Thomas Vermaelen played six seasons in Ajax's first team. After playing football in England, Italy, Spain, and Japan, the defender now resides in London with his family. "Ajax and Arsenal were my favorite teams as a child. It's quite coincidental that I ended up playing for those clubs."
Jelle van Damme wore the Ajax shirt at the beginning of this century and was in the locker room with players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristian Chivu and Rafael van der Vaart. The Belgian played 33 official matches in Amsterdam's service, including the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal against AC Milan. We caught up with the former Ajax player and discussed, among other things, his second passion besides football: cycling.