Hugo Lloris is a French Professional Footballer who has a net worth of $30 Million. Hugo Lloris plays as a goalkeeper for the French National Team and Tottenham Hotspur. He has won the National Union of Professional Footballers award three times.
Hugo Lloris started his career with OGC Nice in his hometown, where he debuted in 2005. In the 2006 Coupe de la Ligue Final, he made the starting list as a goalkeeper. After three seasons with OGC Nice, he moved to Olympique Lyonnais football club which was at the time seven-time Ligue 1 Champions.
Lloris won several awards in his first season with Lyon. He earned several awards nominations in his second season at the club for his outstanding performances in the UEFA Champions League. He helped Lyon reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time.
In 2012, he joined Tottenham Hotspur Football Club where he helped the team reach the Champions League finals. Lloris has represented his home country at U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels. He was in the squad that won the UEFA European U-19 Championship.
Hugo Lloris made his debut in the senior team in a friendly match against Uruguay in 2008. He featured in the 2010 FIFA World Cup where his team qualified and his stellar performance was noticed by the media. Lloris was captain of the national team in 2010, he proceeded to lead his team to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.
He helped the French National Team in the winning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Hugo Lloris also featured in the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he helped his team reach the finals however, his team lost to Argentina. He is one of France’s most-awarded players.
Hugo’s Early Life
Hugo Lloris was born in Nice, on 26 December 1986. He was born into a rich family where his father was a banker, and his mother was a lawyer. His brother Gautier his younger brother also played as a central defender in OGC Nice, the same club he started in.
Lloris when he was younger was a very talented tennis player, one of the top players of his age. He stopped playing to place his focus on football.
Lloris started playing football very early in life. He played at a cultural center in his neighborhood in Nice. Before focusing on goalkeeping, Lloris played positions such as an attack, and central positions.
Lloris spent quite a number of years at the OGC Nice youth team due to his exceptional skills with the ball. He was a starting goalkeeper for his club in the Championnat Nationaux des 18 ans. His team won the Championnat Nationaux des 18 ans with his help.
Lloris was promoted to the first team squad ahead of the 2005-2006 season and given the number 1 shirt. He was designated as the team’s starting goalkeeper by Frederic Antonetti, the manager of the club’s Coupe de la Ligue.
Lloris in his debut in 2005, recorded a clean sheet against Chateauroux in a 2-0 win. He also recorded a clean sheet against Sedan. Lloris also led his club to their first Coupe de la Ligue finals.
He made consistent appearances for his team and in 30 appearances, he conceded only 24 matches also recording 13 clean sheets. His incredible performances attracted top European clubs.
Lloris was signed to Lyon in 2008 for a transfer fee of €8.5 million. He was given the number 1 shirt by the club and was made the starting goalkeeper. Lloris featured for the first time in Lyon in the opening match of the 2008-2009 season against Toulouse. He recorded a clean sheet in his first match as Lyon won the match with a 3-0 scoreline.
Lloris also recorded three successive clean sheets in matches against Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, and Grenoble. He finished the season with 16 clean sheets and conceded 27 goals. Due to his clean sheet record, he was named the league’s top goalkeeper, and the Team of the Year.
In 2009, Lloris conceded 5 goals in a 5-5 draw match against Marseille, these goals were said to be caused by a lapse in the defense. Lloris was voted for the France Football 2009 French Player of the year award, where he came third. Lloris conceded only 2 goals in the 2010 half of the season.
In the first leg of the UEFA Champions League, Lloris recorded a clean sheet against Real Madrid. Lloris made two crucial saves in the match against Real Madrid which secured the team’s 1-0 victory. He was named UNFP Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the Year for the second time.
In August 2012, Hugo Lloris was signed by Tottenham for a transfer fee of €10 million. Hugo Lloris earns £5,200.00 yearly and £100,000 weekly at Tottenham Hotspurs FC. His first appearance for Tottenham was in a 0-0 match against Lazio. Lloris’s first Premier League match was in a 2-0 win against Aston Villa where he kept a clean sheet. at the end of the 2012-2013 premier league season, he kept 9 clean sheets. He was named Premier League Player of the month after conceding only four goals in six matches.
In 2013, Lloris collided with Lukaku, taking a knee to his face, which caused him to lose consciousness. He regained consciousness and remained in the game, this act was applauded by the media and frowned upon by others.
Lloris extended his contract with Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 after he was persuaded by the new coach of the team. Lloris in a 2014-2015 UEFA Europa League group stage match against Asteras Tripoli was sent off for a foul against Tasos Tsokanis. Harry Kane replaced him and conceded a goal which ended the match in a 5-1 win.
Lloris was named the permanent of Tottenham by his manager Mauricio Pochettino. He put out a wonderful performance in a Champions League group stage match against Bayer Leverkusen. In the match against Bayer Leverkusen, in made five consecutive saves including a one-handed save against Javier Hernandez. The performance was said to be brilliant by the team manager.
Lloris signed a contract extension with Tottenham till 2022, he signed this contract in 2016. With his help, Tottenham achieved the best defensive record in the club’s history having conceded only 26 goals in the whole season. He kept 15 clean sheets and would have clinched the golden glove had he not conceded one goal in a 7-1 win against Hull City.
In a match against Brighton, he made his 250th appearance in a match which made him the 6th goalkeeper and 61st player to achieve such a feat for the club. He has recorded a hundred clean sheets with Tottenham Hotspurs.
In the 2019-2020 season, Lloris sustained an elbow injury in a match against Brighton and was carried off the pitch. Due to that injury, he underwent surgery and was out of the game for some months. He came back in the game in January 2020 and has since made some incredible saves for his club.
He extended his contract with Tottenham till 2024 in January 2022. He has made over 400 appearances for Tottenham Hotspurs and broke his personal record of 15 clean sheets each season.
Lloris’s International Career
Lloris made his U-18 debut in the French National Youth team in 2004 in a friendly match against Germany. He also featured in 2005 U-19 European Championship and helped in winning the championship. Lloris due to his commitments to the senior team could only make five U-21 appearances.
In 2008, Lloris received the first call-up to the senior team to feature in a match against Spain. Lloris helped France secure a spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the two matches against Ireland. In the 2010 World Cup, he was named as first-choice goalkeeper for the French National Team. In his debut appearance in the 2010 world cup, he kept a clean sheet.
Lloris participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 till the quarter-final where his team was eliminated by Spain who later won the championship. Lloris was also the starting goalkeeper in the 2014 World Cup, they played till the quarter-finals. They were eliminated by Germany who went on to become that season’s champions.
He helped France reach the finals of Euro 2016 where they lost to Portugal. Lloris featured in the 2018 World Cup and they won the world cup that year with a 4-2 win against Croatia. Lloris was the goalkeeper for France in the just concluded 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and his team made it to the finals only to lose to Argentina.
Lloris’s Style of Play
Lloris is known for his lightning-quick reflexes and quick thinking. He is also good at anticipating his opponent’s moves, he is also very athletic in the goal. He has been criticized severally by the media for some of the crucial errors he committed in some matches.
The frequency with which he has sustained injuries in his career has been criticized by the media. However, he has been described by a large percentage of fans as an incredible goalkeeper.
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