Thomas Vermaelen Biography

( 1985 - )
Thomas Vermaelen

Facts of Thomas Vermaelen

Date of Birth: 1985 November 14
Age:32 years old
Birth Nation: Belgium

Thomas Vermaelen is a Belgian professional football player who is currently playing as a central defender for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Belgium national team.

The 32 years old professional has played for clubs like RKC Waalwijk, Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Roma. As of 2017, he is receiving an annual salary of £4 million from his present club which has boosted his net worth.

Early life

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

Club Career

Ajax

Thomas Vermaelen began his professional football career in 2003, after being promoted from the youth system of Ajax. He made his professional club debut on 15 February 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 club. 

He forged a partnership 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 successive seasons with the club ended up with a total of 97 appearances and 7 goals.

Arsenal

Vermaelen joined the Premier League side Arsenal on 19 June 2009, signing a four-year contract with the club. He made his Premier League debut on 15 August 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.

Barcelona

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

International Career

Thomas Vermaelen has represented his national side Belgium at both junior and senior levels in several tournaments. He made his senior international debut against Luxembourg on 16 March 2006, at the age of 20. He was named Belgium captain on 8 October 2009. He is a good friend of his mates as Kompany, Thorgan Hazard, and Lukaku. He has won 63 caps for his national side scored a goal.

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.

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 12 June 2017, in Italy among his friends and family. The couple together has two sons, Ace Vermaelen and Raff Vermaelen.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Thomas Vermaelen has an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2017, including all of his properties and incomes. As of 2017, he is receiving an annual salary of £4 million from his present club which has boosted his net worth. He receives the weekly wage of £80,000 from Barcelona.

Football is the main source of his income, as he isn't linked with any endorsing brands or companies. As of 2017, his market value price is recorded to be $5 million


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