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The 100 best players in the history of Festival International Espoirs

The best players who took part to the Tournament! More than 1700 international players, some Ballon d'Or winners, or Europe, America, Africa, Asia and World champions. Founded on 1967 by Maurice Revello, the Festival International Espoirs saw plenty of emblematic players who became stars during their career. In fifty years of existence, many champions played the Tournament. Here are the best 100 of them.

TABLE :

1. Zinédine Zidane (Year of participation : 1991)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (2003)



3. Thierry Henry (1997)
4. Hristo Stoichkov (1987)
5. Jean-Pierre Papin (1985)
6. Daniel Passarella (1975)
7. Daniel Alves (2002)

8. Didier Deschamps (1988)
9. Cafu (1990)

10. Javier Mascherano (2003)

11. Hugo Sanchez (1975, 1976)
12. Ronald Koeman (1982)

13. Frank Lampard (1998)

14. Lilian Thuram (1992)
15. David Trezeguet (1997)

16. Rui Costa (1992)
17. Claudio Taffarel (1987)
18. David Beckham (1995, 1996)

19. Juan Roman Riquelme (1998)

20. Thiago Motta (1999)

21. Laurent Blanc (1986)
22. Ricardo Carvalho (1998)

23. Andrea Barzagli (2002)

24. Maxwell (2002)

25. Alan Shearer (1991)

26. Esteban Cambiasso (1996)
27. Walter Samuel (1998)

28. Youri Djorkaeff (1989)

29. Adriano (2002)

30. Kolo Touré (2000)
31. James Rodriguez (2011)

32. Gary Medel (2008)

33. Radamel Falcao (2004)

34. Claudio Marchisio (2008)

35. Carlos Mozer (1980)

36. Andoni Zubizarreta (1981)
37. Emmanuel Petit (1990)
38. Robert Pirès (1994)
39. Luis Fernandez (1982)
40. Willy Sagnol (1997)
41. William Gallas (1997)

42. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (1996)
43. Nuno Gomes (1996)
44. Ludovic Giuly (1996)
45. Fernando Couto (1990)
46. David Ginola (1987)

47. Mark Van Bommel (1997)
48. Roy Makaay (1996)
49. Andy Cole (1992)
50. Sol Campbell (1994)
51. Ever Banega (2009)

52. Christophe Dugarry (1992)
53. Stéphane Chapuisat (1988)
54. Robbie Fowler (1994)
55. Jamie Carragher (1998)
56. Franck Sauzée (1985)
57. Ray Parlour (1994)
58. Pablo Aimar (1996)
59. Paul Gascoigne (1987)
60. Nicolas Anelka (1997)

61. Emil Kostadinov (1986)
62. Vincent Candela (1994)
63. Maxime Bossis (1975)
64. Ramon Diaz (1979)
65. Joao Mario (2013)

66. Steve McManaman (1991)
67. Mikaël Silvestre (1997)

68. Fabio Coentrao (2009)

69. Dirk Kuyt (1999)

70. Frédéric Kanouté (1998)

71. Franky Vercauteren (1976)
72. Djibril Cissé (2001)

73. Eduardo Vargas (2008)

74. Martin Keown (1987)
75. Kévin Gameiro (2007)

76. Raul Meireles (2003)

77. Shinji Kagawa (2007)

78. Gheorghe Popescu (1985)
79. Filipe Luis (2004)

80. Marquinhos (2014)

81. Alberto Gilardino (2000)
82. Johan Micoud (1994)
83. Antonio Cassano (2000)
84. Fernandinho (2004)

85. Hector Herrera (2012)

86. Hugo Lloris (2006)

87. Mamadou Sakho (2009)

88. Steve Mandanda (2005)

89. Rafinha Alcantara (2013)

90. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (2001)

91. Sebastian Giovinco (2008)

92. Abel Xavier (1992)
93. Jean-Marc Ferreri (1982)
94. Nuri Sahin (2008)
95. Bas Dost (2009)
96. Kevin-Prince Boateng (2007)

97. Emile Heskey (1998)
98. John Heitinga (2001)
99. Christian Maggio (2002)

100. Grégory Coupet (1984)

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