Belgian professional footballer Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois competes for both the Belgian national team and the Spanish club Real Madrid. He was born on May 11th, 1992, and is a native of the Belgian city of Bree. He is a goalie for the team. He has been praised for being a terrific shot-blocker with excellent positioning, calm demeanour, excellent area control, and remarkable reach. Standing at 6’6″, he is assured while handling crosses and thrives in the air, but his height can occasionally cause him to stumble as it becomes challenging for him to get to the ground rapidly. Courtois has a limited passing range but is good with his feet.
After impressing their scouts and joining their young squad, Racing Genk gave him a trial. When he was placed between the sticks in a tournament for under-9 players, where he was named the best goalie, he discovered his real calling as a goalkeeper. He and Koen Casteels, a player of similar age who was seen as having a higher potential and had been selected for the young national team, had a fierce rivalry as they rose through the ranks of Genk.
Thibaut Courtois Early Life
At age five, he started playing football for his neighbourhood team, Blitzen V.V. In the early days, he didn’t have a definite playing position, which was typical for someone so young. He was mostly utilised as a left-back, though. For a friendly match against Slovenia in October 2011, he received his first call-up to the senior Belgian team. On November 15, 2011, he made his debut during a friendly match against France. Despite keeping a clean sheet in his debut, Belgium could not break the 0-0 tie. He has maintained his position as Belgium’s first-choice keeper ever since and has never looked back.
He was viewed as a promising young player from an early age, and ever since his breakout season with Genk, he has been in the limelight. He won the league’s Finest Goalkeeper of the Year award and was chosen as Genk’s best player in the 2010–11 campaign since he allowed only 32 goals in 40 games.
Who is Thibaut Courtois Wife
For over two years now, the Real Madrid goalkeeper has been head over heels for the stunning Israeli influencer and model Mishel Gerzig. Mishel frequently appears at the Santiago Bernabeau cheering for his lover. In Madrid, the pair continues to live together. Thibaut proposed to Mishel last year, and the engagement news was shared on social media. After the UCL championship, the pair took a vacation since Courtois was forced to leave the team due to an injury. Two children, a son and a daughter, were born to Thibaut Courtois and Marta Dominguez. In 2017, just before the birth of his second kid, he split up with Marta.
Throughout his career, Courtois has represented some of the top clubs in Europe. After returning from his loan period, the Belgian, who joined Chelsea in 2011, played admirably for the Blues. In 2011, he was loaned to the Spanish team Atletico Madrid; in 2015, he returned to play for the Premier League team.