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Thomas Vermaelen

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Thomas Vermaelen (born 14 November 1985) is a retired Belgian professional footballer. Being left-footed, he usually played as a left-sided centre-back and could play at left-back as well. His key attributes included aerial ability, leadership skills, and his quickness with the ball at his feet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Vermaelen has received more than 2,868,342 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Vermaelen is the 1,575th most popular soccer player (down from 1,519th in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 457th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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  • 63

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  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 1,575 out of 16,880Before him are Antonio Roma, Marcel Langiller, Cayetano Ré, Luis Hernández, Kolo Touré, and Vlatko Marković. After him are Roberto Porta, Martín Palermo, Paulinho de Almeida, İlkay Gündoğan, Milan Máčala, and Rinaldo Martino.

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Among people born in 1985, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 33Before him are Julia Volkova, Rooney Mara, Filipe Luís, Fernando Llorente, Anna Kendrick, and Jesús Navas. After him are Jakub Błaszczykowski, Emily Kinney, André-Pierre Gignac, Antonio Valencia, Salomon Kalou, and Diego.

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Among people born in Belgium, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 484 out of 1,019Before him are Jean Stas (1813), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), Julien Ries (1920), Jijé (1914), Louis Paul Boon (1912), and Philippe Van Parijs (1951). After him are Justine Henin (1982), Marie Popelin (1846), Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763), Ludo Martens (1946), Léon Delacroix (1867), and Marouane Fellaini (1987).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 28Before him are Axel Witsel (1989), Dries Mertens (1987), Vincent Kompany (1986), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), Arnold Badjou (1909), and Erwin Vandenbergh (1959). After him are Marouane Fellaini (1987), Jacques Moeschal (1900), Jan Vertonghen (1987), François Van der Elst (1954), Ludo Coeck (1955), and Henri Coppens (1930).

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