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The Burundi national football team nicknamed "The Swallows" (French: Les Hirondelles)(Kirundi: Intamba m'Urugamba), is the national team of Burundi and is controlled by the Football Federation of Burundi. The team has never qualified for the World Cup. Burundi previously did come very close to qualifying for the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, losing only on penalties to Guinea in a playoff. However, in 2019, it qualified for the very first time, and took part in the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Group B, but lost all its matches and left from the group stage without scoring a single goal.

Burundi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Intamba
Les Hirondelles
The Chayfs
(The Swallows)
AssociationFootball Federation of Burundi
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coachOlivier Niyungeko
CaptainSelemani Ndikumana
Most capsKarim Nizigiyimana (54)
Top scorerFiston Abdul Razak (18)
Home stadiumPrince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
FIFA codeBDI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 148 Decrease 14 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest96 (August 1993)
Lowest160 (July 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 136 Decrease 8 (20 August 2019)[2]
Highest79 (13 December 1998)
Lowest159 (4 December 2009)
First international
 Uganda 7–0 Burundi 
(Kampala, Uganda; October 9, 1964)[3]
Biggest win
 Burundi 7–0 Djibouti 
(Bujumbura, Burundi; March 11, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Congo 8–0  Burundi
(Cameroon; December 24, 1977)[3]
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultGroup stage (2019)

Contents

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1990 Did not enter Did not enter
  1994 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 2 4
  1998 Withdrew during qualifying 2 2 0 0 2 0
    2002 Withdrew Withdrew
  2006 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 4
  2010 6 2 0 4 5 9
  2014 2 0 1 1 2 3
  2018 4 2 0 2 5 6
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 20 7 3 10 17 26

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1962 Part of   Belgium
  1963 to   1972 Not affiliated to CAF
  1974 Did not enter
  1976 Did not qualify
  1978 Did not enter
  1980 Withdrew
  1982 to   1992 Did not enter
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996 Did not enter
  1998 Withdrew
    2000 to   2017 Did not qualify
  2019 Group stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 0 4
  2021 To be determined
  2023
  2025
Total Group stage 1/32 3 0 0 3 0 4

African Nations Championship recordEdit

African Nations Championship
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011
  2014 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2016 Did not qualify
  2018
  2020 To be determined
  2022
Total Group stage 1/5 3 1 1 1 4 4
  • 2016Did not qualify
  • 2018Did not qualify

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonathan Nahimana (1999-12-12) 12 December 1999 (age 19) 20 0   TP Bata
13 1GK Justin Ndikumana (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 1 0   Sofapaka
23 1GK MacArthur Arakaza (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 24) 28 0   Sofapaka

6 2DF Karim Nizigiyimana (1989-06-21) 21 June 1989 (age 30) 54 0   Vipers
14 2DF Omar Ngandu (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 22) 10 0   Kigali
15 2DF Omar Moussa (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 21) 17 0   Sofapaka
16 2DF David Nshimirimana (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 26) 27 0   Mukura
19 2DF Frédéric Nsabiyumva (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 24) 30 0   Chippa United
22 2DF Christophe Nduwarugira (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 25) 30 4   União da Madeira

2 3MF Enock Sabumukama (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 24) 5 0   ZESCO United
4 3MF Pierre Kwizera (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 43 3   Al-Orouba
5 3MF Gaël Bigirimana (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 25) 11 0   Hibernian
8 3MF Gaël Duhayindavyi (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 29) 46 2   Mukura
10 3MF Shassiri Nahimana (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 26) 32 2   Al-Mujazzal
12 3MF Hussein Shabani (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 28) 20 1   Ethiopian Coffee

3 4FW Elvis Kamsoba (1996-06-27) 27 June 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Melbourne Victory
7 4FW Fiston Abdul Razak (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 25) 43 18   JS Kabylie
9 4FW Laudit Mavugo (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 29) 21 5   NAPSA Stars
11 4FW Selemani Ndikumana (1987-03-18) 18 March 1987 (age 32) 33 12   Al-Adalh
17 4FW Cédric Amissi (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 29) 44 9   Al-Taawoun
18 4FW Saido Berahino (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 26) 10 1   Zulte Waregem
20 4FW Francis Mustafa (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Gor Mahia
21 4FW Mohamed Amissi (2000-08-03) 3 August 2000 (age 19) 5 0   NAC Breda

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Burundi in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Onésime Rukundo (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Messager Ngozi 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

DF Léon Harerimana (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 25) 27 0   Kigali 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Adelin Valentin Delanys 0 0   Tarbes Pyrénées Football 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Joel Bembo-Leta (1992-02-15) 15 February 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Free agent 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

MF Youssouf Ndayishimiye (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Aigle Noir Makamba 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

FW Bienvenue Shaka (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 19) 3 0   Etoile du Sahel v.   Gabon, 23 March 2019

DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
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, red or yellow cards.

RecordsEdit

As of 30 June 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Burundi.

Results and fixturesEdit

CoachesEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Barrie Courtney. "Burundi – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
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  6. ^ a b Mamrud, Roberto. "Burundi – Record International Players". RSSSF.