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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.

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 (96)
Top scorerMoumouni Dagano (34)[1]
Home stadiumStade du 4-Août
FIFA codeBFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 61 Steady (19 September 2019)[2]
Highest35 (April–May 2017)
Lowest127 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 73 Decrease 6 (18 October 2019)[3]
Highest52 (September 2017)
Lowest133 (February 1987)
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)
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

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been selected for the friendly match against Gabon on 10 October 2019.[10]

Caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2019 after the game against Gabon.[11]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kouakou Koffi (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 23) 26 0   Belenenses
1GK Zegue Traoré (1999-12-31) 31 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0   USFA
1GK Ben Idriss Traoré 0 0   SONABEL

2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 26) 47 0   Caen
2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 28) 38 2   Berkane
2DF Yacouba Coulibaly (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 25) 25 0   Le Havre
2DF Edmond Tapsoba (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20) 6 0   Vitória de Guimarães
2DF Alassane Sango (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 26) 5 0   Cholet
2DF Moumouni Compaoré (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 22) 3 0   USFA
2DF Issa Kaboré (2001-05-12) 12 May 2001 (age 18) 2 0   KV Mechelen
2DF Dylan Ouédraogo (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Oud-Heverlee Leuven
2DF Soumaïla Ouattara (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Rahimo

3MF Charles Kaboré (c) (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 31) 96 4   Dynamo Moscow
3MF Sibiri Traoré (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 30) 59 21   Berkane
3MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 31) 21 0   AGF
3MF Blati Touré (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 25) 19 0   Córdoba
3MF Bryan Dabo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 8 0   Fiorentina
3MF Dramane Nikièma (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 31) 1 0   Horoya

4FW Jonathan Pitroipa (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 33) 82 19   Paris
4FW Aristide Bancé (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 35) 77 22   Horoya
4FW Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 24) 54 9   Lyon
4FW Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 23) 22 3   Sochaux
4FW Abou Ouattara (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19) 9 0   Lille
4FW Lassina Traoré (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 18) 7 3   Jong Ajax
4FW Zakaria Sanogo (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 22) 6 0   Ararat-Armenia
4FW Ahmed Touré (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 32) 3 0   Vita Club

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 Aboubacar Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 30) 8 0   RC Kadiogo v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
GK Kilian Nikiema (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 16) 1 0   Den Haag v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
GK Germain Sanou (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 27) 23 0   Beauvais v.   Angola, 18 November 2018

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 26) 3 1   Salitas v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
DF Oula Abass Traoré (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Salitas v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
DF Bakary Koné (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 31) 83 0   Arsenal Tula v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019
DF Jean-Noël Lingani (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 30) 8 0   Horoya v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019
DF Trova Boni (1999-12-21) 21 December 1999 (age 19) 1 0   KV Mechelen v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019
DF Patrick Malo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 20 0   Wadi Degla v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019 INJ
DF Souleymane Koanda (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 27) 3 0   ASEC Mimosas v.   Angola, 18 November 2018

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 18) 2 0   Helsingborg v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
MF Abdou Traoré (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 30) 44 4   Sivasspor v.   DR Congo, 9 June 2019
MF Ousmane Sylla (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 28) 6 0   AS Ain M'lila v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019

FW Eric Traoré (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Pyramids v.   Morocco, 6 September 2019
FW Bassirou Compaoré (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 3 0   Club Africain v.   DR Congo, 9 June 2019
FW Yaya Banhoro (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Santos v.   DR Congo, 9 June 2019
FW Fessal Tapsoba (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 18) 0 0   ASEC Mimosas v.   DR Congo, 9 June 2019
FW Préjuce Nakoulma (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 32) 53 13   Nantes v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019
FW Banou Diawara (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 27) 19 5   Tubize v.   Mauritania, 22 March 2019
FW Djibril Ouattara (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 20) 1 0   ASF v.   Angola, 18 November 2018
FW Souleymane Sawadogo (1993-01-09) 9 January 1993 (age 26) 1 0   Levadiakos v.   Angola, 18 November 2018

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 10 October 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Burkina Faso.

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. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  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. ^ https://www.afrik-foot.com/burkina-faso-la-liste-contre-le-gabon-avec-kabore-et-les-freres-traore
  11. ^ "Burkina Faso".
  12. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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