Thibaut Courtois turns 28 this Monday, just the day that the staff of the Real Madrid will return to training after 60 days of stoppage due to the pandemic of coronavirus. In the current campaign, the meta merengue is the least scored in the championship, with an average of 0.67 goals per match (The Oblak mattress has a ratio of 0.78). In case of conquering it, the Belgian would add his third Zamora Trophy and he would be the first foreigner to win it with two different teams from The league.
In his nearly five seasons in LaLiga, Courtois has won the Zamora Trophy twice, both playing for him. Atlético de Madrid (2012-2013 and 2013-2014). Now you can do it wearing the meringue shirt.
The Belgian international is part of the select group of foreign players who have won the award for the least goal-scoring goalkeeper of the championship on more than one occasion alongside the Slovenian. Jan Oblak (4), to french Marcel Domingo (2) and the Argentine Jorge D’Alessandro (2).
Golden Glove at the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Courtois also won the Gold Glove the best goalkeeper of the past Russia World Cup, played in the summer of 2018. His team, Belgium, finished the tournament in third position.
The Belgian goalkeeper arrived in Spain in the summer of 2011. He stood out as on loan from Chelsea at Atlético Madrid, where he played three seasons, until May 2014.
In the ranks of the mattress team, Courtois conquered a League, a King’s Cup, a Europa League and a European Super Cup. After spending four campaigns in the Premier League In Chelsea’s discipline, the goalkeeper returned to LaLiga in the summer of 2018, this time to defend the goal of the Real Madrid.
As a white player, he has achieved a Club World Cup and a Spanish Super Cup. Courtois has played 162 matches in LaLiga: 111 at Atlético de Madrid (2011-2014) and 51 at Real Madrid since 2018. He has started all these games (14,512 minutes), has made a total of 359 stops, has shot 14 penalties and has stopped two, according to data from ‘Opta’.
Courtois has also disputed 39 matches in the Champions League: 10 with Atlético de Madrid, 20 with Chelsea and 17 with Real Madrid.
Without conceding goals in 75 games
Of all the goalkeepers who are still active in LaLiga, Courtois It is the fourth that has left his goal to zero on more occasions, a total of 75 in 162 league appearances. The Belgian keeper goes unbeaten once every 2.16 games.
The now goalkeeper from Merengue has played almost five seasons in LaLiga. Asenjo, the third in the ranking, has two more games (77) without conceding goals than Courtois, but after having played 14 campaigns in teams of First division (246 games). The first two are Diego Lopezcurrent goalkeeper of the RCD Espanyol, with 97 games to zero of 246 played, while the leader is Jan Oblak, the goal of Athletic, with 99 duels without receiving a goal in 180 games.