Players born in the Overeseas Department and former French Colonies
French Black Players
French Players Capped by Other National Teams
Sweden World Cup1950
Argentina World Cup 1958
Scotland World Cup 1970
United Kingdom World Cup 1970
England World Cup 1974
United Kingdom World Cup1982
United Kingdom World Cup 1994
Yugoslavia World Cup 1994
France World Cup 1994
Germany World Cup 2002
Netherlands World Cup 2002
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An academy graduate of PSG, he spent the early parts of his career on loan, enjoying spells with Lens, Bastia and La Liga side, Villarreal. During his stint with the latter, Areola broke the club record for the longest period of play without conceding a goal, remaining unbeaten for a period of 620. He also spent a season with Real Madrid. Since 2016, he has returned to PSG. He served as France's backup keeper at the 2018 World Cup Finals.
Born in France of Moroccan and Algerian roots, Medhi Benatia chose to play for Morocco. He first made a name with Udinese and then, AS Roma, where he was considered a top defender in the Serie A. In the summer of 2014, he joined Bayern Munich. In 2016, he returned to Italy to play for Juventus. Since 2008, he has been representing Morocco. He was a part of the team that went to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia.
DM/CM: Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/France)
Blaise Matuidi began his career with Troyes before joining AS Saint-Étienne. From 2011 to 2017, he played for Paris St Germain. In 2017, he joined Juventus. In 2020, he joined Inter Miami. At the time of writing, he has represented France at the European Championship of 2012 and 2016 as well as the World Cup Finals in 2014 and 2018. He has 84 caps.
DM: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea/France)
Kante made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen. In 2015, he joined Leicester City winning the Premier League in his only season there. The following year, he joined Chelsea, winning the league again in his first season. He also won the PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year and became the first outfield player to win back-to-back English league titles with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1992 and 1993.
CM: Paul Pogba (Manchester United/France)
Pogba began his senior career with Manchester United, but he moved to Juventus. In Turin, he won the Golden Boy Award for the best player under-21 playing in Europe. He also led Juventus to the Final of the 2015 Champions' League Final. In 2016, Manchester United broke the all-time transfer fees to sign Pogba. At the time of writing, he was capped 43 times. He led France to reach the Final of Euro 2016 and to win the World Cup in 2018.
Born in France, Riyad Mahrez joined Leicester from La Harve in 2014. He helped Leicester Town to win the Premiership in 2015-2016. He won the PFA Players' Player of the Year, and was a member of the Premier League PFA Team of the Year as he helped Leicester City win the Premier League. In 2018, he joined Manchester City. For the national team, he was eligible to play for France. He was selected to play for Algeria at Brazil 2014, but only played in one match.
Coman was a youth product with Paris St Germain. He made his senior debut there before moving to Juventus in 2014. In 2017, he joined Bayern Munich. In 2015, he earned his first senior cap and was a part of Didier Deschamps' team at the European Championship in 2016. He was considered one of the top young players there.
Mbappe was a well-known youth player in France before making his senior debut with AS Monaco in 2015. He quickly established himself as one of the best young players in the world. In the summer of 2017, Monaco sent him to Paris St Germain on loan for a buyout option of around €180 million at the end of the loan. In 2017, he made his national team debut, becoming the second youngest ever French international.
Anthony Martial came from the youth academy at Lyon. He played for both Lyon and Monaco before joining Manchester United in 2015. His performance with the Red Devils earned great review. He won the Golden Bay award in 2015. He earned his foirst senior cap the same year. He was a member of Didier Deschamps' team at the 2016 European Championship in France.