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 Lionel Rouxel
FIFA code FRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 6 (first in 1987)
Best result Champions: 2001
European Championship
Appearances 11 (first in 2002)
Best result Champions: 2004, 2015

The France national under-17 - 16 football team is the national under-17 - 16 football team of France who will be playing in the UEFA European Championship this year or next year and is controlled by the French Football Federation. The team competes in the annual UEFA European Under-17 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 Championship twice, in 2004 and 2015. 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]

Head coach: France Lionel Rouxel

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yahia Fofana (2000-08-21)21 August 2000 (aged 17) 4 0 France Le Havre
2 2DF Vincent Collet (2000-03-23)23 March 2000 (aged 17) 19 0 France Metz
3 2DF Andy Pelmard (2000-03-12)12 March 2000 (aged 17) 9 0 France Nice
4 2DF Oumar Solet (2000-02-07)7 February 2000 (aged 17) 2 0 France Laval
5 2DF William Bianda (2000-04-30)30 April 2000 (aged 17) 16 0 France Lens
6 3MF Claudio Gomes (captain) (2000-07-23)23 July 2000 (aged 17) 19 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
7 4FW Yacine Adli (2000-07-29)29 July 2000 (aged 17) 16 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
8 3MF Aurélien Tchouameni (2000-01-27)27 January 2000 (aged 17) 17 0 France Bordeaux
9 4FW Amine Gouiri (2000-02-16)16 February 2000 (aged 17) 13 0 France Lyon
10 3MF Maxence Caqueret (2000-02-15)15 February 2000 (aged 17) 18 0 France Lyon
11 4FW Willem Geubbels (2001-08-16)16 August 2001 (aged 16) 9 0 France Lyon
12 4FW Alan Kerouedan (2000-01-12)12 January 2000 (aged 17) 16 0 France Rennes
13 4FW Wilson Isidor (2000-08-27)27 August 2000 (aged 17) 9 0 France Rennes
14 4FW Alexis Flips (2000-01-18)18 January 2000 (aged 17) 11 0 France Lille
15 3MF Mathis Picouleau (2000-05-08)8 May 2000 (aged 17) 13 0 France Rennes
16 1GK Brian Bernard (2000-05-05)5 May 2000 (aged 17) 1 0 France Lens
17 2DF Batista Mendy (2000-01-12)12 January 2000 (aged 17) 9 0 France Nantes
18 4FW Lenny Pintor (2000-08-05)5 August 2000 (aged 17) 0 0 France Brest
19 2DF Maxence Lacroix (2000-04-06)6 April 2000 (aged 17) 7 0 France Sochaux
20 2DF Melvin Bard (2000-11-06)6 November 2000 (aged 16) 2 0 France Lyon
21 1GK Illan Meslier (2000-03-02)2 March 2000 (aged 17) 0 0 France Lorient

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 shoot-out.
**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
Medical Doctor Jean-Pierre Blaquart  French
Physiotherapist Jean-Pierre Czayka  French
Delegation Chief Jean-Pierre Dubedat  French

Honours[edit]

Champions (1): 2001
Champions (2): 2004, 2015
Finalists (2): 2002, 2008
Champions (3): 2009, 1999, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La france au mondial u17 avec geubbels et isidor" (in French). 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 

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