Toby Alderweireld Biography
Toby Alderweireld is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the Belgian national team. Mainly as a central defender, he can also play as a right back.
Alderweireld began his professional career at Dutch club Ajax, where he won honours including three consecutive Eredivisie titles. In 2013, he moved to Atlético Madrid, where he won La Liga and reached the UEFA Champions League final in his first season.
A full international since 2009, Alderweireld has earned over 60 caps for Belgium and represented the country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.
Toby Alderweireld Family Life
Alderweireld whose full name is Tobias Albertine Maurits Alderweireld was born on 2 March 1989 in Antwerp, Belgium to Mrs. and Mr. Viv Alderweireld. He has two younger brothers: Sven Alderweireld and Steve Alderweireld.
Toby Alderweireld Wife
The Tottenham star married his childhood sweetheart by the name Shani van Mieghem on 19 June 2015 in the town of Ekeren, near Antwerp. Similar to Toby, Shani is from Belgium and is a professional beautician who worked for a television show about make-up and cosmetics. Online reports reveal that Toby has a son with his wife Shani.
Toby Alderweireld Atletico Madrid
Alderweireld joined Atlético Madrid on 2 September 2013, on a four-year contract for an estimated €7 million (£6.16 million) transfer fee.
He played 12 matches as the club won La Liga; on 11 May, he headed his only goal of the season, an equaliser in a 1–1 home draw with Málaga in the penultimate round of fixtures, ensuring that Atlético remained in the title race. Alderweireld played the final seven minutes and extra time of the 2014 Champions League final for Atlético in place of Filipe Luís; the team was beating city rival Real Madrid 1–0 when he entered the field of play, but Atlético eventually lost 1–4.
Toby Alderweireld Southampton
Alderweireld was sent on a season-long loan to English Premier League side Southampton on 1 September 2014, with the option for Southampton to buy him at the end of the season. He made his Southampton debut on 13 September, helping to keep a clean sheet in a 4–0 victory against Newcastle United. On 26 December, he scored his first goal for the club, Southampton’s third in a 3–1 away win away to Crystal Palace by heading James Ward-Prowse’s corner kick.
Southampton had a £6.8 million option to buy Alderweireld, but in July 2015 Atlético cancelled the clause for £1.5 million in order to sell to the highest bidder.
Toby Alderweireld Tottenham
On 8 July 2015, Alderweireld joined Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year contract which runs until the summer of 2020 at White Hart Lane, despite Southampton threatening legal action over the transfer. The transfer fee was estimated to be £11.5 million. Alderweireld made his club debut in the 2015 MLS All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado on 30th July.
On 26 September 2015, Alderweireld scored his first goal for Tottenham in a 4–1 win over Manchester City at White Hart Lane. His second goal for the club came in another 4–1 victory over London rivals West Ham United on 22 November. In 2016 he was Spurs’ second scorer in a 3–0 win against Manchester United.
During his first season at Tottenham, Alderweireld has been recognised by commentators as one of the best defenders in the Premier League, forming impressive central defensive partnerships with national team colleague Jan Vertonghen, and later the Austrian Kevin Wimmer. He was chosen as a centre back for the PFA Team of the Year.
In the 2016–17 season, he was a regular in the Spurs starting line-up until an injury sustained at West Bromwich Albion on 15 October. This injury kept him on the injury list for several weeks, until he made his return in the Champions League as a substitute against CSKA Moscow on 7 December. Alderweireld picked up the final goal of the season for Tottenham, coming in the 7–1 win over already-relegated Hull City on 21 May 2017. He was part of the Tottenham defense that achieved the best defensive record in the club’s history, with only 26 goals conceded in the Premier League that season, 6 better than the previous record of 32 conceded that was set in the 1908–09 season in the Second Division.
Alderweireld played in all the Premier League and Champions League games from the start of the 2017–18 season, but on 1 November 2017, he suffered a hamstring injury in the home game against Real Madrid that ended in a 3–1 win. The injury would keep him out of the team for a few months and on 7th February 2018, he returned to the starting lineup in the fourth round replay of the FA Cup against Newport County, which Tottenham won 2–0. However, an injury to the tendon of his hamstring suffered while training two weeks later meant that he was again out of the team.
Toby Alderweireld International career
Alderweireld first represented Belgium at under-17 level in October 2005 and took part in the 2006 UEFA U17 Championship. After the 2008–09 season concluded, he made his senior debut for Belgium in a friendly tournament. However, his full senior debut came three months later in a match against the Czech Republic. He was named in several 2010 World Cup qualifying squads, but was mostly an unused substitute. In October 2009, he came on as a second-half substitute for Daniel Van Buyten in the 2–0 defeat to Estonia.
Alderweireld was called up to the Belgian U21 squad for the 2011 UEFA U21 Championship qualifier against Ukraine on 13 November 2009, with the match finishing 2–0 to Ukraine. He played right back during the 2012 UEFA Euro qualification match against Turkey on 7 September 2010. On 13 May 2014, Alderweireld was named in the squad to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He started in all five games of Belgium’s tournament run, including its 1–0 defeat against Argentina in the quarter-finals.
Toby Alderweireld Fifa 17
His overall rating in FIFA 17 is 85 with a potential of 86. Alderweireld has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Alderweireld’s height is 187 cm and his weight is estimated at 91 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Toby Alderweireld is playing with numbers 2 and 4. His best stats are: Stand Tackle: 88, Marking: 86, Interceptions: 86, Shot Power: 86, Reactions: 84.
Ball Control 70
Slide Tackle 83
Stand Tackle 88
Att. Position 56
Short Pass 77
Long Pass 81
Sprint Speed 69
Shot Power 86
Long Shots 66
FK Acc. 69
Toby Alderweireld Honours | Toby Alderweireld Awards
- Eredivisie: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
- KNVB Cup: 2009–10
- Johan Cruyff Shield: 2013
- La Liga: 2013–14
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2013–14
- Ajax Talent of the Year: 2010
- PFA Team of the Year: 2015–16 Premier League
- UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2015–16
- Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2015–16
Toby Alderweireld Haircut
Football players are known to wear some of the awesome and trendiest hairstyles. Toby Alderweireld hairstyle has become quite popular in New York for its stylish slicked back look with short sides. A perfect combination of old and new, his slicked back hairstyle with taper fade style can never be out of trend.
To get Toby Alderweireld hairstyle, use a good quality clipper to chop your hair on the back as well as the sides of your hair. Use number 1 clipper length below the temples and back, clip the hair gradually thins into a crisp bald fade. The hair on the top can be parted on one side or without parted. In another style, Toby has a parted lines on his left side. After wash and damp your hair, apply some pomade on your palm and massage it gently on the top of your head. The pomade will provide a strong hold that is must for a slicked back undercut look. Use a wide tooth comb to slick the hair back and make the hair strains look thick.
Toby Alderweireld Injury Update
|17/18||Hamstring Injury||Nov 2, 2017||Mar 11, 2018||129 days||29|
|16/17||Knee injury||Oct 17, 2016||Dec 1, 2016||45 days||9|
|14/15||Hamstring Injury||Jan 12, 2015||Mar 2, 2015||49 days||8|
|14/15||Thigh problems||Sep 18, 2014||Sep 25, 2014||7 days||2|
|12/13||groin strain||Nov 12, 2012||Nov 19, 2012||7 days||1|
|11/12||Strain in the thigh and gluteal muscles||Jan 23, 2012||Feb 9, 2012||17 days||2|
|11/12||Thigh problems||Dec 5, 2011||Jan 2, 2012||28 days||3|
|11/12||Malleolar injury||Oct 3, 2011||Oct 13, 2011||10 days||–|
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Toby Alderweireld Tattoo
As is the case with a lot of footballers, Toby Alderweireld is also a big fan of tattoos. During an interview in February 2017, Toby Alderweireld discussed the fact he’d missed so much of his family events such that it had started to weigh heavily on him. Among his tattoos, the player has a depiction of the Antwerp cathedral, as well as the name of his brothers.
The interviwer then asked whether this was a way of keeping his home city and family close to him.
He explained: “Look at it this way: if I’d always been in Antwerp, maybe I wouldn’t love it so much. Our father always said: ‘Being homesick will go away’. That’s right, I have no longing for him, but I miss Antwerp. That’s never left me, even after 12 years, and it will never go away.
“As for the names of my brothers, I always get asked: ‘What if you have a fight?’ That will never happen. I know what they mean to me. We don’t see each other a lot, but when it does, it’s instantly boom-boom-boom!”
Alderweireld also has a quote tattooed on him, which reads “Each day I come closer to the home where I was born”.
The reasoning behind it? “Everyday I come closer to the moment when I return home. It’s the summary of my life story.”
The Tottenham defender also has a depiction of the Sistine Chapel fresco on his body, which he decided to get tattooed on him to demonstrate how he is a believer ‘in his own way’.
Toby Alderweireld News
Man Utd agree Alderweireld deal but Spurs want replacement first
Goal.com | 8th August, 2018
The Red Devils had thought their chase for the Belgium international was over but have now reached a compromise with the north London club. Manchester United have an agreement in place with Tottenham for the signing of Toby Alderweireld, but Spurs have refused to complete the deal until they have brought in a replacement for the Belgium international.
And, with United nervous as to Spurs’ motives, their search for an alternative centre-back will continue to cover for the eventuality that the north London outfit will pull out of the deal at the last minute ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
United have been pursuing the 29-year-old throughout the summer but have widened the net in recent times after the initial failure to agree a fee with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
That led to increased interest in Leicester City’s England defender Harry Maguire, but a similar £75 million ($97m) price tag to that pinned to Alderweireld put United off .
But Goal understands that a compromise was finally reached between Spurs and United last week, on the condition that Spurs can cover for the loss of the defender.
And it is believed that this was the news executive vice-chair Ed Woodward was delivering to manager Jose Mourinho when the pair were seen in brief conversation in Miami after the 2-1 International Champions Cup win over Real Madrid.
The nature of the latest twist has prompted United to keep working on possible additions at centre-half, with Mourinho insistent that he needs a high-quality addition before the window closes even if Tottenham don’t bring in a new player and thus fail to release Alderweireld.
That was what brought about the brief interest in Barcelona’s Yerry Mina and their latest inquiry relating to the availability of Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng.