Pics: Chelsea & Atletico goalie Thibaut Courtois inspires a new trend, “Thibauting”

Prediction: This is gonna be huge!

Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea’s Belgium goalie who is currently forging a fantastic reputation for himself at Spanish high-flyers Atletico Madrid, has found himself at the centre of a brand new trend which could well go global fast.

In the past week Courtois has courted plenty of attention after he excelled with an outstanding triple save for the Rojiblancos against Real Betis, while on Sunday night the 20-year-old custodian impressed again in Atleti’s 2-0 home victory over Levante.

With the Chelsea keeper’s reputation swelling week on week, a new trend called “Thibauting” is quickly gaining traction online.

The brainchild of Martin Rosenow, a Colchoneros supporter living in Miami, “Thibauting” simply demands that fans post pictures online imitating Thibaut Courtois’ stance when catching a ball.

Promoted by a brand new Tumblr account called “Thibauting”, already pictures have been sourced from Benin to Russia, and South America to Australia of fans adopting the “Thibauting” spirit.

A collection of the original “Thibauting” pictures can be seen below.