Burkina Faso national football team

The Burkina Faso national football team (French: Équipe de football du Burkina Faso), represents Burkina Faso in men's international football and is controlled by the Burkinabé Football Federation. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso. They finished fourth in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament. Their best ever finish in the tournament was the 2013 edition, reaching the final.

Burkina Faso
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Étalons
(The Stallions)
AssociationBurkinabé Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachHubert Velud
CaptainBertrand Traoré
Most capsCharles Kaboré (102)
Top scorerMoumouni Dagano (34)[1]
Home stadiumStade du 4-Août
FIFA codeBFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Increase 1 (6 October 2022)[2]
Highest35 (April–May 2017)
Lowest127 (December 1993)
First international
 Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon 
(Tananarive, Madagascar; 14 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Upper Volta 5–1 Liberia 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 27 December 1961)
 Burkina Faso 4–0 Mozambique 
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 7 June 2003)
 Burkina Faso 4–0 Namibia 
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 26 March 2011)
 Burkina Faso 4–0 Ethiopia 
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 25 January 2013)
 Burkina Faso 4–0 Niger 
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 23 March 2013)
 Burkina Faso 5–1 Swaziland 
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 10 January 2015)
 Burkina Faso 4–0 Cape Verde 
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 14 November 2017)
 Djibouti 0–4 Burkina Faso 
(Marrakesh, Morocco; 8 October 2021)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta 
(Oran, Algeria; 30 August 1981)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances12 (first in 1978)
Best resultRunners-up, 2013

HistoryEdit

Their first international match was played on April 13, 1960, in the Jeux de la Communauté in Madagascar and ended with a 5–4 victory against Gabon.

Africa Cup of NationsEdit

The country made their first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978, but it was not until 1996 that they returned to the biennial tournament. They subsequently qualified for five consecutive tournaments between 1996 and 2004, reaching the semi-finals under coach Philippe Troussier when the tournament was held on home soil in 1998.[4]

Burkina Faso played in Group B of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations alongside Ghana and Ivory Coast in a three-team group due to Togo's withdrawal. Although they drew their first match against Ivory Coast and needed just a draw against Ghana to progress, the Burkinabe lost 1–0 and failed to qualify for the knock-out stage of the tournament.[5] Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte.[6] Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012.[7] Burkina Faso finished first of their group, but lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[8]

They team would earn third place at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

World Cup qualifyingEdit

Burkina Faso first entered the World Cup in the 1978 qualifying tournament, beating Mauritania in the preliminary round before losing 1–3 against Ivory Coast. They next entered World Cup qualifying in 1990, losing in the first round to Libya 2–3. Burkina Faso withdrew from the 1994 competition but returned in 1998, beating Mauritania again to make it to the final qualifying group stage, however they failed to obtain a single point, finishing bottom of their group. They beat Ethiopia in 2002 to again make it to the qualifying group stage, but did not advance, only winning one game against Malawi.

The team had a strong showing in the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, reaching the final round of qualifying where it faced Algeria. It won 3–2 in Ouagadougou, but lost 1–0 in Blida. Despite the 3-3 aggregate, Burkina Faso narrowly missed out on the 2014 World Cup due to the away goals rule.

NicknameEdit

The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga.[9] Supporters of the team at times include a percussion band, which often mimics the sounds of galloping horses at matches.

Recent schedule and resultsEdit

The following is a list of match results from the previous twelve months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021Edit

30 December Friendly Mauritania   0–0   Burkina Faso

2022Edit

2 January Friendly Burkina Faso   3–0   Gabon
9 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon   2–1   Burkina Faso Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Aboubakar   40' (pen.), 45+3' (pen.)
Report
Stadium: Olembe Stadium
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
13 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cape Verde   0–1   Burkina Faso Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 Report
Stadium: Olembe Stadium
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)
29 January 2021 AFCON QF Burkina Faso   1–0   Tunisia Garoua, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
2 February 2021 AFCON SF Burkina Faso   1–3   Senegal Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
5 February 2021 AFCON 3rd Burkina Faso   3–3
(3–5 p)
  Cameroon Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)
Penalties
24 March Friendly Kosovo   5–0   Burkina Faso Pristina, Kosovo
Aliti   3'
Selmani   23'
Vojvoda   53'
Rashica   68'
Domgjoni   75'
Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (Albania)
29 March Friendly Belgium   3–0   Burkina Faso Brussels, Belgium
20:45 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Referee: Dennis Higler (Netherlands)
7 June 2023 AFCON qualification Eswatini   1–3   Burkina Faso Johannesburg, South Africa
15:00
Report
Stadium: FNB Stadium
Referee: Easter Zimba (Malawi)
23 September Friendly Burkina Faso   1–0   DR Congo Rabat, Morocco
Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
27 September Friendly Burkina Faso   2–1   Comoros Casablanca, Morocco
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Report
Stadium: TBD
19 November Friendly Ivory Coast   1–2   Burkina Faso Marrakesh, Morocco

2023Edit

Coaching historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • The following players were called up for the friendly match.[10]
  • Match dates: 19 November 2022
  • Opposition:   Ivory Coast
  • Caps and goals correct as of: 23 September 2022, after the match against   DR Congo.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hervé Koffi (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 26) 47 0   Charleroi
1GK Hillel Konaté (1994-12-28) 28 December 1994 (age 27) 0 0   Valenciennes
1GK Kilian Nikiema (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 19) 2 0   ADO Den Haag

2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 31) 62 6   RS Berkane
2DF Nasser Djiga (2002-11-15) 15 November 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Nîmes
2DF Adama Fofana (1999-05-16) 16 May 1999 (age 23) 1 0   Dijon
2DF Issa Kaboré (2001-05-12) 12 May 2001 (age 21) 29 2   Marseille
2DF Adamo Nagalo (2002-09-22) 22 September 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Nordsjælland
2DF Edmond Tapsoba (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 23) 32 0   Bayer Leverkusen
2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 29) 71 1   Aris Limassol

3MF Stephane Aziz Ki (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 26) 5 1   Yanga
3MF Cedric Badolo (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 24) 4 0   Sheriff Tiraspol
3MF Abdoul Bandaogo (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 24) 6 0   Trofense
3MF Trova Boni (1999-12-21) 21 December 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Belenenses SAD
3MF Abdoul Guiebre (1997-07-17) 17 July 1997 (age 25) 4 0   Reggiana
3MF Ismahila Ouédraogo (1999-11-05) 5 November 1999 (age 23) 15 0   PAOK
3MF Gustavo Sangaré (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 26) 21 2   Quevilly-Rouen
3MF Blati Touré (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 28) 35 1   Pyramids

4FW Hassane Bandé (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 24) 23 2   Amiens
4FW Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 26) 41 4   Ajaccio
4FW Dango Ouattara (2002-02-11) 11 February 2002 (age 20) 10 4   Lorient
4FW Djibril Ouattara (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 23) 9 2   RS Berkane
4FW Abdoul Tapsoba (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 21) 15 4   Standard Liège
4FW Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 27) 68 15   İstanbul Başakşehir

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Burkina Faso in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aboubacar Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 33) 18 0   Kadiogo v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
GK Nourdine Balora (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 29) 0 0   Namungo v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
GK Farid Ouédraogo (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 25) 6 0   Vita Club v.   Belgium, 29 March 2022

DF Dylan Ouédraogo (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 24) 2 0   OH Leuven v.   Comoros, 27 September 2022
DF Soumaïla Ouattara (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 27) 10 0   Hobro v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
DF Cheick-Omar Ouedraogo (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 26) 0 0   ASFA Yennenga v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
DF Oula Abass Traoré (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 27) 7 0 Free agent v.   Belgium, 29 March 2022
DF Patrick Malo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 30) 23 0   Qadsia 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Hermann Nikiéma (1988-11-30) 30 November 1988 (age 34) 5 1   AS Douanes 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

MF Dramane Salou (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 24) 2 0   Noah v.   Comoros, 27 September 2022
MF Mamady Bangré (2001-06-15) 15 June 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Quevilly-Rouen v.   Comoros, 27 September 2022
MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 34) 42 0   Qingdao Hainiu v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
MF Abdul Yabré (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 27) 1 0   Carpi v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
MF Abdoul Yoda (2000-12-20) 20 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Hobro v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
MF Bryan Dabo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 30) 19 2   Aris v.   Belgium, 29 March 2022
MF Saïdou Simporé (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 30) 13 1   Al Ittihad 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Dramane Nikièma (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 34) 7 0   Horoya 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

FW Abou Ouattara (1999-12-26) 26 December 1999 (age 22) 10 0   Sheriff Tiraspol v.   Comoros, 27 September 2022
FW Lamine Ouattara (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 24) 1 0   JS Kabylie v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
FW Joffrey Bazié (2003-10-27) 27 October 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Lille v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
FW Ousseni Bouda (2000-04-28) 28 April 2000 (age 22) 0 0   San Jose Earthquakes v.   Eswatini, 7 June 2022
FW Abdel Zagré (2004-03-09) 9 March 2004 (age 18) 1 0   Sion v.   Belgium, 29 March 2022
FW Eric Traoré (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 26) 15 1   ENPPI 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Mohamed Konaté (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 24) 16 2   Akhmat Grozny 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Zakaria Sanogo (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 25) 26 1   JS Kabylie 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Lassina Traoré (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 21) 17 7   Shakhtar Donetsk 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Kouamé Botué (2002-08-07) 7 August 2002 (age 20) 3 0   Ajaccio 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Notes
  • WD = Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
  • INJ = Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.
  • RET = Player has retired from international football.
  • SUS = Suspended from the national team.

RecordsEdit

As of 7 June 2022[11]
Players in bold are still active with Burkina Faso.

Most appearancesEdit

 
Charles Kaboré has the most appearances for Burkina Faso with 102.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Charles Kaboré 102 4 2006–present
2 Jonathan Pitroipa 84 19 2006–2019
3 Moumouni Dagano 83 34 1998–2013
Bakary Koné 83 0 2006–2019
5 Aristide Bancé 79 24 2003–2019
6 Steeve Yago 70 1 2013–present
7 Saïdou Panandétiguiri 66 2 2002–2013
Bertrand Traoré 66 13 2011–present
9 Alain Traoré 65 21 2006–present
10 Issoufou Dayo 62 6 2012–present

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Moumouni Dagano has the most goals for Burkina Faso with 34.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Moumouni Dagano 34 83 0.41 1998–2013
2 Aristide Bancé 24 79 0.3 2003–2019
3 Alain Traoré 21 65 0.32 2006–present
4 Jonathan Pitroipa 19 84 0.23 2006–2019
5 Mamadou Zongo 13 30 0.43 1996–2013
Préjuce Nakoulma 13 53 0.25 2012–present
Bertrand Traoré 13 66 0.2 2011–present
8 Amadou Touré 10 30 0.33 1998–2006
Oumar Barro 10 48 0.21 1996–2003
10 Lassina Traoré 7 17 0.41 2017–present
Alassane Ouédraogo 7 33 0.21 1998–2007

Competition recordsEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Appearances: 0
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Played as   Upper Volta
  1930 Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978 Did not qualify
  1982 Did not enter
Played as   Burkina Faso
  1986 Did not enter
  1990 Did not qualify
  1994 Withdrew during qualifying
  1998 Did not qualify
    2002
  2006
  2010
  2014
  2018
  2022
      2026 To be determined
Total 0/22

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 December 2022. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
  4. ^ "Burkina Faso fancy their chances". BBC Sport. 16 January 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Burkina Faso 0–1 Ghana". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Mba's wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  9. ^ Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
  10. ^ "Liste des Étalons qui vont défier les Éléphants de la Côte d'Ivoire le 19 novembre à Marrakech au Maroc" (in French). Fédération Burkinabè de Football - Facebook. 10 November 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  11. ^ Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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