Our modern day French international Hugo Lloris was interested to recently read Andy Porter’s programme article about goalkeeper Pierre Chayrigues. Even though it meant that Hugo was not our first international custodian from his homeland!
The club’s first visit to France more than a century ago resulted in us signing the national goalkeeper Chayrigues as an amateur.
Unfortunately, while his photograph and pen picture subsequently appeared in our club handbook for season 1919-20, there is no trace of him actually playing a game for us. So at least Hugo is ahead – and unique - on that front!
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