Thomas Vermaelen

1985 - Today

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Thomas Vermaelen (born 14 November 1985) is a retired Belgian professional footballer who is currently an assistant coach for the Belgium national team. 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 2,701,008 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Thomas Vermaelen is the 1,521st most popular soccer player (down from 1,174th in 2019), the 457th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 367th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 1,521 out of 16,923Before him are Julio Musimessi, Luis Galván, Joaquim Rifé, Raúl Albiol, Jenő Vincze, and Marinho Chagas. After him are Henri Coppens, André Maschinot, Juvenal Amarijo, Gilberto Silva, Angelos Charisteas, and Teodoro Fernández.

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Among people born in 1985, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 29Before him are Jesús Navas, Salomon Kalou, Fernando Llorente, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Chris Froome, and Raúl Albiol. After him are Kaley Cuoco, Adil Rami, Filipe Luís, Anna Kendrick, Ashley Young, and Jakub Błaszczykowski.

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Among people born in Belgium, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 457 out of 899Before him are Georges Ronsse (1906), Kate Ryan (1980), Jules Malou (1810), George Albert Boulenger (1858), Yolande Moreau (1953), and Joseph Mermans (1922). After him are Henri Coppens (1930), Justine Henin (1982), Marc Rich (1934), Christl Cranz (1914), Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763), and Katherine Swynford (1350).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Thomas Vermaelen ranks 23Before him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Raoul Lambert (1944), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), and Joseph Mermans (1922). After him are Henri Coppens (1930), Léon Semmeling (1940), Lorenzo Staelens (1964), Axel Witsel (1989), François Van der Elst (1954), and Arnold Badjou (1909).

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