The Observer/The Guardian, UK
April 4 2004

The United Nations of France

Where the players are from


Lilian Thuram
Born: 1/1/1972 Point--Pitre, Guadeloupe, West Indies
Club: Juventus
Caps:87

Thierry Henry
Born:17/8/1977 Paris, France
Origin: Guadeloupe Club: Arsenal
Caps: 49


Mikael Silvestre
Born: 9/8/1977 Chambray-les-Tours, France
Origin: Guadeloupe
Club: Man United
Caps:25


Bixente Lizarazu
Born: 9/12/1969 St-Jean-de-Luz, France
Origin: Basque
Club: Bayern Munich
Caps:84


Robert Pires
Born: 29/1/1973 Reims, France
Origin: Father Portuguese, mother Spanish
Club: Arsenal
Caps:57


David Trezeguet
Born: 15/10/1977 Rouen, France
Origin: Father Argentine, mother French
Club: Juventus
Caps: 43


Marcel Desailly
Born: 7/9/1968 Accra, Ghana
Club: Chelsea
Caps:106


Olivier Kapo
Born: 27/9/1980 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Club: Auxerre
Caps:8


Christian Karembeu
Born: 3/12/1970 Lifou, New Caledonia
Club: Olympiakos
Caps: 50


Zinedine Zidane
Born: 23/6/1972 Marseille, France
Origin: Parents from Algeria
Club: Real Madrid
Caps: 82


Patrick Vieira
Born: 23/6/1976 Dakar, Senegal
Club: Arsenal
Caps:62


Jean-Alain Boumsong
Born: 12/14/1979 Douala, Cameroon
Club: Auxerre
Caps:4


Claude Makelele
Born: 18/2/1973 Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo
Club: Chelsea
Caps: 26


Youri Djorkaeff
Born: 9/3/1968 Lyon, France
Origin: Armenian
Club: Bolton Wanderers
Caps: 82