Thibaut Courtois



Thibaut Courtois was born in Bree, Belgium on 11 May 1992. He is considered by many to be one of the hottest goalkeeping prospects in world football and despite his young age, he is already rated by some observers to be amongst the best goalkeepers in Europe.

Courtois began playing youth team football for Bilzen V.V. in 1997 and initially played as a full back. In 1999, he joined Genk's academy, where he started playing as a goalkeeper. He progressed through the ranks and made his debut for the club's first team in 2009, at the age of just 16. For the 2010-11 season, Courtois became the side's number one and played a huge role in their Belgian Pro League title win, keeping a total of 14 clean sheets. At the conclusion of the campaign, he was named as the Goalkeeper of the Year, while he w...

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