Marcus Thuram

Marcus Thuram

Personalities

Marcus Thuram, born August 6, 1997 in Parma (Italy), is a French footballer who plays as a striker at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He is one of the two sons of Lilian Thuram, 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion with the France team. His little brother Khéphren Thuram who is also a French footballer, born March 26, 2001 in Reggio Emilia (Italy), playing as a defensive midfielder at OGC Nice.

Biography

Club career

FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
Born in Italy when his father Lilian Thuram played for Parma AC, Marcus Thuram joined the Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard1 training center in 2012.

He made his professional debut with the Sochaux club on March 20, 2015 during the 29th day of Ligue 2 against La Berrichonne de Châteauroux, replacing Édouard Butin2. The same season, he won with the Gambardella Cup 2015 with the youth team and scored the second goal of the final. In the summer of 2015, he signed his first professional contract3.

For his first professional season, he took part in nineteen matches, including fifteen in the league.

EA Guingamp

On July 5, 2017, he joined the En avant Guingamp4. He scored his first goal on September 10, 2017 in the league, in a 2-1 defeat against Olympique Lyonnais5. On January 9, 2019, after missing a penalty (shot off target) in the 61st minute during the 2018-2019 League Cup quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain, he managed to transform one in saves game of the game, giving at the same time the victory to his team (1-2) which thus eliminates the five-time defending champion, undefeated in this competition since November 27, 2012 and a penalty shootout against Saint- Etienne 6.

While he is linked under contract until 2020 with EA Guingamp, the newspaper La Provence announces that the president of the club, Bertrand Desplat, would let him go for 20 million euros7.

Borussia Monchengladbach

In July 2019, Marcus Thuram signed up with Borussia Mönchengladbach8. In his first official match, in the first round of the German Cup, he scored his first goal for his new team9. He made his first Bundesliga appearance on August 17, 2019, on Matchday 1 of the 2019-2020 season against FC Schalke 04 (0-0) 10. He scored his first two league goals on September 22 of the same year against Fortuna Düsseldorf after coming into play in place of Alassane Pléa. These two achievements allow his team to win while the team was led (2-1) 11. In June 2020 he injured his ankle, which put an end to his season12.

On October 27, 2020, he scored his first goal in the Champions League and finally scored a brace against Real Madrid for his second game in this competition.

International career

With the under-19s, he took part in the European Under-19 Championship in 2015 and again in 2016. During the 2015 edition, he played three matches. France lost in the semi-final against Spain. During the 2016 edition, he played five games. France won the competition by beating Portugal in the semi-final and then Italy in the final13.

He then competed the following year with the under-20s in the Under-20 World Cup in the category organized in South Korea. At the world juniors, he played five games. He distinguished himself in the first round meeting against Vietnam, scoring a goal and delivering an assist. The France team lost in the round of 16 against Italy14.

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