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Thomas Vermaelen
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Vermaelen
Date of birth 14 November 1985 (1985-11-14) (age 31)
Place of birth    Kapellen, Belgium Belgium
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Roma
(on loan from Barcelona)
Number 15
Youth clubs
1991–1999
1999-2000
2000-2003
Belgium Germinal Ekeren
Belgium Germinal Beerschot
Netherlands Ajax
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2003-2009
2004-2005
2009-2014
2014-
2016–
Netherlands Ajax
NetherlandsRKC Waalwijk (loan)
England Arsenal
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of ItalyRoma (loan)
099 00(8)
013 00(2)
110 0(13)
011 00(1)
0000(0)   
National team
2006- Belgium Belgium 047 00(1)

Thomas Vermaelen (born 14 November 1985) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Italian club Roma on loan from Barcelona. He also plays for the Belgium national team. Being left-footed, he usually plays as a left-sided centre-back and can play at left-back as well. His key attributes include aerial ability, leadership skills, and his quickness with the ball at his feet. He is also known for his goalscoring ability as a defender.

Vermaelen joined the Ajax youth academy in 2000 and won the 2003–04 Eredivisie title in his first season with the club. He had a loan spell with RKC Waalwijk before rejoining Ajax and winning the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruijff Shield. After Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's departure in 2009, he served as club captain for the remainder of the season. He joined Arsenal in 2009 and was included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for that season. Following Robin van Persie's transfer to Manchester United in August 2012, he was named club captain but found first team opportunities limited due to the success of Arsenal's new first choice defensive partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. In August 2014, he passed a medical ahead of a £15m transfer to Barcelona in La Liga.

Being left-footed, he usually plays as a left-sided centre back and can play at left-back as well. His key attributes include aerial ability, leadership skills, and his quickness with the ball at his feet. He is also known for his goalscoring ability as a defender.

Honours

Club

Ajax

External links

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A.S. Roma squad - 2017-18

1. Lobonț 2. Yanga-Mbiwa 3. Cole 4. Nainggolan 5. Castán 6. Strootman 7. Iturbe 8. Ljajić 9. Borriello 10. Totti (c) 12. Curci 13. Maicon 15. Pjanić 16. De Rossi 20. Keita 22. Destro 23. Astori 24. Florenzi 25. Holebas 26. De Sanctis 27. Gervinho 28. Skorupski 32. Paredes 35. Torosidis 42. Balzaretti 48. Uçan 82. Emanuelson 96. Sanabria

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Belgium – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Kompany (c) 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. Lukaku 10. Hazard 11. Mirallas 12. Mignolet 13. Bossut 14. Mertens 15. Van Buyten 16. Defour 17. Origi 18. Lombaerts 19. Dembélé 20. Januzaj 21. Vanden Borre 22. Chadli 23. Ciman

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Belgium – UEFA Euro 2016 – Quarter-finals

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Nainggolan 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. R. Lukaku 10. Hazard 11. Carrasco 12. Mignolet 13. Gillet 14. Mertens 15. Denayer 16. Meunier 17. Origi 18. Kabasele 19. Dembélé 20. Benteke 21. J. Lukaku 22. Batshuayi 23. Ciman

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