List of France national football team captains

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Midfielder Didier Deschamps captained the French national football team to victory at FIFA World Cup 1998 and Euro 2000.

The France national football team (French: Equipe de France) represents the nation of France in international association football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation (FFF) (French: Fédération Française de Football) and competes as a member of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The team played its first official international match on 1 May 1904 against Belgium.[1][2] Since its first competitive match, more than 800 players have made at least one international appearance for the team.[3] Of them, 105 have served as captain of the national team. This list contains football players who have served as captain of the French national team and is listed according to their number of matches captained.

The France national team's record appearance-maker as captain is Didier Deschamps, who led the team out 52 times during his 103-cap tenure, which lasted through three decades. Deschamps is also the most successful France captain, having worn the armband, an indicator of the team's captain, in team victories at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000.[4] The Bayonne-born midfielder surpassed the previous record-holder of the France captaincy, midfielder Michel Platini, in the team's semi-final match at the latter competition. Platini became the first France captain to win a major international competition after leading the team in the 1984 European Football Championship. Aside from Deschamps and Platini, only two other players have captained France over 40 occasions, defenders Roger Marche and Marcel Desailly. Marche is one of two French captains to lead the team at two FIFA World Cup competitions. Desailly captained the team to victories at the 2001 and 2003 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup. He is one of four players to be sent off in a FIFA World Cup final; one of the other three being fellow France captain Zinedine Zidane.

History[edit]

The first captain of the France national team was Fernand Canelle, who captained the national team in its first international match against Belgium on 1 May 1904.[5][6] Canelle went on to captain France only once more in a 7–0 defeat to Belgium in 1905.[7] The team's next captain was Pierre Allemane, who had previously captained a team representing France at the 1900 Summer Olympics. However, this occurred when the team was under the supervision of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques (USFSA), a federation sports union that supported amateur sport. Under the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) governing body, Allemane is the only French player to wear the armband in all of his national team appearances.[8] Aside from Canelle and Allemane, Gaston Barreau, René Bonnet, Étienne Jourde, and Robert Lemaître are the only other players to ever captain the national team on their debuts.[9][10][11] Bonnet's captaincy is notable due in part to the fact that it was his only appearance with the national team.[12] The first player to captain France in a major international competition while playing under FIFA was André François. He led the team at the football tournament in the 1908 Summer Olympics and captained France to the worst loss in national team and competition history, a 17–1 loss to Denmark.[13] One of the first permanent captains of the national team was Jean Ducret.[14] He captained the team 13 times between 1910–1914.[15]

"There’s nothing more beautiful than the national team and I appreciated every cap, be it the first, 50th or 100th. But yes, my proudest moment is that victory and that team, because we could overcome any obstacle, hated defeat and always stepped onto the pitch to win. It was a privilege to captain that team."

Didier Deschamps on captaining the France team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[16]

Alexandre Villaplane captained France in its first FIFA World Cup match in 1930 and went on to captain the team in the entire tournament.[17] Maurice Cottenet was the first goalkeeper to captain the national team. Alex Thépot was the second and bore the armband at the 1934 FIFA World Cup.[18] The team's first captain after World War II was Alfred Aston. Aston captained the team for the first time in its first match following the conclusion of the war, a 3–1 win over Belgium on Christmas Eve 1944, and subsequently led the team out six more times. Following Aston, the captaincy was rotated among striker Jean Baratte and defenders Roger Marche and Robert Jonquet. Marche and Jonquet alternated the armband at the 1954 and 1958 editions of the FIFA World Cup. Following the retirement of Baratte, Marche took primary control of the captaincy and guided the team until his international retirement in 1960. The former Stade de Reims defender held the record of captaining France the most until he was surpassed by Michel Platini in 1986. Platini is the first France captain to lead the team to victory in a major international competition. He accomplished this feat at UEFA Euro 1984. In 2000, Platini was surpassed by Didier Deschamps, who captained France to its first FIFA World Cup title in 1998.[19] Deschamps surpassed Platini during UEFA Euro 2000 in the team's semi-final match against Portugal. France won the match, 2–1. In the final, France defeated Italy, giving Deschamps his second major honour as captain.[20] Deschamps was succeeded by Marcel Desailly, who ranks second in captaining France the most. Desailly captained France to victory at both the 2001 and 2003 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup.[21][22]

From 2004 to 2010, when Raymond Domenech managed the national team, the captaincy regularly alternated between Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane. The former player was given the captaincy first, but handed it over to Zidane when he returned to the team in 2005.[23][24] Zidane subsequently wore the armband at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became the first French captain and just the fourth player in association football history to be sent off in a World Cup final match.[25][26] Former teammate and captain Marcel Desailly is one of the other three.[27] Following Zidane's retirement, Vieira was designated captain of the team for its UEFA Euro 2008 campaign, however, injuries hampered his stint as captain and, as a result, defender Lilian Thuram led the team at the competition.[28][29] The last permanent captain of the team was the national team's all-time leading goalscorer, Thierry Henry. He first captained the team on 6 February 2008 in a friendly against Spain when he was given the armband following the substitution of Vieira.[30] He held onto the captaincy until a month before the 2010 FIFA World Cup following his relegation to a substitute's role. The armband was given to defender Patrice Evra who led the team at the competition.[31] Under manager Laurent Blanc, several players made their debuts as captains of the national team. In August 2010, Philippe Mexès captained the team for the first time.[32] The following month, Florent Malouda made his debut as captain.[33] In November, Hugo Lloris became the ninth goalkeeper in national team history to wear the armband and, in March, midfielder Samir Nasri captained the team for the first time.[34][35]

Captains[edit]

Appearances and matches captained are composed of FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Football Championship, FIFA Confederations Cup, and pre-World Cup Summer Olympics matches and each competition's required qualification matches, as well as numerous international friendly tournaments and matches. Players are initially listed by amount of matches captained, followed by amount of international caps attained. If the amount of matches captained and the amount of caps earned are equal, then the player who captained the national team first is listed first. Statistics correct as of 16 October 2012.

Key
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Still active for the national team[nb 1]
Major international tournament captain
Captained the team at a major international tournament[nb 2]
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
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Michel Platini captained France to victory at UEFA Euro 1984.
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Marcel Desailly captained France national football team to victory at both the 2001 and 2003 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
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Playmaker Zinedine Zidane captained France to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
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Lilian Thuram captained France at UEFA Euro 2008.
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Laurent Blanc has captained France nine times.
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Eric Cantona captained France from 1993–1995.
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Patrick Vieira captained France infrequently from 2004 until retirement.
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Thierry Henry was the national team's last permanent captain.
List of France national team football players who have served as captain of the team
# Name Position National team
career
Caps as captain Total caps First captaincy Ref
1 Deschamps, DidierDidier Deschamps MF 1989–2000Major international tournament captain 52 103 22 March 1994 [36]
2 Desailly, MarcelMarcel Desailly DF 1993–2004Major international tournament captain 51 116 6 September 1995 [21]
3 Platini, MichelMichel Platini MF 1976–1987Major international tournament captain 47 72 5 September 1979 [37]
4 Marche, RogerRoger Marche DF 1947–1959Major international tournament captain 42 63 4 June 1950 [38]
5 Amoros, ManuelManuel Amoros DF 1982–1992Major international tournament captain 30 82 18 November 1987 [39]
6 Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane MF 1994–2006Major international tournament captain 26 108 1 September 2001 [40]
7= Trésor, MariusMarius Trésor DF 1971–1983Major international tournament captain 24 65 9 October 1976 [41]
7= Djorkaeff, JeanJean Djorkaeff DF 1964–1972 24 48 30 April 1969 [42]
9= Henry, ThierryThierry Henry FW 1997–2010Major international tournament captain 21 123 6 February 2008 [30]
9= Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira MF 1997–2009Major international tournament captain 21 107 4 September 2004 [43]
11= Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris§ GK 2008–Major international tournament captain 18 42 17 November 2010 [44]
11= Nicolas, PaulPaul Nicolas FW 1920–1931Major international tournament captain 18 35 19 April 1925 [45]
13 Thuram, LilianLilian Thuram DF 1994–2008Major international tournament captain 16 142 9 November 2005 [46]
14 Mattler, ÉtienneÉtienne Mattler DF 1930–1940Major international tournament captain 14 46 21 January 1934 [47]
15= Thépot, AlexAlex Thépot GK 1927–1935Major international tournament captain 13 31 15 March 1931 [18]
15= Ducret, JeanJean Ducret MF 1910–1914 13 20 6 April 1910 [15]
17= Bereta, GeorgesGeorges Bereta FW 1967–1975 12 44 8 September 1973 [48]
17= Delfour, EdmondEdmond Delfour DF 1929–1938 12 41 10 June 1933 [49]
17= Baratte, JeanJean Baratte FW 1944–1952 12 32 13 November 1949 [50]
20 Papin, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Papin FW 1986–1995 11 54 26 August 1992 [51]
21= Bosquier, BernardBernard Bosquier FW 1964–1972 10 42 27 September 1967 [52]
21= Dubly, RaymondRaymond Dubly DF 1913–1925Major international tournament captain 10 31 15 January 1922 [53]
23= Blanc, LaurentLaurent Blanc DF 1989–2000Major international tournament captain 9 97 26 June 1996 [54]
23= Jonquet, RobertRobert Jonquet DF 1948–1960Major international tournament captain 9 58 16 June 1954 [55]
23= Michel, HenriHenri Michel MF 1967–1980 9 58 3 September 1975 [56]
23= Cantona, EricEric Cantona FW 1987–1995 9 45 17 November 1993 [57]
23= Diarra, AlouAlou Diarra§ MF 2004–Major international tournament captain 9 44 22 June 2010 [58]
23= Lopez, ChristianChristian Lopez DF 1975–1982 9 39 2 February 1977 [59]
23= Sauzée, FranckFranck Sauzée MF 1988–1993 9 39 28 March 1990 [60]
23= Lerond, AndréAndré Lerond DF 1957–1963 9 31 12 November 1961 [61]
23= Artelesa, MarcelMarcel Artelesa DF 1963–1966Major international tournament captain 9 21 9 October 1965 [62]
23= Gamblin, LucienLucien Gamblin MF 1911–1923 9 17 5 April 1920 [63]
33= Penverne, ArmandArmand Penverne MF 1952–1959Major international tournament captain 7 39 6 October 1957 [64]
33= Aston, AlfredAlfred Aston MF 1934–1946 7 31 24 December 1944 [65]
33= Langiller, MarcelMarcel Langiller FW 1927–1937 7 30 10 April 1932 [66]
33= Heisserer, OscarOscar Heisserer MF 1936–1948 7 25 26 May 1945 [67]
33= Allemane, PierrePierre Allemane DF 1905–1908 7 7 12 February 1905 [8]
38= Bossis, MaximeMaxime Bossis DF 1976–1986 6 76 23 March 1983 [68]
38= Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa MF 1952–1962 6 45 28 February 1960 [69]
40= Fernández, LuisLuis Fernández MF 1982–1992 5 60 9 September 1987 [70]
40= Battiston, PatrickPatrick Battiston DF 1977–1989Major international tournament captain 5 56 31 May 1983 [71]
40= Vincent, JeanJean Vincent FW 1953–1961Major international tournament captain 5 46 16 March 1960 [72]
40= Evra, PatricePatrice Evra§ DF 2004–Major international tournament captain 5 46 26 May 2010 [73]
40= Villaplane, AlexandreAlexandre Villaplane MF 1926–1930Major international tournament captain 5 25 23 February 1930 [74]
40= Darui, JulienJulien Darui GK 1939–1951 5 25 26 May 1947 [75]
40= Herbin, RobertRobert Herbin DF 1960–1968 5 23 18 April 1965 [76]
40= Bard, HenriHenri Bard DF 1913–1923Major international tournament captain 5 18 18 January 1920 [77]
48= Leboeuf, FranckFranck Leboeuf DF 1995–2002Major international tournament captain 4 50 27 February 2001 [78]
48= Marcel, Jean-JacquesJean-Jacques Marcel MF 1953–1961 4 44 11 December 1960 [79]
48= Dewaquez, JulesJules Dewaquez FW 1920–1929 4 41 24 April 1927 [80]
48= Bernard, PierrePierre Bernard GK 1960–1965 4 21 25 December 1963 [81]
48= Quittet, ClaudeClaude Quittet DF 1967–1973 4 16 13 October 1972 [82]
48= Mesnier, LouisLouis Mesnier MF 1904–1913 4 14 23 March 1911 [83]
48= Pavillard, HenriHenri Pavillard MF 1928–1932 4 14 18 May 1930 [84]
48= Batteux, AlbertAlbert Batteux MF 1948–1949 4 8 27 April 1949 [85]
56= Barthez, FabienFabien Barthez GK 1994–2006 3 87 18 August 2004 [86]
56= Abidal, ÉricÉric Abidal§ DF 2002– 3 61 16 November 2007 [87]
56= Lama, BernardBernard Lama GK 1993–2000 3 44 16 August 1995 [88]
56= Hugues, FrançoisFrançois Hugues DF 1919–1927 3 24 2 April 1923 [89]
56= Vandooren, JulesJules Vandooren DF 1933–1942 3 22 13 December 1936 [90]
56= Domergue, MarcelMarcel Domergue MF 1922–1928 3 20 11 April 1926 [91]
56= Douis, YvonYvon Douis FW 1957–1965 3 20 29 September 1963 [92]
56= Prouff, JeanJean Prouff MF 1946–1949 3 17 23 April 1949 [93]
56= Larqué, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Larqué MF 1969–1976 3 14 24 April 1976 [94]
56= Budzynski, RobertRobert Budzynski DF 1965–1967 3 11 28 September 1966 [95]
66= Gallas, WilliamWilliam Gallas DF 2002–2011 2 84 19 November 2008 [96]
66= Mexès, PhilippePhilippe Mexès§ DF 2002– 2 29 11 August 2010 [97]
66= Ferrier, RenéRené Ferrier MF 1958–1964 2 24 4 October 1964 [98]
66= Di Meco, ÉricÉric Di Meco DF 1989–1996 2 23 11 October 1995 [99]
66= Cottenet, MauriceMaurice Cottenet GK 1920–1927 2 18 22 March 1925 [100]
66= Barreau, GastonGaston Barreau MF 1911–1914 2 12 30 April 1911 [9]
66= Jourde, ÉtienneÉtienne Jourde FW 1910–1914 2 8 3 April 1910 [10]
66= Canelle, FernandFernand Canelle DF 1904–1908 2 6 1 May 1904 [101]
66= Eon, DanielDaniel Eon GK 1966–1967 2 3 22 March 1967 [102]
75= Wiltord, SylvainSylvain Wiltord FW 1999–2006 1 92 31 May 2005 [103]
75= Malouda, FlorentFlorent Malouda§ MF 2004– 1 80 3 September 2010 [104]
75= Pirès, RobertRobert Pirès MF 1996–2004Major international tournament captain 1 79 20 June 2003 [105]
75= Tigana, JeanJean Tigana MF 1980–1988 1 52 16 June 1987 [106]
75= Giresse, AlainAlain Giresse MF 1974–1986 1 47 28 March 1984 [107]
75= Piantoni, RogerRoger Piantoni FW 1952–1961 1 37 27 November 1957 [108]
75= Lech, GeorgesGeorges Lech FW 1963–1973 1 35 11 November 1964 [109]
75= Nasri, SamirSamir Nasri§ MF 2007– 1 35 25 March 2011 [110]
75= Martini, BrunoBruno Martini GK 1987–1996 1 31 27 May 1992 [111]
75= Cuissard, AntoineAntoine Cuissard MF 1946–1954 1 27 30 May 1954 [112]
75= Boumsong, Jean-AlainJean-Alain Boumsong§ DF 2003– 1 27 31 May 2005 [113]
75= Nicolas, JeanJean Nicolas FW 1933–1938 1 25 24 January 1937 [114]
75= Roche, AlainAlain Roche DF 1988–1996 1 25 22 July 1995 [115]
75= Bonnardel, PhilippePhilippe Bonnardel MF 1920–1927 1 23 16 March 1927 [116]
75= Courtois, RogerRoger Courtois FW 1933–1947 1 22 23 March 1947 [117]
75= Guillou, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Guillou MF 1974–1978 1 19 19 May 1978 [118]
75= Guérin, VincentVincent Guérin MF 1993–1996 1 19 15 November 1995 [119]
75= Rio, RogerRoger Rio MF 1933–1937 1 18 21 February 1937 [120]
75= Le Guen, PaulPaul Le Guen MF 1993–1995 1 17 29 March 1995 [121]
75= Mandanda, SteveSteve Mandanda§ GK 2008– 1 15 6 June 2011 [122]
75= Kaucsar, JosephJoseph Kaucsar MF 1931–1934 1 15 9 June 1932 [123]
75= Verriest, GeorgesGeorges Verriest MF 1933–1936 1 14 9 May 1935 [124]
75= Hanot, GabrielGabriel Hanot DF 1908–1919 1 12 9 March 1919 [125]
75= Chardar, AndréAndré Chardar DF 1930–1933 1 12 5 June 1932 [126]
75= Royet, MariusMarius Royet FW 1904–1908 1 9 10 May 1908 [127]
75= Jourda, AlbertAlbert Jourda MF 1914–1924 1 7 4 June 1924 [128]
75= François, AndréAndré François DF 1906–1908 1 6 22 October 1908 [129]
75= Cazal, LouisLouis Cazal MF 1927–1930 1 6 11 May 1930 [130]
75= Mairesse, JacquesJacques Mairesse DF 1927–1934 1 6 12 June 1932 [131]
75= Lemaître, RobertRobert Lemaître DF 1953–1954 1 2 17 December 1953 [11]
75= Bonnet, RenéRené Bonnet DF 1914 1 1 8 February 1914 [12]

Timeline[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Others used when incumbent unavailable
1904–1905 Canelle, FernandFernand Canelle
1905–1908 Allemane, PierrePierre Allemane Royet, MariusMarius Royet, François, AndréAndré François
1910–1914 Ducret, JeanJean Ducret Jourde, ÉtienneÉtienne Jourde, Mesnier, LouisLouis Mesnier, Barreau, GastonGaston Barreau
1920–1922 Gamblin, LucienLucien Gamblin Bard, HenriHenri Bard
1922–1925 Dubly, RaymondRaymond Dubly Hugues, FrançoisFrançois Hugues
1925–1930 Nicolas, PaulPaul Nicolas Dewaquez, JulesJules Dewaquez, Domergue, MarcelMarcel Domergue
1930 Villaplane, AlexandreAlexandre Villaplane
1930–1931 Pavillard, HenriHenri Pavillard
1931–1933 Thépot, AlexAlex Thépot Langiller, MarcelMarcel Langiller
1933–1938 Delfour, EdmondEdmond Delfour Mattler, ÉtienneÉtienne Mattler, Vandooren, JulesJules Vandooren
1938–1940 Mattler, ÉtienneÉtienne Mattler
1944–1946 Aston, AlfredAlfred Aston
1946–1948 Heisserer, OscarOscar Heisserer Darui, JulienJulien Darui
1949–1952 Baratte, JeanJean Baratte Marche, RogerRoger Marche
1952–1959 Marche, RogerRoger Marche Jonquet, RobertRobert Jonquet, Penverne, ArmandArmand Penverne, Kopa, RaymondRaymond Kopa
1960–1961 Marcel, Jean-JacquesJean-Jacques Marcel
1961–1963 Lerond, AndréAndré Lerond
1965–1966 Artelesa, MarcelMarcel Artelesa
1967–1969 Bosquier, BernardBernard Bosquier
1969–1972 Djorkaeff, JeanJean Djorkaeff
1972–1973 Quittet, ClaudeClaude Quittet
1973–1975 Bereta, GeorgesGeorges Bereta
1975–1976 Michel, HenriHenri Michel
1976–1979 Trésor, MariusMarius Trésor Lopez, ChristianChristian Lopez
1979–1987 Platini, MichelMichel Platini Trésor, MariusMarius Trésor, Bossis, MaximeMaxime Bossis, Battiston, PatrickPatrick Battiston
1987-1988 Fernández, LuisLuis Fernández Amoros, ManuelManuel Amoros
1988–1992 Amoros, ManuelManuel Amoros Fernández, LuisLuis Fernández, Sauzée, FranckFranck Sauzée
1992–1993 Papin, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Papin
1993–1995 Cantona, EricEric Cantona
1995–2000 Deschamps, DidierDidier Deschamps Desailly, MarcelMarcel Desailly, Blanc, LaurentLaurent Blanc
2000–2004 Desailly, MarcelMarcel Desailly Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane
2004–2005 Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira
2005–2006 Zidane, ZinedineZinedine Zidane Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira, Thuram, LilianLilian Thuram
2006–2008 Vieira, PatrickPatrick Vieira Thuram, LilianLilian Thuram
2008 Thuram, LilianLilian Thuram
2008–2010 Henry, ThierryThierry Henry
2010 Evra, PatricePatrice Evra
2010–2012 Rotation Diarra, AlouAlou Diarra, Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris
2012–present Lloris, HugoHugo Lloris

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Players who are still active for the national team are players who have not retired from international football and are, subsequently, eligible to be called up.
  2. ^ Includes FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Football Championship, FIFA Confederations Cup, and pre-World Cup Summer Olympics matches.

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