International Football

Hugo Lloris' France career in numbers as he matches Thierry Henry cap haul

Hugo Lloris is set to join Thierry Henry as France's second-most capped international player against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 
5:32pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021
By
James Shearman

Hugo Lloris is set to join Thierry Henry as the second-most capped France player of all-time on Wednesday.

The Spurs goalkeeper will celebrate his 123rd cap - 19 shy of Lillian Thuram's record of 142 - as France take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

Lloris won his first cap on November 19, 2008, keeping a clean sheet in a friendly against Uruguay. Twelve-and-a-half years later, the 35-year-old has become a legend.

In 122 games with Les Bleus, Lloris has managed 73 wins, keeping 55 clean sheets, and conceding just 98 goals. He has only conceded more than three goals on one occasion, in a 4-3 friendly defeat to Belgium.

By far the most capped goalkeeper in French history, ahead of Fabien Barthez (87), Lloris also holds the record as the longest-serving captain. Since Laurent Blanc gave him the armband in a victory over England on November 12, 2010, he has captained his country 98 times. This is by far superior to his coach Didier Deschamps' record of 55 appearances as skipper.

The consummate professional, Lloris has managed to hold his place in the side for over a decade, offering stability to a team packed with world-class talent in outfield areas.

At 35, Lloris looks headed for another shot at a major international trophy in this summer's European Championship. Victory in that tournament would complete the international set for the Nice-born goalkeeper.

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