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Thibaut Courtois

22-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Chelsea  Premier


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Birthdate:  May 11, 1992    Birthplace:  Bree, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 6"    Weight:  183 lbs    

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Courtois made four saves in the 2-1 win over the United States on Tuesday in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

Courtois really wasn't asked to do too much for the first 110 minutes of the match, but had to turn it on as the US made one final push, getting off seven shots in the last thirteen minutes. Belgium were just bombarding the US for the majority of the match, getting off an amazing 27 shots, so Courtois had a relatively easy day at the office. He will surely be tested more this weekend in a bout against a very dangerous attacking Argentina this Saturday.

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June 22, 2014

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Courtois made three saves during Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia at the World Cup on Sunday. The clean sheet was the 100th of his career, accumulated internationally for Belgium and in league play with Genk and Atletico Madrid.

Courtois is widely considered one of the best keepers in the world, but his future is very much up in the air. He is under contract at Chelsea, but has been loaned out to Atletico Madrid three straight seasons. Petr Cech has been the starter at Stamford Bridge for quite some time, but is appears that Courtois may be in a position to unseat the Chelsea legend.

June 15, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that Courtois, who has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, will be going back to Chelsea after the World Cup, The Guardian reports. "When the World Cup in Brazil is over, Courtois will be coming straight back to Stamford Bridge -- end of story," Mourinho said.

Courtois is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but he has yet to play for Chelsea thanks to No. 1 keeper Petr Cech, who is still just 32 years old. It is unclear if Mourinho will replace Cech with Courtois, or if it's just grandstanding to ultimately sell him in his attempt to land Atletico striker Diego Costa. Courtois' fantasy value is obviously highly-dependent on whether he can garner consistent starts in whatever league he ultimately plays in next season.

April 22, 2014

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Reports suggest that Courtois and Chelsea are close to agreeing on a two-year extension, according to the Daily Mail.

Courtois is on loan with Atletico Madrid, and could face his parent club in the Champions League on Tuesday after UEFA ruled that a clause in the agreement requiring Madrid to pay a fee to Chelsea should they field him against his home club is invalid.

April 10, 2014

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said that Courtois would not face Chelsea if drawn against one another in the Champions League due to a clause in the loan agreement that would require a payment, reports the Daily Mail.

A clause in the loan agreement is believed to require Madrid to pay up to 3 million per game for the influential goalkeeper to face Chelsea. Additionally, Madrid appear interested in extending the loan agreement for the player into next season.

April 2, 2014

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Courtois is expected to sign a new deal with Chelsea before returning to Atletico Madrid for another loan, according to the Daily Mail.

The goalkeeper has been on loan from Chelsea for the past two and a half years, and had a great performance in Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Champions League.

March 9, 2014

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Courtois made two saves during Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The Chelsea-loanee has 13 clean sheets this season, and now enters one of the most important matches of his short professional career: the second leg of Atleti's Champions League tie with AC Milan on Tuesday in Spain.

October 1, 2013

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Courtois made five saves en route to a clean sheet against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Courtois has been very solid this season, especially as of late, recording two clean sheets in his last three matches.