France may not have won the 2016 European Championships, but their goalkeeper sure had one heck of a tournament. France and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris was shortlisted – twice – for the UEFA Save of the Season award. He’s the only player to have two saves in the competition.
Hugo was phenomenal for Les Bleus over the course of the Euros, making a number of impressive stops. Here’s his first save of the season candidate: an incredible point-blank save of a header from Iceland’s Sverrir Ingi Ingason.
And here’s the other one, again from the Euros, this time in France’s semifinal win over Germany.
Quite frankly, Hugo should have a third as well for this incredible save against Romania in the Euro group stages as well, but maybe UEFA just thought that it'd be unfair for one keeper to run away with the vote so emphatically.
UEFA is opening up the Save of the Season to an internet vote, and it would be a crying shame if every Tottenham fan on the planet didn’t go there and vote for Hugo. Unfortunately, the downside of Hugo having two entries is that it could split the vote leading to a victory for David Ospina’s save on Lionel Messi. Don’t let that happen, fam.