HUGO LLORIS (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR)
Lloris began his career with hometown club OGC Nice. He made his debut as a teenager in October 2005 and started in goal during the team’s run to the 2006 Coupe de la Ligue Final. After excelling at the club for three seasons, Lloris moved to seven-time Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais, amid interest from several other clubs, notably Milan. Lloris won several domestic awards in his first season with Lyon and, in his second season, earned award nominations at European level for his performances in the UEFA Champions League, which saw Lyon reach the semi-finals for the first time.
Lloris signed for Tottenham on 31 August 2012 for €10 million and €5 million variable.
Lloris signed a five-year contract extension in July 2014.
In a Europa League group match on 23 October 2014, Tottenham were beating Asteras Tripolis 5-0 with four minutes to play when Lloris was sent off for a foul on Tasos Tsokanis. As the team had used all three substitutes, forward Harry Kane was forced into goal and immediately conceded a free kick, although Tottenham won 5-1. In August 2015, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino named Lloris permanent captain of the team, replacing the outgoing Younès Kaboul.