Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois Gets Special Gift From Tom Brady

Published 04/04/2021, 3:10 PM EDT
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady is the greatest of all time. Over his near-2 decade long career, Brady has served as an inspiration to many. So many athletes, past and present, have taken Brady’s example of how to acquire success and how to sustain it.

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Brady is an icon, not just for football, but in all sports. And it seems like he has a fan in the Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Thibaut Courtois took to Instagram to share that Tom Brady sent him a special gift. Courtois posted a picture, holding up a jersey of Tom Brady from his New England Patriots days.

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Brady signed the jersey, writing ‘To Thibaut, the best goalkeeper in the world!’. Courtois thanked Brady for the gift and got a kind response from Brady in the comments section.

This kind of praise coming from Brady will be monumental for any athlete. Brady has been the best player of his generation, and his career has spanned several generations.

Furthermore, he is the most successful athlete in the NFL, having won more Super Bowl titles by himself than any other franchise in the NFL. For an athlete to be the most successful entity in a sport, even beyond teams is unprecedented in any sport.

Tom Brady still defying the odds

Last season was especially incredible for Tom Brady. After spending most of his career in New England, Brady looked for greener pastures.

He had a falling out with the franchise over a contract dispute. And so, he chose to go to a different team and prove how valuable he is. He was approached by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign for them.

Brady’s first season with a new team looked shaky at the start. There were reports that Brady and Head Coach Bruce Arians were not getting along very well. This was furthered by Arians’ public criticisms of Brady.

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However, they resolved their differences, as Brady secured a playoff spot for the Buccaneers. Brady and the Buccaneers then went on to win the Super Bowl, the 7th of his career.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his teammates after beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Can Tom Brady increase his tally of Super Bowl titles this season? Currently, Brady and the Buccaneers have been hard at work ensuring that all the key players from last year’s championship return next season. Furthermore, the rest of the league has been building up their strength to take a run at the Buccaneers title.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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