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Hugo Lloris in action for France at Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: Hugo Lloris

Euro 2016: Hugo Lloris

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Lloris saves his best till last

France will play Portugal in the final of Euro 2016. France beat Germany 2-0 in the semi-final with Antoine Griezmann scoring twice. Greizmann was the hero for France but Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper and captain, also played an important part in getting the host country to the final in Paris. In the first half, Lloris made good saves from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller and Emre Can to keep France in the match, and, in the second half, Lloris made a spectacular save to deny Joshua Kimmich a certain goal. Greizmann's goals may be taking the headlines but this was the first ever time that France had kept a clean sheet against Germany at a major tournament. Now, only Portugal, who beat Wales 2-0 in the other semi-final, stand in the way of an emotional French victory in front of their home fans. Do you think France will win?

"​We did what we needed to do. We were clinical, and Lloris was great when we needed him to be."  Didier Deschamps, the France coach.

Hugo Lloris's best Premier League moments

Hugo Lloris celebrates France's victory against Germany.

Lloris was in great form throughout the 2015/16 season as Spurs finished in their highest ever Premier League position. He has been an important part of the Tottenham team in recent years. Here are some of the key moments in his Premier League career:

  • 31st of August 2012: Signs for Tottenham from Lyon in France. The fee was around £10 million.
  • 20th of September: Makes his debut for Spurs and keeps a clean sheet in the Europa League.
  • 7th of October:  Makes his Premier League debut against Aston Villa and keeps another clean sheet!
  • 28th of September 2014: Performs superbly against Manchester Utd in a 0-0 draw to win the Man of the Match Award.
  • August 2015: Tottenham's manager, Mauricio Pochettino, names Lloris team captain.
  • April 2016: Keeps successive clean sheets against Stoke City (4-0) and Manchester Utd (3-0) as Spurs battle Leicester for the Premier League title.
  • May 2016: Keeps 13 clean sheets as Tottenham finish the season with the best defensive record in the Premier League.

What do we know about Hugo Lloris?

Hugo Lloris making a great save for Spurs against Crystal Palace.

Hugo Lloris was born on 26 March 1986 in Nice, a city in the south-east of France, about 30 kilometres from the border with Italy. Lloris started his football career with his hometown club, OCG Nice. After coming through the youth ranks at Nice he went on to make 77 appearances for the first team, before moving to Lyon where he played nearly 200 times. During his time at Lyon, Lloris won Ligue One's Goalkeeper of the Year Award three times and also made his international debut for France. Lloris has played for France since 2008 and has led the French team out at three international tournaments; Euro 2012, Brazil 2014 and now Euro 2016 in his home country. Since 2012, Lloris has played for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He is considered to be one of the world's best goalkeepers and this season he will again captain Spurs as they compete in the Champions League and battle once more for the Premier League trophy.

"We know in football that everything is possible. It’s just about belief and we believe in ourselves."  Hugo Lloris (talking before the Germany match.)

Now that you have read the article, try the quiz below, then, in the comments section, answer the questions about Euro 2016.

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What do you think?

We think Hugo Lloris has been the best goalkeeper at Euro 2016. 
Do you agree? Which other goalkeepers have done well?
Will you be watching the final? Will France or Portugal become European Champions?
After the match, let us know your opinion. Who was Man of the Match? Was it a great final?
 

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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2016
GH
6505
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I somewhat agree with both of you until the finals is played he is by far the best goalkeeper at the Euro 2016


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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016 23:54
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I somewhat agree with both of you until the finals is played he is by far the best goalkeeper at the Euro 2016

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Fabianski has done well too


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016 09:32
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Fabianski has done well too

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Nauer has done well


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016 09:33
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Nauer has done well

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016
GH
6505
points

I'lol be watching the finals at home


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016 09:44
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I'lol be watching the finals at home

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Portugal will become European champions


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016 09:48
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Portugal will become European champions

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Man of the match ahead of the final I think will be Ronaldo


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
09/07/2016 09:57
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Man of the match ahead of the final I think will be Ronaldo

elghoul's picture
elghoul
09/07/2016
DZ
4837
points

I do definitely agree with those who think that Llotis is the best goalkeeper at Euro 2016.
France will become European Champion this year.


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elghoul
09/07/2016 11:06
Algeria
Arsenal
4837

I do definitely agree with those who think that Llotis is the best goalkeeper at Euro 2016.
France will become European Champion this year.

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aragorn1986
09/07/2016
ME
6882
points

Yes, I agree also. Lloris has deserved it. Gigi Buffon was very good, and Halldorson.


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aragorn1986
09/07/2016 12:55
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Yes, I agree also. Lloris has deserved it. Gigi Buffon was very good, and Halldorson.

Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016
ES
805
points

We might need to change our vote to Rui Patricio. What do you think?


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Rich
11/07/2016 08:47
Spain
Liverpool
805

We might need to change our vote to Rui Patricio. What do you think?

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
09/07/2016
ME
6882
points

I'll be watching the final with my family. France is big favourite in this match and I expect them to win 2-0.


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aragorn1986
09/07/2016 12:57
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

I'll be watching the final with my family. France is big favourite in this match and I expect them to win 2-0.

Jane Lost
09/07/2016
RU
90
points

I don't think Lloris has been the best goalkeeper of the tournament.Neuer and Buffon have done well.


Jane Lost
09/07/2016 18:23
Russia
Arsenal
90

I don't think Lloris has been the best goalkeeper of the tournament.Neuer and Buffon have done well.

Jane Lost
09/07/2016
RU
90
points

Not sure the final will be exciting or anything,all of my favourites have dropped out,anyway,that might be curious to watch how Portugal's gonna play against France.France may win Euro 2016,though the team are equal and it's hard to predict the final.


Jane Lost
09/07/2016 18:27
Russia
Arsenal
90

Not sure the final will be exciting or anything,all of my favourites have dropped out,anyway,that might be curious to watch how Portugal's gonna play against France.France may win Euro 2016,though the team are equal and it's hard to predict the final.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Ronaldo got injured and was substituted so sad but he could take consolation in the fact that his team won


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:05
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Ronaldo got injured and was substituted so sad but he could take consolation in the fact that his team won

Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016
ES
805
points

Hi Kwesimanifest

Yes, it was sad for Ronaldo but I think it was good for Portugal because it showed that they were not just a one-man team.It was a great winning goal by Eder. Did you know that he played for Swansea City last season? His record: played 15 matches goals: 0. What a turnaround!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016 08:38
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Kwesimanifest

Yes, it was sad for Ronaldo but I think it was good for Portugal because it showed that they were not just a one-man team.It was a great winning goal by Eder. Did you know that he played for Swansea City last season? His record: played 15 matches goals: 0. What a turnaround!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Portugal's Coach Fernando Santos: "We were as simple as doves and as wise as serpents.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:09
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Portugal's Coach Fernando Santos: "We were as simple as doves and as wise as serpents.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

That last moments goals will never leave the minds of the France nationals.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:10
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

That last moments goals will never leave the minds of the France nationals.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

I was right Portugal are European champions


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:11
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I was right Portugal are European champions

Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016
ES
805
points

Good prediction Kwesimanifest! Most people thought that France would win!


Rich's picture
Rich
11/07/2016 08:48
Spain
Liverpool
805

Good prediction Kwesimanifest! Most people thought that France would win!

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

I think Dimitri Payet so ineffective he was withdrawn before the hour


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:14
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I think Dimitri Payet so ineffective he was withdrawn before the hour

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

The underdogs had their day in the Euro 2016 final as Portugal overcame hosts France in Paris.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:23
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

The underdogs had their day in the Euro 2016 final as Portugal overcame hosts France in Paris.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016
GH
6505
points

In Ronaldo's absence Peper was man of the match


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
11/07/2016 05:29
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

In Ronaldo's absence Peper was man of the match

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Hi Rich,
I didn't really see him last season for the swans, probably because I am not a fan.
But I knew Eder from the Brazil 2014 world cup when Portugal played Ghana, he wasn't good at all as a player.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/07/2016 15:15
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Hi Rich,
I didn't really see him last season for the swans, probably because I am not a fan.
But I knew Eder from the Brazil 2014 world cup when Portugal played Ghana, he wasn't good at all as a player.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/07/2016
GH
6505
points

Yes Rich, Rui Patricio deserves keeper of the tournament
Doing what matters most that is getting his team to lift the cup


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
12/07/2016 15:17
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

Yes Rich, Rui Patricio deserves keeper of the tournament
Doing what matters most that is getting his team to lift the cup

Jane Lost
12/07/2016
RU
90
points

It was a bit...weird Euro,as for me.It's hard to say that Portugal haven't deserved to become Europe Champions.After all,they played more effectively and - this is football.Some might be disagree or outraged with some results,but it is what it is.The final was surpisingly pretty awesome and intensive,I also didn't expect Ronaldo to get injured,but,I think Portugal have won it for him ;)


Jane Lost
12/07/2016 20:15
Russia
Arsenal
90

It was a bit...weird Euro,as for me.It's hard to say that Portugal haven't deserved to become Europe Champions.After all,they played more effectively and - this is football.Some might be disagree or outraged with some results,but it is what it is.The final was surpisingly pretty awesome and intensive,I also didn't expect Ronaldo to get injured,but,I think Portugal have won it for him ;)

Jane Lost
12/07/2016
RU
90
points

Somewhat it was a great final for Portugal.A historical one,I guess.France had more chances,they were much closer to score a goal,but everything turned out in Portugal's sake.I can't say who was the best player of the match,probably Rui Patricil was quite good,and sure,the whole team was awesome,wasn't it?


Jane Lost
12/07/2016 20:19
Russia
Arsenal
90

Somewhat it was a great final for Portugal.A historical one,I guess.France had more chances,they were much closer to score a goal,but everything turned out in Portugal's sake.I can't say who was the best player of the match,probably Rui Patricil was quite good,and sure,the whole team was awesome,wasn't it?

Elite
19/07/2016
NG
33
points

portugal will be the champion european


Elite
19/07/2016 11:44
Nigeria
Arsenal
33

portugal will be the champion european

assemjuve
24/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I do not agree,i think Ganluigi Buffon was great,LLoris was impressive with Patricio,Neur and Hennesy the Welsh goalkeeper.


assemjuve
24/07/2016 18:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I do not agree,i think Ganluigi Buffon was great,LLoris was impressive with Patricio,Neur and Hennesy the Welsh goalkeeper.

assemjuve
24/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I watched the final and it was a great match,Portugal deserved to be the champions.


assemjuve
24/07/2016 18:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I watched the final and it was a great match,Portugal deserved to be the champions.

assemjuve
24/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I think the man of the match was Patricio,do you agree with me.


assemjuve
24/07/2016 18:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think the man of the match was Patricio,do you agree with me.

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