Tom De Mul
De Mul in training with Ajax
|Date of birth||4 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Kapellen, Belgium|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2005–2006||→ Vitesse (loan)||27||(2)|
|2009||→ Racing Genk (loan)||12||(4)|
|2010–2011||→ Standard Liège (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Kapellen, Antwerp, De Mul began his career in K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot, but joined the AFC Ajax youth academy at age 15, like countryman Thomas Vermaelen a year before. He made his first team debut on 25 January 2004 against NEC Nijmegen, but appeared only eight times in the Eredivisie in his first two years combined.
After a solid 2005–06 season (spent on loan) at Vitesse De Mul returned to Amsterdam, and figured prominently during his first full year, starting in 23 of the 28 games he appeared in. In the subsequent summer he signed with Spanish side Sevilla FC for five years, but spent the vast majority of his first seasons barred by Jesús Navas, a club youth product; however, on 16 November 2008, having only played five minutes at Getafe CF, he scored in a 2–0 La Liga away win.
On 15 January 2009 De Mul agreed to be loaned to K.R.C. Genk, thus returning to his country. Seriously injured during the summer he spent the entire 2009–10 and 2011–12 campaigns on the sidelines, eventually leaving the Andalusians on 30 June 2012 after his contract expired.
On 22 May 2014, De Mul confirms he has retired from professional football due to the injuries he has suffered along his career.
De Mul first appeared for the Belgium national under-21 football team in 2004, at the age of 18. Three years later he made his senior side debuts, appearing twice during the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying stages.
- Racing Genk
|2009||Genk||Belgian Pro League||12||4|
- "El Sevilla ficha al portero De Sanctis y al extremo derecho De Mul" [Sevilla signs goalkeeper De Sanctis and right winger De Mul] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- "Getafe 0–2 Sevilla FC". ESPN FC. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- "De Mul busca su luz tras cinco años de eclipse" [De Mul searches for light after five years of eclipse] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- "Tom de Mul abandona el Sevilla Fútbol Club" [Tom de Mul leaves Sevilla Fútbol Club] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- Sevilla official profile
- Stats at Voetbal International (Dutch)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Tom De Mul at National-Football-Teams.com
- Tom De Mul – FIFA competition record