Thomas Vermaelen

MKhanal 27 Dec,2017

Facts of Thomas Vermaelen

Birth Name
Thomas Vermaelen
Married to
Polly Parsons
Currently Married
Raff and Ace


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$10 Million
Assistant coach
Currently Club
Belgium National team


Married to
Polly Parsons
Currently Married

Thomas Vermaelen is a retired Belgian professional football player working as an assistant coach for the Belgium national team.

The 36 years old professional has played for clubs like RKC Waalwijk, Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Roma. As of 2018, he receives an annual salary of £4 million from his present club, which has boosted his net worth.

Early life of Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen was born on November 14, 1985. He was taken to Belgian parents in Chapelle, Belgium. Talking about his nationality, he is a Belgian citizen. 

Net Worth and Endorsements of Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen had an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2018, including all of his properties and incomes. In 2018,  he received an annual salary of £4 million from his former club, which boosted his net worth. He received a weekly wage of £80,000 from Barcelona.

ThomasThomas works as an assistant coach for Belgium team SOURCE: Instagram@thomasvermaelen

Football primary the main source of his income, as he isn't linked with any endorsing brands or companies. 

Club Career


Thomas Vermaelen began his professional football career i 2003 after being promoted from the youth system of Ajax. He made his professional club debut on February 15, 2004, against FC Volendam. He was further sent on a loan to RKC Waalwijk in 2004.

He won the KNVB Cup on his return to the partnered with his international mate, Jan Vertonghen in the defensive line. After the departure of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, he was named as captain of Ajax for the remainder of the 2008–09 season. His five seasons with the club ended up with a total of 97 appearances and seven goals.


Vermaelen joined the Premier League side Arsenal on June 19, 2009, signing a four-year contract with the club. He made his Premier League debut on August 15, 2009, scoring a goal against Everton. He further scored a brace against Wigan Athletic in a 4–0 victory. He was voted Player of the Month twice in a row. He captained Arsenal in an Emirates Cup match against Milan in the 2010–11 season. He was in the club for five seasons appearing in 110 games and scoring 13 goals. He is a good friend of former teammates Van Persie and Koscielny.


Vermaelen further joined Barcelona on August 9, 2014, signing a five-year contract with the club. He started his debut for Barcelona on May 23, 2015, in a match against Deportivo de La Coruña. His first goal for the club came on August 29, 2015, against Malaga. He was then loaned to Roma on August 8, 2016, for a season. He played for Barcelona and started as a central defender replacing injured Samuel Umtiti.

Thomas Vermaelen's Personal Life

Thomas Vermaelen is a married man, he got married to his loving girlfriend Polly Parsons. His wife Polly Parsons was a former model who was crowned queen Wag by FHM in 2014. She is currently working as a TV presenter and has been forced to travel between Barcelona and London for work since her move.

ThomasThomas shares a photo with his wife and La Liga title SOURCE: Instagram@thomasvermaele

The couple first met in England while he was at Arsenal, they met each other at a party hosted by Robin van Persie. The wedding ceremony took place on June 12, 2017, in Italy among his friends and family. The couple together has two sons, Ace Vermaelen and Raff Vermaelen.

International Career

Thomas Vermaelen has represented his national side in Belgium at both junior and senior levels in several tournaments. He made his senior international debut against Luxembourg on March 16, 2006, at the age of 20. He was named Belgium captain on October 8, 2009. He is a good friend of his mates as Kompany, Thorgan Hazard, and Lukaku. He has won 85 caps for his national side and scored two goals.


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