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.
|Nickname(s)||Les Étalons |
|Association||Burkinabé Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Hubert Velud|
|Most caps||Charles Kaboré (102)|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (34)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|Current||54 1 (6 October 2022)|
|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)
Djibouti 0–4 Burkina Faso
(Marrakesh, Morocco; 8 October 2021)
| Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta |
(Oran, Algeria; 30 August 1981)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1978)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 2013|
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.
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 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.
The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga. 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
|9 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Cameroon||2–1||Burkina Faso||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Stadium: Olembe Stadium|
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
|13 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Cape Verde||0–1||Burkina Faso||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Stadium: Olembe Stadium|
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)
|17 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Burkina Faso||1–1||Ethiopia||Bafoussam, Cameroon|
||Stadium: Kouekong Stadium|
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)
|23 January 2021 AFCON Round of 16||Burkina Faso||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
||Report||Stadium: Limbe Stadium|
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)
|29 January 2021 AFCON QF||Burkina Faso||1–0||Tunisia||Garoua, Cameroon|
||Report||Stadium: Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua|
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
|2 February 2021 AFCON SF||Burkina Faso||1–3||Senegal||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Report||Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium|
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
|5 February 2021 AFCON 3rd||Burkina Faso||3–3|
|17:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium|
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)
|24 March Friendly||Kosovo||5–0||Burkina Faso||Pristina, Kosovo|
|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)
|3 June 2023 AFCON qualification||Burkina Faso||2–0||Cape Verde||Marrakesh, Morocco|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Stade de Marrakech|
Referee: Daniel Nii Laryea (Ghana)
|7 June 2023 AFCON qualification||Eswatini||1–3||Burkina Faso||Johannesburg, South Africa|
||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|
- Otto Pfister (1976–1978)
- Heinz-Peter Überjahn (1988–1990)
- Idrissa Traoré (1992–1996)
- Calixte Zagre (1996)
- Ivan Vutov (1996–1997)
- Malik Jabir (1997)
- Philippe Troussier (1997–1998)
- Didier Notheaux (1998–1999)
- René Taelman (2000)
- Sidiki Diarra (2000–2001)
- Oscar Fulloné (2001–2002)
- Jacques Yaméogo & Pihouri Weboanga (2002)
- Jean-Paul Rabier (2002–2004)
- Ivica Todorov (2004–2005)
- Bernard Simondi (2005–2006)
- Idrissa Traoré (2006–2007)
- Didier Notheaux & Sidiki Diarra (2007)
- Paulo Jorge Rebelo Duarte (2008–2012)
- Paul Put (2012–2015)
- Gernot Rohr (2015)
- Paulo Jorge Rebelo Duarte (2015–2019)
- Kamou Malo (2019–2022)
- Hubert Velud (2022–present)
- The following players were called up for the friendly match.
- Match dates: 19 November 2022
- Opposition: Ivory Coast
- Caps and goals correct as of: 23 September 2022, after the match against DR Congo.
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||10 August 1989||18||0||Kadiogo||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|GK||Nourdine Balora||9 March 1993||0||0||Namungo||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|GK||Farid Ouédraogo||26 December 1996||6||0||Vita Club||v. Belgium, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Dylan Ouédraogo||22 July 1998||2||0||OH Leuven||v. Comoros, 27 September 2022|
|DF||Soumaïla Ouattara||4 July 1995||10||0||Hobro||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|DF||Cheick-Omar Ouedraogo||10 February 1996||0||0||ASFA Yennenga||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|DF||Oula Abass Traoré||29 September 1995||7||0||Free agent||v. Belgium, 29 March 2022|
|DF||Patrick Malo||18 February 1992||23||0||Qadsia||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Hermann Nikiéma||30 November 1988||5||1||AS Douanes||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|MF||Dramane Salou||22 May 1998||2||0||Noah||v. Comoros, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Mamady Bangré||15 June 2001||1||0||Quevilly-Rouen||v. Comoros, 27 September 2022|
|MF||Adama Guira||24 April 1988||42||0||Qingdao Hainiu||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|MF||Abdul Yabré||3 April 1995||1||0||Carpi||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|MF||Abdoul Yoda||20 December 2000||0||0||Hobro||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|MF||Bryan Dabo||18 February 1992||19||2||Aris||v. Belgium, 29 March 2022|
|MF||Saïdou Simporé||31 August 1992||13||1||Al Ittihad||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|MF||Dramane Nikièma||17 October 1988||7||0||Horoya||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Abou Ouattara||26 December 1999||10||0||Sheriff Tiraspol||v. Comoros, 27 September 2022|
|FW||Lamine Ouattara||14 June 1998||1||0||JS Kabylie||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|FW||Joffrey Bazié||27 October 2003||1||0||Lille||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|FW||Ousseni Bouda||28 April 2000||0||0||San Jose Earthquakes||v. Eswatini, 7 June 2022|
|FW||Abdel Zagré||9 March 2004||1||0||Sion||v. Belgium, 29 March 2022|
|FW||Eric Traoré||21 May 1996||15||1||ENPPI||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Mohamed Konaté||12 December 1997||16||2||Akhmat Grozny||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Zakaria Sanogo||11 December 1996||26||1||JS Kabylie||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Lassina Traoré||12 January 2001||17||7||Shakhtar Donetsk||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Kouamé Botué||7 August 2002||3||0||Ajaccio||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
- As of 7 June 2022
- Players in bold are still active with Burkina Faso.
FIFA World CupEdit
|FIFA World Cup record|
|Played as Upper Volta|
|1930||Did not enter|
|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|
|2026||To be determined|
Africa Cup of NationsEdit
African Nations ChampionshipEdit
West African Nations CupEdit
WAFU Nations CupEdit
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