Tony Hibbert (328 games with Everton); who has been stationed in France for three years; opted for a license with ES Louzy (Division 2).
Tony Hibbert is not exactly a well-known player in France. But English football fans have surely heard of this defender who has spent his entire career at Everton FC with 328 games on the clock. Settled in France for three years; he has just acquired a license at ES Louzy; a department 2 club near Thouars in Deux-Sèvres.
The 40-year-old defender had discreetly resumed training with the club for a few months. -He was looking for a small club to entertain himself; confides to Jérôme Archambeau; President of Louzé The new republic. Most recently; he was already in charge of the U13. It itched him a little. It’s good for him to return to the base of football after such a career. The idea is that he brings us his experience and that he enjoys it. »
A defense that has conceded 27 goals in 9 games!
Because the Toffees’ ex-player doesn’t want to take the lead. “We’re a family club and I think that’s what he liked; which was the camaraderie and not the competitive spirit.” emphasizes the leader of ES Louzy. If he doesn’t speak French yet; Tony Hibbert will definitely bring his experience to this small division 2 club that realizes a rather average start to the season with three wins; one draw and six defeats… but above all; conceding 27 goals!
His license has been registered since Monday and he could make his debut on December 5 when he joins Portugal’s Cerizay. Unless he wants to pick up the pace this weekend with the ES Luzy reserve team playing in the Saboureau Cup!
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