Burkina Faso national football team
The Burkina Faso national football team (French: Équipe nationale 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.
|Nickname(s)||Les Étalons |
|Association||Burkinabé Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Kamou Malo|
|Most caps||Charles Kaboré (102)|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (34)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|Current||60 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||35 (April–May 2017)|
|Lowest||127 (December 1993)|
| Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon |
(Tananarive, Madagascar; 14 April 1960)
| 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)
| Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta |
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1978)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 2013|
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.
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. Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte. Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012. Burkina Faso finished first of their group, but lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. They achieved third place at the 2017 edition.
World Cup recordEdit
|FIFA World Cup record|
|Played as Upper Volta|
|1930 to 1966||Did not enter|
|1970||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not enter|
|Played as Burkina Faso|
|1986||Did not enter|
|1990||Did not qualify|
|1994||Withdrew during qualifying|
|1998 to 2018||Did not qualify|
|2022||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined|
Africa Cup of NationsEdit
African Nations Championship recordEdit
West African Nations CupEdit
WAFU Nations CupEdit
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
|9 October Friendly||Burkina Faso||3–0||DR Congo||El Jadida, Morocco|
|18:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Stade El Abdi|
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)
|12 October Friendly||Madagascar||1–2||Burkina Faso||El Jadida, Morocco|
|18:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Stade El Abdi|
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)
|12 November 2021 AFCONQ||Burkina Faso||3–1||Malawi||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|19:00 UTC±0||Report||Stadium: Stade du 4 Août|
Referee: Dahane Beida (Mauritania)
|16 November 2021 AFCONQ||Malawi||0–0||Burkina Faso||Blantyre, Malawi|
|15:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Kamuzu Stadium|
Referee: Souleiman Ahmed Djamal (Djibouti)
|16 January 2020 CHAN||Mali||1–0||Burkina Faso||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Report||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo|
Referee: Mohamed Marouf (Egypt)
|20 January 2020 CHAN||Burkina Faso||3–1||Zimbabwe||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo|
Referee: Mahmoud Mohamed (Egypt)
|24 January 2020 CHAN||Burkina Faso||0–0||Cameroon||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|20:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo|
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
|24 March 2021 AFCONQ||Uganda||0–0||Burkina Faso||Entebbe, Uganda|
|16:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium-Kitende|
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
|29 March 2021 AFCONQ||Burkina Faso||1–0||South Sudan||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
||Report||Stadium: Stade du 4 Août|
Referee: George Rogers (Liberia)
|5 June Friendly||Ivory Coast||2–1||Burkina Faso||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
||Stadium: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara|
Referee: Yelebodom Bodjona (Togo)
|12 June Friendly||Morocco||1–0||Burkina Faso||Rabat, Morocco|
||Report||Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium|
Referee: Abdel Aziz Mohamed Bouh (Mauritania)
The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Ivory Coast and Morocco on 5 and 12 June 2021.
Caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2020 after the game against Malawi.
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||Nourdine Balora||9 March 1993||0||0||Namungo||v. Malawi, 16 November 2020|
|DF||Dylan Ouédraogo||22 July 1998||2||0||OH Leuven||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
|DF||Mohamed Ouattara||7 March 1993||6||0||Olympic Safi||v. Malawi, 16 November 2020|
|MF||Adama Guira||24 April 1988||24||0||SønderjyskE||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Bryan Dabo||18 February 1992||11||2||Benevento||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Abdoul Bandaogo||30 May 1998||2||0||Betis Deportivo||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Hamed Belem||24 September 1999||0||0||USM Alger||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
|MF||Samy Hien||1 January 1997||0||0||Salitas||v. South Sudan, 29 March 2021|
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
- As of 5 June 2021
- Players in bold are still active with Burkina Faso.
- 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.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 June 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
- "Burkina Faso fancy their chances". BBC Sport. 16 January 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Burkina Faso 0–1 Ghana". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Mba's wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
- "Burkina Faso : la liste pour la Côte d'Ivoire et le Maroc avec nouveaux et des locaux". 4 June 2021.
- "Burkina Faso (2019) | National Football Teams".
- Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
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