Perfect 10s: Haaland, Messi, Mbappe & the 14 players to have earned rare 10/10 rating from L’Equipe

The first players to record perfect 10s were French starlets Sauzee and Martini. After a goalless first-leg draw with Greece in the European Under-21 Championship final, Les Bleus welcomed their opponents to Besancon and secured a famous victory.

Sauzee was instrumental, netting a fine brace, while Martini made a string of great saves to keep his side in front.

The pair would go on to have storied careers, with the former racking up over 500 league appearances and scoring 102 goals from defence and midfield. Martini would become a club legend at Auxerre and progress to senior football at international level before becoming France’s goalkeeping coach.

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