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Thibaut Courtois following in the footsteps of…

With Belgium taking the field against Italy next Monday, Thibaut Courtois looks set to become the first Belgian to tend goal at a European Championship in sixteen years. He’ll be following in the footsteps of Eric Deflandre. If that name does not ring the same kind of bell, even among goalkeeping aficionados, that the names of legendary Belgian goalies like Jean-Marie Pfaff and Michel Preud’homme do, it might be because Deflandre was in fact a full-back. He was a fine one at that, earning 57 caps at right-back for Belgium and winning the French league three times in a row…
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