Having spent the entirety of his career in France, goalkeeper Mickael Landreau set the all-time record for Ligue 1 appearances on 4 December last year. Throughout his years in the game, he has won admiration for his spectacular saves and rapid reflexes, and he has also foiled many a forward from the penalty spot. His talent was evident at a young age, and Landreau made his top-flight debut for Nantes at 17, before tying down a first-team place and being awarded the captain's armband. He also played a central role as Les Canaris lifted a pair of French Cups in 1999 and 2000 and clinched the league title in 2001.

Landreau enjoyed his first international call-ups during his time at Nantes, but with Fabien Barthez and Gregory Coupet ahead of him in the queue, his opportunities were limited. He thus travelled to UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ as France's third-choice custodian, and after the latter tournament he left Nantes for Paris Saint-Germain. Landreau clinched the 2008 French League Cup during his three years in the capital, but even greater successes lay ahead at Lille, where he won a league and cup double in 2011.

Wearing the gloves for Bastia since 2012, Landreau returned to the France fold under Didier Deschamps after a five-year absence, though he remains third in the pecking order behind Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda.