If you are French and enjoy soccer, then you’ll enjoy our list of the top 15 best French soccer players of all time.
Football, soccer or association football is a team sport. Though its name is association football it’s more commonly known as football outside of the U.S. This game played between two teams consists of eleven players in each team and is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is currently played by more than 250 million people all over the 200 countries.
Football is played on a rectangular field with a goal post on each side, and the objective is to get the ball into the opposing team’s goal post. There is also a referee and two sidemen available to supervise and control the discipline of the game. The players are not able to touch the ball with anything other than their legs or feet, except the goalkeeper. The match time is only 90 minutes, and after that time, the referee declares the winning team by their goal points. These rules were first introduced in England by The Football Association in 1863. They governed the game internationally with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). Now, they organize world cups for both men and women. If you are curious to know where the best soccer is played, check out our list of top 25 best soccer countries of all time.
France is a big name in world football. They won their first and only world cup final in 1998 apart from their success in the 1984 European Championship. There are many good football players in France, and their French squad Euro 2016 was full of great players. It wasn’t easy to create this list, but we have looked into the French football players 2017 along with the best French soccer players 2017. We just did not focus on 2017 as the list contains all the best French soccer players of all time. We also searched for the French football players 2016 to know who was best in 2016. Then we have found some of the best French soccer players 2016 who played really well. There are also many French American football players in their national squad. We have also searched for French strikers FIFA 17 to find out the best and do you know what? Thierry Henry is the best French striker ever.
When it comes to the rest of the world (in men’s soccer at least), the U.S. doesn’t stand a chance. Even in the U.K, they have some famous clubs in their country like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and many more. In case you want to know more about U.K soccer and their players, check out our list of top 16 best U.K. soccer players of all time.
In order to create this list of the top 15 best French soccer players of all time, we decided to take into consideration the achievements players have made in soccer. First, we found the most popular French soccer players, then we looked into their entire soccer career and to discover their accomplishments in the sport. We also searched for their international goals to determine who is the best. Finally, we categorized the list by their number of goals in the international platform.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig into the list of top 15 best French soccer players of all time.
15. Raymond Kopa
International Goals: 18
Position: Forward, Midfielder
Raymond Kopa whose birth name was Raymond Kopaszewski was born in 1931, and he was on the French national soccer team in the 1950s. He was also on the legendary Real Madrid team. His team won three European Cups, and he was one of the leading players of his generation.