By signing a brace on Tuesday against North Macedonia, French striker Eugenie Le Sommer became the top scorer in the history of the French women's football team.
With 82 achievements in 172 selections, she is ahead of Marinette Pichon who held this record since 2006.
Olympique Lyonnais striker Eugenie Le Sommer, 31, seized the record for goals for the French team on Tuesday in North Macedonia, erasing the previous mark held by Marinette Pichon since 2006. In Skopje, the player of OL scored on a direct free kick (14th) then on a penalty (18th) on the evening of their 172nd selection in the framework of the Euro qualifications, bringing their total of goals in the French jersey to 82.
- "There's no peno!"
with Eugénie Le Sommer
With the Blue, Le Sommer had not found the net since the October 2019 trip to Kazakhstan (3-0), another qualifying match for the Euro.
She then remained silent for four meetings, at the Tournoi de France in March 2020 and against Serbia on Friday.
First goal for Les Bleues in 2009
This record, "it is not too much in my head, it is not something that haunts me in any case," explained the Lyonnaise at the start of the internship, in an interview with AFP.
"It's more people who talk to me about it, journalists, but in the end in my daily life I don't necessarily think about it", she had developed.
The Number 9 scored his first international goal on March 5, 2009 against Scotland (2-0) in a friendly tournament in Cyprus, from his second selection under the tricolor tunic.
Behind Le Sommer and Pichon, the former striker Marie-Laure Délie (65 goals) completes the podium of the best French scorers in history.
In the top 10, three players are still active: besides Le Sommer, we find the attacking midfielder of Paris FC Gaëtane Thiney (58 goals) and the central defender of OL Wendie Renard (24 goals).
Ranking of the top scorers in the French football team
Eugénie Le Sommer with 82 goals scored in 172 selections (since 2009)
Marinette Pichon with 81 goals in 112 selections (1994 to 2006)
Marie-Laure Délie with 65 goals in 123 selections (2009 to 2017)
Gaëtane Thiney with 58 goals in 163 caps (since 2007)
Camille Abily with 37 goals in 183 caps (2001 to 2017)
Louisa Necib with 36 goals in 145 caps (2005 to 2016)
Elodie Thomis with 32 goals in 141 caps (2005 to 2017)
Hoda Lattaf with 31 goals in 111 caps (1997 to 2007)
Elise Bussaglia with 30 goals in 192 caps (2003 to 2019)
Wendie Renard with 24 goals in 120 caps (since 2011 )