Euro 2024: Africa's Contribution to French Team Success

Euro 2024 French Team: Embracing Multiculturalism and Talent | GSB

The Euro 2024 competition, scheduled to take place in Germany from June 14 to July 14, is projected to showcase not only exceptional football talent but also the beautiful cultural diversity that enriches the modern game. This is particularly evident in France’s Euro 2024 squad, where a remarkable 15 players boast African heritage. These players bring a unique blend of skills, experiences, and playing styles to the French national team, significantly enhancing its overall strength and tactical versatility.

France’s Euro 2024 Squad: A Tapestry of Talent

Presence of players from an African background illustrates how diverse France is as a country. These footballers each contribute different styles, backgrounds, and abilities to them, which make it stronger and more versatile. The multinational nature of such a setup leads to many strategies within various capabilities hence raising quality standards among all participants.

Africa: The Home of Football Talent

Africa has long been the epicenter of football talent, heavily influencing French football. African diaspora players are passionate and enthusiastic, inspiring both teammates and spectators. Their accomplishment is a source of pride for African communities in France and around the world, demonstrating that football can be a powerful instrument for integration and social progress. These players, who have profound African roots, exemplify African football’s depth and diversity. The continent, widely regarded as the birthplace of football talent, continues to develop and influence the global football landscape through its numerous prodigies.

List of French Players of African Origin in Euro 2024

Here is the list of French team players for Euro 2024 with African origins:

  • Kylian Mbappé (Cameroon/Algeria)
  • Ousmane Dembélé (Mali/Mauritania)
  • N’Golo Kanté (Mali)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (DR Congo)
  • Ferland Mendy (Senegal)
  • Youssouf Fofana (Ivory Coast)
  • Aurélien Tchouaméni (Cameroon)
  • Ibrahima Konaté (Mali)
  • Jules Koundé (Benin)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Angola/DRC)
  • William Saliba (Cameroon)
  • Bradley Barcola (Togo)
  • Brice Samba (Congo-Brazzaville)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Kingsley Coman (Guinea/Guadeloupe)


Euro 2024 seeks to capture the essence of football that it is; exciting, diverse and deeply human. What is more, French football’s African influence shows that Africa has been continuously propelling and shaping worldwide soccer thereby revealing that this continent remains a great pool of talent and enthusiasm for the world’s most popular sport.