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Name Lilian Thuram
Gender Male
Birthplace Guadeloupe
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc Enjoyed the best years of his storied career right at the very start of the 21st century, after he moved from Parma to Juventus in a double transfer, along with Gianluigi Buffon. Went on to form a formidable defensive partnership with Igor Tudor as well as Fabio Cannavaro, before a late career swansong at Barcelona. He also won the European Championship with France in 2000. An imperious defender, who now works tirelessly fighting against racism in football and society


Org French National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC
  Parma FC


Son Marcus Thuram
  Khephren Thuram
Girlfriend Karine Le Marchand
Teammate Zinedine Zidane
  Emmanuel Petit
  Patrick Vieira
1998 07 12
World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Lilian Thuram on Thierry Henry] He’s a wizard with his feet and is blessed with a gift for scoring goals. His best quality is his speed while the ball is at his feet. He may be the fastest man ever to lace up a football boot. No defender in the world can keep up with

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Lilian Thuram, his longstanding teammate with Les Bleus, believes that a key difference between the team of 1998 and previous France sides was that its star player was very humble] Zidane never throws a dirty look at a player who makes a bad pass. He never neglects to try to win the ball on the grounds that his name is Zidane

2019 04 05 Retrieve

[Former Juventus player Lilian Thuram has criticised Leonardo Bonucci’s shameful comments and the lack of action from the authorities. Bonucci’s comments which said that Moise Kean was 50-50 to blame for the racism he received from the Cagliari fans earlier in the week. Thuram believes that Bonucci’s reaction was shameful] When you think about it, Kean’s own teammate says he deserves these cries of monkey, and that the fans can continue! Bonucci’s reaction is as violent as the monkey chants. Bonucci is not stupid. Bonucci’s comments are just shameful. We must agree on racism

[Lilian Thuram then went on to criticise football’s governing bodies for their lack of action] Did the referre stop the match? Has anything been done? We are in full hypocrisy. This has been going on for years. Everyone says we’ll stop the game next time and it does not happen. The observation is that the football authorities do not care. If it really disturbed them, the match would have been stopped, believe me. The teams would have left the field and we would have found a solution

2019 09 04 Retrieve

[Lilian Thuram demands meaningful action after racist abuse of Inter striker Romelu Lukaku] For how many years have there been such reactions after such events? In the end everyone thinks it’s something serious, but a solution has yet to be found. If we talk about it for many years, but nothing can be done, it means there is tremendous hypocrisy and there is no will to solve the problem

Everyone says, ‘Let’s do something’, but nobody really does anything. And the racists believe they are right. In France, for example, the referees interrupt the games in the event of homophobia in the stands: to suspend the game and send the two teams to the changing room can educate people. In Italy I don’t remember any such strong positions

We need to be aware that the world of football is not racist, but that there is racism in Italian, French, European and more generally in white culture. Whites have decided they are superior to blacks and that they can do anything with them. It is something that has been going on for centuries unfortunately. And to change a culture is not easy

2020 05 23 Retrieve

[Lilian Thuram on Pedro Munitis] He was the player that caused me the most problems on the pitch. Sometimes I have nightmares about [Pedro] Munitis. In my office, I don’t have many football pictures, but I have one of Munitis. I think it’s important to cultivate humility. Munitis taught me humility