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Lilian Thuram

Lilian Thuram

Date Of Birth: 1 January 1972

Lilian Thuram is regarded as the heart of the France team that won their maiden FIFA world cup in 1998. Later in 2000, he won the Euro with the France team.

Lilian Thuram was a strong, physical defender who also knew his way around the ball. He began playing football professionally in his homeland with Monaco and played in the top flight in France, Italy, and Spain for over 15 seasons.

Lilian Thuram is regarded as the greatest French defender of all time. He was one of the best Centre-back in the World between lately 1990s to early 2000. However, he hit his prime when he switches to the Right-back position. As Full-back, he got the highest seasonal average rating among defenders.

Lilian Thuram possessed top-level stamina and strength that left behind his opponent. He was a quick, powerful and versatile player, who was capable of playing both as a center-back or as a right-back and was competent both offensively and defensively. Thuram is named in the ESM team of the year two times. 

Lilian Thuram Personal Information

  • Nation: France
  • Height:  182 cm
  • Position: Centre-Back / Right-Back
  • Career Duration: 1991-2008
  • Career Goals: 15
  • Major Club: Monaco, Parma, Juventus , Barcelona
  • International Caps: 142
  • International Goal: 2
  • World Cup Participation: 1998, 2002, 2006 – 16 Games

Club & Country Honours

  • 1998 FIFA World Cup Champion
  • 2000 European Championship Winner
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
  • 2003 Fifa Confederation Cup
  • 2 Times Italian Serie-A
  • 1 Time Copa Italia
  • 1 Time Copa De France
  • 1999 UEFA Cup
  • 3 Times Supercoppa Italiana winner
  • 1 Time Super Copa de Espana

Individual Awards

  • 1997 French Footballer Of The Year
  • 1997 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer Of The Year
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
  • 1998 Legion de Honou
  • 2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
  • 1998 Best Defender                                               
  • 1998 European Defender of The Year
  • 2000 UEFA Euro Best XI
  • Two Times ESM team of the year

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