Marcus Thuram player profile: Borussia, injury, contracts

Marcus Thuram player profile: Borussia, injury, contracts

Sospeter Itolondo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM

Discover the life and career of Marcus Thuram, a Borussia Monchengladbach star player, son to football icon and World cup winner, and French football player. He has also played against Italian football icon Gianluigi Buffon who played with his father.

Marcus Thuram
Marcus celebrating after Borussia Monchengladbach beat Bayern 5-0 at the Borussia park Source: @thuram_17
Source: Instagram

He plays for the German club Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga. He also plays for the France National Team. He is a left-winger and a forward donning the number 10 shirt for Borussia Monchengladbach. Apart from being a fantastic footballer, he also came to the limelight after swapping shirts with Gianluigi Buffon, a legendary goalkeeper who played with his father in Italy.

Profile Summary

  • Full name: Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 6th August 1997
  • Age: 24 in 2022
  • Place of Birth: Parma, Italy
  • Current Residence: France
  • Nationality: French
  • Height in centimetres: 192
  • Weight in kilograms: 88
  • Weight in pounds: 194
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Siblings: Kephren, Younger Brother
  • Marital status: Not Married
  • Net worth: €3.2 million
  • Instagram: @thuram_17
  • Facebook: Marcus Thuram
  • Twitter: @MarcusThuram

Thuram Marcus

The footballer was born on 6th August 1997 in Parma, Italy. However, he grew up and spent most of his childhood in France. He celebrated his 24th birthday on 6th August 2021.

Marcus Thuram Taking a Knee
Marcus Thuram takes a knee while celebrating his goal against Union Berlin in support of the demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd Source: @thuram_17
Source: Instagram

He was born to French football legend Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien and his mother, Sandra. He also has a younger brother five years younger than him named Kephren, also a footballer. 

Marcus Thuram's FIFA 21 rating

He featured in Fifa 21 with an average rating of 80. He has an 84 rating on pace, 80 on shooting, 70 on passing, 80 on dribbling, 48 on defence, and 77 on physicality.

Marcus Thuram Inter rumours

Marcus Thuram was a prospective player for the Serie A side Inter Milan. Inter Milan is looking into replacing their leaving forward Alexis Sanches. He is on Inter's Radar, with Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette to replace Alexis Sanchez.

His contract at Borussia Monchengladbach is set to end in 2023. However, his Inter Milan connection was met with speculation from his father, who was worried about his son playing in the Italian league. 

The ex-Juventus player was at the Teatro Sociale di Trento in a sporting festival when he was quoted saying,

"In Italy, there are many great teams, so if he moved to the Bel Pease I would be happy, precisely because he would play for a prestigious club. But of course, it will be he who chooses."
"If he came to Italy, he would risk more with regard to racism than in other countries. There is no need to confirm anything. I have been to Italy and I know how it works."

These words were according to his interview with the linterista.

Italian fans have never held back on their racist and homophobic remarks and subject players to abuse. However, this kind of abuse is less common in the Bundesliga compared to Serie A

Marcus Thuram's Sofifa rating

His Sofifa profile is quite impressive for such a player. He has been awarded an overall rating of 79, potentially rising to 85. One of his most key features, as noted on Sofifa, is strength. His Sofifa rating that stands out the most is the dribbling feature, rated at 84. His lowest comes from a sliding tackle where he got a 37.

Marcus Thuram's contract

Marcus Thuram's contract is with Borussia Monchengladbach for four years, ending in 2023 for €10 million. In his current contract, he earns up to €47,000.

Marcus Thuram Euro participation

Marcus Thuram France
Marcus Thuram while playing a friendly for France against Finland where they lost 2-0 Sources: @thuram_17
Source: Instagram

He was called up to the delayed Euro 2020 campaign by Didier Deschamps in May 2021 and was in the squad to represent France. However, he did not get the chance to play a single match.

Marcus Thuram's injury

He had a raptured intraarticular ligament initiation in the knee from 22nd August 2021 to 20th October 2021. As a result, he missed a total of 6 matches. He got the injury during the first half while playing against Bayer Leverkusen, where they lost 4-0. As a result, he underwent an operation in his home country.

Lilian Thuram
Marcus Thuram's father Lilian Thuram with Marcus Thuram and his brother Khephren Thuram Source: @thuram_17
Source: Instagram

Yes, he is related to Lilian Thuram. He is Lilian's eldest son. 

Does Marcus Thuram speak Italian?

Yes, he speaks Italian. His father confirmed this during an interview when he was linked to an Inter Milan move. 

Where is Marcus Thuram from?

He is from France though he was born in Parma, Italy. He was born there as his father played for the Italian club Parma. 

What club does Marcus Thuram play?

He plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, a team in the German Bundesliga. He is there for a four-year contract with the German side. 

Marcus Thuram is currently out of injury and actively taking part in Borussia Monchengladbach games for the rest of the year. His career is on an upward trajectory, and his football career seems bright for him.

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