Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois, mostly known as Thibaut Courtois, is a Belgian professional footballer. Courtois plays for the Belgian national team and Real Madrid. Courtois plays as a goalkeeper. He is considered as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.
Courtois played many major tournaments with Real Madrid and won many trophies over the years. He won many La Liga titles, UEFA Champions Leagues and FIFA Club World Cups with the team. Courtois is a key player for the Real Madrid team.
Over the years he became the main line of defense for the team. He played many tournaments with the Belgian national team too. He was selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad and that time Belgium won the third place in the tournament.
Courtois is the most valuable La Liga goalkeeper of all time. Courtois gained a lot of popularity over the years and also earned a huge amount of wealth too. In 2021, it is estimated that the net worth of Courtois is approximately USD 131 million.
Courtois started his senior professional career back in 2009 with Genk. He stayed with that club for two consecutive seasons. Genk paid him USD 85K that time. Later he joined Chelsea, an English club, in the summer transfer window of 2011.
From 2011 to 2014 he received USD 1.3 million for each season. In mid-2014 he signed a new contract with Chelsea. From that time on he got USD 7.2 million annually till 2018.
In mid-2018, Courtois joined Real Madrid and signed a three year contract with the club. Real Madrid paid him USD 16 million for each season as salary from 2018 to 2019. In the next year he received USD 18 million.
In June, 2020 Real Madrid offered a new contract to Courtois and he signed the deal eagerly. According to that contract he is receiving USD 20 million per season from that time on. Courtois also gets bonuses for every clean sheet he keeps.