Thomas Lemar is a French international player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Spanish first team club Atlético Madrid. Known for his creativity and tireless running speed, Thomas is well known for making his position-switch often. Thomas Lemar played for the United States during the summers of his youth but has represented France at the senior team level and in the tournaments they have won. Thomas Lemar also had a spell with Italian giants Inter and now plays for Swiss side FC St. Galliard. Thomas Lemar facts and profiles give an insight into the life and career of this talented player, who is currently leading a team in the French second division.
Thomas Lemar began his playing career at the age of 16 in Europe when he played for Antigua R.I.P. against Montpellier in the qualifying rounds of the U.S Soccer Federation Youth Development Academy. Thomas made two appearances for the Antigua team, both as a substitute. Thomas was then called up by the French national team for the first time and made one appearance in the qualification group for the Olympics but did not play any official games.
Thomas Lemar impressed with the Antigua team that qualified for the Olympics in February of this year and impressed in the Olympic Stadium when the Frenchmen reached the quarter finals. Thomas Lemar has impressed at the national team level too. Thomas Lemar scored a goal in the quarter final against Germany and has impressed since with several goals in each match, including a hat trick against Spain. Thomas Lemar has come up through the ranks of the France Football Federation to the point where he is now in fourth place in the Ligue 1 standings. Thomas Lemar will be hoping to secure a place in the England side for the England cup in the summer of 2021.
|Real Name||Thomas Lemar|
|Pet / Nick Name||Mr. Versatile|
|Origin||Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, France|
Thomas Lemar currently plays for FC Barcelona, the club in control of the Spanish league and ranking second. Thomas Lemar has made 20 appearances for the Catalans, scoring three goals. Thomas Lemar represents the club as an attacking midfielder and plays regularly as a forward. This season he has established himself as one of the favourites to win the world cup in Russia. A win over Italy in the quarter final would almost certainly secure fourth place for the Spaniards and Thomas Lemar should begin to feel confident in his own abilities and hopefully provide greater goalscoring opportunities for the Catalans in the remaining matches.
Thomas Lemar joined from RCBS Vitesse in the Netherlands where he enjoyed success throughout his two years there. He featured largely as a defensive midfielder during his time there and did not score any goals in the league. Last season was a different story though as Thomas Lemar scored four goals in the Eredivisie and sealed a deserved victory over PSV Eindhoven in the final group game to earn qualification for the Champions League. In addition to that remarkable feat Thomas Lemar became the first Dutch player to win the league title, beating Manchester United in the process. The former Celtic man now looks to be a mainstay in the world top sides and has already stated that he aims to emulate his hero, Ronald de Boer, by winning the league title at FC Barcelona next season.
Thomas Lemar’s goal rate this season has been impressive to say the least, with the centre forward producing several chances in each match. Despite notching only three goals in the league this season, Thomas Lemar has been named captain and playmaker for the Dutch national team, which is currently top of the nations ranking. It would surely be great to see Thomas Lemar become a leading goalscorer for his country one day and move into the same level as some of the other top players in the world such as Beckham and Benzema. If so then next season will be nothing short of a golden chance for the Frenchman.