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France women's national handball team

The France women's national handball team is the national team of France. It is governed by the Fédération Française de Handball and takes part in international handball competitions.

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Information
NicknameLes Bleus (The Blues)
AssociationFédération Française de Handball
CoachOlivier Krumbholz
CaptainSiraba Dembélé
Most capsIsabelle Wendling (338)
Most goalsVéronique Pecqueux-Rolland (898)
Ranking#9 (115 points)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 2000)
Best result2nd (2016)
World Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1986)
Best result1st (2003, 2017)
European Championship
Appearances10 (First in 2000)
Best result1st (2018)
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France women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Croatia
Gold medal – first place 2017 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1999 Denmark/Norway
Silver medal – second place 2009 China
Silver medal – second place 2011 Brazil
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 France
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Denmark
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Sweden

Contents

ResultsEdit

Olympic gamesEdit

 
France women's national handball team at the Copper Box before a game against Sweden at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

World ChampionshipEdit

European ChampionshipEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2018 European Women's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Olivier Krumbholz

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Laura Glauser (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 25) 1.78 m 76 0   Metz Handball
4 RW Pauline Coatanea (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 26) 1.65 m 16 19   Brest Bretagne
5 RB Camille Ayglon (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 34) 1.80 m 262 539   Nantes
7 CB Allison Pineau (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 30) 1.81 m 231 573   Brest Bretagne
9 P Astride N'Gouan (1991-07-09) 9 July 1991 (age 28) 1.87 m 30 17   Metz Handball
10 CB Grâce Zaadi (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 26) 1.71 m 103 140   Metz Handball
12 GK Amandine Leynaud (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 31) 1.78 m 225 2   Győri ETO
13 LW Manon Houette (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 27) 1.68 m 86 201   Metz Handball
14 LB Kalidiatou Niakaté (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 24) 1.77 m 29 34   Nantes
17 LW Siraba Dembélé Pavlović (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 33) 1.72 m 271 821   Toulon
20 RB Laura Flippes (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 24) 1.71 m 49 80   Metz Handball
21 CB Orlane Kanor (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 22) 1.78 m 25 48   Metz Handball
24 P Béatrice Edwige (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 30) 1.82 m 87 54   Metz Handball
26 P Pauletta Foppa (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 18) 1.77 m 11 5   Brest Bretagne
27 CB Estelle Nze Minko (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 28) 1.78 m 95 202   Siófok KC
29 LB Gnonsiane Niombla (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 29) 1.72 m 94 214   Metz Handball
64 RB Alexandra Lacrabère (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 32) 1.77 m 225 738   Fleury Loiret HB

Notable playersEdit

Several French players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments.

MVP
All-Star Team

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active players are highlighted

Most matches playedEdit

Total number of matches played in official competitions only.

Joueuse Matches Goals Period
Isabelle Wendling 338 543 1993-2008
Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland 289 898 1993-2008
Siraba Dembélé 263 805 2006-
Camille Ayglon 254 532 2007-
Raphaëlle Tervel 249 372 1998-2012
Valérie Nicolas 245 ? 1995-2008
Stéphanie Cano 231 462 1993-2008
Allison Pineau 223 557 2007-
Alexandra Lacrabère 217 723 2006-
Amandine Leynaud 217 2 2005-
Nina Kamto Njitam 214 401 2002-2016
Carole Martin 208 9 1970-?
Paule Baudouin 197 605 2004-?
Sophie Herbrecht 193 569 2001-2012
Leila Lejeune 183 763 1995-2004
Florence Sauval 183 ? 1985-1997
Sandrine Delerce 168 381 1994-2004
Myriam Borg-Korfanty 165 261 1997-2008
Cléopâtre Darleux 154 4 2008-
Stéphanie Ludwig 153 320 ?-?
Nodjialem Myaro 150 499 1996-?
Mariama Signaté 147 424 2004-
Stéphanie Moreau 143 230 1992-2003
Catherine Pibarot 119 9 1990-?
Audrey Deroin 112 172 2008-
Estelle Vogein 105 151 1993-2006
Blandine Dancette 103 137 2009-
Claudine Mendy 102 203 2009-
Amélie Goudjo 101 123 2005-2014

Media CoverageEdit

France's matches are currently televised by Canal+ which will last until 2017.

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