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A Jersey, A Legend: All about the history of the France football team jersey since 1904

Matthieu Delahais, Bruno Colombari

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From the publisher:

The first book to bring together all the jerseys of the French football team. The first official list of all Les Bleus jerseys. During Euro 2021, the France team will wear a new 2-star flocked jersey. Since 1904, the year of its first official match, and until the end of 2019, France has played 858 matches and more than 908 players have worn the blue jersey, which was also white at the start.

During its epic history, the France team will have worn several jerseys that have become legendary (1984, 1998, 2018), but also experienced some comical episodes such as when it did not have the appropriate jersey to play against Hungary during of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina and had to borrow in extremis the green and white game of Kimberley, a modest club in Mar del Plata. She knew the time when there was no equipment manufacturer or even a number on the jerseys.

These developments are recounted in detail in this book. But above all, it presents, taken out for the first time from the cellars of the FFF, all the jerseys of the Blues and details their history, the number of matches during which they have been worn and all the anecdotes attached to them.

The author:

Bruno Colombari, journalist, launched the chroniclesbleues.fr website in August 2010, exclusively dedicated to the French men's football team. With nearly 200 articles published each year (statistical data, historical returns, news, interviews), it is now a reference for all those who follow the Blues. He is also co-author of "Dico des Bleus" (Marabout editions, 2017 and 2018) and in 2016 wrote a novel, "July 12", whose common thread is the 1998 World Cup final (Salto editions). Computer engineer, Matthieu Delahais launched the idea of the "Dico des Bleus" and co-wrote it (Marabout editions, 2017 and 2018). He contributes to chroniclesbleues.fr and ecofoot.fr and runs a Twitter account (@ma2thieud) since April 2018 with statistics on the France team.

Message from Stanchion:

Please note that this book is entirely in French, with no English translation available


29 x 23 cm
152 pages
November 2020