France's national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, World Cup and more

France's national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, World Cup and more

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM

France's national football team are the current champions of the world. The Les Bleus are well known for their most recent World Cup win in Russia in 2018. The French squad will look to defend their title in the upcoming World in Qatar (2022). The team is well known for its remarkable performances over the years.

France's national football team nickname
France's national football team players, coach, FIFA world rankings, World Cup and more. Photo by Philippe Lecoeur, Sylvain Lefevre and Sebastian Frej. (Modified by author).
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The two-time world cup winners have a lot of background information. In this article, we will look at the details of the national squad. In addition, information such as the team's squad, trophies, ranking and more will be well discussed.

France's national football team profile

There is a lot of information about the most recent World Champions, but the following will be a brief profile summary of the squad;

France's national football team players
French players line up ahead of the International friendly soccer match between France and South Africa on March 29, 2022 in Lille, France. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez.
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  • Squad name: France National Football Team
  • Squad nickname: Les Bleus (The Blues)
  • Association: Federation Francaise de Football (FFF)
  • Head coach: Didier Deschamps
  • Captain: Hugo Lloris
  • Most Caps: Lilian Thuram (142)
  • Top scorer: Thierry Henry (51)
  • Home stadium: Stade de France
  • FIFA code: FRA
  • Current FIFA ranking: 3 (as of May 2022)
  • Highest FIFA ranking: 1
  • Lowest FIFA ranking: 26 (September 2010)
  • World Cup appearances: 15 (first in 1930)
  • Best World Cup result: Champions (1998, 2018)
  • Squad size: 23
  • Average age: 26.9 years
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Squad value: $1.02 billion
  • Instagram: @equipedefrance
  • Twitter: @FrenchTeam
  • Facebook: Equipe de France de Football

France's national football team captain

The current Les Bleus captain is the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, who is also one of the most capped goalkeepers in the history of the French national team.

France's national football team captain
Goalkeeper of France Hugo Lloris salutes the supporters following the match between France and Ivory Coast at Stade Velodrome on March 25, 2022 in Marseille, France. Photo by John Berry.
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  • Player Name: Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris
  • Player nickname: Saint Lloris
  • Player age: 35 (as of May 2022)
  • Birthdate: December 26, 1986
  • Birthplace: Nice, France
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Wife: Marine Lloris
  • Jersey number: 1
  • Current club: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Former club: Lyon
  • Playing position: Goalkeeper
  • Preferred foot: Left
  • Player height: 1.88 metres
  • Outfitter: Nike
  • Net worth: $30 million
  • Salary: $5.4 million
  • Facebook: Hugo Lloris

France's national football team coach

The head coach of the French national squad is Didier Deschamps. The manager was a former player for the French team. He retired in 2001. He has been the manager of Les Bleus since 2012. He captained the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998.

France's national football team coach
Didier Deschamps France Football Manager poses for photos on the red carpet during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw on April 1, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Photo by Marcio Machado.
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  • Full name: Didier Claude Deschamps
  • Birthdate: October 15, 1968
  • Birthplace: Bayonne, France
  • Age: 53 (as of May 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Libras
  • Current club: France (Manager)
  • Retired: 2001

France's national football team's top players

France's national football team has been a host to many of the best players in world football. These are players who played a critical role in the respective clubs that they played for. The following are the two best players in the country's history;

1. Thierry Henry

It is easy to overlook Henry's contribution to France's national team because of his stellar club career. France's 1998 World Cup victory saw him finish as the tournament's leading goal scorer at just 20.

France's national football team's top players
Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry before the international friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Belgium at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo By Stephen McCarthy.
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When Les Bleus won the European Championships two years later, Henry scored a hat-trick as they beat Italy 2-1 in the final, in which he was voted Man of the Match. The mediocrity of the teams who lost at multiple international competitions after Euro 2000 is a blemish on his global record.

2. Zinedine Zidane

Three headers and two World Cup finals are just some of the highlights of Zinedine Zidane's international career. However, his playing days ended in controversy, and he always walked the delicate line between intelligence and his darker side.

For many people in 1998, Brazil's samba beat still held a special place in their hearts, but the Zidane Final will live on. The Stade de France was lifted into the night sky by his two magnificent headers in the first half, which captivated the continent’s attention.

France's national football team on Twitter
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal CF played at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on May 22, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Ruben Albarran.
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France's national football team nickname

The media and supporters often refer to the squad as Les Bleus (The Blues), the nickname associated with the country’s international sporting clubs due to the blue shirts each squad incorporates.

France's national football team roster

The following is a list of the players of the French national football squad;


  • Mike Maignan
  • Alphonse Areola
  • Hugo Lloris


  • Raphael Varane
  • Jules Kounde
  • Lucas Hernandez
  • Presnel Kimpembe
  • William Saliba
  • Theo Hernandez
  • Lucas Digne


  • N’golo Kante
  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Paul Pogba
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Adrien Rabiot
  • Jonathan Clauss
  • Christopher Nkunku


France's national football team roster
Olivier Giroud during the International friendly match between France and Ivory Coast on March 25, 2022 in Marseille, France. Photo by Anthony Bibard.
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  • Moussa Diaby
  • Kingsley Coman
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Wissam Ben Yedder
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Karim Benzema

France's national football team world rankings

Les Bleus are currently third in the International world football FIFA rankings with 1789.85 points. This is mainly because of their most recent World Cup win in Russia. The French team is currently the world champion.

France's national football team ranking

The French national team is currently first in its World Cup qualification group. They won the group with 18 points. Moreover, they had a remarkable qualifying campaign as they did not lose a single game.

France's national football team in the World Cup

One of four European teams to compete in the first World Cup, France won the sport in 1998 when it hosted the tournament and was one of eight national teams to have won the competition since 1930. In the final, they defeated Brazil 3–0. As a result, France won both the 1998 World Cup and the 2018 tournament.

France's national football team in the World Cup
Team of France celebrates winning the World Cup following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Fu Tian.
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Reigning world champion, France, will be playing in its 16th World Cup. The Qatar World Cup in 2022 will be its seventh successive participation in the competition since the finals in 1998, when the country won its first title.

France's national football team trophies

Les Bleus have achieved some remarkable success over its considerably long history. The following is a list of significant awards earned by the team;

  • World Cup 2x
  • European Champion 2x
  • UEFA Nations League 1x
  • Confederations Cup 2x

France's national football team on Twitter

The French squad utilizes several social media platforms to inform the general public about the affairs of the national team. The following are its social media handles;

France's national football team is the most recent winner of the FIFA World Cup. They won it after defeating Croatia 4-2 at Luzhniki Stadium in 2018. Over the years, the French have hosted some of the best footballers globally, including Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema.

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