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LAFC Signs Legendary French Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur Legend and 2018 World Cup Winner With France Joins LAFC for 2024 Season

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The Los Angeles Football Club announced today that the Club has signed legendary French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to a guaranteed contract through 2024 with options for 2025 and 2026. Lloris will occupy an international roster slot upon the receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

“Hugo is arguably the most successful goalkeeper of his generation and a proven winner. We are incredibly excited that Hugo has chosen LAFC for the next phase of his illustrious career,” said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington. “He brings unprecedented leadership experience at the highest levels of football, which we know will greatly benefit our Club in our pursuit of more trophies. I would like to thank Tottenham for their collaboration, and I join all of Los Angeles in extending a warm welcome to Hugo, his wife Marine, and their three children to LAFC.”

Lloris, 37, joins LAFC after a sparkling 19-year career at the top levels of European football, starring for the past 11 seasons with Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League after previously playing for OGC Nice and Olympique Lyonnais in French Ligue 1, where he was named Goalkeeper Of The Year three times (2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12). 

The Nice, France native is considered one of the greatest French players of all time, appearing in a record 145 matches for his country and registering 68 international shutouts. Lloris helped lead France to two consecutive World Cup finals, winning the 2018 World Cup and a second-place finish in the 2022 World Cup. He holds the all-time record for most appearances by a goalkeeper in FIFA World Cup history (20 matches) after appearing in four World Cups. Lloris also captained France to a runner-up finish in the 2016 UEFA Euros and played in the 2012 and 2020 editions of the tournament.  

A nine-time UEFA Champions League participant, Lloris has appeared in 70 career Champions League matches and 31 total Europa League games.

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Lloris joined Tottenham on Aug. 31, 2012, and enjoyed a stellar career in North London, appearing in 447 matches and 151 clean sheets across all competitions. He played in 361 English Premier League games, registering 128 shutouts. A teammate of former LAFC forward Gareth Bale at Tottenham, Lloris helped lead Spurs to a runner-up finish in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.  

Lloris began his career with Nice youth club Cedac Cimiez before joining the academy of his hometown club, OGC Nice in 1997. He made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 19 during a 1-0 win vs. AS Nancy Lorainne on Mar. 18, 2006. Overall, Lloris made 78 starts and appearances and registered 30 clean sheets for Nice across all competitions from 2005-2008. 

In July of 2008, Lloris joined Olympique Lyon where he made 202 starts and appearances and registered 67 clean sheets across all competitions, winning the French Cup in 2011-12 and the French Super Cup in the 2012-13 season. Lloris made his UEFA Champions League debut during the group stage vs. Fiorentina on Sep. 17, 2008, and helped lead Lyon to the 2010 UEFA Champions League Semifinals vs. FC Bayern Munich. 

Lloris first represented France at the U-18 level, claiming his first international trophy in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2005. He debuted his senior national team in a 0-0 friendly vs. Uruguay on Nov. 19, 2008, and enjoyed a record-breaking international career before retiring from the national team on Jan. 9, 2023.  

TRANSACTION: LAFC sign French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur (English Premier League) through 2024 with options for 2025 and 2026.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 1 – World Cup Trophy (2018) 
  • 1 – French Cup (2011-12) 
  • 1 – French Super Cup (2012-13) 
  • 3 - Ligue 1 France Goalkeeper of the Year Awards
  • 4 – Total World Cups played in
  • 20 – Most World Cup matches played by a goalkeeper in history 
  • 31- Europa League Appearances 
  • 68 – International shutouts 
  • 70 - UEFA Champions League Appearances 
  • 128 – Shutouts in EPL 
  • 145 – Record-breaking appearances for the French National Team 
  • 361 – Appearances in English Premier League 
  • 2019 – Runner-up in UEFA Champions League Final
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