France national under-17 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 Patrick Gonfalone
Captain Neal Maupay
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours

The France national under-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of France and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the annual UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is held every two years. The under-17 team also participates in local and international friendly tournaments, such as the Montaigu Tournament and the Toto Cup, which is held in Austria.

France have won the FIFA U-17 World Cup once in 2001. However, of the 18 players that played on the championship-winning team, only one of them has played in the senior team of France; Florent Sinama-Pongolle. Several players on the team, such as Hassan Yebda, Mourad Meghni, Chaouki Ben Saada, and Emerse Faé have played for other national teams for which they were eligible. The under-17 team has also won the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship once in 2004. The championship-winning team began a new generation for the senior national team as it was composed of several players who have established themselves as French internationals. Samir Nasri, Karim Benzema, Jérémy Menez, and Hatem Ben Arfa have all gone on the represent the senior team and participate in a major international tournament for France.

The 2012–13 international under-17 campaign began in August 2012 and will end following the conclusion of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup if France qualifies for the competition. The current under-19 team is coached by Patrick Gonfalone, a former football player, notably with Angers, Auxerre, and Le Havre. Prior to coaching for the French Football Federration, Gonfalone had domestic coaching tenures at SC Abbeville and ES Viry-Châtillon. The current captain of the team is Nice attacker Neal Maupay.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called to participate in three friendly matches against Croatia Championship elite round to be played from 18 to 27 March.[1]

Caps and goals are as current as the squad's match against Espania on 26 March 2013. 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 Florian Escales (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 18) 7 0 France Marseille
1GK Dorian Grange (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Lyon
2DF Yoan Assoumin (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Nancy
2DF Kenji Van Boto (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Auxerre
2DF Sega Coulibaly (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 18) 9 2 France Rennes
2DF Abdou Diallo (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 18) 8 0 Monaco Monaco
2DF Angelo Fulgini (1996-08-20) 20 August 1996 (age 18) 7 0 France Valenciennes
2DF Nicolas Senzemba (1996-03-25) 25 March 1996 (age 18) 10 0 France Sochaux
3MF Alexis Blin (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 18) 4 0 France Le Mans
3MF Kingsley Coman (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 18) 8 3 France Paris
3MF Lyes Houri (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 18) 9 1 France Valenciennes
3MF Samed Kiliç (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 18) 6 0 France Auxerre
3MF Olivier Ntcham (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 18) 8 0 England Manchester City
3MF Roli Pereira De Sa (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 17) 6 1 France Paris
4FW Michel Araai (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Marseille
4FW Gnaly Cornet (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 17) 9 7 France Metz
4FW Moussa Dembélé (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 18) 3 0 England Fulham
4FW Neal Maupay (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 (age 18) 8 4 France Nice

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anthony Lamonge (1996-04-04) 4 April 1996 (age 18) 1 0 France Lorient v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
GK Alexandre Marfaing (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Le Mans Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
DF Jalil Boulaiche (1996-03-17) 17 March 1996 (age 18) 1 0 France Toulouse v.  Greece, 29 September 2012
DF Kévin Camusso (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Troyes Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
DF Franck Cécé Pepe (1996-11-09) 9 November 1996 (age 17) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
DF Nathan Dekoke (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Saint-Etienne v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
DF Hervé Mombela (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Le Havre v.  Greece, 29 September 2012
DF Christopher Shiashia (1996-06-26) 26 June 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Nantes Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
DF Yanis Si Mohammed (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 18) 1 0 France Lens v.  Romania, 01 November 2012
DF Lucas Toussaint (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Metz v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
MF Nianankoro Doumbia (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Caen Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
MF Yanis Hamzaoui (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Valenciennes v.  Romania, 01 November 2012
MF Robin Maulun (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 17) 2 0 France Bordeaux v.  Romania, 01 November 2012
MF Ancoub Mzé Ali (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 18) 2 1 France Nice v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
MF David Sambissa (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Bordeaux v.  Greece, 29 September 2012
MF Mamadou Sissako (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Le Havre v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
FW Franck Honorat (1996-08-11) 11 August 1996 (age 18) 5 0 France Nice v.  Romania, 01 November 2012
FW Olivier Kemen (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 18) 3 0 France Metz v.  Greece, 29 September 2012
FW Francescu Massoni (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 18) 0 0 France Ajaccio Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
FW Victor Mayard (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 17) 0 0 France Nancy Clairefontaine, 23 August 2012
FW Ulrich Nnomo (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Chateauroux v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
FW Thomas Robinet (1996-08-18) 18 August 1996 (age 18) 2 0 France Sochaux v.  Israel, 31 January 2013
FW Modibo Tounkara (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 18) 2 1 France Valenciennes v.  Romania, 01 November 2012

Previous squads[edit]

Results[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship First Round qualification

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Elite Round qualification

Last updated: 26 March 2013
Source: Federation U-17 Schedule

Competitive record[edit]

For single-match results of the under-17 national team, see French football single-season articles.
*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.

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 29 July 2010
Position Name Nationality
Manager Patrick Gonfalone  French
Assistant manager Yann Kervella  French
Goalkeeper coach Gilles Fouache  French
Doctor Jean-Pierre Blaquart  French
Kinesiotherapy Jean-Pierre Czayka  French
Delegation Chief Jean-Pierre Dubedat  French

Honours[edit]

Champions (1): 2001
Champions (1): 2004
Finalists (2): 2008, 2002
Semi-Finalists (1): 2007
Champions (3): 2009, 1999, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elite Round du jeudi 18 mars 2013 au mardi 27 mars 2013" (in French). French Football Federation. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 

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