Date of birth
Goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski signed at Kenilworth Road from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in August 2023.
Thomas’ career began in the youth ranks at Gent in his native Belgium, but his first taste of first team football came with Germinal Beerschot in the top flight, making 38 appearances before one season at OH Leuven in 2011/12.
In 2012 the goalkeeper joined Belgian giants Anderlecht, but loan moves to Cyprus and then to FC Copenhagen followed, with the latter switch saw him part of the squad that won the Danish league and cup double in 2015/16.
With Anderlecht he was part of the Purples and White squad that won two Belgian league titles, in 2013 and 2014, and three Super Cups in a row between 2012 and 2014 – and he also made his debut in the Champions League in 2013/14.
With first team opportunities at Anderlecht limited, Kaminski joined Kortrijk where he was a regular between the sticks for three seasons before he secured a moving back to Gent.
Thomas enjoyed two seasons with Gent, finishing runners-up to champions Club Brugge in 2019/20 – a season in which he featured in their Europa League campaign where they reached the knockout stages.
Those performance did not go unnoticed by scouts in the UK, and in 2020 Kaminski arrived at Ewood Park where he quickly became a fans’ favourite and was named Player of the Year at the end of his debut season as Rovers finished 15th.
The following two seasons saw Thomas help Blackburn to seventh and eighth places, twice narrowly missing out on the play-offs.
While he has yet to make a senior cap for Belgium, Kaminski has a wealth of international experience, having been part of the Belgium senior squad on several occasions, including at EURO 2020.