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, The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Burkina Faso
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Étalons
(The Stallions)
AssociationBurkinabé Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachKamou Malo
CaptainCharles Kaboré
Most capsCharles Kaboré (99)
Top scorerMoumouni Dagano (34)[1]
Home stadiumStade du 4-Août
FIFA codeBFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 59 Steady (11 June 2020)[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)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta 
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances11 (first in 1978)
Best resultRunners-up, 2013

HistoryEdit

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.[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]

NicknameEdit

The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga.[9]

Competition recordsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Appearances: 0
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Played as   Upper Volta
  1930 to   1966 Did not enter
  1970 Did not qualify
  1974
  1978
  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
Total 0/21

Recent schedule and resultsEdit

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019Edit

9 June FriendlyDR Congo  0–0  Burkina FasoMarbella, Spain
18:00 Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
6 September FriendlyMorocco  1–1  Burkina FasoMarrakesh, Morocco
20:00 (GMT) Feddal   88' Report Bayala   71' Stadium: Stade de Marrakech
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Alioune Sow Sandigui (Senegal)
10 October FriendlyBurkina Faso  0–1  GabonSaint-Leu-la-Forêt, France
20:00 Report Aubameyang   84' (pen.) Stadium: Stade Municipal Saint-Leu-la-Forêt
17 November 2021 AFCONQSouth Sudan  1–2  Burkina FasoKhartoum, Sudan[note 1]
15:00
Stadium: Khartoum Stadium

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying against Uganda & South Sudan on 13 and 17 November 2019.[10]

Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019 after the game against South Sudan.[11]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Babayouré Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 30) 12 0   Al-Nojoom FC
1GK Soufian Farid Ouédraogo (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Majestic
1GK Ben Idriss Traoré 0 0   SONABEL

2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 27) 49 0   Caen
2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 28) 40 2   Berkane
2DF Yacouba Coulibaly (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 25) 27 0   Le Havre
2DF Edmond Tapsoba (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 21) 8 0   Bayer Leverkusen
2DF Issa Kaboré (2001-05-12) 12 May 2001 (age 19) 2 0   KV Mechelen
2DF Dylan Ouédraogo (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Oud-Heverlee Leuven
2DF Oula Abass Traoré (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Salitas
2DF Soumaïla Ouattara (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Rahimo

3MF Charles Kaboré (c) (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 32) 98 4   Dynamo Moscow
3MF Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 24) 54 9   Lyon
3MF Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 24) 24 3   Sochaux
3MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 32) 22 0   R&F
3MF Bryan Dabo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 28) 9 0   S.P.A.L.
3MF Zakaria Sanogo (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 23) 7 0   Ararat-Armenia

4FW Jonathan Pitroipa RET (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 34) 84 19   Paris
4FW Aristide Bancé (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 35) 79 24   Horoya
4FW Sibiri Traoré (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 31) 62 21   Berkane
4FW Lassina Traoré (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 19) 8 3   AFC Ajax
4FW Eric Traoré (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 24) 6 0   Pyramids
4FW Dramane Nikièma (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 31) 3 0   Horoya

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 Kouakou Koffi (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 23) 26 0   Belenenses v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
GK Zegue Traoré (1999-12-31) 31 December 1999 (age 20) 0 0   USFA v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
GK Kilian Nikiema (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 17) 1 0   Den Haag v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019

DF Alassane Sango (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 27) 5 0   Cholet v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
DF Moumouni Compaoré (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 23) 3 0   USFA v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
DF Issouf Paro (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994 (age 25) 8 0   Chamois Niortais v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
DF Ismaël Zagrè (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 27) 3 1   Salitas v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019

MF Blati Touré (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 25) 19 0   Vitória S.C. v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
MF Saïdou Simporé (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 27) 4 1   Al Masry v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
MF Ibrahim Bancé (2001-01-15) 15 January 2001 (age 19) 2 0   ASEC Mimosas v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019

FW Abou Ouattara (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 20) 9 0   Lille v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019
FW Ahmed Touré (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 33) 3 0   Vita Club v.   Gabon, 10 October 2019

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 17 November 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Burkina Faso.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ South Sudan will play their home matches outside the country due to renovation of Juba Stadium.

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. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 1 August 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  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. ^ "CAN 2021 : Voici le groupe de Kamou pour affronter l'Ouganda et le Soudan" (in French). Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Burkina Faso".
  12. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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