Top Scorer In the History Of France: In the ranking of the best scorers of the French team, Olivier Giroud continues to get closer to his illustrious predecessors, and to widen the gap with his pursuers.
Top Scorer In the History Of France
After having seen a little earlier the ranking of the ten top scorers in national selections still active, and while waiting to see Kylian Mbappe climb high in the standings, here is the ranking of the ten top scorers of the France team.
10. Youri Djorkaeff:
He is a player who was in the shadows while he lit the field with his acceleration and his vision of the game. In front, “the snake” has made a place for himself among the stars.
Youri Djorkaeff was an element at the base of the success of the France team at the World Cup 98 and at Euro 2000. A reliable guy!
9. Just Fontaine:
He is the first great scorer that the France team has known in its history. It only took 21 games for Just Fontaine to score so many goals.
The French striker notably slammed 13 during the 1958 World Cup, a record that has still not been equaled or even approached.
8. Jean-Pierre Papin:
JPP may have arrived in the world of football too early. More or less, he could have evolved with the great team of France and be even higher in this ranking.
Papin was a key player in the return of the France team to the top nations in the early 90s. With Cantona, he formed a talented duo.
7. Zinedine Zidane:
Scorer, maestro, captain, Zinédine Zidane is a living legend. Capable of scoring with both feet and head, he played a key role in the history of the Blues.
Zinédine Zidane is simply three goals in two World Cup finals. Present in important moments.
6. Karim Benzema:
Karim Benzema’s history with the France team is complicated. Dismissed by the coach following his indictment, he no longer has the opportunity to progress in this ranking.
Ups and downs for the Benz who scored a lot in Blue but also experienced long periods of scarcity such as the 1000 minutes without scoring. Recalled a few weeks before Euro 2020 by Didier Deschamps, he had not appeared in the colors of the France team since 2015.
5. David Trezeguet:
Scorers in the style of David Trezeguet are increasingly rare in the football world. Difficult to find a player capable of scoring like him.
The Frenchman didn’t need a good ball or a lot of touches to get her to the bottom. With Juve and the Blues, he had the sights set.
4. Antoine Griezmann:
French international since March 2014, Antoine Griezmann made his hole, to the point of becoming one of the top French scorers.
His free electron profile has certainly prevented him from putting on more, but the 30-year-old still has time to put on some.
3. Michel Platini:
To speak of Michel Platini in the jersey of the Blues, it is necessarily to evoke the year 1984 during which he scored 9 goals in a single Euro to bring the first big victory to France.
His goals and his impact on the pitch have allowed France to become an international benchmark in football.
2. Olivier Giroud:
He is not the most talented player of his generation but Didier Deschamps continues to trust him because he appreciates his style of play. He gives him back because he is the top scorer in the French team in activity.
Olivier Giroud’s perseverance is reflected in the figures with 42 goals in Blue on his counter. He establishes himself as a stable number 9 who scores regularly despite criticism towards him.
1. Thierry Henry:
When he moved away on the left side to get back in line and open his foot, we knew there was a goal. Thierry Henry was intractable against the cages.
His early beginnings and his consistency made him the top scorer in the history of the France team. And it is difficult to see who could go and look for it, but who knows, the young generation goes so fast!