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MICHEL VORM
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  • MICHEL VORM
  • GOALKEEPER

UPDATED 06:55 17th July 2012

The Dutch international became the sixth signing of the summer when he joined from Utrecht for £1.5million in August 2011.

Signed a three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium as he looked to fill the void of fellow countryman Dorus de Vries, who left to join Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Michel is a firm part of Holland's national squad for the World Cup and European Championships, along with qualifiers and friendly matches.

He was included in the Holland squad that finished runners-up in the 2010 World Cup after losing to Spain.

Previously, Vorm helped his nation win the European Under-21s Championship in 2006.

At club level, he has played against Liverpool and Celtic in the Europa League, and was a renowned penalty-saver at Utrecht - earning him the nickname “Penalty Killer."

Although not having the typical physique for a keeper, his agility and reflexes easily make up for it. And, particularly important for the Swans, he is a strong distributor and is comfortable with the ball at his feet.

After showing his quality on his debut in a 4-0 at Manchester City, Vorm saved a penalty in the first home Premier League game held outside of England as the Swans held Wigan to a 0-0 draw.

His heroics early on in the campaign, in particular, earned him deserved huge praise.

His performances were so impressive that he won three awards at the club’s end-of-season dinner – Supporters’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player and the Away Player gong.

Signed a new four-year contract in September 2012 that will keep him at the Liberty until the summer of 2016.

Vorm was part of Holland's squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  

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