Mali national under-17 football team

The Mali national under-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Mali and is controlled by the Malian Football Federation. It represents Mali in international football competitions such as FIFA U-17 World Cup and Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Mali
Nickname(s)Les Aigles (The Eagles)
AssociationMalian Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachMali Mamadou Traore
Home stadiumStade du 26 Mars
FIFA codeMLI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1997)
Best resultRunners-up Silver medal icon.svg (2015)
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances8 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions Gold medal icon.svg (2015, 2017)

OverviewEdit

The team has participated in 4 events of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and their best performance came in the 2015 World Cup[1] held in Chile, when Mali reached finished as runners-up. Their best performance at the African level came in the 2015 and the 2017 tournament in Niger and Gabon respectively, when they finished as champions.

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1985 Did Not Enter
  1987
  1989
  1991 Did Not Qualify
  1993
  1995
  1997 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 7 2
  1999 Group stage 14th 3 0 2 1 0 1
  2001 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 5 4
  2003 Did Not Qualify
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 1 1 12 4
  2017 Fourth place 4th 7 4 0 3 16 11
  2019 Did Not Qualify
  2021 To be determined
Total 5/19 Runners-up 18 9 4 5 40 22

Africa U-17 Cup of Nations recordEdit

African U-17 Championship
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1995 Fourth place 4th 5 1 0 4 5 8
  1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 4 3
  1999 Third Place 3rd 5 2 2 1 6 5
  2001 Third Place 3rd 4 2 1 1 11 3
  2003 Did not qualify
  2005 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 7 7
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 2 5
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 4
  2017 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 9 2
  2019 Did not qualify
Total 8/13 Champions 35 15 8 12 53 41

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected to compete in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Head Coach:   Mamadou Traore

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Alkalifa Coulibay (2001-12-23) 23 December 2001 (age 19)   ASO Missira
16 1GK Youssouf Koita (2000-08-27) 27 August 2000 (age 20)   Bamako
21 1GK Massiré Gassama (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 21)   Black Stars

2 2DF Boubacar Haïdara (2000-03-12) 12 March 2000 (age 21)   Bakaridjan
4 2DF Fodé Konaté (2000-12-02) 2 December 2000 (age 20)   Bamako
5 2DF Mamadi Fofana (2000-11-11) 11 November 2000 (age 20)   Diarra
13 2DF Soumaïla Doumbia (2000-12-25) 25 December 2000 (age 20)   ASAC
15 2DF Abdoulaye Diaby (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 20)   Djoliba
18 2DF Ibrahim Kané (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 20)   Black Stars

3 3MF Djémoussa Traoré (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 21)   ALOB
6 3MF Mohamed Camara (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 21)   Real Bamako
8 3MF Abdoulaye Dabo (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 20)   Africa Foot
10 3MF Abdou Salam Jiddou (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 21)   Guidars
14 3MF Siaka Sidibé (2001-01-24) 24 January 2001 (age 20)   Stade Malien
17 3MF Mamadou Samaké (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 (age 20)   Yeelen Olympique
20 3MF Cheick Oumar Doucouré (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 21)   Real Bamako

7 4FW Hadji Dramé (2000-09-10) 10 September 2000 (age 20)   Yeelen Olympique
9 4FW Seme Camara (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 20)   Diarra
11 4FW Mamadou Traoré (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 19)   Stade Malien
12 4FW Mahamane Touré (2000-07-13) 13 July 2000 (age 20)   Real Bamako
19 4FW Lassana N'Diaye (2000-10-03) 3 October 2000 (age 20)   Guidars

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 - Mali". FIFA. November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)