Which France stars have made the biggest European impact?

Do Antoine Griezmann, Raphaël Varane or Hugo Lloris make it into our lists of France's top UEFA competition performers?

Which France stars have made the biggest European impact?
Which France stars have made the biggest European impact? ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a French player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

115: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)
111: Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus)
104: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
96: Claude Makelele (Nantes, Real Madrid, Chelsea)
87: Mikaël Silvestre (Internazionale, Manchester United, Arsenal, Werder Bremen)
85: Gaël Clichy (Arsenal, Manchester City, İstanbul Başakşehir)
83: Florent Malouda (Lyon, Chelsea)
82: Franck Ribéry (Bayern München)
82: Robert Pirès (Marseille, Arsenal, Villarreal)
82: Zinédine Zidane (Juventus, Real Madrid)

Top-scoring French players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

France's top #UCL scorer Karim Benzema
France's top #UCL scorer Karim Benzema©Getty Images

56: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
51: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)
32: David Trezeguet (Monaco, Juventus)
28: Jean-Pierre Papin (Marseille, Milan, Bayern)
20: Nicolas Anelka (Paris, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe, Bolton, Juventus)
18: Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad, Atlético Madrid)
17:
Michel Platini (Saint-Étienne, Juventus)
17: Franck Ribéry (Bayern München)
15: Robert Pirès (Marseille, Arsenal, Villarreal)
15: Sylvain Wiltord (Bordeaux, Arsenal, Lyon)

Most appearances by French players in UEFA club competition*

Claude Makélélé and Zinédine Zidane
Claude Makélélé and Zinédine Zidane©Getty Images

140: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona)
134: Claude Makelele (Nantes, Celta Vigo, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Paris)
124: Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus, Marseille)
122: Zinédine Zidane (Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid)
117: Robert Pirès (Metz, Marseille, Arsenal, Villarreal)
113: Lilian Thuram (Monaco, Parma, Juventus, Barcelona)
110: Franck Ribéry (Marseille, Bayern München)
107: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
104: Patrick Vieira (Cannes, Arsenal, Juventus, Internazionale, Manchester City)
99: Bixente Lizarazu (Bordeaux, Bayern)

Top-scoring French players in UEFA club competition*

Jean-Pierre Papin in 1991
Jean-Pierre Papin in 1991©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

59: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona)
56: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
40: Jean-Pierre Papin (Club Brugge, Marseille, Milan, Bayern)
37: David Trezeguet (Monaco, Juventus)
30: Michel Platini (Saint-Étienne, Juventus)
28: Nicolas Anelka (Paris, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Fenerbahçe, Bolton, Chelsea, Juventus)
28: Kevin Gameiro (Strasbourg, Paris, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid)
25:
Djibril Cissé (Auxerre, Liverpool, Marseille, Panathinaikos, Lazio, Kuban Krasnodar)
24: Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad, Atlético Madrid)
24:
Franck Ribéry (Marseille, Bayern)
24: Stéphane Guivarc'h (Auxerre, Rennes, Newcastle)

Notable French firsts

Madrid crowned first winners
Madrid crowned first winners

First French team to appear in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Stade de Reims (lost 4-3 v Real Madrid, 1956)

First Frenchman to win European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Raymond Kopa (Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina, 1957)

First French team to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Marseille 1-0 Milan, 1993

First French player to score in a UEFA Champions League final
Basile Boli (Marseille 1-0 Milan, 1993)

First/only French club to win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Paris 1-0 Austria Wien (1996)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

**played at least one minute