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Ex-Tottenham and Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm announces retirement

Published on: 26 October 2020

Former Tottenham, Swansea and Netherlands goalkeeper Michel Vorm has announced his retirement at the age of 37.

Vorm left Spurs at the end of last season after making 48 appearances in six years at the north London club, following a spell at Swansea.

He was part of the successful Swans team who won the League Cup in 2013 after becoming the first Welsh team to be promoted to the Premier League in 2011.

The goalkeeper spent much of his career at Spurs playing second fiddle to number one Hugo Lloris, but was a popular figure at the club and was re-signed for the 2019-20 season following an injury to the Frenchman.

Vorm also made 15 appearances for the Netherlands between 2008 and 2014, and was part of their 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads.

The shot-stopper began his professional career at Dutch side FC Utrecht in 2005.

Announcing his retirement on his Instagram, Vorm said: 'I couldn't possibly imagine as a little kid growing up in Nieuwegein that it was possible to sign my first professional contract at Utrecht.

'And if that wasn't enough, I got the opportunity to play in the Premier League for Swansea City (and be part of their history by winning their first ever point in the Premier League).

'Playing with and against the best players around me gave me the opportunity to keep developing myself and sign for Tottenham and made me be able to be part of their history and especially the (incredible) road to the Champions League final.

'I am thankful to play for all these clubs and honoured that I was able to represent my country on international tournaments.

'Being part of such great history of my country is something I am truly grateful for as well. A gold medal at the U21 European Championship with the Netherlands a silver medal during the World Cup 2010 and a bronze medal at the World Cup 2014.'


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