Born: 28 May 2000 (Malines, Belgium)
Fearless Belgian youth international goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie was captain of our Under-18s in 2017-18 and has now moved up to Under-23 level.
Starting 18 times in the Under-18 Premier League during the aforementioned campaign, he skippered Scott Parker's side 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.
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 has played for his nation’s Under-15s, Under-16s, Under-17s and Under-18s and his brother Thomas is a professional goalkeeper, who joined KV Oostende from Cercle Brugge in 2017.