Born: 26 December 1986 (Nice, France)
A quietly-spoken yet authoritative figure, Hugo Lloris is a tremendous servant to us and the France national team as goalkeeper and captain.
The 2020/21 campaign represents his ninth season at the Club following his arrival from French side Lyon in 2012. Last season, he suffered the longest absence from the team of his Spurs tenure after dislocating his elbow in a defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion in October, 2019, causing him to miss over three months and 23 matches.
He briefly returned in January, 2020, but it was following the Premier League's resumption in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that he got back to his brilliant best, finishing the campaign with some stand-out performances to help us qualify for the Europa League and take his tally to 27 appearances for the season. In leading the team out at Crystal Palace on the final day in July, 2020, he moved above Ian Walker into third on our list of the most all-time goalkeeping appearances in the league, behind only Ted Ditchburn and Pat Jennings.
The goalkeeper began his senior playing career with hometown club Nice in 2005, where he made 72 appearances before departing for French champions Lyon. There he clocked up 146 league appearances, twice winning the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award. After joining us in August, 2012, he made his Spurs debut and kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw against Lazio in the Europa League in September, 2012, before making his Premier League bow against Aston Villa that October. He went on to establish himself as number one in a fine first season at the Lane, eventually starting 27 times in the Premier League in a total of 33 appearances in 2012/13.
He enjoyed an outstanding 2013/14 campaign where he featured 45 times for us in all competitions, including playing in 37 of our 38 matches in the Premier League. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he was named vice-captain at the start of the 2014/15 season and went on to skipper the team for most of that Premier League campaign, proudly leading us out for the 2015 Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. That season saw him play in 44 of our 57 matches in all competitions. A knee injury suffered early against Leicester City on March 21, 2015, ended a sequence of 57 consecutive starts in the Premier League. Indeed, Hugo started 93 of 95 Premier League matches for us between November, 2013, and March, 2015.