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 - 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 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 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]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luca Zidane (1998-05-13)13 May 1998 (aged 17) Spain Real Madrid
2 2DF Peter Ouaneh (1998-04-04)4 April 1998 (aged 17) France Lorient
3 2DF Mamadou Doucoure (1998-05-21)21 May 1998 (aged 17) France Paris Saint-Germain
4 2DF Hugo Mesbah (1998-02-01)1 February 1998 (aged 17) France Tours
5 2DF Dayot Upamecano (1998-10-27)27 October 1998 (aged 17) Austria Red Bull Salzburg
6 3MF Jean Ruiz (1998-04-06)6 April 1998 (aged 17) France Sochaux
7 3MF Alexis Claude Maurice (1998-06-06)6 June 1998 (aged 17) France Lorient
8 4FW Odsonne Edouard (1998-01-16)16 January 1998 (aged 17) France Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Jeff Reine-Adelaïde (1998-01-17)17 January 1998 (aged 17) England Arsenal
10 3MF Timothé Cognat (1998-01-25)25 January 1998 (aged 17) France Olympique Lyonnais
11 3MF Nicolas Janvier (1998-08-11)11 August 1998 (aged 17) France Stade Rennais
12 3MF Bilal Boutobba (1998-08-29)29 August 1998 (aged 17) France Olympique de Marseille
13 3MF Lamine Fomba (1998-01-26)26 January 1998 (aged 17) France Auxerre
14 2DF Christ-Emmanuel Faitout Maouassa (1998-07-06)6 July 1998 (aged 17) France Nancy Lorraine
15 4FW Maxime Pelican (1998-05-12)12 May 1998 (aged 17) France Toulouse
16 1GK Numan Bostan (1998-01-31)31 January 1998 (aged 17) France Toulouse
17 2DF Issa Samba (1998-01-29)29 January 1998 (aged 17) France Auxerre
18 4FW Nanimato Ikone (1998-05-02)2 May 1998 (aged 17) France Paris Saint-Germain
19 3MF Lorenzo Calleari (1998-02-27)27 February 1998 (aged 17) France Paris Saint-Germain
20 2DF Alec Georgen (1998-09-17)17 September 1998 (aged 17) France Paris Saint-Germain
21 1GK Loïc Badiashile (1998-02-05)5 February 1998 (aged 17) France AS Monaco

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anthony Lamonge (1999-04-04) 4 April 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Lorient {{{latest}}}
GK Alexandre Marfaing (2000-02-10) 10 February 2000 (age 15) 0 0 France Le Mans {{{latest}}}
DF Jalil Boulaiche (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 15) 1 0 France Toulouse {{{latest}}}
DF Kévin Camusso (1999-03-03) 3 March 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Troyes {{{latest}}}
DF Nathan Dekoke (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 16) 0 0 France Saint-Etienne {{{latest}}}
DF Hervé Mombela (1999-02-18) 18 February 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Le Havre {{{latest}}}
DF Christopher Shiashia (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 15) 0 0 France Nantes {{{latest}}}
DF Yanis Si Mohammed (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Lens {{{latest}}}
DF Lucas Toussaint (1999-01-29) 29 January 1999 (age 17) 0 0 France Metz {{{latest}}}
MF Nianankoro Doumbia (1999-05-23) 23 May 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Caen {{{latest}}}
MF Yanis Hamzaoui (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 15) 0 0 France Valenciennes {{{latest}}}
MF Robin Maulun (1999-11-23) 23 November 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Bordeaux {{{latest}}}
MF William Bonga (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 15) 0 1 China Lycée Français de Shanghai {{{latest}}}
MF David Sambissa (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 16) 0 0 France Bordeaux {{{latest}}}
MF Mamadou Sissako (1999-02-28) 28 February 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Le Havre {{{latest}}}
MF Oumar Ba (1999-10-10)10 October 1999 (aged 16) 0 0 England Millwall F.C. {{{latest}}}
FW Franck Honorat (2000-08-11) 11 August 2000 (age 15) 0 0 France Nice {{{latest}}}
FW Olivier Kemen (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 15) 0 0 England Newcastle United {{{latest}}}
FW Francescu Massoni (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 17) 0 0 France Ajaccio {{{latest}}}
FW Victor Mayard (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Nancy {{{latest}}}
FW Ulrich Nnomo (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 15) 0 0 France Chateauroux {{{latest}}}
FW Thomas Robinet (1999-08-18) 18 August 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Sochaux {{{latest}}}
FW Modibo Tounkara (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 16) 0 0 France Valenciennes {{{latest}}}

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]