Tom De Mul

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Tom De Mul
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De Mul in training with Ajax
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-04) 4 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kapellen, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
1999–2001 Germinal Beerschot
2002–2005 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Ajax 36 (5)
2005–2006 Vitesse (loan) 27 (2)
2007–2012 Sevilla 9 (1)
2009 Racing Genk (loan) 12 (4)
2010–2011 Standard Liège (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Belgium U16 13 (2)
2002 Belgium U17 4 (0)
2004–2008 Belgium U21 21 (4)
2007– Belgium 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2011

Tom De Mul (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔm də ˈmʏl]; born 4 March 1986) is a retired Belgian professional footballer who played as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

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,[1] 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.[2]

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.[3][4]

Retirement[edit]

On 22 May 2014, De Mul confirms he has retired from professional football due to the injuries he has suffered along his career.

International career[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Ajax
Sevilla
Racing Genk

Club statistics[edit]

Season Club League Games Goals
2003–04 Ajax Eredivisie 2 0
2004–05 Ajax Eredivisie 6 1
2005–06 Vitesse Eredivisie 27 2
2006–07 Ajax Eredivisie 28 4
2007–08 Sevilla La Liga 3 0
2008–09 Sevilla La Liga 6 1
2009 Genk Belgian Pro League 12 4
Total 84 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Getafe 0–2 Sevilla FC". ESPN FC. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 

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