List of Leading Goalscorers For The France National Football Team

This List of leading goalscorers for the France national football team contains football players who have played for the France national team and is listed according to their number of goals scored. The France national football team (French: Equipe de France) represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation (French: Fédération Française de Football) and competes as a member of UEFA.

As hundreds of players have played for the team since it started officially registering its players in 1904, only players with 10 or more official goals are included. The national team's record goal-scorer is Thierry Henry, who scored 51 total goals in 123 competitive appearances for the team between 1997–2010. Henry surpassed Michel Platini, the previous all-time leading goal-scorer, on 17 October 2007 in a match against Lithuania. Henry is the only player to have reach the half-century mark in goals for the national team. Henry is followed by Platini who scored 41 goals, David Trézéguet, who netted 34 goals, and Zinedine Zidane, who scored 31. Henry, Trézéguet, and Zidane were members of the team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, while Platini captained France to victory at UEFA Euro 1984.

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