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.

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 (102)
Top scorerMoumouni Dagano (34)[1]
Home stadiumStade du 4-Août
FIFA codeBFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 60 Steady (27 May 2021)[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
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.

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 achieved third place at the 2017 edition.

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 twelve months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2020Edit

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)

2021Edit

16 January 2020 CHAN Mali   1–0   Burkina Faso Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mohamed Marouf (Egypt)
20 January 2020 CHAN Burkina Faso   3–1   Zimbabwe Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Report
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
16:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Stade du 4 Août
Referee: George Rogers (Liberia)
5 June Friendly Ivory Coast   2–1   Burkina Faso Abidjan, Ivory Coast
19:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara
Referee: Yelebodom Bodjona (Togo)
12 June Friendly Morocco   1–0   Burkina Faso Rabat, Morocco
20:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Referee: Abdel Aziz Mohamed Bouh (Mauritania)
31 August 2022 World Cup qualification Niger   v   Burkina Faso Niger
4 September 2022 World Cup qualification Burkina Faso   v   Algeria Burkina Faso
5 October 2022 World Cup qualification Djibouti   v   Burkina Faso Djibouti
9 October 2022 World Cup qualification Group A Burkina Faso   v   Djibouti Burkina Faso
10 November 2022 World Cup qualification Group A Burkina Faso   v   Niger Burkina Faso
13 November 2022 World Cup qualification Group A Algeria   v   Burkina Faso Algeria

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Ivory Coast and Morocco on 5 and 12 June 2021.[10]
Caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2020 after the game against Malawi.[11]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hervé Koffi (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 24) 28 0   Mouscron
1GK Aboubacar Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 31) 14 0   Kadiogo
1GK Farid Ouédraogo (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 24) 0 0   USFA
1GK Ben Idriss Traoré (1996-08-11) 11 August 1996 (age 24) 0 0   Sonabel

2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 28) 50 0   Caen
2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 29) 43 3   Nahdat Berkane
2DF Yacouba Coulibaly (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 26) 31 0   Cartagena
2DF Patrick Malo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 29) 20 0   Hassania Agadir
2DF Edmond Tapsoba (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 22) 12 0   Bayer Leverkusen
2DF Hermann Nikiema (1988-11-30) 30 November 1988 (age 32) 5 1   Salitas
2DF Issa Kaboré (2001-05-12) 12 May 2001 (age 20) 5 0   Mechelen
2DF Saïdou Simporé (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 28) 3 0   Al Masry
2DF Soumaïla Ouattara (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Rahimo
2DF Ben Aziz Zagré (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 23) 1 0   Vitória Guimarães B

3MF Charles Kaboré (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 33) 99 4   Dynamo Moscow
3MF Alain Traoré (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 32) 63 21   Nahdat Berkane
3MF Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 25) 57 11   Aston Villa
3MF Abdou Razack Traoré (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 32) 48 4   Giresunspor
3MF Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 25) 27 3   Ajaccio
3MF Zakaria Sanogo (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 24) 10 0   Ararat-Armenia
3MF Eric Traoré (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 25) 9 1   Pyramids
3MF Dramane Nikièma (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 32) 4 0   Horoya
3MF Sibiri Sanou (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Coton Sport
3MF Dramane Salou (1998-05-22) 22 May 1998 (age 23) 1 0   Pyunik
3MF Ismahila Ouédraogo (1999-11-05) 5 November 1999 (age 21) 0 0   AS Douanes
3MF Gustavo Sangaré (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 24) 0 0   Quevilly-Rouen

4FW Lassina Traoré (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 20) 12 5   Shakhtar Donetsk
4FW Hassane Bandé (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 22) 5 0   Istra 1961
4FW Mohamed Konaté (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 23) 4 0   Khimki
4FW Bassirou Compaoré (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 23) 3 0   Club Africain
4FW Yacouba Songné (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 29) 3 0   Young Africans
4FW Mohamed Ouattara (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 23) 0 0   SONABEL
4FW Abdoul Tapsoba (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Standard Liège

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 Nourdine Balora (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Namungo v.   Malawi, 16 November 2020

DF Dylan Ouédraogo (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 22) 2 0   OH Leuven v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021
DF Mohamed Ouattara (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 28) 6 0   Olympic Safi v.   Malawi, 16 November 2020

MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 33) 24 0   SønderjyskE v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021
MF Bryan Dabo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 29) 11 2   Benevento v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021
MF Abdoul Bandaogo (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 23) 2 0   Betis Deportivo v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021
MF Hamed Belem (1999-09-24) 24 September 1999 (age 21) 0 0   USM Alger v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021
MF Samy Hien (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 24) 0 0   Salitas v.   South Sudan, 29 March 2021


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 5 June 2021[12]
Players in bold are still active with Burkina Faso.

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. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 June 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  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. ^ "Burkina Faso : la liste pour la Côte d'Ivoire et le Maroc avec nouveaux et des locaux". 4 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Burkina Faso (2019) | National Football Teams".
  12. ^ Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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