Lilian Thuram

is a professional footballer for FC Barcelona and member of the French national team that won the World Cup in 1998 and finished runners-up in 2006. He is a member of the High Council for Integration [Haut Conseil à l’intégration].


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A history to be handed down

Interview with Lilian Thuram

“Identity is only a good thing if it is a force that opens you up to others.” Celebrated former French national footballer Lilian Thuram talks to Esprit about sport and integration, the history of racism in France, and the success of laicité. From the Eurozine archive.

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