Lillian Thuram: Juventus Legend Tries To Slap His Son, Marcus Thuram Of Inter Milan In Public For Mocking His Former Club


Lillian Thuram attempted to playfully slap his son Marcus of Inter Milan, when he joined fans and teammates by jumping for a chant intended to mock Juventus.

The funny and awkward incident occurred during Inter Milan’s title celebrations at San Siro on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The anti-Juventus chant was the classic “Chi non salta è juventino” – which means “Who doesn’t jump supports Juventus”.

Lillian Thuram Jokingly Tries To Slap Son Marcus Thuram

Marcus Thuram was seen jumping on the Giuseppe Meazza turf, and after Lillian saw his son jumping, he approached him and attempted to jokingly slap him.

Lillian Thuram donned an Inter Milan shirt on Sunday, May 19, 2024, but he wore the jersey backward with his son’s jersey number “9” boldly printed on it.

Marcus Thuram’s father, Lillian, played for Juventus during his stellar playing career, which saw him accentuate brilliance alongside winning many laurels.

Lillian Thuram joined Juventus from Parma on July 1, 2001, for a fee of €36 million, and he represented the team till July 20, 2006, when he exited the club to Barcelona for a fee of €5 million.

The Frenchman began his professional career at AS Monaco, before joining Parma on July 1, 1996, on a free transfer.

When did Lillian Thuram Retire?

Lillian Thuram retired on August 2, 2008, due to a heart defect that reportedly prevented him from playing for Paris Saint Germain, despite signing for the club.

The heart defect which also caused the death of his brother, forced PSG to cancel his contract.

Lillian made 683 club career appearances, scoring 13 goals and providing 18 assists across all competitions.

Internationally, Lillian Thuram made 142 appearances for France, scoring 2 goals and providing 9 assists.

The 52-year-old was a quick, powerful, and versatile player, who could play as a center-back and as a right-back.

Lillian, who was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France, was impressive attacking wise and defensively.

Moreover, Lillian Thuram won several trophies in his career, including; 1 FIFA World Cup, 2 Serie A titles, and 1 UEFA Cup (now known as the UEFA Europa League).

Lillian shares two sons; Marcus, 26, born on August 6, 1997, and Khephren, 23, born on March 26, 2001, with ex-wife Sandra.

Between 2007 and 2013, Lillian Thuram was in a relationship with Karine Le Marchand, a French TV host.

When did Lillian Remarry?

In August 2022, Lillian tied the knot with journalist Kareen Guiock, whom he met in 2015, and had their wedding at the Palace of Fontainebleau.

Additionally, both of Lillian Thuram’s sons are footballers, with Marcus playing for Inter Milan, while Khephren currently plays for French side Nice.

They have both been capped by Les Blues, with Marcus Thuram making 18 appearances, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists. Khephren Thuram has also made 1 appearance for France, scoring no goal and providing no assist.

Marcus Thuram

Meanwhile, Lillian Thuram’s first son, Marcus, joined Inter Milan on a free transfer on July 1, 2023.

Marcus Thuram has made 45 appearances for the Nerazzurri, scoring 15 goals and providing 14 assists across all competitions.

Marcus Thuram And Father Lillian Thuram

He began his professional career at FC Sochaux, before joining Guingamp on July 5, 2017, for a fee of €600,000.

Marcus subsequently moved to Germany on July 22, 2019, joining Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee of €9 million.

Following his exploits in Germany, making 134 appearances for Monchengladbach, scoring 44 goals, and providing 29 assists, he opted to leave for Inter Milan.


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