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
Top scorer Jeremy Menez (19)
FIFA code FRA
First colours
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 runners-up 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 2016 edition of the OFAJ friendly played on 16 May. [1]

Head coach: Patrick Gonfalone

Caps and goals as of 16 May 2016 after the match against Germany.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nathan Cremillieux (2000-01-09) 9 January 2000 (age 16) 8 0 France Saint-Étienne
1GK Sonny Laiton (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 16) 2 0 France Auxerre

2DF Till Cissokho (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 16) 11 0 France Bordeaux
2DF Yohan Junger (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 16) 11 0 France Metz
2DF Batista Mendy (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 16) 10 0 France Nantes
2DF Hakim Guenouche (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 16) 10 0 France Nancy
2DF Tom Flamant (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 15) 8 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
2DF Leroy Abanda Mfomo (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 16) 7 0 France Monaco
2DF Maxence Lacroix (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 (age 16) 1 0 France Sochaux

3MF Claudio Gomes (2000-07-23) 23 July 2000 (age 16) 13 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Aurélien Tchouameni (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 16) 11 0 France Bordeaux
3MF Yacine Adli (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 16) 10 4 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Mathis Picouleau (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 16) 10 0 France Rennes
3MF Thanawat Suengchitthawon (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 16) 4 1 France Nancy
3MF Darly N'Landu (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 16) 1 0 France Lille

4FW Alan Kerouedan (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 16) 16 5 France Rennes
4FW Amine Gouiri (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 16) 11 4 France Lyon
4FW Charles Abi (2000-04-12) 12 April 2000 (age 16) 11 2 France Saint-Étienne
4FW Alexis Flips (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 16) 11 0 France Lille
4FW Matthias Phaeton (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 16) 5 4 France Brest

Recent callups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Yahia Fofana (2000-08-21) 21 August 2000 (age 16) 5 0 France Le Havre v.  United States, 28 March 2016
GK Adrien L'Heritier (2000-02-11) 11 February 2000 (age 16) 3 0 France Sochaux v.  Italy, 11 March 2016

DF Vincent Collet (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 16) 12 0 France Metz v.  United States, 28 March 2016
DF Victor Daguin (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 16) 6 0 France Nantes v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
DF Mathys Kuntz (2000-02-21) 21 February 2000 (age 16) 3 0 France Sochaux v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
DF Clément Vidal (2000-06-18) 18 June 2000 (age 16) 2 0 France Montpellier v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
DF Andy Cizo (2000-03-02) 2 March 2000 (age 16) 1 0 France Marseille v.  Italy, 11 March 2016
DF Alexandre Nsakala (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 16) 4 0 France Sochaux v.  Denmark, 9 March 2016
DF William Bianda (2000-04-30) 30 April 2000 (age 16) 1 0 France Lens v.  Denmark, 9 March 2016

MF Maxence Caqueret (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 16) 12 3 France Lyon v.  United States, 28 March 2016
MF Theo Ndicka Matam (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 16) 3 0 France Lyon v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
MF Stefano Caille (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 16) 3 0 France Tours v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
MF Brandon Ndezi (2000-01-09) 9 January 2000 (age 16) 2 0 France Nancy v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
MF Jules Gaudin (2000-05-09) 9 May 2000 (age 16) 6 1 France Guingamp v.  Portugal, 8 February 2016

FW Nicolas Fontaine (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 16) 9 1 France Evian v.  Peru, 24 March 2016
FW Guillaume Gali (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 16) 9 2 France Tours v.  Netherlands, 13 March 2016
FW Lenny Pintor (2000-08-05) 5 August 2000 (age 16) 2 0 France Bastia v.  Portugal, 8 February 2016

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
Medical Doctor Christian Le Coq  French
Physiotherapist 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 Runners-up 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 Runners-up 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. ^ "Dernière Selection U16" (in French). French Football Federation. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Calendrier" (in French). French Football Federation. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 

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