Tottenham's Hugo Lloris on course to break captaincy record for France

France's soccer goalkeeper Hugo Lloris attends a training session

The Spurs star has been an ever-present for club and country in recent years.

Tottenham's Hugo LlorisTottenham's Hugo Lloris

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has equalled the record for appearances as France captain after Sunday’s draw with Switzerland and is set to claim it as his own this Sunday against Ireland.

The 29-year old appeared between the sticks for Les Blues as captain for the 54th time against the Swiss, equalling a record previously held by current France manager Didier Deschamps.

France's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in NantesFrance's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps attends a news conference at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes

The stalemate ensured France go through as group winners and their tally of 7 points is impressive considering they have yet to really get going this summer.

Lloris has been an ever present for his national team since his breakthrough in 2008 and he officially took on the mantle of captain in 2012 aged just 25.

France's Hugo Lloris celebrates after Olivier Giroud scored their first goalFrance's Hugo Lloris celebrates after Olivier Giroud scored their first goal

His consistent performances for Les Bleus and for club side Lyon attracted the attention of Spurs and he joined in 2012 for around £12 million, as quoted by BBC Sport.

Lloris has been an ever-present since and his proficiency at playing the role of sweeper keeper has made him ideally suited to a high-pressing Tottenham team.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Hugo Lloris in action with Fiorentina's Borja ValeroTottenham's Kieran Trippier and Hugo Lloris in action with Fiorentina's Borja Valero

The Frenchman was named Spurs captain by Mauricio Pochettino last August and has continued to display the qualities that make him one of the finest goalkeepers in world football.

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