France national football team

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France
Nickname(s)Les Bleus (The Blues)
AssociationFédération Française de Football (FFF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDidier Deschamps
CaptainHugo Lloris
Most capsLilian Thuram (142)
Top scorerThierry Henry (51)
Home stadiumStade de France
FIFA codeFRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 2 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest1 (May 2001 – May 2002, August – September 2018)
Lowest26 (September 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 2 Increase 3 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest1 (most recently 16 August 2018)
Lowest40 (March–July 1930)
First international
 Belgium 3–3 France 
(Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904)
Biggest win
 France 10–0 Azerbaijan 
(Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 17–1 France 
(London, England; 22 October 1908)
World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1998, 2018)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1960)
Best resultChampions (1984, 2000)
France after winning the 2018 World Cup.

The France national football team is the national football team of France. The team has won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1984 and UEFA Euro 2000. The team came as second in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In the 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup, the team finished in third place. The teams current coach is Didier Deschamps, who took over from Laurent Blanc.

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 15 July 2018

     Highlighted names show that the player is still active.

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Lilian Thuram 1994–2008 142 2
2 Thierry Henry 1997–2010 123 51
3 Marcel Desailly 1993–2004 116 3
4 Zinedine Zidane 1994–2006 108 31
5 Patrick Vieira 1997–2009 107 6
6 Hugo Lloris 2008–present 104 0
7 Didier Deschamps 1989–2000 103 4
8 Laurent Blanc 1989–2000 97 16
Bixente Lizarazu 1992–2004 97 2
10 Sylvain Wiltord 1999–2006 92 26

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 15 July 2018

     Highlighted names show that the player is still active.

# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Thierry Henry 1997–2010 51 123 0.41
2 Michel Platini 1976–1987 41 72 0.57
3 David Trezeguet 1998–2008 34 71 0.48
4 Olivier Giroud 2011–present 31 81 0.38
Zinedine Zidane 1994–2006 31 108 0.29
6 Just Fontaine 1953–1960 30 21 1.43
Jean-Pierre Papin 1986–1995 30 54 0.56
8 Youri Djorkaeff 1993–2002 28 82 0.34
9 Karim Benzema 2007–present 27 81 0.33
10 Sylvain Wiltord 1999–2006 26 92 0.28

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.