Famous French Football Players

Find out more about the greatest French Football Players, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Anthony Martial, Zinedine Zidane, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French

Regarded as one of the best footballers of the current generation, Kylian Mbappé became only the second teenager to score a goal in the final game of a World Cup. Known for his explosive speed and dribbling skills, Mbappé made an impact at a young age. Very mature for his age, he also believes in giving back to society.

 2 Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

Paul Pogba is a prominent football player for the English club Manchester United; in 2016 he was transferred from Juventus to Manchester United for a then-world record transfer fee of £89.3 million, which remains the highest paid fee by any English club. Also an important member of the France national team, he helped France win the 2018 World Cup.

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 3 Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

Antoine Griezmann is a French football player. A key member of the France national team, Antoine Griezmann helped his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup by scoring a goal and assisting another in France's 4-2 win against Croatia. Also an esports enthusiast, Griezmann launched an esports organisation called Grizi Esport in 2020.

 4 Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry
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Famous As: French football Coach
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

A football coach, Thierry Henry began his career as a player with Monaco team and later also played for Arsenal and Barcelona. A lethal striker, he became a record goal scorer for both France and Arsenal. He played a crucial role in the French victory in 1998 FIFA World Cup and Arsenal’s win in Premier League and the FA Cup.

 5 N'Golo Kante

N'Golo Kante
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 6 Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 7 Leroy Sané

Leroy Sané
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, French

Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.

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 8 Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 9 Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 10 Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona
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Famous As: Actor & Football Player
Birthdate: May 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

Eric Cantona is a French actor, filmmaker, and former football player. During his playing career, Cantona was a key player for the popular football club Manchester United and is often credited with reviving the club's reputation as a footballing force. Nicknamed King Eric by Manchester United fans, Eric Cantona continues to enjoy an iconic status within the club.

 11 Franck Ribéry

Franck Ribéry
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 12 Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
French footballer Alexandre Lacazette currently plays as a forward for Arsenal and has previously played for Lyon. He scored the winning goal in France’s win at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He has also won the FA Cup with Arsenal and the Coupe de France with Lyon.

 13 Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 14 Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 15 Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 16 Raphaël Varane

Raphaël Varane
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Famous As: French footballer
Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 17 Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 18 Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 19 Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French

 20 Adil Rami

Adil Rami
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 21 Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 22 Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 23 Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 24 André-Pierre Gignac

André-Pierre Gignac
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French

 25 Michel Platini

Michel Platini
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Famous As: Former French Football Player, Football Administrator
Birthdate: June 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

Michel Platini is a former football player, administrator, and manager. Widely considered one of the greatest football players of all time, this French footballer won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award three times during his glorious playing career. Michel Platini also played a key role as France's national team coach before he was banned from football by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

 26 Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 27 Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 28 Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 29 Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 30 David Trezeguet

David Trezeguet
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French

 31 Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 32 Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 33 Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 34 Enzo Fernández

Enzo Fernández
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 35 Lassana Diarra

Lassana Diarra
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French, Malian

 36 Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 37 Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 38 Adrien Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 39 Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 40 Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 41 Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French, Polish

 42 Lilian Thuram

Lilian Thuram
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, Guadeloupean

 43 Djibril Cissé

Djibril Cissé
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 44 Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 45 Louis Saha

Louis Saha
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 46 Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 47 Serge Aurier

Serge Aurier
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, Ivorian

 48 Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho
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Famous As: French footballer
Birthdate: February 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French

 49 Mathieu Valbuena

Mathieu Valbuena
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French

 50 Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French, Moroccan