11 France Internationals With African Heritage



With French legends such as Marcel Desailly and Zinedine Zidane having come from families of African descent, here are 11 current France internationals of African heritage who could represent Les Bleus at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 11 current French stars who have family hailing from the African continent, according to Transfermarkt.


Veteran goalkeeper Steve Mandanda could have played for Congo as he was born in the country’s capital, Kinshasa. The 33-year-old made his debut for France in May 2008, and has since appeared 26 times for Les Bleus.


Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe was named in France’s most recent squad, but has not yet featured for the team. Like Mandanda, the defender is of Congolese descent and can…

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