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
FIFA ranking
Current 2 Steady (27 May 2021)[1]
Highest1 (May 2001 – May 2002, August – September 2018)
Lowest26 (September 2010)
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
Appearances10 (first in 1960)
Best resultChampions (1984, 2000)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2001)
Best resultChampions (2001, 2003)

The France national football team is the national football team of France. They won the FIFA World Cup 2 times (1998, 2018), and the UEFA European Football Championship twice (1984, 2000). The teams current coach is Didier Deschamps, who took over from Laurent Blanc.

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 10 October 2021
  Highlighted names show that the player is still active.
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Lilian Thuram 1994–2008 142 2
2 Hugo Lloris 2008–present 134 0
3 Thierry Henry 1997–2010 123 51
4 Marcel Desailly 1993–2004 116 3
5 Olivier Giroud 2011–present 110 46
6 Zinedine Zidane 1994–2006 108 31
7 Patrick Vieira 1997–2009 107 6
8 Didier Deschamps 1989–2000 103 4
9 Antoine Griezmann 2014–present 100 41
10 Laurent Blanc 1989–2000 97 16
Bixente Lizarazu 1992–2004 97 2

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 10 October 2021
  Highlighted names show that the player is still active.
# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Thierry Henry 1997–2010 51 123 0.41
2 Olivier Giroud 2011–present 46 110 0.42
3 Michel Platini 1976–1987 41 72 0.57
4 Antoine Griezmann 2014–present 41 100 0.41
5 David Trezeguet 1998–2008 34 71 0.48
6 Karim Benzema 2007–present 33 92 0.36
7 Zinedine Zidane 1994–2006 31 108 0.29
8 Just Fontaine 1953–1960 30 21 1.43
9 Jean-Pierre Papin 1986–1995 30 54 0.56
10 Youri Djorkaeff 1993–2002 28 82 0.34

Honours[change | change source]

France celebrating their victory of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
This is a list of honours for the senior France national team

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UEFA European Championship

FIFA Confederations Cup

UEFA Nations League

Olympic football tournament

Competition 1 2 3 Total
FIFA World Cup 2 1 2 5
UEFA European Championship 2 1 0 3
FIFA Confederations Cup 2 0 0 2
UEFA Nations League 1 0 0 1
Olympic football tournament 1 1 0 2
Total 8 3 2 13


References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.