France thrashed Netherlands 2-1 in their second Nations League clash on Sunday. Le Bleus drew 0-0 with Germany in their first match since lifting the World Cup in Russia. They needed to get back to winning ways and Holland had no answers. Didier Deschamps will be happy to see Mbappe and Giroud celebrate scoring goals for their country again. Today, as we continue to enjoy the new competition introduced by UEFA, let us look at five all-time goal scorers for France national team.
5. Zinedine Zidane- 31 Goals in 108 Caps
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Zinedine Zidane ended his journey with France national team with a bitter defeat in 2006 World Cup final. The legendary midfielder scored in the game but was later sent off for a head-butting Marco Materazzi who he claimed abused him. He scored 31 goals for Les Bleus in 108 caps. He also helped the European nation lift EURO 2000 and 1998 World Cup.
His managerial career has been nothing but special. He guided Real Madrid to their third UEFA Champions League crown in a row in 2018. He also lifted La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Cup, FIFA Club World Cup among others in a short period of fewer than three years then resigned.
4. Olivier Giroud- 32 Goals in 83 Caps
32 – Olivier Giroud has scored his 32th goal for France, overtaking Zinedine Zidane (31) and becoming the only 4th best goalscorer in France national team's history. Deliverance. #FRANED pic.twitter.com/QQzyBj5HtB
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France forward Olivier Giroud ended his drought in front of goal with a stunning goal to help his country beat the Netherlands on Sunday. The Chelsea attacker needed a goal from somewhere to secure his place in the team after a poor run of form for club and country. The strike was also significant because it takes him one goal ahead of legendary attacking midfielder Zinedine Zidane. He has now scored 32 goals in 83 matches for Les Bleus. If he continues netting goals for his country, he will soon overtake legendary striker David Trezeguet and maybe Michel Platini.
3. David Trezeguet- 34 Goals in 71 Caps
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Juventus legend David Trezeguet will be overtaken soon by Olivier Giroud in France national team goals scoring charts. The legendary forward netted 34 goals in 71 matches he played for Les Bleus. He played alongside the likes of Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane. He was in the team that lifted EURO 2000 and World Cup in 1998.