hugo lloris - fact file

2012 -             goalkeeper

FULL NAME :  HUGO LLORIS

Born on 26th December 1986 in Nice, France.

Height : -  1.88m  (6' 2")

Weight : -  - kgs    (st lbs)

 
A talented goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris was snapped up by Tottenham, ahead of other clubs who dithered over his signing, to make him a bargain buy at in a late swoop at the end of the summer 2012 transfer window.

Coming from a family where his mother was a lawyer and his father a Monte Carlo banker, sport was a passion in the children.  His young brother is a central defender in the Nice Academy  and Hugo was a promising tennis player in his younger days, but choose football, toying with the idea of being a striker, but chose to go in goal, with Peter Schmeichel his idol. Hugo started playing aged just six with a local cultural centre in Nice, where his abilities in handling the ball impressed former Nice keeper Dominique Baratelli, who informed his old club of Lloris' potential. Progressing through the age groups at the club, he was the goalie when the Under-18s won the equivalent of the 2003-04 league title. In 2004-05 he made the reserve team and became a teenage debutant with his home-town club OGC Nice, helping the team to reach the 2006 Coupe de la Ligue Final, where they lost 1-2 to AS Nancy.

Lloris could have joined Spurs (to replace Paul Robinson) or AC Milan from Nice in 2008, but chose to join the French champions Olympique Lyonnais for £10 million, citing more opportunity to play in the first team and Champions League football on a regular basis. Winning several domestic awards in his first season with Lyon, Hugo made an immediate impression and in his second season, his goalkeeping helped Lyon reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in the club's history.  He went on to play 40 times in the Champions League and become an international with France, having represented his nation at under-18 and under-21 level, including a place in the under-19 team that won the 2005 European U19 Championships (with Younes Kaboul in defence in front of him).  Hugo went to South Africa with France in the World Cup finals of 2010, but they did not emerge from the group stage, but later that year, he captained his country for the first time in a 2-1 friendly win over England at Wembley.

There were a number of other clubs across the continent interested in Hugo, but Spurs stole a march on them by moving quickly to sign him, despite a row with the Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas.  Daniel Levy got his way and signed the French keeper for Ä10 million with another Ä5 million on conditions being met.

There was more controversy when Hugo started at Tottenham, as he was not immediately introduced into the team, but had to wait to displace the incumbent Brad Friedel, but when he got the chance, he showed what a good keeper he was, often being used behind the back four to sweep up with Andre Villas-Boas preferring to play a high line with his defence.  Very good when one on one and has developed a style for dealing with high crosses, using his punch very well.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Nice (France) ?? ?? 25th October 2005 v Chateauroux (Coupe de la Ligue) won 2-0 ?? ??
Olympique Lyonnais (France) ?? £10,000,000 10th August 2008 v Toulouse (Ligue 1)  won 3-0 ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1st September 2012 £11,500,000 plus £5,600,000 on conditions 20th September 2012 v SS Lazio (Europa League)  drew 0-0 ?? ??
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Career Record
Nice (France)
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Olympique Lyonnais (France)
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
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Honours
France international
50 full caps;  0 goals
4 Under-21 caps; 0 goals
4 Under-20 caps; 0 goals
14 Under-19 caps; 0 goals
3 Under-18 caps; 0 goals
Ligue 1 Championship winners medal 2011-12 (Olympique Lyonnais)
French Cup winners medal 2011-12 (Olympique Lyonnais)
French Cup runners-up medal 2005-06  (OGC Nice)
Goalkeeper of the season (Ligue 1)  2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 (Olympique Lyonnais)
Selected for the Ligue 1 team of the season  2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 (Olympique Lyonnais)
UEFA U19 European Championship winners medal 2005  (France)

Milestones
50th career European appearance :  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Europe League Round of 32, Second leg) (home)  27.02.2014
50th Premier League appearance :  Hull City (away)  01.02.2014
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150th career Spurs appearance :  Crystal Palace (Premier League) (away)  23.01.2016

           

His wife gave birth to a daughter on 23rd September 2010.

Appeared on the cover of the French version of FIFA 11 with Karim Benzema.
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What they said about Hugo Lloris
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What Hugo Lloris said about ...
... signing for Spurs ...  01.09.2012 (Spurs TV)

"I am here because I believe in Tottenham.  I think everything is OK for the future of Tottenham. They have great team, great players, and a great coach so everything is all right, I think, to win a place in the Champions League next year.  Now we have to prove that on the pitch and I am ready to give it my all for the club and for the fans."

... being a goalkeeper ...  20.10.2013 (Sunday Telegraph)

"Since my professional debut Iíve always had a risky game.  I always think the goalkeeper has to be the chief of the box, itís his area and he has to defend it.

Itís important to have personality and be respected in your box and in your life"

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             Appearances

Season League FA Cup League Cup European/European Cup Winners Cup/UEFA Cup Football Combination South-East Counties Division 1 South-East Counties Division 2
2004-2005 (OGC Nice) - - - - - - -
2005-2006 (OGC Nice) - - - - - - -
2006-2007 (OGC Nice) - - - - - - -
2007-2008 (OGC Nice) - - - - - - -
2008-2009 (Lyon) - - - - - - -
2009-2010 (Lyon) - - - - - - -
2010-2011 (Lyon) - - - - - - -
2011-2012 (Lyon) - - - - - - -
2012-2013 (THFC) - - - - - - -
2013-2014 (THFC) - - - - - - -
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