Real Madrid Goalkeeper and Belgian professional footballer Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is 29 years old today.
Real Madrid and La Liga in their official twitter handle congratulated one of the best goalkeepers in the world as seen below:
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) May 11, 2021
2x #LaLigaSantander titles 🏆🏆 ; 3x Best Goalkeeper Awards 🧤🧤🧤
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 11, 2021
The Belgian International was born on May 11, 1992 and presently plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish Club Real Madrid alongside the Belgium national team.
Courtois started his football career as early as seven years old at Racing Genk a Belgium football local side who was converted from a left back to a goalkeeper.
The former ex-Chelsea No.1 goalkeeper joined the Premier League club in July 2011, signing a five-year deal. Although, along the line, he was sent to Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.
He returned to Chelsea during the 2014/2015 season where he spent three years with the club and finally joined Real Madrid in August 2018.
You will recall he was one of the two players that returned to Stamford Bridge last week Wednesday for the UEFA Champions League second leg semi-finals alongside Eden Hazard who are both Belgian professional footballers but lost to his formal club 2-0 which denied him of the finals.
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During his career at Chelsea, Courtois kept a total of 16 clean sheets in the Premier League and won the Golden Glove in the 2016/2017 season before proceeding to Real Madrid.
After his wonderful performances at the last world cup for this country side Belgium, he also won the Golden Glove for best goalkeeper category.
At his present club Real Madrid, the club No.1 goalkeeper was seen to have saved Real Madrid in a penalty shoot out against rival Atletico Madrid to claim their 11th Supercopa de Espana title.
His wonderful goalkeeping skill also saw Real Madrid won the 2019/2020 La Liga season.
This season, Real Madrid have defeated Barcelona in the El Classico clash home and away due to his saves and professional skills.
The Belgian international has also been seen to have contributed to the club success this season as they are presently second on the La Liga table as they prepare to take Granada away from home on Thursday to see if they could retain the La Liga title.