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May 11, 1992
Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois (Dutch: [tiˈboː kuːrˈtʋaː]; French: [tibo kuʁtwa]; born 11 May 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the Belgium national team.
Courtois graduated through the youth system of Genk, and aged 18, he played a key role in the team's Belgian Pro League victory. In July 2011 he joined Chelsea for a reported £8 million, and was immediately loaned to Atlético Madrid. In three seasons there, he won the Europa League in 2012, the Copa del Rey in 2013 and the La Liga title in 2014. He also won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper in La Liga, for his performances in his two latter seasons. Courtois returned to Chelsea in July 2014, and in his first season he helped them win the League Cup and the Premier League title.
Courtois made his senior international debut in October 2011, becoming the youngest goalkeeper to represent Belgium. He has since earned over 50 caps and appeared at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.