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Marcus Thuram’s Biography

Marcus Thuram nationality is French. His religion is not known yet. Marcus grew up in a wealthy family and has not had a problem in supplying what he needed. However, separation of his parents was the dark side of his childhood. He is considered to be a powerful man with a great amount of self-confidence. Marcus is son of a professional football player and a FIFA World Cup winner. In spite of having more UEFA Champions League goals than him, Marcus still sees his father as an idol in the professional career

Marcus Thuram’s Short Bio

Full Name: Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien

Nickname: Tikus

Date of Birth: 6 August 1997

Birth Place: Parma, Italy

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Nationality: French

Profession: professional football player

Marcus Thuram's Physical Stats

Weight: 79 Kilograms

Height: 1.92 Meters

Marcus Thuram's Football Information

Position: Forward – Left winger

Jersey Number: 10

Professional Debut: 2015

Marcus Thuram’s Early Life

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Marcus was born on 6 August 1997 in Parma during his father’s spell at the Italian club Parma. Lilian Thuram did not want his children to copy him and go into football, encouraging them to try other sports like judo and fencing. However, neither Marcus nor his younger brother listened to their father and both of them are now professional football players. Growing up in a wealthy family helped Marcus have almost everything a child wants in his early life.

Marcus Thuram’s Family

Marcus Thuram is son of Lilian Thuram, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner and the most-capped France international player of all time. His mother is Sandra Thuram. Marcus Thuram’s parents were childhood friends and met each other while in primary school.

Lilian and Sandra named his first son Marcus after Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH, who was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. Although Sandra had had an undeniable role in raising her two friends, her love life with Lilian Thuram came to an end in 2007, after twelve years.

The Thuram family includes another son, who was born four years after Marcus. The younger brother is named Khephren, and he is playing for Nice club in Ligue1, having represented France at U16, U17 and U18 teams. Lilian Thuram’s second son plays as a midfielder, so that the Thuram family has a professional player in each line of a football team, as Lilian was a defender and his sons are midfielder and forward. Marcus Thuram explains his brother: “He’s a midfielder, Very calm, very technical. He’s a very good player.”

Like Marcus, his brother’s name has had a story behind it. Lilian and Sandra named their second son (Khephren) after the Egyptian pharaoh ‘Khafra’.

Philippe Bretau, Marcus Thuram’s former coach at France says the family are well set up for success. “The relationship between Lilian and his sons is very strong. It’s a close family, they have many values. This way the boys can flourish and develop themselves without pressure but with certain demands. Also because the parents want to protect their children and know what professional football means.”

Marcus Thuram’s Relationship - Girlfriend

Marcus is believed to be single as of 2021. There has been no rumors of the player having any relationship history. Thuram is very much early in his career and must be focusing in his career rather than spending time with people. Also, He also hasn't shared any pictures with a possible partner via his Instagram handles. Net Worth, Earnings, and Salary

What Does Marcus Thuram Love Besides Football?

Marcus Thuram loves playing basketball and he is also a keen fan of NBA league. He also likes to travel, especially to the Desert Safari in Dubai. Marcus has self-confidence and considers himself as an important person. One part of Marcus Thuram’s lifestyle is that he spends a lot of money buying superhero gadgets, especially ones of robotic kind.

Earning a large amount of money per year as a wealthy person, Marcus Thuram truly loves buying savage automobiles. His posts on social media indicate his interest in buying this type of cars, alongside his favorite brand which is Mercedes and his preferred color, which is black. As you have recognized so far, Marcus Thuram, to be described in one word, is a luxurious person.

Marcus Thuram’s Net Worth

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Marcus Thuram has an estimated net worth of more than $10 Million. He has been making most of his net worth through his successful career as a football career. In 2019, Marcus signed with Borussia for more than $15 Million contract. He is very much early in his carer and shall be earning much more in future.

In December 2019, Thuram was given a six-match ban and a €40,000 finefor spitting in the face of opponent. His younger brother is playing professional football for Monaco. Also, His father played international football for more then fifteen years.

Marcus Thuram’s Football Career

Marcus Thuram started to play football, when he was only a child. At the age of ten, in 2007, he joined the Olympique de Neuilly youth team. After three years, he moved to AC Boulogne-Billancourt and spent two seasons there, before joining the famous French club Sochaux. After playing two seasons at the youth level of Sochaux, Marcus Thuram promoted to the second team of the club and got ready to start his professional senior career.F

Finally, he made his debut at the second division of French football with the club on 20 March 2015. In his spell at Sochaux over a period of two years, Marcus Thuram played 43 matches in all competitions. He did not leave his senior career’s first club without scoring. As a young striker, Marcus Thuram succeeded to score one goal for Sochaux, during a 3–1 loss on 14 April 2017.

2017 summer was the time for Marcus Thuram to step up and join a club at the highest level of French football. Thuram left Sochaux and moved to Ligue 1 club Guingamp for an undisclosed fee. Marcus Thuram immediately became a frequent member of the team’s line-up. In August 2018 and through the Paris Saint-Germain clash, he gained the opportunity of playing against Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian legendary goalkeeper who had been playing alongside his father for a long time at Parma and Juventus.

Style of Play

Marcus Thuram may be a little taller than the Manchester United forward and his compatriot Anthony Martial. He has a bulkier frame and is as dangerous as him. Quick, direct and with the upper body strength to win duels against opponents, his sight while running toward the defensive line is enough to make any defender scare.

Standing at 1 meter 92 centimeters, Thuram has the physical attributes to be a defender, like his dad, who is the most-capped French player of all time. But his skills demanded he play further forward. Despite his physical abilities, Marcus Thuram is also a great dribbler, who has been among the best players of Europe top 5 leagues in dribbling stats in some periods.

In January 2019 during the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue, Thuram scored an injury time penalty to eliminate PSG from, after missing an earlier one in the 2–1 win at the Parc des Princes. Less than a month later, he scored the equaliser in a 2–2 home draw with Monaco in the semi-final. Although he missed his attempt in the penalty shootout, Guingamp advanced to the Finals of the Coupe de la Ligue.

Marcus Thuram was undoubtedly settled in the correct path in his career and his breakthrough during the two-year spell at Guingamp was something impossible to deny. His progressive trend at the club grabbed the attention of scouts from different European clubs and eventually one from Germany opted to sign this French talent.

In July 2019, Borussia Monchengladbach announced the signing of Marcus Thuram on a four-year deal for a reported €12 million transfer fee. He was given the number 10 shirt, as the previous holder Thorgan Hazard had moved to Borussia Dortmund.

Thuram did not need a long time to show his abilities and prove himself at the new club, as he scored for Borussia Monchengladbach in his debut match. on 9 August 2019 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Marcus Thuram scored his team’s only goal against SV Sandhausen. Only in his fifth appearance, Marcus Thuram got his first Bundesliga goals, where he scored both of Monchengladbach goals during a 2–1 home win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.

On 31 May 2020, Thuram took a knee after scoring his first goal in a 4–1 win over 1. FC Union Berlin. Marcus Thuram dedicated the goal in honor of then protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd.

He started the second season in Germany at a high pace, and on 27 October 2020, while featuring in his only second UCL appearance, Thuram scored both of his team’s two goals in a draw with Real Madrid in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. His brace against the Europe’s most successful club was enough for Marcus to surpass his glorious father, as Lilian Thuram has scored only one goal in 113 games in UEFA Champions League. Thuram reflected afterwards: “I didn’t even know until now that he even scored a goal in the Champions League, but I’m pleased for him!”

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Marcus Thuram has a famous type of goal celebration, which is exciting to watch each time. He goes to the corner of the pitch and raise the corner flag, to put his shirt on it. This is a kind of message for the rival to see Marcus Thuram’s power. This unique goal celebration is definitely related to his self-confidence and intrinsic traits.

Additionally, Marcus Thuram is also known because of another goal celebration. Following the killing of George Floyd and protests in the United States, he took a knee after scoring a goal against 1. FC Union Berlin, which was a sign of supporting the protests against racism.

Marcus Thuram's Honors
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Marcus Thuram has a very interesting record as a left winger and striker with 38 goals in various clubs, especially in Borussia Monchengladbach, but unfortunately, he has not scored a goal in the national team for France.

UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2016

Individual: Bundesliga Rookie of the Month: September 2019, October 2019, November 2019

Throwing away Lionel Messi's Boots

Marcus Thuram made the greatest blunder any young footballer could make: He threw away a pair of Lionel Messi's match-worn boots.

Thuram admitted to giving up a pair of the Argentine's boots when he was younger, when his father was in Barcelona, in an interview with AFP. He explained, "At the time, I was probably about ten years old, and he was twenty." I gave his boots to a friend because they were too short for me. They must be with him!

Every young footballer would give anything to be in Thuram's shoes, but he had no idea what he was giving up.

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