Lilian Thuram – France’s most-capped footballer and a World Cup winner – says he is “deeply honoured” to receive an honorary degree from the University of Stirling.
Lilian Thuram – who played for Barcelona, Juventus, Parma and Monaco during his illustrious club career – is the most-capped French footballer, with 142 appearances for the national team between 1994 and 2008. He has an impressive list of honours, including winners’ medals from the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000.
In 2008, at the end of his football career, the former defender – a Unicef ambassador – set up the Lilian Thuram Foundation, which educates against racism and promotes equality.
Mr Thuram is recognised for his outstanding contribution to football, as well as his commitment to tackle racism through education.