FULL NAME: Thomas Vermaelen

NATIONALITY: Belgian

BORN: 14th November 1985. Kapellen, Belgium.

AGE: 23

HEIGHT / WEIGHT: 182cm (6ft) / 82kg (12st 13Ib)

PREVIOUS CLUBS:

KFC Germinal Beerschot (Belgium) 1999 – 2001
AFC Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) Summer 2001 – June 2009 143 appearances (10 goals)
RKC Waalwijk (Netherlands) On loan during 2004/05 season 13 appearances (2 goals)

CLUB HONOURS:
2003/04               Dutch League Championship
2006, 2007          Dutch National Cup
2006, 2007          Dutch Super Cup (Johan Cruijff Shield)

TRANSFER DETAILS:   Long term contract for an undisclosed fee

POSITION:   Defender

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS:  
 
Belgium (2006 – Present)  21 appearances (0 goals)
Debut: 1st March 2006 v Luxembourg (won 2-0) (International Friendly, played in Luxembourg)

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