On this page you will find all the latest French Nike football kits, including for the Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand in 2023 and the one used by the 2022 World Cup finalist.
France Home Kit
2022/23 France Home Shirt
France go into the 2022 World Cup with a navy Nike home shirt. It has a clean application of the base colour, with the metallic gold logos and the mini France flag strip on the outer side of the sleeve cuffs the other colour details. In additional, a subtle and tonal leaf pattern decorates the collar and cuffs.
France play their home games in kit of blue shirts, white shorts and red socks, hence their nickname of les blues. The shirts are part of one of the more successful European football sides, which has boasted household names such as Fabien Barthez, Eric Cantona, Didier Deschamps, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Michel Platini, Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane pulling on the blue shirt.
2020/21 France Home Shirt
The Nike France 2020-21 home kit has a base of alternating wide navy blue bands and relatively narrow royal blue stripes, a design inspired by the home kit of the Zidane-led French squad that won the 1998 World Cup. The shirt has a ribbed round collar that is dark blue. Punctuating the look of the latest French home kit is the visible singular red stripe across the chest. Just above the red line are the white swoosh and white Les Bleus symbols.
Men’s France Shirt
France’s home kits have always been blue. Arguably the most famous of these blue French home shirts were the ones used in 1998 and 2018 for the FIFA World Cups, both of which were won by France.
Reflecting on this winning culture, both the lighter shade of blue of the 1998 kit and the darker one on the 2018 feature heavily on the striped pattern design of the 2020 home shirt.
Children’s France Kit
The France national youth side represents age groups at U20, U-19, U-18, U-17 and U-16 youth teams. At the U-16, U-17, U-19 and U-20 levels there are EURO Championships and World Cups.
The nickname of the side are Les Bleuets or The Blueberries. Clairefontaine is a football centre focused on developing and training French football players. Notable players to have come out of this academy include Nicolas Anelka, Theirry Henry, Louis Saha, Hatem Ben Arfa and William Gallas.
France Women’s Kit
Les Bleues tapped into their beginnings for the visuals on their home kit. The primary strip furthermore projected light blue and lilac hues, colours that celebrated the pioneer’s of women’s football in France. Specifically, the colours represented the kits worn by the teams during the 1920s.
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Women’s 2022 France Home Shirt
The France national team for the Women’s Euro 2022 wore a vibrant blue base for its home shirt. The jersey essentially reversed the trend of using a deeper shade of blue in recent kits. However, there were still navy applications, most prominently on the all-over artistic graphic inspired by flowers. Nike was the kit maker of the 2022 France Womens home jersey.
French World Cup and Euro Kits
World Cup 2022 – France entered the Qatar World Cup with a navy home shirt and a predominantly white away one. The former has a clean application, with a subtle leaf pattern (oak leaves and olive branches) on the sleeve cuffs and collar to signify peace, strength, and solidarity. The latter served as a canvas for the faded graphics depicting the key moments of French History. Defending champions at that time, the nation easily topped Group D of the qualifications to book a spot in the first ever winter World Cup, giving themselves a chance to go for back-to-back.
World Cup 2018 – 20 years since their first World Cup title, France secured its second one in the Russia World Cup. It was a memorable one for Kylian Mbappe, not only because of the title, but also because his goal in the finals against Croatia was the first teenage goal since Pele’s in 1958. The home kit back then was a navy shirt with a royal blue draped design along the raglan sleeves. The said design had ragged rays that provided a glowing effect when the shirt was viewed from afar. The away kit was mostly white with pieces of red and blue speckle stitchings all over the shirt.
World Cup 2014 – Didier Deschamps’ first World Cup as the manager of the national team ended with a quarterfinals finish, losing 1-0 to eventual champions Germany. However, the strength and unity infused by the 1998 World Cup winning-captain to the squad spilled over to the succeeding Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 teams, as evidenced by their performances. France outfits for the World Cup 2014 included a dark navy home shirt that had a white polo collar for a smart and sophisticated look. The secondary shirt was white with light grey narrow horizontal hoops across the body and the sleeves.
World Cup 2010 – 2010 was a year to forget as far as the France national team was concerned. It was marked by poor performances, a group stage exit, and a controversy when the players boycotted their training before the final group game. Prior to the said boycott, striker Nikolas Anelka was dismissed from the national team after a heated argument with then manager Raymond Domenech during the half-time of their loss to Mexico. During the said world Cup, Les Blues wore a a dark blue home shirt that featured chevron-like striping pattern (clustered red ones on the top followed by evenly-spaced singular whites), broadly interrupted toward the middle, on the front. The alternate strip featured vertical pinstripes of blue and red and the tricolour forming around the shoulders and outer side of the sleeve cuffs, all against a white base.
World Cup 2006 – So near yet so far! A heart-breaker of a World Cup started with a legend coming out of retirement and leading his team towards the Finals, only for that same player to be sent-off and, along with him, the momentum of the team in the championship match. Zinedine Zidane’s headbutting Marco Materazzi’s chest proved to be one of the catalyst in France losing the title to Italy. Wearing their white away shirt with red curvy trims on the front side, tricolour stripes on the sleeves, and a highlight ribbed, blue-to-red ribbed stretched band graphic around the chest, Zidane walked past the trophy after getting sent-off, an iconic moment in 2006 that summed up the nation’s fate in the tournament. Apart from that shortfall, France performed well, alternatively wearing their primary shirt of royal blue with the same red trims and white sleeve stripes in this case.
World Cup 2002 – The nation was one of the favourites in 2002 given their streak of major tournament titles (WC ’98, Euro 2000, and Confederations Cup ’01). However, talisman Zinedine Zidane’s training injury proved to be decisive, causing France to follow Brazil ’68 in the list of reigning World Cup champions getting eliminated in the first round of the succeeding tournamanent. The team wore its traditional colours of blue home (a bright royal blue shade for that matter) and white away shirts. Aside from the tricolour sleeve stripes, another common point among the kits was the curved mesh panel at the sides of the body.
World Cup 1998 – The immortal kits of 1998 that inspired the design of later kits saw France’s strips designed with horizontal stripes on the front, with a thick one topping out the thin ones below it (this by themselves were an inspiration from the 1984 design). The said stripes were red and white on the blue home shirt, and blue and red on the white away jersey. Securing the nation’s first-ever World Cup against defending champions Brazil no less, and doing it in front of the home crowd, immediately elevated the shirts to cult-status.
World Cup 1986 – Despite getting the status of favourites at the back of their Euro, Olympics, and Artemio Franchi titles in ’84,France had a dejavu in the World Cup 1986, getting beaten by West Germany in the semifinals (the same ending they had in the 1982 World Cup. Their kits at that time were pretty much minimalistic, with the other national colours forming a striping pattern along the seams of the sleeves for the blue home and white away shirts. Broad white polo collar with non-buttoned narrow and shallow v-neckline completed the look of the jerseys. Appearance of France kits in the World Cup happened next in the victorious 1998 tournament.
World Cup 1982 – France’s 1982 World Cup will always be remembered for the Magic Square of Tigana, Platini, Giresse, and Fernandez, and the nation’s semifinal against West Germany, one of the greatest World Cup matches of all time that featured drama, controversies, and, above all, goals. The notable design of the ’82 kits were the pinstripes of contrasting national colours that made them visible on the blue primary and white secondary strips.
World Cup 1978 – Platini’s era with the national team in the World Cup started with a first round exit. It was a bit of a disappointment considering the nation’s winning streak heading into the tournament and the fact that it was a return of some sort, with their last appearance being the World Cup ’66. Kits back then sported long sleeves, where France’s jerseys at that time, both the blue home and white away, showcased a tricolour striping running down the full length.
Les Bleus’ or France are one of the strongest European nations and they wear dark blue shirts with white shorts and red socks reflecting the country’s flag and the shirts are manufactured by Nike. The away shirt is white with blue and red lateral stripes. The nation currently have several household names in their roster including Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Oliver Giroud, Raphael Varane, Hugo Lloris and Kylian Mbappe.
The French national football team played their first international against Belgium in Brussels on the 1st May 1904 ending in a 3-3 draw. France play their home games in the 80,000 capacity Stade de France, North of Paris, France.
France have hosted the tournament twice, once in 1938 and once in 1998, where they won the tournament for the first time and where Zinedine Zidane was named Player of the Tournament. 20 years later, France was back as the number 1 football team in the world thanks to goals from the likes of Griezmann, Pogba, and Mbappe. Lilian Thuram and Thierry Henry, both part of the successful 1998 French team, remains as the most capped player and top goal scorer respectively.
France Kits at European Championships
Euro 2020 – France powered through the qualifying stage and topped the Group H with a win-draw-lose record of 8-1-1. They are under Group F for the tournament proper together with Hungary, Germany, and Portugal, their co-finalist who beat them last Euro 2016. Nike, France’s kit manufacturer, designed the home kit with a dark blue base coupled with horizontal blue stripes and a prominent red chest stripe. The marinière design takes it lead from the Zidane-led, title-winning 1998 World Cup squad. On the other hand, the predominantly white away shirt is classy and minimalistic, only filled with blue logos and side stripes coloured after the national flag.
Euro 2016 – Acting as hosts for the Euro 2016 tournament, France automoatically qualified for the said European competition. They posed as one of the favourites to lift the prestigious trophy through an impressive squad including Paul Pogba, Oliver Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and Hugo Lloris among many more. And they could had done it if not for the spirited performance of the CR7-led Portuguese squad. For Les Bleus 2016 Euro participation, Nike opted to go for tradition, selecting blue for the home kit and white for the away strip. A darker tone colours the sleeves of the home shirt, while that of the away had red for the left and blue for the right.
Euro 2012 – Euro 2012 marked an important occasion for France and their football shirts worn within International football due to a newly signed contract with kit manufacturers Nike to take over from France’ long-term relationship with adidas. Nike took to their stride from the get-go by producing a wonderfully aesthetic home shirt consisting of two tones of blue to create a classy modern hooped design with an equally luxurious polo-neck collar. In equally French-chic fashion, their away shirt was again beautifully created by Nike through a pure white base-coat with black pinstriped sleeve cuffs and traditional polo-neck collar.
Euro 2008 – Maintaining France’s classic home look saw long-serving kit manufacturer adidas hand the national team a modernistic shirt of royal blue which incorporated a waved hoop design in red and glossy blue. Finishing touches of the home shirt saw French flag colours used to create adidas three-stripes running down the sleeves. Matching the same kit design as the home shirt, France’s away look stole the headlines due to the option for a striking red colour-way to be installed to take over from the usual understated white base-coat.
Euro 2004 – Defending champions France, again arrived at the European Championship’s with headline players of Zidane, Vieira, and Henry of whom showcased adidas’ revolutionary home shirt which featured a breathable mesh within the composition to offer a constant lightweight make-up. Both the home and away strips matched in terms of shirt design however possessed alternate colour-ways of royal blue for the home look whereas a trademark white away shirt was implemented.
Euro 2000 – Arriving at the 2000 European Championship’s within the Netherlands and Belgium, France arguably possessed the most talented squad of the competition with stars such as Zidane, Deschamps, Lillian Thuram, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry of whom pulled on a purist home shirt of predominantly royal blue with a striking red hoop running across the chest. In keeping with the minimalistic design, France’ away shirt possessed a pure white base with a traditional polo-neck collar and French flag-inspired touches of red and blue. The stunning styling of France’s kit design by adidas saw the club hold aloft the prestigious trophy after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Italy.
Euro 1996 – Arguably France’ most iconic home shirt in history took to the English pitches at Euro ’96 with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps, Marcel Desailly, and Youri Djorkaeff adorning the trademark ‘Les Bleus’ look. Consisting of a royal blue base which possessed a dazzling sparkle, the home shirt featured flashes of red and white on the chest panel and classic polo-neck collar which also incorporated a unique lacing system. Opting for a different template for the away shirt within the European Championship competition saw a nostalgic white base used with French red and blue running down the sleeves and body of the shirt, whilst an intricate v-neck collar completed the design.
Euro 1992 – Failing to qualify for previous editions of the UEFA European Championship’s, France progressed into the final stages of the competition held in Sweden possessing the wonderfully gifted players of Emmanuel Petit, Jean-Pierre Papin, Didier Deschamps, and Eric Cantona. Wearing a unique home shirt which maintained the trademark French blue base-coat, the look was transformed through a distinctive sleeve design incorporating the white and red to emulate the national flag in a block pattern. Using the same kit template as the home shirt, France’ alternative look reversed the colour-way to a white base-coat with complementary touches of red and blue to be used if a potential kit clash issue arose.
Euro 1984 – Acting as the host nation for Euro ’84 saw the French team possessing a star-studded squad including the legendary midfield duo of Michel Platini and Alain Giresse. With the likes of the aforementioned players alongside their talented team-mates, France managed to lift the illustrious trophy in front of their adorning home fans wearing a wonderfully aesthetic home shirt consisting of a royal blue base with modernistic white hoops and further flashes of red to create a patriotic display. Matching the home kit template, created by adidas, France’s away shirt reversed the colour-way to showcase a beautifully crisp white look with complementary touches of red and blue.
Euro 1960 – Appearing in the 1960 European tournament for the inaugural edition of the competition, France showcased their trademark look the footballing world has become accustomed too through a rich royal blue home shirt featuring a classic polo-neck collar. Acting as an away shirt for the tournament saw the French team issued a clean white base with patriotic red and blue trim to match the national flag at the crew-neck collar and sleeve cuffs.