Thomas Vermaelen

  • Date of birth : 14/11/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Belgium Belgium
 
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Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen

Clubs: AFC Ajax, RKC Waalwijk (loan), Arsenal FC

• Drafted into Ajax's academy at the age of 14, making one appearance in the 2003/04 Eredivisie title-winning season before moving on loan for the whole of the following campaign to RKC.

• Returned to Amsterdam and became a regular in the side coached by Danny Blind, winning the 2006 Dutch Cup with a 2-1 final victory over PSV Eindhoven, and retaining the trophy the following season, under new boss Henk ten Cate, after a penalty shoot-out win against AZ Alkmaar.

• Introduced to the Belgian national team in René Vandereycken's first game as head coach, in March 2006, and became a regular in both UEFA EURO 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying; also appeared at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• Became captain of Ajax following Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's exit in January 2009 and left for Arsenal at the end of the season for an initial €10m fee.

• Settled immediately to life in England and scored on his Gunners debut in the Premier League – 6-1 at Everton FC – and UEFA Champions League – 3-2 at R. Standard de Liège.

• Also struck his first international goal in a November 2009 friendly against Hungary (3-0), having been appointed as captain the previous month by new coach Dick Advocaat.

• Suffered an Achilles tendon injury during a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Turkey (2-3) in September 2010 which sidelined him for eight months.

Last updated: 12/08/11 11.35CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/07/2014 01:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales0-2BelgiumBelgium9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia0-3BelgiumBelgium9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium2-0ScotlandScotland9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM0-2BelgiumBelgium9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-0FYROMFYROM9000
30.05.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundUSAUSA2-4BelgiumBelgium3600
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3ArsenalArsenal1000
25.09.2013English League CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom1-1
(3-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal12000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1WalesWales9000
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool1200
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal4800
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0CardiffCardiff100
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0TottenhamTottenham4500
08.03.2014English FA CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal4-1EvertonEverton9000
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal500
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal6600
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2SwanseaSwansea9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1Man. CityMan. City9000
06.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0ArsenalArsenal9000
12.04.2014English FA CupSemi-finalsWiganWigan1-1
(2-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal12000
15.04.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1West HamWest Ham9001
04.05.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0West BromWest Brom1000
22.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBelgiumBelgium1-0RussiaRussia3100

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General info

  • Name: Thomas Vermaelen
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/11/1985 (28)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    27/09/05: Ajax 1-2 Arsenal
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    19/05/04: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Belgium

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Belgium110
Belgium U-21101
Belgium U-1940
Total251

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Ajax90
Arsenal271
Total361
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Ajax151
Total151
Last updated: 06/07/2014 01:05 CET
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