|Full Name||Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1986|
|Birth Place||Nice, France|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Debut||October 25, 2005|
Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and is captain of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Lloris is renowned for his lightning-quick reflexes and is also generally quick and decisive. He is extremely good at one-on-one situations and also has a good distribution range. He retired from the France national team in January 2023 as his country’s most-capped player in history, with 145 appearances.
Lloris was born on December 26, 1986, in Nice, France. He grew up in the Mediterranean city of Nice on the French Riviera, where he began playing football at a very young age.
As a child, Lloris was an avid fan of the game and spent much of his free time playing football with his friends. Lloris began his footballing career at the age of six at CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d'Action Culturelle) which was a local center in his hometown of Nice. He played in different positions before deciding to switch to the goalkeeper position.
He showed promise as a goalkeeper early on and began training with local clubs in the area. At the age of 13, he joined the youth academy at Nice, where he continued to develop his skills.
Hugo Lloris began his club career at OGC Nice, where he shortly played for the reserve side before being selected for the main squad. He made a total of 77 appearances in all competitions in over three years and gathered 30 clean sheets.
In 2008, Lloris was signed by another French club, Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of 8.5 million euros. He became the first-choice goalkeeper there and played a total of 201 matches in all competitions and gathered 66 clean sheets. He won the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions with the side in the 2011-12 season.
Tottenham Hotspur came calling and Lloris signed a deal with them for an aggregate fee of 15 million euros. He has played a key role in the team's success, captaining them to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and winning the Premier League Golden Glove award in the 2015-16 season. Lloris has made over 400 appearances for Tottenham, becoming a fan favorite for his performances on the pitch.
Lloris made his debut for the French national team on November 19, 2008, in a friendly match against Uruguay. He played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
He made his World Cup debut against Uruguay in 2010, keeping a clean sheet in what was a 0-0 draw. He went on to play against Mexico and hosts South Africa, but couldn’t stop France’s premature exit.
On November 17, 2010, he captained France for the first time in a 2-1 win over England in Wembley. He was named full-time captain ahead of the 2012 UEFA European Championship. They reached the quarter-finals, where they were eliminated following a 2–0 loss to eventual champions Spain.
Lloris’s starting prowess did not decline, and he made another tournament appearance playing the UEFA Euro 2016 squad. France were successful in their home country until it was ruined by a dramatic 1-0 loss to Portugal in the final where Eder scored a beautiful goal from long range in extra time.
Lloris played a key role in France's triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, captaining the team and keeping clean sheets in the knockout stages against Argentina, Uruguay, and Belgium. He made crucial saves in the final against Croatia, helping France win the tournament for the second time in their history.
While he failed to have any impact in the 2020 UEFA European Championship, Lloris produced two late saves to help his side win the 2021 UEFA Nations League final, winning 2-1 against Spain.
He featured in the 2022 FIFA World Cup where he captained his side to the final against Argentina. France went on to lose 4-2 in the penalty shootout after the game ended 3-3 in normal time. He announced his retirement on January 9, 2023, after accumulating 145 caps for his country.
Lloris holds the record for the most clean sheets for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League era, with 128 shutouts to his name.
Lloris holds the record for the most clean sheets for the French national team, with 68 shutouts in his international career.
Lloris holds the record for the fastest goal conceded in a UEFA Champions League final, after he allowed Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to score just 1 minute and 48 seconds into the 2019 final.
Lloris made 139 saves during the 2016-17 Premier League season, which is the most by any goalkeeper in a single season.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Lloris made 15 saves in the knockout stage of the tournament, which is the most by any goalkeeper since detailed data was first recorded in 1966.
He is France’s most capped player with 145 appearances. He has also made the most appearances (20) in the World Cup as a goalkeeper.
|Lyon||Coupe de France: 2011–12|
|Trophée des Champions: 2012|
|France U19||UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2005|
|France||FIFA World Cup: 2018|
|UEFA Nations League: 2020–21|
|Individual||Toulon Tournament Best Goalkeeper: 2006|
|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|
Lloris has been involved in several charitable causes throughout his career, including supporting a charity called Premiers de Cordée that uses sports to help children with disabilities. Outside of football, Lloris enjoys playing tennis and golf and is also interested in music.
In 2018, Lloris was arrested and charged with drunk driving after he was stopped by police in London. He later apologized for his actions and was fined by Tottenham Hotspur.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
His father, Luc Lloris, was also a football goalkeeper who played for Nice and Monaco in the 1980s. His mother's name is Marie Lloris, and he has an older brother named Gautier who is also a football goalkeeper. His father, Luc, played a significant role in his development as a goalkeeper and has been his mentor throughout his career.
Hugo Lloris is married to his long-time girlfriend, Marine Lloris. They got married in 2012, and they have three children together: Anna Rose, Giuliana, and Léandro.
Lloris has been a part of Tottenham Hotspur for many years and thus bought a house in Hampstead, North London which is estimated to be worth £6 million.
He has kept 127 clean sheets in 357 appearances in the Premier League.
He injured his knee during Spurs' 1-0 win over Manchester City on February 9. He was expected to be out for around seven weeks.
He retired in January 2023 from international duty after having made a record 145 appearances for France. His reason was that he felt like he had given everything for his country.
He joined Spurs on August 31, 2012 for €10 million and €5 million variable from Lyon.