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Soccer. Giroud becomes the top scorer in the history of the France team

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Olivier Giroud became the only top scorer in the history of the Blues by scoring his 52nd goal in the tricolor jersey, one more than Thierry Henry, whose record had stood since 2009, by opening the scoring against Poland, this Sunday in the round of 16. World Cup final.

At 36, the AC Milan striker (117 caps) scored his fourth goal in the World Cup finals, twelve days after his double against Australia (4-1) and eight years after his first goal , in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup against Switzerland (5-2). Permanent holder in 2018, he had not scored but had been a major craftsman of the title.

The ranking of the best scorers in history in the France team

1. Olivier Giroud: 52 goals (117 caps, since 2011).

2. Thierry Henry: 51 goals (in 123 caps, from 1997 to 2010).

3. Antoine Griezmann: 42 goals (114 caps, since 2014).

4. Michel Platini: 41 goals (in 72 caps, from 1976 to 1986).

5. Karim Benzema: 37 goals (in 97 caps, since 2007).

6. David Trezeguet: 34 goals (in 71 caps, from 1998 to 2008).

7. Kylian Mbappé: 33 goals (63 caps, since 2017).

8. Zinedine Zidane: 31 goals (in 108 caps, from 1994 to 2006).

9. Just Fontaine: 30 goals (in 21 selections, from 1953 to 1960).

. Jean-Pierre Papin: 30 goals (in 54 selections, from 1986 to 1994).

Ranking of the best French scorers in the World Cup

1. Just Fontaine: 13 goals in one edition (1958).

2. Kylian Mbappé: 7 goals in two editions (2018 and 2022)

3. Thierry Henry: 6 goals in four editions (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010).

4. Michel Platini: 5 goals in three editions (1978, 1982, 1986).

. Zinédine Zidane: 5 goals in three editions (1998, 2002, 2006).

6. Antoine Griezmann: 4 goals in three editions (2014, 2018 and 2022).

. Olivier Giroud: 4 goals in three editions (2014, 2018 and 2022).


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