The fact that Toby Alderweireld is quite the proficient centre back is something that will come as a surprise to no one. The Belgian has been a key part of Tottenham’s defence for two seasons now; in fact, there’s a clear argument to be made that without him, the defence doesn’t look as solid.
Forming a formidable partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen as well as anyone else that’s played with him, Alderweireld has quickly established himself as one of the Premier League’s most reliable defenders.
Thus, a recent stat graphic revealed about his career so far is not exactly surprising. That doesn’t stop it from being any less impressive.
According to the graphic, all of the sides Alderweireld has played for – Ajax, Atletico Madrid, Southampton and Tottenham – have been ranked first or second in their respective leagues in terms of defence.
Stats might be deceiving a lot of the time, but this one is impressive all the same. See it for yourself here: