With 51 goals in 123 appearances for the national team, Thierry Henry is France’s all-time leading scorer.

Previous record-holders such as Michel Platini (41) and Just Fontaine (30) were left in the former Arsenal striker’s wake as he racked up the goals during a 13-year international career.

Nor is Henry’s record likely to come under threat any time soon. After all, Karim Benzema – the highest scorer among the Brazil-bound Bleus squad – currently has just 19, leaving him 32 adrift of his prolific predecessor.