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Hugo Lloris Bio

IMAGE TAKEN FROM : The French Football Federation
FULL NAMEHugo Lloris
BORNDecember 26, 1986
HEIGHT1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
NATIONALITYFrench
ROLEGoalkeeper

Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer who currently plays goalie for Tottenham Hotspur in England. He was born in Nice, France, on December 26, 1986. In addition to being the captain of Tottenham, Lloris is also the captain of the French national team.

Lloris is a goalkeeper with lightning-fast reflexes who is also quick and decisive in general. He excels in one-on-one scenarios and has an excellent distribution range.

Background

Hugo Lloris began his football career at CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d’Action Culturelle), a local centre in his birthplace of Nice, when he was six years old.

He tried his hand at a variety of positions before settling on goalie.

Dominique Baratelli, a former OGC Nice player and French player, recommended that Lloris join OGC Nice. At the age of ten, Lloris accepted and joined their young ranks.

Lloris has played for CEDAC Cimiez, OGC Nice B, OGC Nice, Lyon, Tottenham Hotspur, and the French national teams at the U18, U19, U20, U21, and senior levels.

Debut

Hugo Lloris made his international debut for France in a friendly against Germany on March 11, 2004.

In the 2004-05 season, he made his professional football debut for OGC Nice’s reserves.

Rise to Glory

Hugo Lloris debuted in international football in 2004 and has since played for both the senior and U21 teams. He was a member of the French U19 team that won the European U19 Championships in 2005. Lloris appeared in a few key matches for the U21 side that was unable to compete in the 2009 UEFA U21 European Championships due to injury.

Lloris was called up to play for the reserve French team for a long period after his U21 team finished before settling as the first choice. This was the consequence of his performances in both the qualifying stages and the finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a 0-0 tie with Uruguay, he made his World Cup debut and kept a clean sheet. He went on to play against Mexico and the hosts, South Africa, but was unable to prevent France from exiting early.

When France faced England at Wembley Stadium, Lloris was named captain for the first time. France defeated England by a score of 2 to 1. He became an integral component of the France squad, captaining them in nearly every encounter since then. Lloris was a member of the UEFA Euro 2012 squad that advanced to the quarterfinals before falling 2-0 to eventual champions Spain. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he started every match and helped his team reach the quarterfinals. At that point, France had fallen 1-0 to Germany.

Lloris’ starting ability did not wane, as he was included to the UEFA Euro 2016 team for the first time. In their home nation, France was victorious until a stunning 1-0 loss to Portugal in the final, when Eder scored a magnificent long-range goal in extra time.

Lloris has made 94 appearances for France in all competitions, keeping a total of 31 clean sheets.

Club Career

Hugo Lloris started his professional career at OGC Nice, where he first played for the reserve team before being called up to the first team. Over the course of three years, he made 77 appearances in all competitions, with 30 clean sheets.

Lloris was signed for 8.5 million euros by another French team, Olympique Lyonnais, in 2008. He became the team’s first-choice goalkeeper, appearing in 201 games in all competitions and keeping 66 clean sheets. In the 2011-12 season, he helped the team win the French Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur approached Lloris and he agreed to join them for a cost of 15 million euros. Most supporters already consider him a club legend, having appeared in 246 games for them over the course of six years. He is the team’s captain and has 88 clean sheets in his Spurs career.

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