French Football

Follow the Ligue 1, Ligue 2, the French Football Cups and much more French leagues.

Discover our Football API

French Football Leagues

Retrieve data from the big French clubs like Paris-Saint-Germain, Olympique Lyon, and 18 French football clubs in the Ligue 1. Next to the highest division, we also offer football data from the Ligue 2 till the National 3 Division. Check all the leagues we cover from France on our coverage page.

French Football Team

The France National Football Team, known as Les Blues, was created in 1904. This was also the same year as they played their first match against rivals and neighbor country Belgium. Les Blues qualified for the first time in 1930 for the World Cup. Their first World Cup win was in 1998 after a thrilling final against Brazil. The French 1998 squad had a mix of experience players like Emmanuel Petit, Didier Deschamps, Laurent Blanc and Marcel Desailly. Next to these experience players, France saw the rise of quality players. With the likes of Thierry Henry (20 years), Zinedine Zidane (25), Patrick Vieira (21), Robert Pires (24) and David Trezeguet (20). These talented players would later be important for the national team and football clubs like Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus.

Two years later, in 2000, the French National Team won their first European Championship with almost the same squad as they won the 1998 World Cup with.

Access topscorer data yourself with our Football API. We offer historical data for up to 15 years. Retrieve detailed statistics of the national football team. For example, in the 2018 World Cup final:

stats": {
            "data": [
                {
                    "team_id": 18647,
                    "fixture_id": 10359020,
                    "shots": {
                        "total": 7,
                        "ongoal": 6,
                        "offgoal": 0,
                        "blocked": 1,
                        "insidebox": 2,
                        "outsidebox": 5
                    },
                    "passes": {
                        "total": 289,
                        "accurate": 198,
                        "percentage": 68.51
                    },
                    "attacks": {
                        "attacks": 92,
                        "dangerous_attacks": 32
                    },
                    "fouls": 13,
                    "corners": 2,
                    "offsides": 1,
                    "possessiontime": 34,
                    "yellowcards": 2,
                    "redcards": 0,
                    "yellowredcards": null,
                    "saves": 2,
                    "substitutions": 3,
                    "goal_kick": 15,
                    "goal_attempts": 7,
                    "free_kick": 14,
                    "throw_in": 23,
                    "ball_safe": 91,
                    "goals": null,
                    "penalties": null,
                    "injuries": 1,
                    "tackles": 15
                },

 

Topscorers

The top scorer of the French national team is retired Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry. He has scored 51 goals in 123 matches. He is followed closely by still active footballers in 2022: Olivier Giroud (46 goals), Antione Griezmann (42 goals) and Karim Benzema (36 goals). The next promising football talent, Kylian Mbappe, is in 12th place with 24 goals.

Venue

The Stade de France is the national venue of the France National Football Team. It is the seventh-largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 80,698. The venue was originally built for the FIFA 1998 World Cup.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Daniel Henry was born on the 17th of August in 1977. He played the majority of his football career as a striker. Henry is considered one of the best strikers ever and one of the greatest players to ever grace the English Premier League. He debuted for AS Monaco and later transferred to Arsene Wengers’ Arsenal. Henry is with 228 goals, the all-time leading topscorer of Arsenal. Henry was one of the top players in the invincibles 2003/2004 season of Arsenal. The squad also included French players Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires. It’s considered one of the best teams ever in the Premier League.

Are you interested in the French National Team statistics and all the French football leagues we cover? Start with a 14-day trial and experience the top-notch data quality you will receive.