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Thomas Lam

Thomas Lam is a Dutch professional footballer. Thomas Lam plays as a center-back or defensive midfielder for Finland’s national football team.

Early life

Thomas Lam was born on 18 December 1993. As of now, he is 28 years old. He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Similarly, he was born and grew up in the Netherlands to a Finnish mother and a Dutch father. His parents owned a hotel while he was growing up in the Netherlands.

His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Likewise, his educational background has not been revealed till now. He has a brother but his name is not revealed. Moreover, Lam suffered a tragic loss in his late teens, when his father died of lung cancer in 2009.

Career and Professional Life

Before moving to AZ Alkmaar in 2005 Thomas Lam started his youth career at AFC. He started his senior career at AZ Alkmaar in 2011 and progressed through the academy, where he signed his first professional contract. Moreover, Lam was given the number twenty–eight shirt for the new season.

It was announced on 13 April 2012 though he made no appearances in the 2011–12 season, keeping him until 2016 Lam signed a contract with AZ. Lam suffered a setback when he suffered a thigh problem at the start of the season in the 2012–13 season.  It wasn’t until 16 September 2012 coming on as a substitute for Giliano Wijnaldum in the late substitute when Lam made his AZ debut, in a 1–0 home win over Roda JC.

Lam, however, received a straight red card in the 31st minute, having spent most of the season, on 31 March 2013 in a 2–1 win over Heracles Almelo. Moreover, Lam was demoted back to the reserve side following the new arrival of Dick Advocaat in the 2013–14 season.

Despite this, on 12 December 2013, Lam scored his first AZ goal, in a Europa League against PAOK, in a 2–2 draw. Signing a long-term contract. it was announced that Lam had signed a contract with PEC Zwolle on 24 July 2014. Furthermore, after appearing as an unused substitute in a 4–1 win over Ajax in the Johan Cruyff Shield. On 16 August 2014, Lam made his PEC Zwolle debut.

More about his career

In the center,–back position  Lam established himself in the first team regular and scored his first goal of the season in the 2015–16 season,  on 18 October 2015 in a 5–1 loss against Vitesse. In a 3–1 loss against Groningen on 30 January 2016 Lam then scored his second goal of the season. He made a total of 64 appearances and scored 4 goals during the Eredivisie seasons 2014–15 and 2015–16.

On 8 July 2016, Lam was transferred from Zwolle to Nottingham Forest, on a free transfer. Similarly, Upon joining the club, Lam was given the number twenty–eight shirt for the new season. On 6 August 2016, Lam scored on his Nottingham Forest debut in a 4–3 win over Burton Albion in the opening game of the season. Lam scored his second goal for the club on his return from the squad after missing out on two matches, on 20 August 2016 in a 4–3 win over Wigan Athletic.

Furthermore, after missing most of September, Lam made a return to the first team injury, playing 45 minutes, on 1 October 2016 in a 2–1 loss against Bristol City. Three weeks later,  Lam received a straight red card in the second half, of a 2–1 loss against Cardiff City on 22 October 2016.  He made his return from suspension, after serving a one-match suspension, on 5 November 2016 in a 1–1 draw against Queens Park Rangers.

Career highlights

Lam made his FC Twente debut, on 10 September 2017 in a 1–0 loss against Sparta Rotterdam where he started and played for 87 minutes before being substituted. It was announced that Lam would return to Zwolle on a two-year contract on 29 August 2018. Playing the full 90 minutes of a 0–1 win at Groningen he made his debut on 2 September. He signed for CSKA Sofia on 16 August 2021.

Additionally, on 13 October 2012 Lam made his Finland U21 debut, against Estonia U21, where he played for 45 minutes, which saw them win in the penalty–shootout. Lam was finally called by the senior team in 2015 after playing for the various junior national teams. On 9 June 2015, in a 2–0 home defeat to Estonia, he made his debut for the senior national team. On 7 September 2015, Lam soon got his first appearance in a UEFA Euro qualification match when he played 84 minutes in a match against the Faroe Islands.

Moreover, on 29 May 2021, Lam was called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 pre-tournament friendly match against Sweden. At the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, Lam was a member of the Finnish squad but remained as an unused substitute. On 21 June 2021, Finland was placed 3rd in Group B following a 2-0 defeat to Belgium.

Thomas Lam

Caption: Thomas Lam playing football. Source: SumomiFutis.

Net Worth 2023

Thomas Lam has a net worth of $45.8 Million. He has earned lots of money in his profession as a footballer. However, he is living a luxurious and happy life with his family.

Personal life

Thomas Lam is not married he does not have a wife but he is in a relationship. Thus, he is dating his girlfriend  Pomeline. Pomeline is a fashion designer.

Thomas Lam – Body Measurements

Thomas Lam has a height of 6 ft 2 inches. His body weight is around 73 kg. Furthermore, he has got Light brown eyes and brown color hair. Moreover, other measurements like dress size, shoe size, etc are not published.

Thomas Lam – Social Media

Moreover, Thomas is socially active on a social media platform. He has 9887 followers on his Instagram account. Thus, he is not active on Facebook and Twitter.