France national under-16 football team

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France
Nickname(s) Les Bleuets (The Little Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
Association French Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jean-Claude Giuntini
Captain Jason Pendant
FIFA code FRA
Second colours

The France national under-16 football team is the national under-16 football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team previously competed in the annual UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship before it was converted into an under-17 competition in 2002. The under-16 team competes in regional tournaments, such as the Tournoi de Val-de-Marne and the Montaigu Tournament and international tournaments, such as the Aegean Cup in Turkey. France are currently the five-time defending champions of the Aegean Cup.

Prior to the UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship being converted into an under-17 event, France never won the competition, but finished as runner-ups on two occasions in 1996 and 2001. The latter team was considered the best scoring 17 goals and conceding only one goal, which came in the final against Spain. However, of the 18 players that played on the team, only one has played in the senior national team; winger Florent Sinama-Pongolle. Three players; Emerse Faé, Hassan Yebda, and Mourad Meghni have played for other national teams for which they were eligible.

The 2012–13 international under-16 campaign began on 18 September 2012 and the current coach of the team is Jean-Claude Giuntini, a former football player. Prior to coaching for the French Football Federation, Giuntini had a domestic coaching tenure at ESA Brive from 1986–1995. The current captain of the team has yet to be determined.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to participate in the 2012 edition of the Tournoi International du Val-de-Marne to be played from 20 October to 4 November.[1]

Caps and goals are as current as the squad's previous match against the Netherlands on 3 November 2012. These players are currently playing in the youth academies of their respective clubs.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Benjamin David (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Lorient
1GK Corentin Schmittheissler (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Metz
2DF Nabil El Bouhabi (1997-05-25) 25 May 1997 (age 17) 1 0 France Lille
2DF Wilfried Kiala (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Troyes
2DF Loïc Ntambwe (1997-01-12) 12 January 1997 (age 17) 5 1 France Rennes
2DF Jérôme Onguene (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 16) 5 1 France Sochaux
2DF Jason Pendant (1997-02-09) 9 February 1997 (age 17) 5 0 France Sochaux
2DF Alexandre Roselli (1997-03-17) 17 March 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Lyon
3MF Alexis Larrière (1997-03-20) 20 March 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Metz
3MF Christopher N'Kunku (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Denis Poha (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 17) 5 0 France Rennes
3MF Axel Prohouly (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 17) 3 1 France AS Monaco
3MF Ibrahim Quna (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Troyes
3MF Dilhan Sagun (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 17) 3 1 France Sochaux
4FW Jean-Kévin Augustin (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
4FW Fodé Ballo (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 17) 5 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
4FW David Faupala (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 17) 5 2 France Lens
4FW Arnold Lusamba (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 17) 3 0 France Nancy

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nont Muangngam (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 17) 1 0 France Nancy v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
DF Nathan Goupil (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
DF Harold Moukoudi (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Le Havre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
DF François Roudaut (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
MF Nathan Epaillard (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 17) 2 2 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Norway, 30 October 2012
MF Jérémie Boga (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 17) 2 1 England Chelsea v.  Norway, 30 October 2012
MF Bryan Labissière (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 17) 2 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
MF Thierry Ambrose (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
MF Romain Le Mehaute (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Rennes v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
FW Florian Aye (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 17) 2 2 France Auxerre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012
FW Benjamin Blémand (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 17) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Wales, 20 September 2012

Results[edit]

Friendly

2012 Tournoi du Val-de-Marne

Last updated: 23 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-16 Schedule

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 18 September 2012.[2]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Jean-Claude Giuntini  French
Assistant manager José Alcocer  French
Goalkeeper coach Laurent Chatrefoux  French
Doctor Christian Le Coq  French
Kinesiotherapy François Benatoui  French
Delegation Chief Thierry Mercier  French

Competitive record[edit]

For single-match results of the under-16 national team, see French football single-season articles.

UEFA European U-16 Football Championship record[edit]

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Italy 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 1984 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Hungary 1985 Fifth Place 3 2 0 1 7 2
Greece 1986 15th Place 3 1 0 2 3 6
France 1987 Third Place 5 3 2 0 9 2
Spain 1988 8th Place 3 1 1 1 2 2
Denmark 1989 Third Place 5 3 1 1 10 8
Germany 1990 9th Place 3 0 2 1 2 4
Switzerland 1991 Fourth Place* 5 2 3 0 9 3
Cyprus 1992 11th Place 3 0 1 2 1 3
Turkey 1993 Fourth Place 5 2 2 1 9 5
Republic of Ireland 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Belgium 1995 Fourth Place 5 3 0 2 7 6
Austria 1996 Runner-ups 6 4 1 1 7 1
Germany 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Scotland 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Czech Republic 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Israel 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
England 2001 Runner-ups 6 5 0 1 17 1
Total 12/19 52 26 13 13 83 43
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Honours[edit]

  • UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship
Finalists (2): 2001, 1996
Quarterfinalists (1): 1995
Champions (7): 2011, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
Champions (10): 2012, 2006, 2005, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1983, 1977, 1976
  • Aegean Cup
Champions (6): 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.fff.fr/individus/selections/der_selection.php?id_selection=12" (in French). French Football Federation. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Calendrier" (in French). French Football Federation. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 

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