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Lilian Thuram
Personal information
Full name Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien
Date of birth January 1, 1972 (1972-01-01) (age 36)
Place of birth    Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Paris SG
Number 21
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991–1996
1996–2001
2001–2006
2006–2008
2008–
AS Monaco
Parma
Juventus
FC Barcelona
Paris SG
155 (8)
163 (1)
145 (1)
040 (0)[1]   
National team2
1994–2008 France 142 (2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of May 17, 2008.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of June 13, 2008.
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Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972) is a French professional football defender who's last team was FC Barcelona and is the most capped player in the history of the France national team. He has played at the top flight in France, Italy and Spain for over 15 seasons, including ten in the Serie A. With France, Thuram won the 1998 World Cup and the Euro 2000. Thuram holds the record for most appearances at the European Championship, with 16. He is set to join Paris Saint-Germain. [1] is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Biggest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Biggest defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... This article is about the Italian football league. ... 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main national football competition of the UEFA nations. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ...


Thuram was born in in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Pointe-à-Pitre is the main town of the French Caribbean island and French département doutre-mer of Guadeloupe, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ...

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Club career

Thuram's football career began with AS Monaco of the French Ligue 1 in 1991. Later transfers included Parma (1996–2001) and Juventus (2001–2006) for £25 million. He won the the Scudetto twice with Juventus (it was originally four times, but the club was stripped of the 2004/05 and 2005/06 titles due to the match-fixing scandal) and a UEFA Cup with Parma in 1998/99. The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club founded in 1919. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, currently playing in the Serie A. The club plays its home matches in the 29,050 seat Stadio Ennio Tardini. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Serie A is the top division of the Italian Football League, the highest football league in Italy. ... Serie A 2004-05 teams distribution In the 2004-05 season, the Serie A, the major football Italian professional league, was composed by 20 teams, for the first time in several years. ... In the 2005-06 season, Serie A, the major football (soccer) Italian professional league, was contested by 20 teams. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


On July 24, 2006, Thuram signed with Spanish club FC Barcelona.[2] is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Thuram was available on a free transfer and attracted interest from clubs in Scotland, England and France, before signing a one-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain FC on June 25, 2008. In football (soccer), a free transfer involves a team releasing a player once their contract has expired or made available just before the end of the contract. ... This article is about the football (soccer) club. ...


International career

After becoming world champion in 1998, Thuram was an integral part of France's triumph at Euro 2000, which led to the team being ranked by FIFA as number one from 2001-2002. He also played in the 2002 World Cup, 2006 World Cup, Euro 96,Euro 2004 and Euro 2008 The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Euro 96 commemorated on a British two pound coin The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... The UEFA Euro 2004 (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of UEFAs quadriennial European Football Championship and was held in Portugal, for the first time, between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... This article is about the 2008 sporting event. ...


1998 World Cup

Thuram has only scored two international goals, both of which came in one game – the 1998 World Cup semi-final against Croatia, in which France came back to win 2–1 and advance to the final. France defeated Brazil 3–0 to capture their inaugural World Cup and Thuram won the Bronze Ball as the third most valuable player in the tournament, being one of the key full-backs in France's defence, which only conceded 2 goals in seven games. 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... At the end of each World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... The Bolton player in white closest to the camera is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ...


2006 World Cup

After a brief international retirement, France coach Raymond Domenech convinced Thuram to return to the French team on August 17, 2005, along with fellow "Golden Generation" teammates Zinedine Zidane and Claude Makélélé, as Les Bleus struggled to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. Thuram's centre-back partnership with William Gallas was to be the foundation for France's progression to the final. Thuram earned his 116th cap for France in the group stage match against South Korea in Leipzig on 18 June 2006. In that game he equalled Desailly's record number of caps, which he broke in the final group stage match, a 2–0 win over Togo in Cologne on June 23, 2006, winning his 117th cap. He was named the Budweiser Man of the Match in France's semi-final 1–0 victory against Portugal, coincidentally the same distinction he had earned eight years earlier at the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup. Raymond Domenech (born 24 January 1952 in Lyon) is a former French football player and the current manager of the French national team. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golden Generation is a term first coined by the Portuguese sports media to refer to a group of exceptionally gifted teenage Portuguese soccer players. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Claude Makélélé (born February 18, 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a French international football player, who currently plays defensive midfield for Chelsea in the English Premiership. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... In the sport of Association football, each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... William Pires (born 17 August 1977 in Asnières-sur-Seine) is a French international footballer of Guadeloupian descent who currently plays for and captains Arsenal in the English Premier League. ... Detailed results of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Group G. (Key) // Qualification scenarios (after four of six matches) France will qualify if they defeat Togo by a margin of two goals in their last match, or if they win and the Switzerland-Korea game is decisive. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Euro 2008

On June 9, 2008 Thuram took the field against Romania in a group match, and became the first player to make 15 UEFA European Championship finals appearances. The former record of 14 appearances was held by Zinedine Zidane, Luís Figo and Karel Poborský.[3] Thuram was the captain of France in the tournament. He, along with Claude Makélélé, announced his retirement from international football on June 17, 2008, after France's 2–0 loss to Italy.[4] is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ...   (born March 30, 1972 in TÅ™eboň) is a former Czech footballer. ... Claude Makélélé (born February 18, 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a French international football player, who currently plays defensive midfield for Chelsea in the English Premiership. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Political engagement

During the French riots in November 2005, Thuram took a position against Nicolas Sarkozy, the head of the conservative political party UMP and President of the French Republic. Thuram was opposed to the verbal attacks against young people that the then-Minister made when he talked about the "scum", and he said that Nicolas Sarkozy never lived in a suburban estate. Nicolas Sarkozy at Paris, May 2005. ... The Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, UMP), is the main French centre-right political party. ... This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. ...


[5]


On September 6, 2006, Thuram sparked controversy when he invited 80 people, who were expelled by French Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy from a flat where they lived illegally, to the football match between France and Italy. [6][7] He has also engaged in campaigns that favour the Catalan language and that favour the independence of Roussillon (Catalonia Nord) from France[citation needed]. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Biggest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Biggest defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


Career statistics

Club Performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1990-91 Monaco Division 1 1 0
1991-92 19 0
1992-93 37 0
1993-94 25 1
1994-95 37 2
1995-96 36 5
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996-97 Parma Serie A 34 1
1997-98 32 0
1998-99 34 0
1999-00 33 0
2000-01 30 0
2001-02 Juventus Serie A 30 0
2002-03 27 1
2003-04 24 0
2004-05 37 0
2005-06 27 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2006-07 Barcelona La Liga 23 0
2007-08 18 0
Total France 155 8
Italy 274 2
Spain 41 0
Career Total 470 10

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Honours

Thuram was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. ... ... Parma Football Club (formerly Parma Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, currently playing in the Serie A. The club plays its home matches in the 29,050 seat Stadio Ennio Tardini. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The Coppa Italia trophy - Coppa in Italian meaning Cup - representing the tournaments title. ... The Italian Super Cup or the SuperCoppa Italiana is a pre-season football (soccer) competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year, in August. ... Juventus redirects here. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... In the 2001-02 season, the Serie A, the major football (soccer) Italian professional league, was composed by 18 teams, for the 14th consecutive time from season 1988-89. ... In the 2002-03 season, the Serie A, the major football (soccer) Italian professional league, was composed by 18 teams, for the 15th consecutive time from season 1988-89. ... Serie A 2004-05 teams distribution In the 2004-05 season, the Serie A, the major football Italian professional league, was composed by 20 teams, for the first time in several years. ... In the 2005-06 season, Serie A, the major football (soccer) Italian professional league, was contested by 20 teams. ... The Italian Super Cup or the SuperCoppa Italiana is a pre-season football (soccer) competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year, in August. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... The Supercopa de España (Spanish Super Cup) is a Spanish football trophy created in 1982, played by the winners of the First Division and the Copa del Rey (Kings Cup). ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Biggest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Biggest defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... 1998 World Cup redirects here. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... Euro 96 commemorated on a British two pound coin The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... Pele redirects here. ... Pelé The FIFA 100 is a list of the world-renowned Brazilian striker Pelés choice of the greatest living footballers. Unveiled on March 4, 2004 at a gala ceremony in London, the FIFA 100 marked part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the F... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006, he was named a member of the FIFPro World XI team. The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organisation for professional football players. ...

Preceded by
Hristo Stoichkov
FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball
1998
Succeeded by
Hong Myung-Bo

Hristo Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: ) (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a football manager and former striker who was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. ... At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ ESPN
  2. ^ Barcelona.cat
  3. ^ Thuram sets EURO appearance record
  4. ^ "France duo call it quits", Sky Sports, 2008-06-18. Retrieved on 2007-06-18. 
  5. ^ Soccer heroes blame social injustice. The Times (2005-11-10). Retrieved on 2006-12-02.
  6. ^ Footballer plays political host. The Times (2006-09-07). Retrieved on 2006-12-02.
  7. ^ If you can keep a cool head

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External links

  • FootballDatabase provides Lilian Thuram's profile and stats
  • FC Barcelona player profile
  • List of caps at RSSSF.com
  • Thuram at Official FC Barcelona UK Penya
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