France national football team records

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This list of France national football team records contains statistical accomplishments related to the France national football team (French: Equipe de France), its players, and its managers. The France national team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation (French: Fédération Française de Football) and competes as a member of UEFA.

Records[edit]

Individual[edit]

Lilian Thuram is the most-capped male France international having appearing in 142 matches.
Didier Deschamps captained France national football team a record 51 times.
Thierry Henry is France's record goalscorer and appeared in four FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Michel Platini scored a record nine goals at UEFA Euro 1984.
Raymond Domenech managed France for 79 matches.
Most appearances
Lilian Thuram, 142, 17 August 1994 — 13 June 2008[1]
Other centurions
[2]
Thierry Henry, 123, 11 October 1997 — 22 June 2010
Marcel Desailly, 116, 22 August 1993 — 17 June 2004
Zinedine Zidane, 108, 17 August 1994 — 9 July 2006
Patrick Vieira, 107, 26 February 1997 — 2 June 2009
Didier Deschamps, 103, 29 October 1989 — 2 September 2000
Most appearances as a captain
Didier Deschamps, 51, 22 March 1994 — 2 September 2000
Most goals
Thierry Henry, 51, 1997 — 2010[3]
Longest France career
Lilian Thuram, 13 years 297 days, 17 August 1994 — 13 June 2008
Shortest France career
Franck Jurietti, 5 seconds, 12 October 2005 v. Cyprus
Oldest player
Larbi Ben Barek, 40 years and 150 days, 6 October 1954 v. West Germany
Youngest player
René Gerard, 17 years and 330 days,[4] 8 May 1932 v. Scotland
Most appearances at the World Cup finals
Fabien Barthez, 17, 12 June 1998 - 9 July 2006
Appearances at four World Cup final tournaments
Thierry Henry, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010
Most goals scored at the World Cup finals
Just Fontaine,[5] 13, 8 June 1958 — 28 June 1958
Most appearances at the European Championship finals
Lilian Thuram, 16, 10 June 1996 — 13 June 2008[1]
Appearances at four European Championship final tournaments
Lilian Thuram, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008[1]
Most goals scored at the European Championship finals
Michel Platini, 9, 12 June 1984 — 27 June 1984[6]
Most appearances on aggregate at the World Cup and European Championship finals
Lilian Thuram, 32, 10 June 1996 — 13 June 2008[1]
Most appearances at the FIFA Confederations Cup finals
Sylvain Wiltord, 10, 30 May 2001 — 29 June 2003
Robert Pirès, 10, 30 May 2001 — 29 June 2003
Appearances in three different decades
Julien Darui, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Robert Jonquet, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Henri Michel, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Laurent Blanc, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Didier Deschamps, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Thierry Henry, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Nicolas Anelka, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Manager[edit]

Most matches as coach
Raymond Domenech, 79, 18 August 2004 — 22 June 2010[7]
Most matches won as coach
41 by Raymond Domenech and Michel Hidalgo
Most matches drawn as coach
24 by Raymond Domenech
Most matches lost as coach
18 by Michel Hidalgo

Team[edit]

Largest victory
10–0, FranceAzerbaijan, 6 September 1995
Largest away victory
0–7, CyprusFrance, 11 October 1980
Largest defeat
17–1, DenmarkFrance, 22 October 1908
Largest home defeat
0–15, FranceEngland Amateur, 1 November 1906
Most consecutive victories
13, 29 March 2003 — 18 February 2004
Most consecutive matches without a defeat
30, 16 February 1994 — 9 October 1996
Most consecutive defeats
12, 23 March 1908 — 23 March 1911
Most consecutive matches without a victory
15, 23 March 1908 — 30 April 1911
Longest period without conceding a goal
11 matches (1140 minutes), 29 June 2003 — 6 June 2004
Highest home attendance
80,051, FranceUkraine, 2 June 2007
Highest away attendance
125,631, ScotlandFrance, 27 April 1949

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lilian Thuram - Century of International Appearances". Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "France record international players". Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Henry le canonnier bleu". 5 March 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "René Gerard". Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  5. ^ 13 goal output at the 1958 FIFA World Cup is a World Cup record that still stands today.
  6. ^ Platini's nine goals at the 1984 European Championships constitute a record for the competition.
  7. ^ "Raymond Domenech". 

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