'Thibauting' included in poll for Belgian sports word of the year | inside World Soccer

Belgium have included the word "Thibauting", designed to pay homage to Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, in a poll to find out the best new sports word of the year.

Thibaut Courtois himself shows off a 'Thibauting' move
Thibaut Courtois himself shows off a 'Thibauting' move

Photo: Facebook/CourtoisOfficial

The term was coined after fans began posting pictures online of themselves mimicking the 21-year-old's pose from a particular save against Real Betis at the start of January.

A tumblr account was opened to anybody to send in their photos of themselves re-enacting classic Courtois saves in their homes, workplaces, and anywhere else they fancy.

The definition of "Thibauting" is: "Emulating a classic Thibaut Courtois goalkeeping save in any random location."

It is pronounced "tee-boh-ing", after the craze started in honour of NFL star Tim Tebow.

You can vote for "Thibauting" here.


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