She was only one unit behind Marinette Pichon's record.
With her double during the success (7-0) in North Macedonia in qualifying for Euro 2022 on Tuesday evening, Eugenie Le Sommer became the top scorer in the history of the Blue.
With now 82 goals with the tricolor jersey, the OL striker erased the mark held since 2006 from the former center forward with 81 goals.
“She told me that she was proud that it was me who could beat this record, I am also proud,” said the 31-year-old Breton after the meeting.
It was a great player, I know what it means to beat this record.
She did so in fewer games too
(Editor's note: 112 for Pichon against 172 for Le Sommer)
The interested party made us a selection of her goals in blue, from first to last.
82 goals for the French team!
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His first goal.
“It's obviously striking, I remember it very well.
It happened quite quickly, during my second selection in 2009 in a Cyprus tournament match against Scotland.
I saw him again not long ago and realized that I had strictly no celebration.
I had kept everything to myself while inside, I was the happiest in the world.
At this point in your career, you don't even know if you'll score another goal with the Blue or even if you'll be there at the next selection, so you take advantage.
His best goal.
Against New Zealand in 2014. It's a sequence of control of the chest and recovery from the left at the entrance to the surface which ends in the top corner.
It is not a goal that "counts", because it is during a friendly match, but I made the perfect gesture.
That's the kind of thing I like to try, and now I know I'm going to do it.
I see how the ball comes in, how the defender is positioned;
it was the right thing to do at the time.
The purpose of hang up.
“At the 2015 World Cup, against Mexico.
I take a shot from one of my teammates right in the stomach and the ball ends up in the goal.
It's the only one that I did not mark on purpose, but I take it anyway
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The most reviewed goal.
“There is obviously the one against New Zealand, but I like to see my first goal of the 2019 World Cup against South Korea.
There were a lot of emotions: we played our first bad game at home in a full Parc des Princes supporting us, we talked a lot about me before the competition, I was the team's top scorer and I was coming back from injury.
It is a momentous moment.
The goal she would have liked to score.
“An acrobatic kickback against Nigeria in a friendly match.
I see the center arrive perfectly, I say to myself
OK, I try it
I jump, I stand, I shoot and it ends right on the goalie.
The easiest goal.
“I remember one against the Netherlands in 2012. I'm on a corner, the ball falls on my head while I'm on the goal line.
I nod my head, but I don't see how I could have missed it.
The goal she wants from a partner.
“That of Elise Bussaglia in 2011 in the quarter-final of the World Cup against England.
It was a strike from the left without control entering the area.
At the time, I said to myself
Wow, it's beautiful
Thanks to that, we go into extra time and we qualify for the semi-finals.
The goals of the record.
“The first is a free kick, we talked about it before the game to frame the shot at the far post, so that it goes to the bottom if no one touches it.
It worked, and I'm very happy about it.
The second is a penalty, I shoot on the right and it smiled on me.
I had more emotion on the second because it was the record broken.
I am proud, even if it is not an end for me.
His last goal in blue.
“If all goes well, I'll give myself four or five years to play.
It could be at the 2023 World Cup, but I'm not the only decision maker.
I know I'm closer to the end than the beginning, but I don't spend my time wondering when the end of my career will come.