Between the sticks: the Spurs journey to Hugo Lloris

In Hugo Lloris – the French number one who has kept goal at White Hart Lane since 2012 – Tottenham have finally found a shot-stopper worthy of gracing a title-chasing team.

But getting there hasn’t been easy. Spurs have used 15 goalkeepers since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, and whilst there have been one or two hits during that time, they’ve also had more than their fair share of misses.

It almost seems like the No.1 spot has been a position the club has taken for granted over the years, having often opted for cheap quick-fixes, instead of getting out the cheque-book for a genuine long-term solution.

That changed in 2011 when Harry Redknapp turned to veteran Brad Friedel, and since the arrival of the aforementioned Lloris just a year later (which really, really sucked for Friedel) they have said goodbye to the likes of Ian Walker and Radek Cerny for good.

Speaking of which, here are all 15 of the keepers they’ve used – ordered by the date of their first PL game.

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Here’s a belated trigger warning for any Spurs fans who might be reading: yes, the above list does feature both Paul Robinson and Heurelho Gomes.

The good news is that Lloris appears to be settled in North London despite regularly being linked with a move elsewhere, and as long as they have the cool Frenchman keeping goal, they have a fighting chance of claiming some honours in the years ahead.

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