This Sunday, Hugo Lloris, 35, entered the history of French football for two reasons.
Holder in the round of 16 against Poland, the Tottenham goalkeeper has finally equaled the record for selections in the France team held since 2008 by Lilian Thuram.
The captain also equaled another record: that of the most capped Blues in the World Cup.
On the occasion of his fourth participation, he joins, with 17 games, Fabien Barthez and Thierry Henry.
In this ranking, he overtakes Lilian Thuram (16 games).
Note that Antoine Griezmann has 16 games on his side.
For this round of 16, Lloris had a turbulent first period.
We will remember his good reflex to repel a strike from Zielinski (38th) with his thigh when Giroud had not yet scored and the score was still 0-0.
He scared himself by releasing a header from Krychowiak before recovering (45th + 2).
𝑆𝑒𝑢𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑜̂𝑛𝑒 👑
Opening of the Blues score in the 44th minute!!
Thanks to this goal, @OlivierGiroud becomes the 𝙈𝙀𝙄𝙇𝙇𝙀𝙐𝙍 𝘽𝙐𝙏𝙀𝙐𝙍 in the history of the French team 🇫🇷
🇫🇷1-0🇵🇱 #FRAPOL |
– French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) December 4, 2022
Ranking of the most capped French people in history:
1. Hugo Lloris (142 since 2008)
Lilian Thuram (142 selections 1994-2008)
3. Thierry Henry (123 selections, 1997-2010)
4. Olivier Giroud (117 caps since 2011)
5. Marcel Desailly (116 selections, 1993-2004)
6. Antoine Griezmann (114 caps, since 2014)
7. Zinedine Zidane (108 caps, 1994-2006)
8. Patrick Vieira (107 caps, 1997-2009)
9. Didier Deschamps (103 caps, 1989-2000)
10. Laurent Blanc (97 selections, 1989-2000)
Karim Benzema (97 caps since 2007)