French Guiana 2021-22 Home (L. BAAL #10) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Nike French Guiana national team 2021-22 home jersey featuring the name and number of star defender and captain Ludovic Baal.
French Guiana is an overseas department of France located on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. French Guiana are not eligible to be a member of FIFA, although they are a CONCACAF member and therefore are able to enter CONCACAF tournaments. The region has a long footballing history, with their first international match played in 1936 and the local football federation established in 1962. French Guiana did not join CONCACAF as a full member until 2013, but have been members of the Caribbean Football Union since 1978 and have regularly competed in the Caribbean Cup. Following their entry into CONCACAF and increased recruitment of France-based players, the national team has improved immensely over the past decade, culminating in a third-place finish at the 2017 Caribbean Cup and qualification for the 2017 Gold Cup.
Ludovic Baal is one of the highest-profile players to have represented French Guiana at international level, with the 35-year-old veteran having had a prolific club career playing with a range of Ligue 1 & 2 teams in France. Baal was born in Cayenne, the capital city of French Guiana and moved to the France mainland at a young age, where he came through the famous youth system at Le Mans. He made his senior Ligue 1 debut at Le Mans in 2007 and stayed with the club when they were relegated in 2010 before joining fellow Ligue 2 side Lens in 2011. Baal performed strongly throughout his 4 seasons at Lens and played a key role in their promotion back to Ligue 1 for the 2014-15 season. After another solid season, he signed with Ligue 1 club Rennes in 2015, where he remained until joining Brest for the 2019-20 season. At international level, Baal has been a regular member of the French Guiana squad since debuting in 2012. He has won 13 caps and scored 3 goals for French Guiana, with the defender being given the captaincy in recent years.