Hugo Lloris shocked his native France when he announced his retirement from international football following France’s loss to Argentina on penalties in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. The 36-year-old goalkeeper, France’s most-capped player in history, decided to hang up his gloves for the French national team to concentrate on his club football career with English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur.
Lloris was born on Boxing Day in 1986 and began playing football aged six years old. The young Frenchman played in several positions before a coach persuaded him to play in goal after noticing Lloris’ ball-handling and catching skills. Little did the coaching staff know back then that Lloris would become one of the world’s best goalkeepers and a regular favorite with Vegas betting sites to win the coveted Golden Glove award each season.
Former OGC Nice and French international goalkeeper Dominque Varatelli saw a ten-year-old Lloris in action and recommended his old club sign him. OGC Nice offered Lloris a place in the team’s youth academy; he accepted and spent the next 11 years with Nice, making his full debut in 2005. Nice sold Lloris to rivals Lyon in 2008 for a reported €8.5 million, where he built on his reputation as an elite-level goalkeeper.
After making 201 appearances for Lyon in four seasons, Lloris moved to Tottenham Hotspur for €10 million plus a potential extra €5 million based on appearances, performances, and Tottenham’s success on the field. Since making his Tottenham Hotspur debut in 2012, Lloris has been the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, with the only games he has missed being due to injuries.
France’s Number One Goalkeeper
Lloris represented his country, France, at Under 18, Under 19, Under 20, and Under 21 levels before earning his first full cap in November 2008. Two years later, then-national team manager Laurent Blanc handed Lloris the captain’s armband. By 2017, Lloris had become France’s most-capped goalkeeper when he played his 88th game for Les Blues, overtaking Fabian Barthez’s record. Lloris was instrumental in France winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Less than a month after losing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final to Argentina, Lloris announced his retirement from international football so that he could prolong his club career with Tottenham Hotspur. Lloris played 145 times for France, a record that is likely to stand for some time.
Who is Hugo Lloris’ Wife?
Lloris met his wife, Marine, while the pair studied at Lycee Thierry Maulnier in France in 2002. They dated for ten years before getting married in 2012. The couple has three children, Anna-Rose, Giuliana, and Leandro.
Marine Lloris has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s in Social Psychology. In addition, she founded and runs a fashion brand called Mande en Suere, a luxury clothing range for children between two and 12.
What is Hugo Lloris’ Net Worth?
The Lloris family are notably private people who keep their personal and business affairs out of the public eye. However, British newspaper reports revealed Marine Lloris’ company brings in between £1 million and £5 million annually.
Hugo Lloris signed a six-year contract in 2016 that guaranteed him £5.2 million per year, or £100,000 per week. In late January 2022, Lloris put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at Tottenham Hotspur until 2024. It is believed Lloris will continue earning £100,000 per week for those two years.
Lloris has played more than 440 games for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions. Only 11 other players in the London club’s history have made more appearances for Tottenham since the club was formed in 1882.