Tom De Mul

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Tom De Mul
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De Mul training with Ajax in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-04) 4 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Kapellen, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
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 Genk (loan) 12 (4)
2010–2011 Standard Liège (loan) 0 (0)
Total 84 (12)
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.

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 (spent on loan) at Vitesse Arnhem, 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,[2] 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.[3]

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[4] and 2011–12 campaigns on the sidelines,[5] eventually leaving the Andalusians on 30 June 2012 after his contract expired.[6][7]

International career[edit]

In June 2007, De Mul earned his only two caps for Belgium at senior level during the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, making his debut on the 2nd as a 61st-minute substitute for François Sterchele in a 1–2 loss to Portugal at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels. He started four days later, in a 0–2 defeat in Finland.

De Mul started in all six games in the 2008 Summer Olympics, as the nation came fourth in China.




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