Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois primarily known as Thibaut Courtois is a professional Belgian footballer. Currently, he plays as a Goalkeeper for Spanish giant Real Madrid, and this goalie also represents Belgian at an international level.
Courtois is considered one of the best goalkeepers globally and wears jersey no. 1 for Real Madrid and Belgium national teams.
This Real Madrid goalkeeper is an excellent shot-stopper having great positioning, great composure, good command of his area, and exceptional reach.
Thibaut Courtois: Biography
|Full Name||Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois|
|Date of Birth||11 May 1992|
|Birthplace||Bree, Limburg, Belgium|
|Father’s Name||Thierry Courtois|
|Mother’s Name||Gitte Courtois|
|Siblings||Gaetan Courtois (Brother)
Valerie Courtois (Sister)
|Height||2 meters or 6.7 feet|
|weight||96 kg or 212 lbs.|
|Body Measurement||Chest: 40 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||11 US|
|Wife||Mishel Gerzig (Since July 2023)|
|Affairs/Girlfriend||Marta Dominguez (2012-2016) Mother of both children|
|Children||Adriana Courtois (Daughter)
Nicolas Courtois (Son)
|Net Salary||7.2 million euros|
|Net Worth||113 million euros|
|Source of Income||Football and Endorsement|
|Social Media Presence||Instagram, Facebook, Twitter|
Thibaut Courtois Early Life & Parents
The current Real Madrid star goalkeeper was born on 11 May 1992. He was born in the city known as Bree, Belgium. His father, Thierry Courtois was a semi-professional volleyball player.
Likewise, Gitte Courtois’s mother was also a semi-professional volleyball player and a physiotherapist.
Before choosing his soccer career path, Courtois was encouraged by his semi-professional parents to take up volleyball. However, it did not take long before Courtois told his parents that he wanted to focus on football.
Courtois was five years old when he decided to become a football player and his parents supported him to become one.
He began his career with the local youth club Bilzen V.V. as a left-back. However, his goalkeeping journey started in 1999 when he was 7 years old he joined Racing Genk, the first local division team.
Rising rapidly through the ranks, Courtois was a key figure in Genk’s title victory season in 2010-11 as a 19-year-old. Courtois made a move to Chelsea in July 2011, for a reported fee of Euro 9 million, signing a five-year deal.
However, soon after joining Chelsea, he was loaned to Spanish side Atletico Madrid. And then he got noticed by his talents and the rest, as they say, is now history.
Courtois was up in Belgium, where he attended renowned KRC Genk’s academy, where his remarkable goalkeeping talents emerged, making a sensation around Europe.
Though there is not much information regarding his education, Courtois’s career may have taken a different path if he hadn’t struggled in school.
According to Hoffenheim’s, former head of scouting, the threat of being held back a year influenced Chelsea’s decision to recruit him as a teenager.
Thibaut Courtois Age, Height, Weight, and Zodiac Sign
Since he was born on 11 May 1992, he is 31 years old. Many football players retire after 30 years of age, but Courtois is still athletic and passionate about his performance.
The Belgian goalkeeper is 6 feet 7 inches (2 m) tall and weighs about 96 kg (212 lbs.) further, Courtois is a Christian of the Roman Catholic faith.
He is often seen in a simple haircut, not a very quirky one. His hair color is black and he has light brown eyes. Further, his sexual orientation is straight.
Courtois’s zodiac sign is Taurus which entails that he is talented, hardworking, dedicated, and stubborn. Moreover, his chest measurement is 40 inches, his biceps are 14 inches, and his waist size is 32 inches.
Also, Courtois shoe size is 11 US.
Thibaut Courtois FIFA 2023 Ranking
Currently, Courtois plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and Belgium national team.
His FIFA 2023 overall rating is 90, however, his potential rating is 91 and his playing position is GK (Goalkeeper).
His FIFA 2023 ratings are listed below:
- Diving: 84
- Handling: 89
- Kicking: 74
- Positioning: 86
- Reflexes: 88
- Shot Power: 56
- Jumping: 68
- Stamina: 38
- Strength: 70
- Acceleration: 42
- Sprint Speed: 52
- Agility: 62
- Reactions: 84
- Balance: 45
- Dribbling: 13
- Curve: 19
- Long Pass: 35
- Ball Control:23
- Crossing: 14
- Finishing: 14
- Heading: 13
- Short Pass: 33
- Volleys: 12
- Aggression: 23
- Interceptions: 15
- Vision: 44
- Penalties: 27
- Composure: 66
Since Courtois is a goalkeeper, his goalkeeper stats are relatively good than his attacking or skills stats.
Who is Thibaut Courtois Wife?
Thibaut Courtois married Mishel Gerzig in July 2023. They are in a relationship since July 2021.
Thibaut and Mishel married in June 2023. The wedding was done at the Château de la Croix des Gardes in France.
Courtois wore a three-piece blue suit by Dolce & Gabbana, while Gerzig wore a strapless bridal gown by May Mashiah.
Previously, in 2012 he was dating Marta Dominguez. They stayed in a relationship from 2012-2017 and enjoyed quite a happy time together. They met each other when Courtois was on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Does He Have Children?
Thibaut has 2 children with his previous relationship with Marta. In 2015, Marta gave birth to their daughter, Adriana Courtois.
Again, in 2017 Marta gave birth to their son, Nicolas Courtois. Thibaut and Marta decided to end their relationship shortly after the birth of their second child.
Courtois was once surrounded by a huge controversy for sleeping with his friend’s (Kevin De Bruyne) girlfriend ‘Caroline Lijnen’.
Kevin and Caroline were in a relationship at that time. After some time, Caroline revealed that she cheated on Kevin because once she was being cheated on by Kevin. This incident ignited the feud between Courtois and Kevin.
Currently, Courtois and Mishel are enjoying each other’s company.
Thibaut Courtois Net Worth
In the 2018 transfer window, Real Madrid signed him for 35 million euros. However, after the strong performance, he signed a new contract with Real Madrid in 2021 until 2026.
According to Marca 2022, his net salary is estimated to be 7.2 million euros per year, which means he earns 140,000 euros per week.
The two-time Premier League champion is also part of a Nike endorsement roster. He is often seen in Nike’s football gloves and boots. He earns $1-$5 million from overall endorsements.
In 2023, the net worth of Thibaut Courtois is estimated to be 113 million euros, including endorsement and other performance-related incentives.
As someone who is also active on social media and Twitch and taking part in many post-match interviews, Courtois is one of the most marketable footballers around, so he earns even more per year than just his Real Madrid salary.
Social Media Presence
He has millions of followers across the world. He connects and socializes with his followers on various social media platforms. This footballer generally posts about the match, family, vacations, and achievements, endorses brand through social media. Below are the followers counts of Courtois’s social media handles.
Facebook: 7.2 m followers
Instagram: 10.1 m followers
Twitter: 3.1 m followers
At 16, the goalie made his debut at Genk in 2009. In 2010/11 Thibaut was promoted to the main team and helped Genk win the Belgian Pro League.
This Real Madrid goalie signed 5-years contract in 2011 with the premier league club Chelsea for $9 million. However, after joining Chelsea, he was sent on loan to Atletico Madrid for the season.
In his first six appearances of the season in La Liga, Courtois kept four clean sheets, making him first-choice goalkeeper.
His loan to Atletico Madrid has been extended until the 2012–13 season. At the Estadio Vicente Calderon, the Belgian goalkeeper set a record by going 820 minutes without conceding a goal.
As in the 2013 Copa del Rey semifinal, Atletico Madrid defeated their city rivals for the first time in 14 years to advance to the final. Man of the Match was awarded to the Octopus.
At Atletico, he won one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey title, one UEFA Europa League title, and the 2012 UEFA Super Cup during his spell at the Spanish club.
In June 2014, the goalkeeper returned to Chelsea. He appeared in 154 games for the Blues, conceded 152 goals, and maintained 58 clean sheets. During his four seasons at Chelsea, the Belgian goalkeeper won twice, the FA Cup, and the Football League.
In 2018, Real Madrid signed Courtois on a six-year contract. Similarly, in the 2019-2020 season, he won the La Liga title with the Whites, becoming the first footballer to be crowned champion with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid since Jose Luis Perez-Paya in 1954.
In 2021, Real Madrid extended his contract till 2026. Recently, Real Madrid also won champions league 2021/22. Courtois performed very well at finals without conceding a goal.
This Belgian goalie joined the Belgium team in 2011 and made his debut in a friendly against France. He was the youngest goalkeeper to play for Belgium.
Belgian team qualified for the 2014 FIFA world cup for the first time since 2002. Courtois played every minute and recorded six clean sheets during the qualifiers.
Courtois was named to Belgium’s squad after qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He kept two clean sheets against South Korea and Russia . Thibaut also appeared in every match of Belgium’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualification campaign, helping the team reach the final. He kept two clean sheets against South Korea and Russia.
Courtois also represented Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he was instrumental in the victory over Brazil. In this World Cup, the goalie made 27 saves, earning the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.
Major achievements and trophies won by Courtois
Genk youth club:
- Belgian Pro League 2010/11
- UEFA Europa League 2011/12
- UEFA Super Cup 2012
- La Liga 2013/14
- Copa del Rey 2012/13.
- Premier League 2014/15 and 2016/17,
- FA Cup 2017/18
- Football League Cup 2014/15
- La Liga: 2019/20, 2021/22
- Spanish Super Cup: 2019/20, 2021/22
- UEFA Champions League: 2021/22
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2018
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Third Place
- Belgian Professional Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011
- Belgian Bronze Shoe: 2011
- La Liga Zamora Trophy: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2019/20
- La Liga Player of the Month: January 2020, February 2022
- ESM Team of the Year: 2013/14
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013/14, 2020/21, 2021/22
- Belgian Sportsman of the year: 2014
- Premier League Golden Glove: 2016/17
- FIFA World Cup Golden Glove: 2018
- The Best FIFA Goalkeeper: 2018
- IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper: 2018
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2018