France All-Time Team

Discussion in 'France: National Teams' started by Bengoechea, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Bengoechea

    Bengoechea Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    São Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Hi guys, im making a serious research, for a book in a all-time world cup, which will be simulated in severous programs. And i need a public vote.
    I want to know from all of you France Fans, which are the best XI France of all time for you. (I'll be doing this in all the main National Teams) please, help me if you can.

    I let my vote here.

    Barthez
    Thuram-Desailly-Blanc-Bossis
    Deschamps-Tigana
    Platini-Zidane
    Kopa-Cantona

    Coach: Aime Jacquet.
     
  2. Patchou

    Patchou New Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    My team
    (Names in parentheses are my second choice)


    Joel Bats
    Marius Tresor - Maxime Bossis - Blanc - Desailly (Thuram, ... perhaps Manuel Amoros)
    Luis fernandez - Jean Tigana (Patrick Viera or Emmanuel Petit)
    Platini - Zidane (Kopa)
    Dominique Rocheteau - Just Fontaine (Thierry Henry)

    Coach: Aime Jacquet
     
  3. iougs

    iougs New Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    MetroWest Boston
    Guivarch should be in there too.
     
  4. AfrcnHrbMan

    AfrcnHrbMan Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Philly
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Cantona should definitely not be there.
     
  5. babaorum

    babaorum Member+

    Aug 20, 2005
    Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    --Barthez--

    --Thuram--Trésor--Desailly--Amoros--

    --Tigana--

    --Kopa--Platini--Zidane--

    --Papin -- Fontaine--


    Coach : Michel Hidalgo
     
  6. navid90

    navid90 New Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Valencia, California
    Barthez
    Sagnol Desailly Thuram

    Vieira Makalele Deschamps
    Platini Zidane

    Fontaine Henry ​

    Coach: Jaquet
     
  7. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    My 23 selection:

    Barthez
    Bats
    Lama

    Thuram
    Bossis
    Sagnol
    Desailly
    Blanc
    Trésor
    Amoros
    Lizarazu

    Deschamps
    Makélélé
    Giresse
    Platini
    Zidane
    Tigana
    Kopa

    Trezeguet
    Papin
    Henry
    Rocheteau
    Fontaine

    My team:

    ----------Barthez
    Sagnol Trésor Desailly Amoros
    -----Makélélé Deschamps
    Platini----------------Zidane
    ---Rocheteau Trezeguet
     
  8. Makeudonald

    Makeudonald New Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    That has to be a joke!
     
  9. guignol

    guignol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    i'm perhaps too new to football to be able to really give a good opinion. for example i really can't say who should be up front among kopa, fontaine, papin, henry, trezeguet...

    but behind them there are two easy names: platini and zidane

    next you have to have vieira and deschamps

    for defenders the incontournables for me are thuram and desailly

    in goal it would have to be barthez for all his caps and the silverware that went with them, even if my personal favorite was lama.

    despite my high opinions of them, i don't see how you can pick either cantona or tigana: they don't have a dozen caps between them.

    that's only 7 names from me, but they're simply beyond discussion imho.
     
  10. lefutur

    lefutur Member+

    Sep 2, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY US
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais

    did you just praise Barthez???:eek:



    :D
     
  11. Nanbawan

    Nanbawan Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    Haute Bretagne
    Club:
    Stade Rennais FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Guess what ? I completely agree with this ! bernard did not have the timing for him but what a GK ; the world splits in those who witnessed and remember the guy and others !

    Really, I think it's something missing in the football galaxy that such a great and stylish player at his position won't be recognised with regard with his talent. Like Zidane, besides being very good at what he was supposed to do, 'Le Chat' really brought something more to the experience of watching a football game when at his best.

    Isn't this sad BTW ?
     
  12. guignol

    guignol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    it's more than sad... lama was the greatest goalkeeper i ever saw play. 1v1 he seemed to just leap onto the approaching striker and eat him alive... the fear was on the other foot!
     
  13. Zen Nicola

    Zen Nicola New Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Mar 27, 2021
    Bassano del Grappa (Italy)
    GK- Fabien Barthez
    RB- Lilian Thuram
    CB- Laurent Blanc
    CB- Marcel Desailly
    LB- Bixente Lizarazu
    DM- Patrick Viera
    CM- Zinédine Zidane
    AM- Raymond Kopa
    AM- Michel Platini
    SS- Thierry Henry
    CF- Just Fontaine
    Coach: Arsene Wenger
    *(if you can't tell I've created a rhombus in the offensive midfield, Zidane/Platini-Kopa/Henry)
     

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