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Thomas Vermaelen

30-Year-Old Defender     Barcelona  La Liga


Belgium

Birthdate:  November 14, 1985    Birthplace:  Kapellen, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  165 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona in August 2014 after transferring from Arsenal.

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June 22, 2016    Thomas Vermaelen News

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Vermaelen made five interceptions and pitched in on a clean sheet in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Sweden.

Belgium took the play to Sweden for most of the game, limiting the amount of work Vermaelen and the rest of the back line had to do defensively. He has been a key member of a very strong unit that hasn't been scored upon since the first game of the tournament and will face one of the weaker sides remaining in the tournament in Sunday's match versus Hungary.

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June 18, 2016

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Vermaelen won four tackles, made five interceptions and helped keep a clean sheet during Saturday's 3-0 win over Ireland.

Vermaelen was a forgotten man after seeing little playing time at the club level over the last couple of seasons, but he caught the eye with a dominant defensive showing to help his side bounce back from a poor opening match. He is entrenched as a starter in the center of defense for the Red Devils and will look to maintain his current form in Wednesday's match versus Sweden.

June 13, 2016

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Vermaelen was dealing with a calf issue, but is in Belgium's starting squad for their match against Italy on Monday.

Vermaelen hasn't had much success at the club level since signing with Barcelona two years ago. However, he continues to draw playing time with Belgium and has a favorable matchup against the defensive Italian team in this game.

November 27, 2014

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Vermaelen has elected to have surgery on his injured hamstring, and he will miss the rest of the season, Marca reports.

Vermaelen has yet to feature for Barcelona after transferring from Arsenal this past summer, and it's clear that his hamstring issue is far more serious than initially believed.

November 23, 2014

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Vermaelen continues to suffer from a right hamstring injury and he has no timeline for a return.

Barcelona bought Vermaelen from Arsenal this summer, but he has yet to feature for the club because of the hamstring issue that has been an issue since before the transfer.

October 3, 2014

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Vermaelen continues to train individually as he recovers from an going hamstring injury, the club's official website reports.

Vermaelen has yet to make his club debut after moving from Arsenal this summer, and while there was talk that he could have returned as early as Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, he'll now have to wait until after the international break to potentially return.

September 14, 2014

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Vermaelen (hamstring) was not in the 18-man squad for Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Athletic Club on Saturday.

Manager Luis Enrique said earlier in the week that Vermaelen was fit again, but it appears he'll have to wait a little longer before making his Barcelona debut.

September 12, 2014

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Vermaelen (hamstring) is fit again and he could feature in Barcelona's La Liga match against Athletic Club on Saturday, ESPN FC reports.

Vermaelen has not played for Barcelona since his move this summer from Arsenal, but he's expected to play alongside Gerard Pique in the center of the defense when he's fully fit.