France national under-16 football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Bleuets (The Little Blues)
Les Tricolores (The Tri-colours)
|Association||French Football Federation|
|Head coach||Jean-Claude Giuntini|
|Top scorer||Jeremy Menez (19)|
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.
- The following players have been called up to participate in the 2016 edition of the OFAJ friendly played on 16 May. 
Head coach: Patrick Gonfalone
Caps and goals as of 16 May 2016 after the match against Germany.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Nathan Cremillieux||9 January 2000||8||0||Saint-Étienne|
|16||GK||Sonny Laiton||28 January 2000||2||0||Auxerre|
|5||DF||Till Cissokho||8 February 2000||11||0||Bordeaux|
|2||DF||Yohan Junger||1 February 2000||11||0||Metz|
|4||DF||Batista Mendy||12 January 2000||10||0||Nantes|
|3||DF||Hakim Guenouche||30 May 2000||10||0||Nancy|
|17||DF||Tom Flamant||26 October 2000||8||1||Paris Saint-Germain|
|13||DF||Leroy Abanda Mfomo||7 June 2000||7||0||Monaco|
|15||DF||Maxence Lacroix||6 April 2000||1||0||Sochaux|
|6||MF||Claudio Gomes||23 July 2000||13||0||Paris Saint-Germain|
|8||MF||Aurélien Tchouameni||27 January 2000||11||0||Bordeaux|
|7||MF||Yacine Adli||29 July 2000||10||4||Paris Saint-Germain|
|12||MF||Mathis Picouleau||8 May 2000||10||0||Rennes|
|10||MF||Thanawat Suengchitthawon||8 January 2000||4||1||Nancy|
|14||MF||Darly N'Landu||14 July 2000||1||0||Lille|
|11||FW||Alan Kerouedan||12 January 2000||16||5||Rennes|
|9||FW||Amine Gouiri||16 February 2000||11||4||Lyon|
|18||FW||Charles Abi||12 April 2000||11||2||Saint-Étienne|
|20||FW||Alexis Flips||18 January 2000||11||0||Lille|
|19||FW||Matthias Phaeton||8 January 2000||5||4||Brest|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Yahia Fofana||21 August 2000||5||0||Le Havre||v. United States, 28 March 2016|
|GK||Adrien L'Heritier||11 February 2000||3||0||Sochaux||v. Italy, 11 March 2016|
|DF||Vincent Collet||23 March 2000||12||0||Metz||v. United States, 28 March 2016|
|DF||Victor Daguin||8 March 2000||6||0||Nantes||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|DF||Mathys Kuntz||21 February 2000||3||0||Sochaux||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|DF||Clément Vidal||18 June 2000||2||0||Montpellier||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|DF||Andy Cizo||2 March 2000||1||0||Marseille||v. Italy, 11 March 2016|
|DF||Alexandre Nsakala||20 March 2000||4||0||Sochaux||v. Denmark, 9 March 2016|
|DF||William Bianda||30 April 2000||1||0||Lens||v. Denmark, 9 March 2016|
|MF||Maxence Caqueret||15 February 2000||12||3||Lyon||v. United States, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Theo Ndicka Matam||20 April 2000||3||0||Lyon||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|MF||Stefano Caille||18 May 2000||3||0||Tours||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|MF||Brandon Ndezi||9 January 2000||2||0||Nancy||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|MF||Jules Gaudin||9 May 2000||6||1||Guingamp||v. Portugal, 8 February 2016|
|FW||Nicolas Fontaine||7 February 2000||9||1||Evian||v. Peru, 24 March 2016|
|FW||Guillaume Gali||24 February 2000||9||2||Tours||v. Netherlands, 13 March 2016|
|FW||Lenny Pintor||5 August 2000||2||0||Bastia||v. Portugal, 8 February 2016|
|18 September 2012||Wales||0 – 6||France||Stebonheath Park, Llanelli|
|21:00 CET||Report||Faupala 15'
Aye 61', 65'
|20 September 2012||Wales||0 – 1||France||Jenner Park Stadium, Barry|
|12:00 CET||Report||Epaillard 12'|
2012 Tournoi du Val-de-Marne
|30 October 2012||France||3 – 0||Norway||Parc des Sports, Maisons-Alfort|
|14:00 CET||Ntambwe 15'
|1 November 2012||France||1 – 0||Croatia||Stade Jean Bouin, Choisy-le-Roi|
|16:00 CET||Onguene 40'||Report|
|3 November 2012||France||1 – 0||Netherlands||Complexe Sportif Léo-Lagrange, Bonneuil-sur-Marne|
|16:00 CET||Prohouly 17'||Report|
Last updated: 23 October 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-16 Schedule
- As of 18 September 2012.
|Assistant manager||José Alcocer||French|
|Goalkeeper coach||Laurent Chatrefoux||French|
|Medical Doctor||Christian Le Coq||French|
|Delegation Chief||Thierry Mercier||French|
- For single-match results of the under-16 national team, see French football single-season articles.
UEFA European U-16 Football Championship record
|1982||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1984||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1994||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1997||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1998||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2000||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- *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.
- UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship
- Finalists (2): 2001, 1996
- Quarterfinalists (1): 1995
- Val-de-Marne Tournament
- 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
- Official site (French)