France women's national handball team

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NicknameLes Bleus (The Blues)
AssociationFédération Française de Handball
CoachOlivier Krumbholz
Assistant coachSébastien Gardillou
CaptainAmandine Leynaud
Most capsIsabelle Wendling (338)
Most goalsVéronique Pecqueux-Rolland (898)
Ranking#9 (115 points)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 2000)
Best result2nd (2016)
World Championship
Appearances14 (First in 1986)
Best result1st (2003, 2017)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 2000)
Best result1st (2018)
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France women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Croatia
Gold medal – first place 2017 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1999 Denmark/Norway
Silver medal – second place 2009 China
Silver medal – second place 2011 Brazil
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 France
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Denmark
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Sweden

The France women's national handball team is the national team of France. It is governed by the Fédération Française de Handball and takes part in international handball competitions.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

France women's national handball team at the Copper Box Arena before a game against Sweden at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The team back in 2016 at the Future Arena before a game against Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

World Championship[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Other tournaments[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship.[1][2]

Head coach: Olivier Krumbholz

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 CB Méline Nocandy (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 22) 1.74 m 7 16 France Metz Handball
4 RW Pauline Coatanea (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 26) 1.74 m 27 33 France Brest Bretagne Handball
5 RB Camille Ayglon (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 34) 1.80 m 366 549 France Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball
6 LW Chloé Bouquet (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 24) 1.65 m 5 20 France ESBF Besançon
7 CB Allison Pineau (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 30) 1.81 m 242 600 France Paris 92
9 P Astride N'Gouan (1991-07-09) 9 July 1991 (age 28) 1.87 m 41 35 France Brest Bretagne Handball
10 CB Grâce Zaadi (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 26) 1.71 m 108 152 France Metz Handball
12 GK Amandine Leynaud (1986-05-02) 2 May 1986 (age 33) 1.78 m 228 3 Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
13 LW Manon Houette (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 27) 1.68 m 97 235 France Metz Handball
19 RB Océane Sercien-Ugolin (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 22) 1.83 m 4 8 France Paris 92
20 RB Laura Flippes (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 25) 1.71 m 58 97 France Metz Handball
21 LB Orlane Kanor (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 22) 1.79 m 34 54 France Metz Handball
22 LB Tamara Horacek (1995-11-05) 5 November 1995 (age 24) 1.78 m 21 9 France Paris 92
24 P Béatrice Edwige (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 31) 1.82 m 96 59 Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
26 P Pauletta Foppa (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 19) 1.70 m 15 9 France Brest Bretagne Handball
27 CB Estelle Nze Minko (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 28) 1.78 m 106 224 Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC
29 CB Gnonsiane Niombla (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 29) 1.72 m 103 227 Hungary Siófok KC
64 LB Alexandra Lacrabère (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 32) 1.77 m 231 763 France Fleury Loiret HB
94 GK Catherine Gabriel (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 25) 1.72 m 9 0 France Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Name Start year
Head coach France Olivier Krumbholz 2016
Assistant coach France Sébastien Gardillou 2018
Technical director France Philippe Bana 1999

Notable players[edit]

Several French players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments.

MVP
All-Star Team

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players are highlighted

Most matches played[edit]

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

Joueuse Matches Goals Period
Isabelle Wendling 338 543 1993–2008
Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland 289 898 1993–2008
Siraba Dembélé 263 805 2006–
Camille Ayglon 254 532 2007–
Raphaëlle Tervel 249 372 1998–2012
Valérie Nicolas 245 ? 1995–2008
Stéphanie Cano 231 462 1993–2008
Allison Pineau 223 557 2007–
Alexandra Lacrabère 217 723 2006–
Amandine Leynaud 217 2 2005–
Nina Kamto Njitam 214 401 2002–2016
Carole Martin 208 9 1970–?
Paule Baudouin 197 605 2004–?
Sophie Herbrecht 193 569 2001–2012
Leila Lejeune 183 763 1995–2004
Florence Sauval 183 ? 1985–1997
Sandrine Delerce 168 381 1994–2004
Myriam Borg-Korfanty 165 261 1997–2008
Cléopâtre Darleux 154 4 2008–
Stéphanie Ludwig 153 320 ?-?
Nodjialem Myaro 150 499 1996–?
Mariama Signaté 147 424 2004–
Stéphanie Moreau 143 230 1992–2003
Catherine Pibarot 119 9 1990–?
Audrey Deroin 112 172 2008–
Estelle Vogein 105 151 1993–2006
Blandine Dancette 103 137 2009–
Claudine Mendy 102 203 2009–
Amélie Goudjo 101 123 2005–2014

Media Coverage[edit]

France's matches are currently televised by Canal+ which will last until 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#EDFF – Le groupe pour le Mondial au Japon". ffhandball.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ 2019 World Women's Handball Championship squad

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