‘Thibauting’ word of the year?

‘Thibauting’, the name for the fashion of emulating saves by Thibaut Courtois, is up for Belgium’s sports word of the year.

The country have included the word in a list to be polled to determine the best new word in sports from the last 12 months.

Thibauting is defined as: “Emulating a classic Thibaut Courtois goalkeeping save in any random location.”

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.

On from this it has developed into an ongoing tribute to the on-loan Atletico Madrid man’s form in recent months.

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