Senegal national football team

The Senegal national football team (French: Équipe de football du Senegal), nicknamed Les Lions de la Teranga (meaning: The Lions of Teranga), represents Senegal in international association football and is operated by the Senegalese Football Federation. They are the current champions of the African Nations Championship.

Senegal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Lions de la Téranga
English: Lions of Teranga
AssociationFédération Sénégalaise de Football (FSF)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachAliou Cissé
CaptainKalidou Koulibaly
Most capsIdrissa Gueye (110)
Top scorerSadio Mané (41)
Home stadiumDiamniadio Olympic Stadium
FIFA codeSEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 Increase 3 (15 February 2024)[1]
Highest17 (February 2024)
Lowest99 (June 2013)
First international
Pre-independence:
 British Gambia 1–2 French Senegal
(The Gambia; 1959)
Post-independence:
 Dahomey 3–2 Senegal 
(31 December 1961)
Biggest win
 Senegal 10–1 Mauritania 
(Senegal; 28 September 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Guinea 5–0 Senegal 
(Guinea; 6 March 1966
and the same result on 23 August 2017)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2002)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances17 (first in 1965)
Best resultChampions (2021)
African Nations Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009)
Best result Champions (2022)
Amílcar Cabral Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1979)
Best resultChampions (1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001)

One of Africa's most famous national football teams, Senegal reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the second team from Africa to do so (after Cameroon in 1990). They managed to upset defending world champions France, finish second in their group, and beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals.

Senegal's first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, when they lost 1–0 to Ivory Coast for fourth place. They hosted the 1992 African Cup of Nations, where they made it to the quarter-finals, and finished as runners-up in both 2002 and 2019. Senegal would finally win their first AFCON title in 2021, defeating Egypt in the final on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time.

Along with Norway, Senegal is one of very few national football teams never to have lost against Brazil, having one win and one draw in friendly matches.[3]

History edit

Early history edit

Senegal gained its independence from France on 4 April 1960, and the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) was founded that year. The first Senegal match took place on 31 December 1961 against Dahomey (now Benin), a 3–2 loss. The FSF has been affiliated with FIFA since 1962 and has been a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1963. Senegal's first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, where they finished second in their group, and lost 1–0 to Ivory Coast to finish in fourth place. After a group stage exit at the AFCON three years later, they would not qualify for the tournament until 1986.

1990s and 2000s edit

In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal finished fourth; they hosted the 1992 tournament, where after finishing second in their group, they were eliminated by Cameroon in the quarterfinals. Senegal lost the 2002 final on a penalty shoot-out after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.[4] Later that year, Senegal made their debut appearance at the World Cup. After defeating defending world champions France in their opening game, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay to progress from the group stage, then beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16 to reach the quarter-finals, one of only four African teams to do so (alongside Cameroon in 1990, Ghana in 2010 and Morocco in 2022). There, they lost to Turkey in extra time.[5][6]

Senegal qualified for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, but finished third in their group with two points. They failed to make the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the first World Cup to be held in Africa.

2010s edit

Senegal was eliminated from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with zero wins and zero points.

After former manager Bruno Metsu died on 14 October 2013, many Senegalese players were recalled to appear and have a moment of silence in memory of the manager who helped them reach the quarter-final in the 2002 World Cup. All activities of the national league and the national team were suspended for a few days in his memory.

The West African nation narrowly missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing in a round-robin match against Ivory Coast in the final qualification round. Senegal qualified for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments before the next World Cup, being eliminated in the group stage in 2015 and reaching the quarterfinals in 2017. On 10 November 2017, after defeating South Africa 2–0,[7] Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,[8] their first since 2002.[9] Senegal defeated Poland 2–1 in their opening group match,[10] thanks to an own goal by Thiago Cionek and a M'Baye Niang strike.[11] In the next group stage match, Senegal drew 2–2 against Japan, with goals from Sadio Mané and Moussa Wagué.[12] A 1–0 loss to Colombia in their final match[13] meant they finished level on points with Japan, who progressed thanks to a superior fair play record.[14] Thus, Senegal was eliminated in the group stage for the first time in its World Cup history.[15]

Aliou Cissé, who participated in the 2002 AFCON, managed Senegal to a runner-up campaign in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[16] Having lost 1–0 to Algeria earlier in the tournament, Senegal lost 1–0 to them again in the final.[17][18]

2020s edit

Deprived of many players due to COVID-19, Senegal participated in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, postponed to 2022 because of the pandemic; they beat Zimbabwe in their first match 1–0 and drew their next two games, enough to finish first in their group.[19] In the round of 16, Senegal faced Cape Verde. Mané recorded a shot that hit the post in the first minute. Patrick Andrade was sent off in the 21st minute, after intervention of the video assistant referee. Despite their dominance, the first half ended without a single shot on target; Mané opened the scoring a few minutes into the second half, following a corner.

Senegal faced Equatorial Guinea in the quarter-finals. The Lions opened the scoring half an hour into the game, by Famara Diédhiou on a pass from Mané; Senegal eventually won 3–1.[20] In the semi-finals, Senegal faced Burkina Faso, winning 3–1 again.[21] In the final, Senegal faced Egypt, who eliminated hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals. In a penalty shoot-out, Mané scored the winning penalty,[22] to bring Senegal its first Africa Cup of Nations title.[23] Senegal returned home and took part in a victory parade that took place in the capital, Dakar. It ended up becoming the biggest party in the country's history.[24]

Senegal faced Egypt twice after the AFCON final, eliminating the Egyptians on penalties after being tied 1–1 on aggregate, to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mané eliminated his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah after scoring the winning penalty again.[25] The penalty shoot-out was however full of controversies with lasers being pointed at Egypt's penalty takers and goalkeeper. FIFA fined Senegal's football federation 175,000 Swiss francs as a result of the fan disorder.[26]

For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Senegal were drawn in Group A along with the hosts Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands. Star man Mané missed out due to injury, but Senegal managed to progress from the group nonetheless. Though they lost their first game against the Netherlands 2–0, Senegal went on to claim six points against the hosts and then Ecuador in their final game, progressing to the Round of 16, where they lost 3–0 to England. It marked the second time Senegal had progressed past the group stage, in only their third appearance.

Kit history edit

Puma has been the manufacturer of Senegal's kits since 2004. The home kit is typically white, and the away kit is green.

 
Supporters wearing the away kit
Kit providers Period
  Adidas 1980–2000
  Erreà 2000–2002
  Le Coq Sportif 2002–2004
  Puma 2004–2016
  Romai[27] 2017
  Puma 2017–present

Results and fixtures edit

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

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2023 edit

27 January 2022 CHAN QF Senegal   1–0   Mauritania Algiers, Algeria
20:00 CET (UTC+1)
  • Camara   34' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Nelson Mandela Stadium
Referee: Abdelaziz Bouh (Mauritania)
31 January 2022 CHAN SF Senegal   1–0   Madagascar Algiers, Algeria
20:00 CET (UTC+1)
Report Stadium: Nelson Mandela Stadium
Referee: Alhadi Allaou Mahamat (Chad)
4 February 2022 CHAN final Algeria   0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
  Senegal Algiers, Algeria
20:30 CET (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Nelson Mandela Stadium
Attendance: 39,120
Referee: Pierre Ghislain Atcho (Gabon)
Penalties
24 March 2023 AFCON qualification Senegal   5–1   Mozambique Dakar, Senegal
20:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Referee: Ibrahim Mutaz (Libya)
28 March 2023 AFCON qualification Mozambique   0–1   Senegal Maputo, Mozambique
18:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Estádio do Zimpeto
Referee: Blaise Yuven Ngwa (Cameroon)
17 June 2023 AFCON qualification Benin   1–1   Senegal Cotonou, Benin
20:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo)
20 June Friendly Brazil   2–4   Senegal Lisbon, Portugal
20:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Referee: Gustavo Correia (Portugal)
9 September 2023 AFCON qualification Senegal   1–1   Rwanda Butare, Rwanda
21:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stade Huye
Referee: Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)
12 September Friendly Senegal   0–1   Algeria Dakar, Senegal
Report
Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Referee: Abdel Aziz Bouh (Mauritania)
16 October Friendly Senegal   1–0   Cameroon Lens, France
Report Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis
18 November 2026 World Cup qualification Senegal   4–0   South Sudan Diamniadio, Senegal
19:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Referee: Retselisitsoe Molise (Lesotho)
21 November 2026 World Cup qualification Togo   0–0   Senegal Lomé, Togo
16:00 UTC±0 Report Stadium: Stade de Kégué
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

2024 edit

8 January Friendly Senegal   1–0   Niger Diamniadio, Senegal
18:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
15 January 2023 AFCON GS Senegal   3–0   Gambia Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
14:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Charles Konan Banny Stadium
Attendance: 7,896
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)
19 January 2023 AFCON GS Senegal   3–1   Cameroon Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
17:00 UTC±0
Report
Stadium: Charles Konan Banny Stadium
Attendance: 19,176
Referee: Mahmood Ismail (Sudan)
23 January 2023 AFCON GS Guinea   0–2   Senegal Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
17:00 UTC±0 Report
Stadium: Charles Konan Banny Stadium
Attendance: 15,753
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
29 January 2023 AFCON R16 Senegal   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
  Ivory Coast Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Stadium: Charles Konan Banny Stadium

Coaching staff edit

Position Name
Head Coach   Aliou Cissé
Assistant Coach   Régis Bogaert
Assistant Coach II   Naby Traoré
Goalkeeping Coach   Tony Sylva
Team Coordinator   Lamine Diatta
Physical Trainer   Djibril Yattar
Media Officer   Ciré Soumare
Technical Director   Mayacine Mar
Team Doctor   Abdourahmane Fédior

Coaching history edit

 
Aliou Cisse, the current coach of the national team since 2015, is considered the most successful coach in the team's history, leading the team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and to participate in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. He was the captain of the team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
 
Bruno Metsu, coach of the national team between 2000 and 2002, led the team to the final of the 2002 African Nations Cup and to participate for the first time in the FIFA World Cup in 2002, where it reached the quarter-finals.
Manager Period Honours
  Raoul Diagne 1960–1961
  Jules Vandooren 1961–1963
  Habib Bâ
  Lybasse Diop
1963–1965   1965 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
  Lamine Diack 1965–1968   1968 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
  Otto Pfister 1979–1982
  Pape Alioune Diop 1982–1986   1986 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
  1986 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Mawade Wade 1986–1989   1988 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
  1990 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Claude Le Roy 1989–1992   1990 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
  1992 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
  Lamine Dieng 1992–1993
  Boubacar Sarr 1993–1994   1994 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Jules Bocandé
  Boubacar Sarr
1994–1995   1994 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
  1996 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
  Peter Schnittger 1995–2000   1998 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
  1998 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  2000 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
  Bruno Metsu 2000–2002   2002 African Cup of Nations – Runners-up
  2002 FIFA World Cup – Quarter-finals
  Guy Stéphan 2002–2005   2004 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
  2006 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Abdoulaye Sarr 2005–2006   2006 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
  Henryk Kasperczak 2006–2008   2008 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
  Lamine N'Diaye 2008
  Amsatou Fall 2009   2010 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
  2010 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Amara Traoré 2009–2012   2012 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
  Karim Séga Diouf
  Aliou Cissé
2012
  Joseph Koto 2012   2013 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
  Mayacine Mar 2012–2013   2014 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
  Alain Giresse 2013–2015   2015 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
  Aliou Cissé 2015–present   2017 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
  2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage
  2019 Africa Cup of Nations – Runners-up
  2021 Africa Cup of NationsChampions
  2022 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16
  2023 Africa Cup of Nations – Round of 16

Players edit

Current squad edit

The following players were called up for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.[28] On 9 January 2024, Seny Dieng and Boulaye Dia withdrew injured and were replaced by Alfred Gomis and Bamba Dieng.[29]

Caps and goals updated as of 29 January 2024, after the match against   Ivory Coast.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alfred Gomis (1994-11-23) 23 November 1994 (age 29) 16 0   Lorient
16 1GK Édouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 31) 37 0   Al-Ahli
23 1GK Mory Diaw (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 30) 1 0   Clermont

2 2DF Formose Mendy (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 23) 6 1   Lorient
3 2DF Kalidou Koulibaly (captain) (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 (age 32) 80 1   Al-Hilal
4 2DF Abdoulaye Seck (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 31) 9 2   Maccabi Haifa
12 2DF Fodé Ballo-Touré (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 27) 16 0   Fulham
14 2DF Ismail Jakobs (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 24) 17 0   Monaco
19 2DF Moussa Niakhaté (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 27) 10 0   Nottingham Forest
21 2DF Youssouf Sabaly (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 30) 32 1   Real Betis
22 2DF Abdou Diallo (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 27) 30 2   Al-Arabi
27 2DF Abdoulaye Ndiaye (2002-04-10) 10 April 2002 (age 21) 1 0   Troyes

5 3MF Idrissa Gueye (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 34) 110 7   Everton
6 3MF Nampalys Mendy (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 31) 30 0   Lens
8 3MF Cheikhou Kouyaté (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 (age 34) 91 4   Nottingham Forest
11 3MF Pathé Ciss (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 29) 15 0   Rayo Vallecano
15 3MF Krépin Diatta (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 25) 42 2   Monaco
17 3MF Pape Matar Sarr (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 21) 21 1   Tottenham Hotspur
25 3MF Lamine Camara (2004-01-01) 1 January 2004 (age 20) 6 3   Metz
26 3MF Pape Gueye (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 25) 21 1   Marseille

7 4FW Nicolas Jackson (2001-06-20) 20 June 2001 (age 22) 11 0   Chelsea
9 4FW Bamba Dieng (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 23) 19 2   Lorient
10 4FW Sadio Mané (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 31) 105 41   Al-Nassr
13 4FW Iliman Ndiaye (2000-03-06) 6 March 2000 (age 23) 16 2   Marseille
18 4FW Ismaïla Sarr (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 26) 61 12   Marseille
20 4FW Habib Diallo (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 28) 26 6   Al-Shabab
24 4FW Abdallah Sima (2001-06-17) 17 June 2001 (age 22) 5 0   Rangers

Recent call-ups edit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Seny Dieng (1994-11-23) 23 November 1994 (age 29) 5 0   Middlesbrough 2023 Africa Cup of Nations INJ
GK Papa Mamadou Sy (1997-05-02) 2 May 1997 (age 26) 7 0   R.F.C. Seraing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
GK Bingourou Kamara (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 27) 2 0   Pau 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
GK Alioune Badara Faty (1999-09-03) 3 September 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Mazembe 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
GK Abdoulaye Diakhaté (1997-11-28) 28 November 1997 (age 26) 0 0   ASC Jaraaf v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
GK Marco Diouf (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Teungueth v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
GK Prince Aly Gueye (2000-06-04) 4 June 2000 (age 23) 0 0   Stade de Mbour v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023

DF Pape Abou Cissé (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 28) 16 1   Adana Demirspor 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Ousmane Diouf (1997-04-26) 26 April 1997 (age 26) 7 1   Al-Hilal 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Mamadou Sané (2004-12-31) 31 December 2004 (age 19) 7 0   Aris Limassol 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Cheikh Sidibé (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 24) 7 0   Azam 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Ousseynou Ba (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 28) 2 0   İstanbul Başakşehir 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Seydou Sano (2004-10-28) 28 October 2004 (age 19) 0 0   Al-Gharafa 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Noah Fadiga (1999-12-03) 3 December 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Gent 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Moussa N'Diaye (2002-06-18) 18 June 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Anderlecht 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Mamadou Fall (2002-11-21) 21 November 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Barcelona B 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Arouna Sangante (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Le Havre 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Abdallah Ndour (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 30) 1 0   Guingamp v.   Algeria, 12 September 2023
DF Cheikhou Oumar Ndiaye (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 22) 13 0   R.F.C. Seraing v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
DF Woula Sané (2002-01-17) 17 January 2002 (age 22) 5 0   Stade de Mbour v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
DF Souleymane Basse (2003-11-06) 6 November 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Valenciennes v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
DF Mohamed Camara (2005-01-12) 12 January 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Casa Sports v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
DF Junior Marc Mendy (2003-10-31) 31 October 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Guédiawaye v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
DF Mouhamed Welle (2002-11-28) 28 November 2002 (age 21) 0 0   ASC Jaraaf v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023

MF Joseph Lopy (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 31) 7 0   Angers 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Moustapha Name (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 28) 6 0   Pafos 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Dion Lopy (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 22) 3 0   Almería 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Alassane Ndao (1996-12-31) 31 December 1996 (age 27) 3 0   İstanbulspor 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Mamadou Lamine Camara (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 21) 1 1   Nahdat Berkane 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Pape Ousmane Sakho (1996-12-21) 21 December 1996 (age 27) 1 0   Quevilly-Rouen 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Rassoul Ndiaye (2001-12-11) 11 December 2001 (age 22) 0 0   Le Havre 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Moussa N'Diaye (2004-02-23) 23 February 2004 (age 20) 12 2   Al-Nasr v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
MF Ousmane Kané (2001-06-23) 23 June 2001 (age 22) 9 0   Tranmere Rovers v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
MF Samba Lélé Diba (2003-12-24) 24 December 2003 (age 20) 1 0   Servette v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
MF Pape Daouda Diong (2006-06-15) 15 June 2006 (age 17) 1 0   AF Darou Salam v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
MF Pape Diop (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 20) 1 0   Zulte Waregem v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
MF Alpha Amadou Touré (2006-01-25) 25 January 2006 (age 18) 0 0   Génération Foot v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023

FW Boulaye Dia (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 27) 26 6   Salernitana 2023 Africa Cup of Nations INJ
FW Famara Diédhiou (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 31) 27 11   Granada 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Pape Amadou Diallo (2004-06-25) 25 June 2004 (age 19) 7 2   Metz 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Mame Thiam (1992-10-09) 9 October 1992 (age 31) 4 0   Kayserispor 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Cheikh Sabaly (1999-03-04) 4 March 1999 (age 24) 1 0   Metz 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Demba Seck (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 23) 1 0   Torino 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Ibrahima Wadji (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 28) 0 0   Saint-Étienne 2023 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Bouly Sambou (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 25) 7 1   Wydad Casablanca v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Cheikh Ibra Diouf (2003-12-17) 17 December 2003 (age 20) 5 0   Guédiawaye v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Amara Diouf (2008-06-07) 7 June 2008 (age 15) 1 0   Génération Foot v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Souleymane Faye (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 21) 1 0   Real Betis v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Idrissa Gueye (2003-09-16) 16 September 2003 (age 20) 1 0   Génération Foot v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Pape Berth Mboup (1997-12-27) 27 December 1997 (age 26) 1 0   ASC Jaraaf v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Samba Diallo (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 21) 0 0   Dynamo Kyiv v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023
FW Ibrahima Seck (2004-05-19) 19 May 2004 (age 19) 0 0   Gorée v.   Rwanda, 9 September 2023

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.

Player records edit

As of 29 January 2024[30]
Players in bold are still active with Senegal.

Most appearances edit

 
Idrissa Gueye is Senegal's most capped player with 110 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Idrissa Gueye 110 7 2011–present
2 Sadio Mané 105 41 2012–present
3 Henri Camara 99 29 1999–2008
4 Cheikhou Kouyaté 91 4 2012–present
5 Roger Mendy 87 3 1979–1995
6 Tony Sylva 83 0 1999–2008
7 Kalidou Koulibaly 80 1 2015–present
8 Jules Bocandé 73 20 1979–1993
9 Lamine Diatta 71 4 2000–2008
10 El Hadji Diouf 70 24 2000–2008

Top goalscorers edit

 
Sadio Mané is Senegal's top scorer with 41 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Sadio Mané (list) 41 105 0.39 2012–present
2 Henri Camara 29 99 0.29 1999–2008
3 El Hadji Diouf 24 70 0.34 2000–2008
4 Mamadou Niang 20 54 0.37 2002–2012
Jules Bocandé 20 73 0.27 1979–1993
6 Moussa Sow 18 50 0.36 2009–2018
7 Papiss Cissé 17 36 0.47 2009–2015
8 Mamadou Diallo 15 35 0.43 1989–1999
9 Moussa Konaté 12 34 0.35 2012–2019
Ismaïla Sarr 12 61 0.2 2016–present

Competitive record edit

FIFA World Cup edit

Senegal have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on three occasions, in 2002 where they reached the quarter-finals,[31] in 2018, and in 2022.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Part of   France Declined participation
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1974 2 0 1 1 1 2
  1978 2 0 1 1 1 2
  1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
  1986 2 1 0 1 1 1
  1990 Did not enter Declined participation
  1994 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
  1998 2 0 1 1 2 3
    2002 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad 10 5 4 1 16 3
  2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 21 8
  2010 6 2 3 1 9 7
  2014 8 3 4 1 11 8
  2018 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 4 4 Squad 8 5 3 0 15 5
  2022 Round of 16 10th 4 2 0 2 5 7 Squad 8 6 1 1 16 5
      2026 To be determined 2 1 1 0 4 0
      2030
  2034
Total Quarter-finals 3/25 12 5 3 4 16 17 72 33 23 16 110 61

Africa Cup of Nations edit

Historically, Senegal was seen as a weaker side in the strong West African region. Although they finished in fourth place in two AFCON editions,[32] Senegalese performance was overall still deemed as poor. Senegal remained under the shadow of West African giants Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana for the majority of the 20th century.

In the 2000s, Senegal began to surge and became a more competitive opponent in the Africa Cup of Nations. Following a successful FIFA World Cup debut in 2002, in which the side reached the quarter-finals, Senegal established itself as a new powerhouse in Africa. The 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournament marked a defeat to Cameroon 2–3 on penalties after a goalless draw in the final.[33] Senegal once again finished as runners-up in 2019, losing the final 0–1 to Algeria,[34] and finally won their first AFCON title in 2021.

 
Senegalese fans at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations against Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1957 Part of   France
  1959
  1962 Not affiliated to CAF
  1963
  1965 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 5 2 Squad
  1968 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 5 5 Squad
  1970 Did not qualify
  1972
  1974
  1976
  1978
  1980 Did not enter
  1982 Did not qualify
  1984
  1986 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 3 1 Squad
  1988 Did not qualify
  1990 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 3 3 Squad
  1992 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 0 2 4 3 Squad
  1994 Quarter-finals 8th 3 1 0 2 2 3 Squad
  1996 Did not qualify
  1998
    2000 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 6 Squad
  2002 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 6 1 Squad
  2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 4 2 Squad
  2006 Fourth place 4th 6 2 0 4 7 8 Squad
  2008 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 4 6 Squad
  2010 Did not qualify
    2012 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 3 6 Squad
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 4 Squad
  2017 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 2 0 6 2 Squad
  2019 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 8 2 Squad
  2021 Champions 1st 7 4 3 0 9 2 Squad
  2023 Round of 16 9th 4 3 1 0 9 2 Squad
  2025 To be determined
      2027
Total 1 Title 17/34 71 30 18 23 87 58

African Nations Championship edit

African Nations Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  2009 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 3 Squad
  2011 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 2 Squad
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016
  2018
  2020
  2022 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 6 1 Squad
Total Champions 3/7 14 6 5 3 11 6

Amílcar Cabral Cup edit

Amílcar Cabral Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1979 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 7 1
  1980 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 5 3
  1981 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 7 2
  1982 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 1
  1983 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 9 4
  1984 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 10 3
  1985 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 8 2
  1986 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 7 2
  1987 Third place 3rd 4 1 1 2 2 2
  1988 Third place 3rd 5 2 3 0 10 5
  1989 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 3 4
  1991 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 0
  1993 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 6 3
  1995 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 5 3
  1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 5 3
  2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 8 6
  2001 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 11 3
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 2 1 3 3
  2007 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 5 4
Total 8 Titles 19/19 82 45 25 14 123 54

WAFU Nations Cup edit

WAFU Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  2010 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 4
  2011 Withdrew
  2013 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 4
  2017 Group stage 5th 4 1 2 1 5 2
  2019 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 2
  2021 To be determined
Total 1 Title 4/5 17 9 4 4 24 12

Other records edit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Friendship Games Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 3
  Jeux de la Francophonie 2005 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 11 3
  2015 African Games Champions 1st 4 2 2 0 5 2
  2021 COSAFA Cup Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 8 6
Total 2 Titles 1st 20 13 5 2 36 14

Head-to-head record edit

The list shown below shows the Senegal national football team all−time international record against opposing nations.

As of 16 OCT 2023 after match against   Cameroon.

Key
  Positive balance (more wins than losses)
  Neutral balance (as many wins as losses)
  Negative balance (more losses than wins)

Honours edit

As of 6 February 2022
  Champions: 2021
  Runners-up: 2002, 2019
  Champions: 2022
  Gold Medal: 2015
  Champions: 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001
  Runners-up: 1982, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005
  Champions: 2019
  Runners-up: 2010, 2013
  Champions: 1963
  Runners-up: 2005
  Runners-up: 2021

See also edit

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