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Thibaut Courtois

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Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois (born 11 May 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Belgium national team. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he is known for his reflexes, acrobatic saves, and command of the penalty area.Courtois began his career with Genk and made his senior debut in 2009, at age 16; he went on to establish himself as the club's starting goalkeeper and won the Belgian Pro League. In 2011, Courtois signed for Chelsea in a transfer worth a reported £8 million (€9 million), but then joined Atlético Madrid on loan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thibaut Courtois has received more than 7,778,937 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Thibaut Courtois is the 570th most popular soccer player (up from 1,001st in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 374th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Thibaut Courtois ranks 570 out of 16,880Before him are Bruno Metsu, Danny Blind, Toshio Miyaji, Emmanuel Adebayor, Koji Sasaki, and Ján Popluhár. After him are Ubaldo Fillol, Yasuo Suzuki, Paul Scholes, Thomas Ravelli, Héctor Yazalde, and Manfred Kaltz.

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Among people born in 1992, Thibaut Courtois ranks 4Before him are Neymar, David Bohm, and Selena Gomez. After him are Phil Jones, Kim Seok-jin, Miley Cyrus, Mario Götze, Freddie Highmore, Christian Eriksen, Álvaro Morata, and Marc-André ter Stegen.

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Among people born in Belgium, Thibaut Courtois ranks 270 out of 1,019Before him are Joos de Momper (1564), Claude Piron (1931), Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797), Philippe Herreweghe (1947), Edward Schillebeeckx (1914), and Michel de Ghelderode (1898). After him are Rembert Dodoens (1517), Herri met de Bles (1480), Hendrick van Balen the Elder (1570), Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau (1727), Patrick Bauchau (1938), and William of Moerbeke (1215).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Thibaut Courtois ranks 8Before him are Michel Preud'homme (1959), Paul Van Himst (1943), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Romelu Lukaku (1993), and Herbert Wimmer (1944). After him are Eden Hazard (1991), Enzo Scifo (1966), Marc Wilmots (1969), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Bernard Voorhoof (1910), and Franky Vercauteren (1956).

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