Marcus Thuram

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Marcus Thuram
Personal information
Full nameMarcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien [1]
Date of birth (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Parma, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in) [2]
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2010 Olympique de Neuilly
2010–2012 AC Boulogne-Billancourt
2012–2014 Sochaux
Senior career*
2014–2017 Sochaux II 38 (6)
2015–2017 Sochaux 37 (1)
2017–2019 Guingamp 64 (12)
2019– Borussia Mönchengladbach 36 (11)
National team
2014 France U17 4 (1)
2014–2015 France U18 5 (2)
2015–2016 France U19 15 (3)
2016–2017 France U20 11 (3)
2019 France U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 23:28, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2019

Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien (born 6 August 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach. [3] [4] He is the son of World Cup winner Lilian Thuram.


Club career


Thuram started his professional career at Sochaux-Montbéliard, where he also played for the club Youth Academy. He made his Ligue 2 debut with the club on 20 March 2015 against Châteauroux replacing Edouard Butin after 83 minutes. [5] He played 43 total matches for Sochaux and scored one goal, in a 3–1 loss at Tours on 14 April 2017. [6]


On 5 July 2017, Thuram joined Ligue 1 club En Avant de Guingamp for an undisclosed fee. [7] In August 2018, he gained attention for playing against Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, a long-term teammate of his father at Parma and Juventus. [8]

Thuram scored an added-time penalty on 9 January 2019 to eliminate holders PSG from the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue, having earlier missed from the spot in the 2–1 win at the Parc des Princes. [9] Twenty days later he scored the equaliser in a 2–2 home draw with Monaco in the semi-final, and his attempt in the subsequent penalty shootout was saved by Danijel Subašić though Guingamp nonetheless advanced. [10]

Borussia Mönchengladbach

2019–20 season

On 22 July 2019, Borussia Mönchengladbach announced they had signed Thuram on a four-year deal. The transfer fee paid to Guingamp was reported as €12 million. [11] He was given the number 10 shirt, vacated by Thorgan Hazard after his move to Borussia Dortmund.

Thuram made his debut for Gladbach on 9 August in the first round of the DFB-Pokal away to 2. Bundesliga club SV Sandhausen, and scored the only goal. [12] He got his first Bundesliga goals on his fifth appearance on 22 September, scoring both of a 2–1 home win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. [13]

On 31 May 2020, Thuram scored twice in a 4–1 win over 1. FC Union Berlin. He took a knee after his first goal of the match and dedicated the strike in honour of ongoing protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd. [14]

2020–21 season

On 27 October 2020, Thuram scored twice in a 2–2 draw with Real Madrid in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. [15]

Personal life

Thuram is the son of the former France international footballer Lilian Thuram, and the older brother of the professional footballer Khéphren Thuram. [16] He was born in the Italian city of Parma while his father played for the club, and was named after Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey. [8] [17]

Career statistics


As of 27 October 2020 [3]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
Sochaux 2014–15 Ligue 2 10000010
2015–16 Ligue 21503010190
2016–17 Ligue 22110020231
Guingamp 2017–18 Ligue 1 3232100344
2018–19 Ligue 132932323813
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2019–20 Bundesliga 311022623914
2020–21 Bundesliga51102283
Career total1372411562840016235



France U19


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