France women's national basketball team

The France women's national basketball team (French: Équipe de France féminine de basketball) represents France in international women's basketball and is administered by the French Federation of Basketball. The team is nicknamed Les Bleues {The Blues}. However, after their unexpected triumph at the 2009 EuroBasket the team earned the name Les Braqueuses (The Robbers) due their spectacular play.[2] France is the leading nation in terms of EuroBasket Women qualifications. (Alongside Italy)

France
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FIBA ranking6 Decrease 1 (15 February 2022)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationFFBB
CoachValérie Garnier
Nickname(s)Les Bleues (The Blues)
Olympic Games
Appearances4
MedalsSilver Silver: (2012)
Bronze Bronze: (2020)
World Cup
Appearances10
MedalsBronze Bronze: (1953)
EuroBasket
Appearances33
MedalsGold Gold: (2001, 2009)
Silver Silver: (1970, 1993, 1999, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
Bronze Bronze: (2011)
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 1
Women's World Cup 0 0 1
EuroBasket Women 2 8 1
Mediterranean Games 0 1 1
Total 2 10 4

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  1976 Did not qualify 3 1 2
  1980 8 3 5
  1984
  1988 5 3 2
  1992
  1996
  2000 5th 7 5 2
  2004 Did not qualify
  2008
  2012   8 7 1 3 3 0
  2016 4th 8 4 4 3 3 0
  2020   6 3 3
Total 39 19 10 22 13 9

FIBA Women's World CupEdit

Women's World Cup
Year Position Pld W L
  1953   6 4 2
  1957 Did not qualify
  1959
  1964 10th 8 3 5
  1967 Did not qualify
  1971 6th 9 3 6
  1975 Did not qualify
  1979 7th 8 2 6
  1983 Did not qualify
  1986
  1990
  1994 9th 8 6 2
  1998 Did not qualify
  2002 8th 9 4 5
  2006 5th 9 5 4
  2010 6th 9 6 3
  2014 7th 7 4 3
  2018 5th 7 5 2.
  2022 Qualified
Total 80 42 38

EuroBasket WomenEdit

EuroBasket Women Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  1938 4th 4 1 3
  1950 4th 7 4 3
  1952 7th 5 3 2
  1954 6th 8 2 6
  1956 7th 8 4 4
  1958 6th 7 1 6
  1960 Did not qualify
  1962 8th 5 1 4 7 5 2
  1964 10th 5 0 5
  1966 11th 7 2 5
  1968 11th 8 2 6 3 2 1
  1970   7 5 2
  1972 4th 8 5 3
  1974 7th 8 3 5
  1976 4th 6 3 3
  1978 4th 8 5 3
  1980 11th 7 3 4
  1981 Did not qualify
  1983 4 3 1
  1985 8th 7 3 4
  1987 8th 7 2 5
  1989 8th 5 1 4 5 3 2
  1991 Did not qualify 5 1 4
  1993   5 3 2 5 4 1
  1995 11th 6 2 4
  1997 Did not qualify 5 3 2
  1999   8 6 2 5 4 1
  2001   8 8 0
  2003 5th 8 5 3
  2005 5th 8 6 2 6 5 1
  2007 8th 9 4 5
  2009   9 9 0 8 7 1
  2011   9 6 3
  2013   9 8 1
   2015   10 8 2
  2017   6 5 1 6 6 0
   2019   6 5 1
   2021   6 5 1 Qualified as co-host
   2023 To be determined
Total 234 130 104 59 43 16

TeamEdit

2020 Olympics rosterEdit

A 15-player roster was announced on 1 July 2021.[3] The final roster was revealed on 5 July 2021.[4]

France women's national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Marine Fauthoux 20 – (2001-01-23)23 January 2001 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) ASVEL Féminin  
PF 5 Endéné Miyem 33 – (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Flammes Carolo  
PF 6 Alexia Chartereau 22 – (1998-09-05)5 September 1998 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Tango Bourges Basket  
C 7 Sandrine Gruda 34 – (1987-06-25)25 June 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) PF Schio  
C 8 Héléna Ciak 31 – (1989-12-15)15 December 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) ASVEL Féminin  
SG 10 Sarah Michel 32 – (1989-01-10)10 January 1989 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Tango Bourges Basket  
SF 11 Valériane Vukosavljević 27 – (1994-04-29)29 April 1994 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Basket Lattes  
C 12 Iliana Rupert 20 – (2001-07-12)12 July 2001 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Tango Bourges Basket  
F 15 Gabby Williams 24 – (1996-09-09)9 September 1996 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Sopron Basket  
SG 23 Marine Johannès 26 – (1995-01-21)21 January 1995 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) ASVEL Féminin  
PG 39 Alix Duchet 23 – (1997-12-30)30 December 1997 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Tango Bourges Basket  
SF 93 Diandra Tchatchouang 30 – (1991-06-14)14 June 1991 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Basket Lattes  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Grégory Halin
  •   Olivier Lafargue
  •   Rachid Meziane
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 July 2021

Notable playersEdit

Successive coachesEdit

Media coverageEdit

France's matches are currently broadcast by Canal+.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 15 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  2. ^ SPORT, RMC. "Euro : dix choses à savoir sur les Braqueuses". RMC SPORT (in French). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "15 joueuses pour la préparation olympique". ffbb.com. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  4. ^ "France keeps the faith with its final 12 for Tokyo". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Team Roster France" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to France women's national basketball team at Wikimedia Commons