Thibaut Courtois Biography

( 1992 - )
Thibaut Courtois

Facts of Thibaut Courtois

Date of Birth: 1992, May 11
Age:25 years old
Birth Nation: Belgium
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch

Belgium professional footballer, Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is well recognized as Thibaut Courtois who currently plays for Premier League club Chelsea as a goalkeeper wearing the shirt no. 13.

Since 2009, he represented the Belgium U-18 national team and in October of 2011, he made his senior international debut, becoming the youngest goalkeeper to represent Belgium.

Early Life

A native of Bree, Belgium, Thibaut Courtois was born on 11th of May 1992. His birth sign is Taurus. Regarding his nationality, Courtois is Belgian and is of white ethnicity.

Courtois’ parents were volleyball players. He has two siblings: Gaetan Courtois and Valerie Courtois, a professional volleyball player who plays as a libero for Belgium and Budowlani Lodz.

Thibaut Courtois also played volleyball in his childhood but choose football to focus. At 5, Courtois began playing for Bilzen V.V. Then in 1999, he moved to Genk.

Club Career

Genk

Following various youth system at Genk, Thibaut Courtois made his first-team debut against Gent on 17th April 2009. His performance was appreciated much and regarded as a key figure in Genk’s title victory in the “2010-11 season in the Belgian Pro League”.  

He was awarded Genk’s Player of the Year Award and Goalkeeper of the Year Award, only conceding 32 goals in overall 40 league matches and keeping 14 clean sheets in 2010-11 seasons.

Chelsea

In July 2011, Courtois signed a 5-year contract with FC Chelsea for a fee of €9 million.

Atletico Madrid (Loan)

After weeks of joining Chelsea, Courtois was loaned out to Atletico Madrid for a season-long loan deal. He was given the shirt no. 13. On 25th August, he made his debut for Atletico against Vitoria de Guimaraes in a 4-0 UEFA Europa League win. Three days later, Courtois made his La Liga debut 0-0 draw against Osasuna at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

His loan deal was extended to cover the 2012-13 season. He started the very season playing against Chelsea in the “2012 UEFA Super Cup” final in Monaco, which results in a 4-1 win for the Atletico.

And again Courtois’s loan deal was extended by a further 12 months for the 2013-14 seasons.

Courtois played total 3 seasons for Atletico Madrid, making overall 111 appearances.

Return to Chelsea

In June 2014, Courtois made his way back to his parent club Chelsea for 2014-15 seasons. He was given the shirt no. 13 which was previously worn by Victor Moses. After 3 seasons on loan, he started for Chelsea in the Premier League opener against Burnley at Petr Cech.

Furthermore, he signed a new 5-year extension contract with Chelsea on 11th September 2014, keeping him at the club until 2019.

Until now, Courtois has made 111 appearances for the Chelsea. Some of his teammates are Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard etc.

International Career

In 2009, Thibaut Courtois was called up to the Belgium U-18 national team. He made 4 appearances for the U-18 team.

In October 2011, Courtois received the first call-up to the Belgium National Team. The following month, he made his international debut in a goalless draw against France at the Stade de France.

He was named for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. He played overall 10 matches, keeping 6 clean sheets throughout the qualifiers. Moreover, he played all 5 games of his Belgium team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He was also named for Belgium’s first 8th games of their “UEFA Euro 2016” qualification campaign.

So far, he has earned 53 caps his national side.

Personal Life

25, Thibaut Courtois was in a romantic relationship with his Spanish girlfriend 24, Marta Dominguez. The duo first met when Courtois was on loan at Atletico Madrid. He and his former girlfriend spent a number of years together before they separated in September 2016 on amicable terms. The ex-couple two children, a son and a daughter together. Their first daughter is named Adriana and had their second baby Nicolas on 2nd May 2017.

Even though the former couple doesn’t have a romantic relationship, they still are a good friend and taking their responsibilities as a parent of their two children.

Net Worth and Endorsement

As of 2017, Courtois gets paid $161,703 as his weekly salary i.e, $8.4 million per annum from his present club, Chelsea. His estimated net worth is around $10 million.

Apart from his football career, he too adds a good amount to his net worth through his endorsing deal with Multinational Conglomerate Company, Samsung, and largest sportswear brand Adidas.

Courtois owns a house in Madrid, Spain. As per riding, he prefers Rolls-Royce Phantom and Mercedes-AMG C63.

His current market value is $47.86 million. So far his total transfer procedure is recorded $12.14 million.



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