Burkina Faso national football team
The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso 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||Paulo Duarte|
|Most caps||Charles Kaboré (94)|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (34)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|Current||58 4 (4 April 2019)|
|Highest||35 (April–May 2017)|
|Lowest||127 (December 1993)|
|Current||73 9 (27 March 2019)|
|Highest||52 (September 2017)|
|Lowest||133 (February 1987)|
| 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)
| Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta |
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||11 (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 1996 before 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.
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
West African Nations CupEdit
WAFU Nations CupEdit
Fixtures and resultsEdit
Win Draw Loss
|27 May Friendly||Cameroon||0–1||Burkina Faso||Beauvais, France|
|16:00 (CEST)||Report||Traoré 64'||Stadium: Stade Pierre Brisson|
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)
|8 September 2019 AFCONQ||Mauritania||2–0||Burkina Faso||Nouakchott, Mauritania|
|17:00 (GMT)||Diahité 36'
|Report||Stadium: Stade Olympique|
Referee: Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda)
|13 October 2019 AFCONQ||Burkina Faso||3–0||Botswana||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|18:00 (GMT)||Pitroipa 3'
|Report||Stadium: Stade du 4 Août|
Referee: Bienvenu Sinko (Ivory Coast)
|16 October 2019 AFCONQ||Botswana||0–0||Burkina Faso||Francistown, Botswana|
|19:00 (CAT)||Report||Stadium: Francistown Stadium|
Referee: Peter Waweru (Kenya)
|18 November 2019 AFCONQ||Angola||2–1||Burkina Faso||Luanda, Angola|
|16:00 (WAT)||Mateus 45+2', 57'||Report||Dayo 69'||Stadium: Estádio 11 de Novembro|
Referee: Jean-Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo)
The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Mauritania on 22 March 2019.
Caps and goals updated as of 22 March 2019 after the game against Mauritania.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Aboubacar Sawadogo||10 August 1989||8||0||Al-Nojoom|
|16||GK||Koffi Kouakou||16 October 1996||23||0||Lille|
|2||DF||Steeve Yago||16 December 1992||44||0||Toulouse|
|3||DF||Jean-Noël Lingani||12 December 1988||8||0||Horoya|
|4||DF||Bakary Koné (c)||27 April 1988||83||0||Arsenal Tula|
|5||DF||Trova Boni||21 December 1999||1||0||KV Mechelen|
|14||DF||Issoufou Dayo||6 August 1991||35||2||Berkane|
|20||DF||Yacouba Coulibaly||2 October 1994||22||0||Le Havre|
|6||MF||Ousmane Sylla||30 December 1990||0||0||AS Ain M'lila|
|8||MF||Abdou Traoré||28 December 1988||43||4||Konyaspor|
|11||MF||Jonathan Pitroipa||12 April 1986||80||19||Paris|
|12||MF||Adama Guira||24 April 1988||20||0||AGF|
|21||MF||Cyrille Bayala||24 May 1996||20||2||Lens|
|22||MF||Blati Touré||4 August 1994||16||0||AFC Eskilstuna|
|7||FW||Préjuce Nakoulma||21 April 1987||53||13||Nantes|
|9||FW||Banou Diawara||13 February 1992||19||5||Tubize|
|10||FW||Bertrand Traoré||6 September 1995||51||9||Lyon|
|15||FW||Aristide Bancé||19 September 1984||75||22||USFA|
|17||FW||Zakaria Sanogo||11 December 1996||4||0||Hartberg|
|19||FW||Lassina Traoré||12 January 2001||4||3||Jong Ajax|
|24||FW||Ahmed Touré||17 July 1987||2||0||ASEC Mimosas|
|25||FW||Abou Ouattara||25 December 1999||5||0||Mechelen|
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||Germain Sanou||26 May 1992||23||0||Beauvais||v. Angola, 18 November 2018|
|DF||Patrick Malo||18 February 1992||20||0||Wadi Degla||v. Mauritania, 22 March 2019 INJ|
|DF||Dylan Ouédraogo||22 July 1998||1||0||Monaco||v. Mauritania, 22 March 2019 INJ|
|DF||Souleymane Koanda||21 September 1992||3||0||ASEC Mimosas||v. Angola, 18 November 2018|
|DF||Edmond Tapsoba||2 February 1999||3||0||Vitória de Guimarães||v. Angola, 18 November 2018|
|DF||Mamadou Koné||24 June 1992||0||0||FC2A||v. Cameroon, 27 May 2018|
|MF||Sibiri Traoré||31 December 1988||58||21||Berkane||v. Mauritania, 22 March 2019 INJ|
|MF||Charles Kaboré||9 February 1988||94||4||Krasnodar||v. Angola, 18 November 2018 SUS|
|MF||Bryan Dabo||18 February 1992||5||0||Fiorentina||v. Botswana, 16 October 2018|
|MF||Bakary Saré||5 April 1990||7||1||Belenenses||v. Cameroon, 27 May 2018|
|FW||Djibril Ouattara||19 September 1999||1||0||ASF||v. Angola, 18 November 2018|
|FW||Souleymane Sawadogo||9 January 1993||1||0||Levadiakos||v. Angola, 18 November 2018|
|FW||Bassirou Compaoré||23 April 1998||3||0||Chabab Atlas Khénifra||v. Botswana, 16 October 2018|
|FW||Hassane Bandé||30 October 1998||4||0||Ajax||v. Cameroon, 27 May 2018|
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
- As of 22 March 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Burkina Faso.
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