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Lilian Thuram

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Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy, Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1 1972 in Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French football player. With the French national team, Thuram won Template:Wc and Template:Ec2. He is currently considered one of the best defenders in the world.

Thuram's soccer career began with Monaco of the French Ligue 1 in 1991. Later stops included Parma (1996-2001) and Juventus - his current club - in Italian Serie A. Thuram has won the scudetto three times with Juventus.

For France, Thuram has been capped 103 times (as of the end of 2004) and scored two goals. Amazingly, both of those goals came in one game -- the 1998 World Cup semifinal against Croatia, as France won 2-1 to advance to the final. He also played in the Template:Wc, Template:Ec, and Template:Ec2. Thuram was named by Pel as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

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