize, Anderlecht and KV Mechelen, featuring for the latter’s Under-17s in 2015/16.
He enjoyed a tremendous first season with us in 2016/17. Demonstrating bravery and a real competitive spirit, he was one of four goalkeepers competing for places at Under-18 level and impressed on several occasions before suffering a serious injury to his spleen while on international duty for Belgium Under-17s at the start of February, 2017.
He battled back to fitness and returned in time to start our final game of the Under-18 Premier League season, a thrilling 3-3 draw at Derby County, in May, 2017. That was his fifth league appearance at that level, while he also started once in the UEFA Youth League, keeping a clean sheet at home to CSKA Moscow, and once in the FA Youth Cup. In addition, he was part of the side that lifted the IMG Cup in Florida in December, 2016.
He was appointed captain of our Under-18s in 2017/18. Starting 18 times in the Under-18 Premier League, he led us to the final of the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup and ended that season with 28 appearances in all competitions to his name, including one in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League away to Cypriot side APOEL.
Jonathan has played for his nation’s Under-15s, Under-16s, Under-17s, Under-18s and Under-19s and his brother Thomas is a professional goalkeeper, who joined KV Oostende from Cercle Brugge in 2017.