For the last gathering of the Blues in 2020, Didier Deschamps summoned for the first time Marcus Thuram (23), the Borussia Mönchengladbach striker and son of the former international defender Lilian. In the past, only six father-son pairs have worn the France A team jersey.
Jean Gallice, 71 years old, has a selection in 1975, for a goal. His father, René, a former resistance fighter who died in 1999, had once been called to the midfield in 1951.
Patrice Rio, 72 years old, famous central defender of FC Nantes, has honored 17 selections and participated in particular in the Argentine World Cup (1978). His father, Roger, who died in 1999, had been summoned 18 times to the Blues and scored 4 goals.
Julien Stopyra, who disappeared in January 2015 at the age of 82, was international for a friendly match in 1960 (Switzerland-France, 6-2), when he was playing at ES Troyes AC. His son Yannick, also a striker, wore the blue jersey 33 times, from 1980 to 1988, and scored 11 goals. Highlights: victory in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup and a third place at the 1986 World Cup.
Guy Sénac, died in January 2019 at the age of 85, was twice selected in 1960 and 1961 when he played at RC Paris. His son Didier, a defender like him and notably past RC Lens, had one more selection between 1984 and 1987. He was crowned Olympic champion in the summer of 1984 in Los Angeles under the orders of Henri Michel.
Pierre Pleimelding, 60 years old, ex-striker, played a unique friendly match in Blue against Spain in 1978. His father, René, known as “Ploum”, who died in 1998, had also been called up once, in 1951.
The Djorkaeff father and son are the most capped. Jean, 81, former defender, had 47 capes between 1964 and 1972. Youri, 52, totaled 82 selections over the period 1993-2002 with the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and then the 2001 Confederations Cup to his list. .
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