Hugo Lloris

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Hugo Lloris
Lloris 2018 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-12-26) 26 December 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Nice, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tottenham
Number 1
Youth career
1997–2004 Nice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Nice 72 (-66)
2008–2012 Lyon 146 (-151)
2012– Tottenham Hotspur 206 (-220)
National team
2003-2004 France U18 3 (-?)
2004-2005 France U19 14 (-?)
2005-2006 France U20 4 (-?)
2006-2008 France U21 5 (-?)
2008 France "B" 2 (-?)
2008- France 104 (-80)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2018

Hugo Lloris (born 26 December 1986) is a French professional footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur and for the France national football team.

Career[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Lloris in 2005 with Nice

Youth: Nice[change | change source]

Hugo began his football career when he was six years old and played at the CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d'Action Culturelle), a local cultural centre based in the neighborhood of Cimiez, Nice. The centre offered a variety of activities, which included football. Lloris played at a variety of positions at the centre, such as in the attack, before switching to the goalkeeper position after coaches noticed that he possessed (to have) impressive goalkeeping qualities, such as ball-handling and catching skills.

Hugo Lloris began his professional career in 1997 with the Nice's youth team, at the age of 11. He arrived to OGC Nice, thanks to the Nice's former goalkeeper Dominique Baratelli, and in 2004, he was France's U18 champion.

Nice and Lyon[change | change source]

In the season 2005-06, at the age of 19, he played with the first team of Nice. His first match with the team came on 25 October 2005 against Chateauroux[1]. He played in five matches during that season.

The next season, he played 37 matches. He gave up only 36 goals and recorded 13 clean sheets.

In 2007-2008, he played 30 matches. He gave up only 24 goals and recorded 13 clean sheets.

After 2007-2008, several big European clubs approached Lloris. They hoped to sign him to their teams because of his excellent performance.

The 29 May 2008 he went to Lyon for €8.5 Million, with a five-year contract. [2][3]

Lloris made his club debut on 10 August 2008 against Toulouse. He finished the campaign conceding only 27 goals in the league and recording 16 clean sheets; both of which were second-best to only Cédric Carrasso. Lloris was, subsequently, named the league's top goalkeeper and also named to the Team of the Year.

In the 2009–10 season, Lloris remained the club's first-choice goalkeeper and opened the new campaign by recording four clean sheets in the club's first eight matches. In September 2009, he was awarded the UNFP Player of the Month. In December 2009, Lloris finished third behind Nicolas Anelka and Yoann Gourcuff in voting for the France Football 2009 French Player of the Year award. On 16 February 2010, Lloris earned a clean sheet in Lyon's first leg of its UEFA Champions League knockout round match against Real Madrid. In May 2010 he was named, for the second consecutive season, the UNFP Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year.

In 2010-2011 season, Lloris was nominated for the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year award at the UEFA Club Football Awards, but lost out on the award to Champions League-winning keeper Júlio César of Internazionale.[4][5] In this season, he conceded 40 goals.

Tottenham[change | change source]

Lloris making a save for Tottenham in 2014

Lloris signed for Tottenham Hotspur on 31 August 2012 for €10 million and €5 million variable.[6][7] He made his debut for Spurs in a UEFA Europa League match against Lazio on 20 September 2012, the result of the match was 0–0.[8] Lloris started his first Premier League game against Aston Villa on 7 October 2012, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 home victory. After conceding only four goals in six games, he was nominated for the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for December 2012, but lost out to Manchester United's Robin van Persie.[9] Lloris ended the 2012–13 season with 25 appearances and 9 clean sheets.

Lloris signed a five-year contract extension in July 2014.[10] Lloris was named in the starting eleven in the hopes of getting silverware but Tottenham lost 2–1.[11]

In August 2015, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino named Lloris permanent captain[12].

In December 2016, Lloris signed a contract extension to remain at Tottenham until 2022.[13] In the 2016–17 season, Lloris helped Tottenham achieve the best defensive record in the club's history, conceding only 26 goals in the Premier League this season (only 9 of which were conceded in home league games)

International career[change | change source]

Lloris has been active on the international front with France, first appearing with the under-18 team making his debut on 11 March 2004 in a friendly match against Germany.[14] He later played with the under-19 team and was part of the winning team at the 2005 European Under-19 Football Championship. Lloris appeared in all five matches the team played in the competition. He made only five appearances with the under-21 team.

Lloris received his first call-up to the senior national team for France's 6 February 2008 match against Spain.

On 17 November 2010, Lloris captained France, for the first time, in the team's 2–1 victory over England at Wembley Stadium.[15]

He played in three world cups, 2010[15],2014.[16] and 2018, and two europeans, 2012[17] and 2016[18].

On 2 June 2017, Lloris made his 88th appearance for France in a 5–0 friendly home win over Paraguay, overtaking Fabien Barthez as his nation's most capped goalkeeper of all time.[19][20]

On 21 June 2018, Lloris earned his 100th cap in France's 1–0 win over Peru in their second group stage game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[21] Against Uruguay in the quarter-finals, Lloris made a key save from a Martin Caceres header as France won 2-0.

On 15 July, he lifted the World Cup trophy as his team's captain, as France defeated Croatia with a 4–2 victory in the final, despite his mistake which allowed Croatia's Mario Mandžukić to score a goal as Lloris tried to dribble past him.[22] Gianluigi Buffon praised him and said in an interview that Hugo deserved to win the Golden Glove award of World Cup, which was won by the belgian Thibaut Courtois.[23]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 22 July 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nice B 2004–05 CFA 12 0 12 0
2005–06 8 0 8 0
Total 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Nice 2005–06 Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 5 0 10 0
2006–07 37 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2007–08 30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Total 72 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 77 0
Lyon 2008–09 Ligue 1 35 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 46 0
2009–10 36 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 52 0
2010–11 37 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 47 0
2011–12 36 0 3 0 1 0 8 0 48 0
2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 146 0 9 0 1 0 38 0 1 0 195 0
Tottenham Hotspur 2012–13 Premier League 27 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 33 0
2013–14 37 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 45 0
2014–15 35 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 44 0
2015–16 37 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 46 0
2016–17 34 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 43 0
2017–18 36 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 43 0
Total 206 0 2 0 3 0 43 0 0 0 254 0
Career Total 444 0 11 0 9 0 81 0 1 0 546 0

International[change | change source]

As of match played 22 July 2018
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2008 1 0
2009 7 0
2010 11 0
2011 11 0
2012 13 0
2013 11 0
2014 11 0
2015 7 0
2016 13 0
2017 9 0
2018 10 0
Total 104 0

Honours[change | change source]

Lyon

  • Coupe de France: 2011–12
  • Trophée des Champions: 2012

Tottenham Hotspur

France U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2005

France

  • FIFA World Cup: 2018

Individual

  • Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
  • Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
  • UNFP Player of the Month: September 2009

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nice v. Châteauroux Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 25 October 2005. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. "Lloris explains Lyon choice". Sky Sports. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  3. "Lloris fills Lyon void". Sky Sports. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  4. "Inter Milan players lead UEFA award nominations". ESPN. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  5. Tynan, Gordon (27 August 2010). "Inter's champions beat all-comers at Uefa club awards". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  6. "Spurs land Lloris". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  7. http://www.actusnews.com/documents_communiques/ACTUS-0-29249-cp-ol-groupe-100912.pdf
  8. "Tottenham v Lazio". BBC Sport. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  9. "Robin van Persie and Andre Villas-Boas win Barclays' December awards". Premier League Website. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. "Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper signs five-year contract extension". BBC Sport. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  11. Phil McNulty (1 March 2015). "Chelsea 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  12. "Hugo Lloris appointed Tottenham Hotspur captain". Irish Times.
  13. Dan Kilpatrick (22 December 2016). "Hugo Lloris extends contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2022". ESPN FC. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  14. "Un bon résultat nul face à l'Allemagne (1–1)" (in French). French Football Federation. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "England v France player ratings". The Independent. UK. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  16. David Hytner (4 July 2014). "Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  17. Mark Ogden (23 June 2012). "Spain 2 France 0: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  18. Walker, Joseph; Crossan, David (10 July 2016). "Portugal 1–0 France". UEFA. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  19. Ian Hawkey (11 June 2017). "Griezmann and France hit strong rhythm ahead of England friendly in Paris". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  20. "France - Paraguay 5-0" (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  21. "C'est magnifique! Lloris earns 100th France cap". 21 June 2018 – via Goal.com.
  22. "France seal second World Cup triumph with 4-2 win over brave Croatia". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  23. Andrew Smyth (2018-10-22). "Buffon names the world's 3 best goalkeepers". Ronaldo.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.

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