When Thomas Lemar began his senior career at French Ligue 2 club, Caen in 2013, he would not have envisaged that he would one day play in a FIFA World Cup while adorning the blue jersey of the French national team. Today, that has become the reality of things and the versatile midfielder is reveling in it. Lemar, who made his debut for the national team in a friendly match at home against Ivory Coast in November 2016, has played for all cadres of the national team. Read more interesting details about this talented and exciting soccer player.
Who is Thomas Lemar?
Thomas Lemar is a midfielder who can play on the wings. He currently plies his trade in his home country, France and for the French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco. As a midfielder, he is also capable of playing in the center (in a free role). He is a left-footer but can also strike the ball comfortably with his right foot too. lemar excels in one-on-one dribble duels as he is a bag of tricks, but according to the player, he prefers to distribute passes and bring his teammates into the game than to showcases his talents by dribbling.
The dazzling winger was born on November 12, 1995, in Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe. His father’s name is Edwige Lemar, who also acts as his agent and his mother’s name and occupation is not known. It is not also known if he has siblings as there is no information on them. The only thing known about his early life is that Thomas Lemar fell in love with soccer at a very young age and started playing the sports so well by the age of eight. It was at this age in 2003, that he joined Solidarite Scolaire, a soccer club in his hometown, Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe. How he got there or if he had support from his family is not known. Being born on November 12th, his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
English Premier League (EPL) Interest
The 2017 summer transfer saw Thomas Lemar’s name on the radar of almost every top English Premier League side. His impressive contribution to his club, AS Monaco, who had just wrested the Ligue 1 title from French soccer powerhouse, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the season that had just concluded (2016/17 Ligue 1 season) had not gone unnoticed and so, he was the toast of many EPL sides.
Top on the list of EPL clubs who desperately wanted his signature are Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC. And while the former ended up buying Mohammed Salah from the Italian side, AS Roma (for an amount cheaper than Monaco’s asking price for Thomas Lemar), it is reported that Lemar “rejected” a move to the latter. It was later discovered that his father, Edwige Lemar, influenced his decision to reject Arsenal as he felt his son would be better served to stay back at Monaco with the World Cup in Russia in the horizon.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Lemar is not so very blessed with height but we know that whatever he lacks in height, he by far compensates for in talent, skills and his on-the-field prowess. The youngster set to take the soccer world by storm has a height of 5 feet 7 inches, which is around 170 cm. His height is favorably balanced by a weight of 128 lbs (58 kg) while his other body measurements are: Chest – 36 inches, Waist – 30 inches, and Arms/Biceps – 13 inches. His hair color and eye color is black.
Other Facts About Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar has played in two professional clubs since his professional career – Caen and AS Monaco (excluding his childhood club, Solidarite Scolaire).
His current net worth is estimated at $6 million – a figure which will likely soar following his impending move to Spanish giants, Athletico Madrid in the 2018 summer transfer window.
As his new deal with Atletico Madrid is expected to skyrocket his net worth, so also is his salary expected to improve on the £2,800 weekly wage he is currently receiving from Monaco.
His relationship life remains a top secret, or rather, a private affair for the youngster who has not in any way given any clues as to if he has a girlfriend or if he is seeing anyone. What is known, however, is that he is not married and he also had not sired any offspring with any woman.
It is believed that the athletic winger is not gay even though he has not come out to say anything as such and also looking at the fact that his relationships are not known. However, we believe Thomas Lemar is not about to become the first openly gay soccer player.
His ancestry can be traced to Africa but he holds the French nationality. The area of France he hails from (Guadeloupe) is known to export fine soccer talents to the world. The likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Thierry Henry authenticates the claim.