Sandrine Soubeyrand, a former French international who became the coach of the French U17 women’s team, responsible for the French women’s centres and part of the National Technical Directorate of the French Football Federation. The most capped player in the French national team (198 caps), she mainly played for Juvisy (2000-2014). The former midfielder and soul of the club scored 43 goals in 288 matches for the Essonne-based club.
On 28 October 2008, during the France-Estonia match, the French team captain celebrated her 143rd cap, becoming the record holder of more caps than Lilian Thuram. On 29 January 2013, she was awarded the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the Minister of Sport at the time, Madame Fourneyron, in Evry. After her career as a footballer, Noël Le Graet, as soon as he was elected, recruited Sandrine Soubeyrand to become an integral part of the French Football Federation’s National Technical Directorate and thus develop women’s football in France thanks to her knowledge and expertise.