France team: who are the players with more than 100 caps?

France team: who are the players with more than 100 caps?

The French team has nine centenarians. And all are world champions, crowned in either 1998 or 2018. Here are the tricolores who have reached this symbolic bar.

The record for games with the Blues is held by Hugo Lloris. The goalkeeper and ex-Blues captain has made 145 selections since first meeting in the tri-color shirt in November 2008.

He is ahead of Lilian Thuram. The former defender, who was first called up in August 1994 against the Czech Republic (2-2), has 142 caps in total. World champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000, the hero of the 1998 World Cup semi-final against Croatia, with his only two goals for the French team, said goodbye in June 2008 after the debacle in the Euro with elimination from the 1is Trip.

Thierry Henry, who made his international debut in October 1997 against South Africa (2-1), completes the podium. Top scorer (51 goals) in Blues history, the ex-forward-turned-coach-agent has been selected 123 times. His adventure with the Habs ended after the disastrous 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Henry is ahead of Marcel Desailly, who wore the blue jersey 116 times between August 1993 and June 2004, while Olivier Giroud, long one of Didier Deschamps’ executives, is not far behind with 111 selections. France’s second-best goalscorer in history with 46 goals has often been questioned since his international career began against USA on 11 November 2011, but here he was often able to answer.

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Zinedine Zidane arrives on June 6the 108 pick position. The story of the former Blues playmaker began at the same time as Thuram in August 1994. He came on against the Czechs, scored twice and secured the French draw (2-2). His most striking brace will remain the one he scored against Brazil (3-0) in the 1998 World Cup final. And his final game will forever be marked by his headbutt against Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.

Patrick Vieira, also a 1998 world champion, is just behind the 1998 Golden Ball with 107 caps. The former midfielder first wore the tricolor tunic in February 1997 before hanging up 12 years later.

Didier Deschamps is second to bottom on this list with 103 selections. The former captain enjoyed a rich international career that began in April 1989 before ending in September 2000 a few months after winning the European title. Finally, Antoine Griezmann completes this list of centenarians. Like his coach, the striker has worn the rooster shirt 103 times since his first selection in the 2-0 win over the Netherlands in March 2014.

Player with more than 100 caps for the French team

Hugo Lloris (145 selections)

Lilian Thuram (142 capsules)

Thierry Henry (123 caps)

Marcel Desailly (116 caps)

Olivier Giroud (111 caps)

Zinedine Zidane (108 caps)

Patrick Vieira (107 caps)

Didier Deschamps (103 caps)

Antoine Griezmann (103 selections)