Thomas Meunier Biography
Thomas Meunier is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays as a right back for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Belgian national team.
He began playing for various youth teams, starting with RUS Saint-Ode, RUS Givry and Standard Liège, in which he spent two seasons before being released over injuries. He left Standard Liège in 2006 to join Virton. Virton’s first team was then playing in the Belgian Third Division.
Thomas Meunier Age
He was born on 12th September 1991 in Sainte-Ode, Belgium. He is 27 years as of 2018.
Thomas Meunier Femme | Girlfriend
Thomas is in a relationship with Deborah Panzokou, having known each other since high school. In May 2015, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child. Deborah gave birth in December 2015 to a baby boy called Landry.
Thomas Meunier Papa | Father | Baby
He became a father for the second time on 9 April 2018. He made the announcement on his Twitter account.
Thomas Meunier Career
He started to play professionally for Virton’s first team in the first half of 2009, and became a first team regular for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. From 2009 to 2011, he made a total of 52 appearances and scored 16 goals in all competitions for Virton’s first team.
Thomas Meunier Club Brugge
He was signed by Club Brugge from Belgian Third Division team Virton in January 2011 for a transfer fee of 200,000 euros. He was given a number 19 shirt and played the final 20 minutes against Westerlo leading him to get on the score sheet in the process.
He scored again, in a 3–2 win. Between 16th October 2011 and 3rd November 2011, he scored three goals in five appearances. Making his debut for Club Brugge, he established himself in the first team in the midfield position. As a result, he signed a contract extension, keeping him in the club until 2016.
Despite being absent over injuries, he finished his first season at Club Brugge with 49 appearances and 5 scores. His goal against Genk earned him third place for Goal of the Season 2011–12.
In the 2012–13 season, he began by scoring in the first four league matches against Waasland-Beveren, Charleroi, KV Mechelen and Beerschot. He played in the right–wing position at the start of the season. However, he suffered injuries on two occasions that kept him out until November 2012, coming on as a second–half substitute, in a 6–2 win over Waasland-Beveren. He began playing in the right–back position, which he has no problem with.
He suffered an injury once again in late January which led to him being sidelined until March. Returning after the injury, Meunier regained his first team place, where he played in the right–back position for the rest of the season. He made 28 appearances and scored 4 times in the end of the 2012–13 season.
He missed out for a while in the 2013–14 season, due to a groin injury, for which he had an operation and was sidelined until September. He returned to the first team, regaining his right–back position and helped the side keep a clean sheet four times. His performance attracted attention from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg but he stayed at his club throughout the January transfer window.
His first goal for the club in the 2013-14 season was in a 5–2 win over OH Leuven on 18th February 2014. He also scored twice in a 2–0 win over Cercle Brugge on 16th March 2014. He scored an own goal in 1–0 loss against Anderlecht on 4th May 2014. He had a total of 33 appearances and three goals in all the competitions despite being sidelined later in the 2013–14 season. Furthermore, Meunier recived a Blue Shoe two months later.
He began the 2014-15 season by setting up one of the goals in a 2-0 win over Waasland-Beveren. He appeared in the right–back position for all matches until he suffered an injury in early–December. In November 2014, he scored his first goal of the season, in a 4–2 win over Waasland-Beveren. Returning after his injury, he scored in a 3–1 win over Standard Liège. In January 2015, he signed a new contract with the club, keeping him until 2019.
Thomas Meunier Paris Saint-Germain
PSG announced the signing of Meunier on 3rd July 2016 on a four-year deal that would tie him to the club until 30 June 2020. His signing was reported to be worth 7 million euros as the transfer fee. He then went ahead to play for the club and during the 2016 International Champions Cup friendly match against Real Madrid in Ohio, he scored twice to help PSG to a 3–1 win.
For his 2016-17 season at the club, he made his first appearance for PSG as a substitute for David Luiz during the 2016 Trophée des Champions on 6th August 2016. His league debut came on 28th August 2016 and he played 28 minutes in a 3–1 loss against AS Monaco. He was often on the substitute bench due to good performances by Serge Aurier, whom he found to be competing with at PSG.
He had a knee injury in late September and after returning he was on the first team, starting the whole game in the right back position and scoring a goal, in a 2–0 league home win over Bordeaux on 1 October 2016. He also assisted Blaise Matuidi’s opening goal and scored the winning goal with a stunning 90th-minute side-footed curling volley in PSG’s 2–1 away win over Basel in a 2016–17 UEFA Champions League Group A match on 1st November 2016. He was named a member of the UEFA Team of the Week as a result of his good performance.
On 21st December 2016, he scored his first league goal for the club in a 5–0 win over Lorient. He made a total of 36 appearances while scoring 2 times in all the competitions with a couple of absenteeism periods due to injuries.
He was the subject of a transfer when Premier League side Chelsea tried to sign him on the transfer window deadline day but had their bid rejected by PSG during the summer transfer window of 2017. He played his first competitive match of the 2017-18 season at the right–back, in a 2–1 win over AS Monaco in the 2017 Trophée des Champions. He again found himself competing for his position with the just-recruited Dani Alves after Aurier’s departure to Tottenham Hostpur.
His first league appearance of the season was when he replaced Dani Alves and he set up a goal for Edinson Cavani, in a 3–0 home win over Saint-Étienne on 25 August 2017. His first goal of the season came in September 2017 in a 6–2 league home win over Bordeaux.
By the end of the 2017-18 season, Meunier had made 34 appearances and scored 5 times in all competitions.
Thomas Meunier Belgium Team
He began playing for the country in the Belgium U15 team. He was also called up for the Belgium U21 team in February 2011 for the first time, but he did not play. He made his U21 debut on August 2011 in a 3–2 friendly loss against Turkey’s U21 after being called up a second time. He made a total of seven appearances and scored once for the Belgium U21 team.
He joined the senior team for the FIFA World Cup at Russia in 2018. He was called up to the team on 14th November 2013 for the first time making his debut in a home friendly match against Colombia, which was preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He was also called up to the team for the Euro 2016, playing the whole 90 minutes at the right back in the group stage and then set up a goal for Axel Witsel, in a 3–0 win over Republic of Ireland, keeping a clean sheet. For UEFA Euro 2016 campaign Meunier made five appearances for the side.
His first ever international goal found the net in the 8th minute in Belgium’s 8–1 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification win over Estonia at the King Baudouin Stadium. He also recorded his first senior career international hat-trick in Belgium’s 9–0 defeat of Gibraltar, a match in which he also recorded four assists.
On 7 October 2017, he scored the opening goal of Belgium’s 4–3 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina to end the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with five goals and seven assists from eight matches.
He was picked to be in Belgium’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and he played his first World Cup match, in a 3–0 win over Panama in their opening group game. He set up a goal for Romelu Lukaku in the next match against Tunisia on 23 June 2018, in a 5–2 win to qualify for the Round of 16. He also set up another goal for Nacer Chadli to score in injury time to lift Belgium to a 3–2 victory over Japan in the round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After a 2-1 win over Brazil on 6 July 2018, Meunier received a second booking , causing him to miss a match in the semi–finals. He returned on 6 July 2018 and scored the opening goal of the match for Belgium in a 2–0 victory against England in their third-place play-off, his nation’s best ever World Cup finish.
Thomas Meunier Current Teams
- Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (#12 / Defender)
- Belgium national football team (#15 / Defender)
Thomas Meunier Net Worth and Salary
The player has an estimated net worth of $7 million in 2017, including all of his properties and earnings. He receives an annual salary of $3.2 million from his club as of 2018.
Apart from his earnings from football, he also earns some amounts through his catering business in his hometown of Bastogne. Perhaps, he isn’t linked with any endorsing brands or companies. His recent market value price is recorded to be $10 million.
Thomas Meunier FIFA 19
His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 82 with a potential of 83. Meunier has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / High. Meunier’s height is 191 cm and his weight is estimated at 90 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Thomas Meunier is playing with numbers 12 and 15. His best stats are: Stamina: 92, Strength: 85, Crossing: 83, Ball Control: 82 and Stand Tackle: 82.
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Neymar’s style of play branded ‘annoying’ and ‘sneaky’… by his OWN TEAM MATE Thomas Meunier
Adopted from: dailymail.co.uk/
Published: 27 September 2018
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has admitted that his team-mate Neymar’s style of play can be ‘annoying’ for opposing defenders.
Neymar, who is known for his flair, frequently manages to draw fouls from opponents, with Meunier describing the Brazil international as ‘sneaky’.
However, Meunier stressed that Neymar’s style is hugely beneficial for PSG.
As reported by goal, Meunier said: ‘He is a frustrating player for opponents. He can stop suddenly with the ball and it makes it too much sometimes.
‘It’s quite annoying, I can understand it. Also, it’s an advantage for us.
‘Two or three players have been booked because of him. Then they have to control themselves and Ney can benefit from that.
‘He knows how to be a bit sneaky. It’s good for us and he does it really well.’