Hugo Lloris is a French-born professional football goalkeeper and captain of both the French national team and his EPL club team Tottenham Hotspur. After making waves with his home club OGC Nice for three years, Lloris joined the French Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais in 2008, where he won several awards. After 4 very successful seasons with Lyon, the French-born goalkeeper moved to the English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, where he has maintained his reputation as one of the best shooters in Europe.
Before making his debut in the senior national team, Hugo Lloris played for his home country France in the U-18, U-19, and U-21 leagues. He was part of the victorious French U19 team that won the European U19 Championship in 2005. Lloris made his debut in the senior national team in November 2008 and was instrumental in qualifying France for the 2010 World Cup. Hugo Lloris captained the French national team for the first time at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. In this capacity, he has repeatedly led the team to the final stages of major tournaments: EURO 2012, World Cup 2014, EURO 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.
Hugo Lloris’ Bio (Age)
The very talented shot putter Hugo Lloris was born on 26 December 1986 in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. It is an upper-class family, as his mother was a lawyer and his father worked as a city banker. He grew up alongside a younger brother, Gautier, who is also a professional footballer. As a teenager, Hugo Lloris excelled in both football and tennis. In fact, he was one of the best tennis players in his age group. However, he eventually gave up tennis to concentrate on football and lost his mother in 2008 in the early stages of his professional career.
Lloris started playing football at the age of 6 at CEDAC (Centre de Diffusion et d’Action Culturelle) in Cimiez, Nice. He tried out several playing positions before deciding to play goalkeeper on the advice of his coaches. At the age of 10, he entered the youth academy of the OGC Nice. Lloris steadily made his way through the team’s youth system before he was finally appointed to the team’s first squad in 2005. After an impressive debut season, he was appointed the club’s permanent goalkeeper at the start of the 2006/07 season. Lloris also had two other impressive seasons with the club, during which he attracted the attention of several top teams throughout Europe.
At the start of the 2008/09 season, the outstanding goalkeeper finally joined Olympique Lyonnais, the top team in Ligue 1, as a starting goalkeeper, displaying an impressive form that earned him a place in the team of the year as the league’s best goalkeeper. In his four seasons with Lyon, Hugo Lloris has won the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award three times and has also performed superbly in the team’s UEFA Champions League campaigns.
In 2012, Hugo Lloris took an important step forward in his career with the English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and was appointed captain of the team by coach Mauricio Pochettino in August 2015. After signing a five-year extension in July 2014, the talented goalkeeper signed a further extension in December 2016 that will keep him with the London side until 2022.
Just like in his club career, Hugo Lloris was also successful for the senior national team of his home country. He represented France at various youth levels before playing his first international for the senior side in a friendly match against Uruguay in November 2008. He was the goalkeeper of the team of choice for the final round of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was appointed interim captain of the team in November 2010. On 28 February 2012, he was finally appointed captain of the team of the first choice.
Under his leadership, France reached the quarter-finals of both EURO 2012 and the 2014 World Cup but was eliminated by the subsequent champions of both tournaments. He also led the team to the final of EURO 2016, where they lost to Portugal. In a similar vein, he also led the team to the finals of the 2018 World Cup, where the team hopes to win the coveted trophy for the first time in 20 years.
Is Hugo Lloris Married? – Wife
Hugo Lloris is currently married to his high school sweetheart Marine Lloris. The couple met in 2002 when they were still teenagers. 10 years after their first meeting, the duo made the bond for life in 2012 in the church of St. François-de-Paule in the French city of Nice. The couple has two children, daughters Anna-Rose and Giuliana. Marine Lloris has a university degree in law and human resources and is currently an entrepreneur. In 2016 she founded her own children’s clothing company Manège in Sucre.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Hugo Lloris stands at an impressive height of 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches). Born in France, the ball stopper also holds a bodyweight of 78 kg (172 lbs).