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Courtois was born in the city of Bree in Flanders, to a Walloon father and a Flemish mother. He began his career with local side Bilzen V.V., as a left back. Soon after, in 1999, he joined Racing Genk at the age of seven, and it was there that he was converted into a goalkeeper.
Courtois progressed through the Genk youth system, where Koen Casteels was initially regarded as the primary goalkeeper, but during an injury crisis Courtois, aged 16 years and 341 days, made his first team debut on 17 April 2009 against Gent. After turning down a transfer to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim of the Bundesliga, Courtois was made first-choice goalkeeper for the 2010–11 season ahead of Casteels, when Laszlo Koteles' registration ran into issues. He was a key figure in Genk's title victory in...
In July 2011 Courtois joined Premier League club Chelseafor a reported €9 million, signing a five-year deal.
Courtois was first called up to the Belgium squad in October 2011 and made his debut the following month in a friendly 0–0 draw against France at the Stade de France, making him the youngest goalkeeper to play for the Belgian national team.
2014 World Cup
Courtois played every minute during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, as Belgium qualified for its first major tournament since the 2002 FIFA World Cup.Throughout these qualifiers, he kept six clean sheets in ten matches. On 13 May 2014, Courtois was named in the squad to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the tournament, he played all five games of the Belgian team, starting with a 2–1 win against Algeria in Belo Horizonte. Courtois then managed to keep consecutive clean sheets...
Courtois played every minute during Belgium's first eight games of their UEFA Euro 2016 qualification campaign, helping seal qualification for the first time in 16 years. However, he missed their last two games through injury. Courtois and his side made it to the quarter-final, where they lost to Wales despite taking an early lead. Afterwards, Courtois hinted that Belgium coach Marc Wilmotswas at fault for the loss and also stated that the defeat was the "biggest disappointment" of his career.
Considered a highly promising prospect in his youth, Courtois subsequently established himself as one of the best players in the world in his position. Due to his wide range of skills, he has been described as a "complete goalkeeper", with few weaknesses. A consistent keeper, he possesses an excellent positional sense, good mentality, composure, strength of character, and an ability to communicate well with his defenders; he also excels in one on one situations, due to his ability to time his runs effectively when rushing out of goal to face opponents, and has even functioned as a sweeper-keeper on occasion. An excellent shot-stopper between the posts, he has also distinguished himself for his agility and quick reflexes, in spite of his size and imposing physique. Due to his height and reach, he excels in the air, and is also known for his command of his area, as well as his excellent technique, anticipation, handling, and confidence when coming off his line to claim crosses.Moreove...
Courtois speaks both Dutch and French, as well as Spanish and English. Thibaut's sister Valérie is a volleyball player, who plays as a libero for Stade Français Paris Saint Cloud and Belgium.His parents were volleyball players, and he played the sport in his childhood but decided to focus on football when he was 12. On 26 May 2015, his Spanish girlfriend Marta Domínguez gave birth to their daughter, Adriana.The couple ended their relationship in April 2017 while Domínguez was pregnant with th...
In popular culture
Inspired by Courtois' pose from a particular save in January 2013, a Colombian fan created a new widespread social media meme called 'Thibauting' to pay homage to the Belgian goalkeeper. In November 2013, the word was included in a shortlist composed by leading Dutch dictionary Van Dale to be polled to determine the best new sports/amusement word of the year in Belgium, and ended second. The term is based on and pronounced the same way as "Tebowing", and is also similar to the worldwide 'plan...
In February 2014, Courtois caused some stir in the national team, by saying of Simon Mignolet, his rival for the starting goalkeeper spot, "You have to know how to stay humble and respectful, and he should remember that."This was despite the fact that in previous interviews, Mignolet had only said that it was his ambition to keep working and try to regain his spot in the national team. In April 2018, Wilmots, by then out of a job, accused Courtois and his father Thierry of leaking Belgium's l...
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Genk 1. Belgian Pro League: 2010–11 Atlético Madrid 1. La Liga: 2013–14 2. Copa del Rey: 2012–13 3. UEFA Europa League: 2011–12 4. UEFA Super Cup: 2012 5. UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2013–14 Chelsea 1. Premier League: 2014–15, 2016–17 2. FA Cup: 2017–18; runner-up: 2016–17 3. Football League Cup: 2014–15 Real Madrid 1. La Liga: 2019–20 2. Supercopa de España: 2019–20 3. FIFA Club World Cup: 2018 Belgium 1. FIFA World Cup third place: 2018 Individual 1. Belgian Professional Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011 2. Belgian Bronze Shoe: 2011 3. La Liga Zamora Trophy: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2019–20 4. La Liga Goalkeeper of the Season: 2012–13 5. La Liga Player of the Month: January 2020 6. Best Belgian Player Abroad: 2013,2014 7. ESM Team of the Year: 2013–14 8. UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14 9. FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team: 2014,2018 10. London Football Awards Goalkeeper of the Year: 2015 11. Belgian Sportsman of the year: 2014 12. Premier League Golden Glove: 2016–17 13. FI...
- 11 May 1992 (age 29)
- 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
- Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois
- Bree, Belgium
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