Marcus Thuram

Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien (born 6 August 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward or left winger[4] for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the France national team.[5][6]

Marcus Thuram
Personal information
Full name Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien[1]
Date of birth (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[3]
Position(s) Forward / left winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2010 Olympique de Neuilly
2010–2012 AC Boulogne-Billancourt
2012–2014 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Sochaux II 38 (6)
2015–2017 Sochaux 37 (1)
2017–2019 Guingamp 64 (12)
2019– Borussia Mönchengladbach 60 (18)
National team
2014 France U17 4 (1)
2014–2015 France U18 5 (2)
2015–2016 France U19 15 (3)
2016–2017 France U20 11 (3)
2019 France U21 5 (0)
2020– France 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:37, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2021

Club careerEdit

SochauxEdit

Thuram started his professional career at Sochaux, where he also played for the club Youth Academy. He made his Ligue 2 debut with the club on 20 March 2015 against Châteauroux replacing Edouard Butin after 83 minutes.[7] He played 43 total matches for Sochaux and scored one goal, in a 3–1 loss at Tours on 14 April 2017.[8]

GuingampEdit

On 5 July 2017, Thuram joined Ligue 1 club Guingamp for an undisclosed fee.[9] In August 2018, he gained attention for playing against Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, a long-term teammate of his father at Parma and Juventus.[10]

Thuram scored an added-time penalty on 9 January 2019 to eliminate holders PSG from the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue, having earlier missed from the spot in the 2–1 win at the Parc des Princes.[11] Twenty days later he scored the equaliser in a 2–2 home draw with Monaco in the semi-final, and his attempt in the subsequent penalty shootout was saved by Danijel Subašić though Guingamp nonetheless advanced.[12]

Borussia MönchengladbachEdit

2019–20 seasonEdit

On 22 July 2019, Borussia Mönchengladbach announced they had signed Thuram on a four-year deal. The transfer fee paid to Guingamp was reported as €12 million.[13] He was given the number 10 shirt, vacated by Thorgan Hazard after his move to Borussia Dortmund.

Thuram made his debut for Gladbach on 9 August in the first round of the DFB-Pokal away to 2. Bundesliga club SV Sandhausen, and scored the only goal.[14] He got his first Bundesliga goals on his fifth appearance on 22 September, scoring both of a 2–1 home win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.[15]

On 31 May 2020, Thuram scored twice in a 4–1 win over 1. FC Union Berlin. He took a knee after his first goal of the match and dedicated the strike in honour of ongoing protests in the United States following the murder of George Floyd.[16]

2020–21 seasonEdit

On 27 October 2020, Thuram scored twice in a 2–2 draw with Real Madrid in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.[17] On 19 December, Thuram was sent off for spitting in the face of opponent Stefan Posch as Gladbach fell to a 2–1 defeat to Hoffenheim,[18] and was given a six-match ban and a €40,000 fine.[19]

International careerEdit

Thuram was a member of France U19 which won the 2016 UEFA European Championship. In November 2020, he was called up for the first time to the senior team, ahead of games against Finland, Portugal and Sweden.[20] He debuted on 11 November in a friendly against the Finns, a 2–0 loss at the Stade de France.[21] He was called up for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 in May 2021.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Thuram is the son of the former France international footballer Lilian Thuram, and the older brother of the professional footballer Khéphren Thuram.[23] He was born in the Italian city of Parma while his father played for the club, and was named after Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey.[10][24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 22 May 2021.[5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sochaux 2014–15 Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 Ligue 2 15 0 3 0 1 0 19 0
2016–17 Ligue 2 21 1 0 0 2 0 23 1
Total 37 1 3 0 3 0 43 1
Guingamp 2017–18 Ligue 1 32 3 2 1 0 0 34 4
2018–19 Ligue 1 32 9 3 2 3 2 38 13
Total 64 12 5 3 3 2 72 17
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2019–20 Bundesliga 31 10 2 2 6 2 39 14
2020–21 Bundesliga 29 8 3 1 8 2 40 11
Total 60 18 5 3 14 4 79 25
Career total 161 31 13 6 6 2 14 4 194 43

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 June 2021.[25]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2020 3 0
2021 1 0
Total 4 0

HonoursEdit

France U19

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017: List of Players: France" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2017. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Marcus Thuram: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Marcus Thuram". Borussia Mönchengladbach. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Marcus Thuram signs for Borussia Mönchengladbach from Guingamp". bundesliga.com. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Marcus Thuram at Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  6. ^ Marcus Thuram at FootballDatabase.eu
  7. ^ "FC Sochaux vs. Châteauroux - 20 March 2015 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Sochaux encore à côté de la plaque…". Est-Republicain. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Marcus Thuram, c'est fait !". Le Télégramme. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Gianluigi Buffon faces Marcus Thuram, son of former team-mate Lilian Thuram". BBC Sport. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  11. ^ Lermusieaux, Jocelyn (10 January 2019). "PSG-Guingamp : Marcus Thuram a eu du cran pour tirer son deuxième penalty". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Monaco lose on penalties at Guingamp in Jardim's 1st match". Associated Press. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Transferts  : Marcus Thuram (Guingamp) s'engage avec Mönchengladbach (officiel)". L'Équipe. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Borussia battle to DFB-Pokal second round". Borussia Mönchengladbach. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  15. ^ Brassell, Andy (23 September 2019). "Marcus Thuram's derby double lifts Gladbach from European humiliation". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Gladbach's Marcus Thuram dedicates goal to U.S. protests". ESPN. 31 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Mönchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid". UEFA. 27 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Gladbach's Thuram sent off for spitting in opponent's face". Seattle Times. 19 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Gladbach's Marcus Thuram handed six-match ban for spitting at opponent". The Guardian. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  20. ^ Bacon, Jake (5 November 2020). "Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram receives first senior France call-up… 12 years after dad Lilian retired". Talksport. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Finland beat France to ruin Marcus Thuram's debut". France 24. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Benzema makes surprise return to French squad for European Championship after exile for blackmail". France 24. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  23. ^ Newman, Benjamin (30 March 2015). "Marcus Thuram (17), son of Barca hero Lilian Thuram, scored the winner in a cup final on Saturday". 101 Great Goals. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  24. ^ "L'histoire des premiers noirs dans le sport français". France Inter (in French). Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Marcus Thuram". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Bundesliga Rookie Award". Bundesliga. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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