Benin national football team

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Benin
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Écureuils
(The Squirrels)
Association Fédération Béninoise de Football
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach France Didier Ollé-Nicolle
Captain Stéphane Sessègnon
Top scorer Razak Omotoyossi (21)
Home stadium Stade de l'Amitié
FIFA code BEN
FIFA ranking 90 Increase 23
Highest FIFA ranking 59 (November 2009, April 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 165 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 108
Highest Elo ranking 93 (14 Nov 2009 - 12 Jan 2010)
Lowest Elo ranking 165 (1995-96)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Dahomey 0–1 Nigeria 
(Dahomey; 8 November 1959)
Biggest win
 Dahomey 7–0 Mauritania 
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 27 December 1961)
Biggest defeat
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey Benin
(Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 3 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1

The Benin national football team, nicknamed Les Écureuils (The Squirrels), is the national football team of Benin and is controlled by the Fédération Béninoise de Football. They were known as the Dahomey national football team until 1975, when Dahomey became Benin. They have never made the World Cup but have reached three recent African Nations Cups2004, 2008 and 2010. On 8 February 2010 after the preliminary competition from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the Fédération Béninoise de Football have dissolved the national team, coach Henri Dussuyer and his complete staff were fired.[1]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

This is a list of matches over the past six months and any future scheduled matches.

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
3 June 2012 Cotonou Mali Mali 1-0 2014 World Cup qualification
10 June 2012 Kigali Rwanda Rwanda 1-1 2014 World Cup qualification
17 June 2012 Benin Ethiopia Ethiopia 1-1 2013 ACN qualification
26 March 2013 Blida Algeria Algeria 1-3 2014 World Cup qualification
9 June 2013 Porto-Novo Algeria Algeria 1-3 2014 World Cup qualification
16 June 2013 Bamako Mali Mali 2-2 2014 World Cup qualification
8 September 2013 Porto-Novo Rwanda Rwanda 2-0 2014 World Cup qualification

Current squad[edit]

Match date: 8 September 2013
Opposition:  Rwanda

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Saturin Allagbè (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Benin ASPAC
16 1GK Steve Glodjinon (1993-12-18) 18 December 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Benin USS Kraké
22 1GK Josias Sessou (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Benin Mogas 90
2 2DF Seidou Barazé (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 23) 5 0 Morocco Hassania Agadir
6 2DF Réda Johnson (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 26) 10 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
13 2DF Lazadi Fousséni (1991-11-30) 30 November 1991 (age 22) 4 0 Benin ASPAC
15 2DF Anicet Adjamossi (1984-03-15) 15 March 1984 (age 30) 45 4 France Locminé
19 2DF Badarou Nana Nafiou (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
3 3MF Oscar Olou (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 26) 14 0 France Romorantin
4 3MF Armand Aziahounkoui (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Benin JA Plateau
5 3MF Seibou Mama (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 (age 18) 0 0 Benin USS Kraké
7 3MF William Dassagaté (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Benin Mogas 90
11 3MF Mouritala Ogunbiyi (vice-captain) (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 31) 40 6 France Nîmes
14 3MF Djibril Naïm (1995-12-31) 31 December 1995 (age 18) 0 0 Benin AS Police
18 3MF Séïdath Tchomogo (1985-08-13) 13 August 1985 (age 28) 45 5 Benin Panthères
20 3MF Jodel Dossou (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
23 3MF Bello Babatounde (1989-10-06) 6 October 1989 (age 24) 6 2 Slovakia Žilina
8 4FW Razak Omotoyossi (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 28) 48 21 Egypt Zamalek
9 4FW Rudy Gestede (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 25) 4 2 England Blackburn Rovers
10 4FW Mickaël Poté (1984-09-24) 24 September 1984 (age 29) 24 4 Germany Dynamo Dresden
12 4FW Mohamed Aoudou (1989-11-30) 30 November 1989 (age 24) 10 2 Algeria JS Saoura

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Fabien Farnolle (1984-09-21) 21 September 1984 (age 29) 6 0 France Clermont Foot
1GK Guillaume Bèmènou (1984-08-05) 5 August 1984 (age 29) 7 0 Unattached
2DF Emmanuel Imorou (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 25) 9 0 France Clermont Foot
2DF Jordan Adéoti (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 25) 7 0 France Laval
2DF Arsène Menessou (1987-12-15) 15 December 1987 (age 26) 9 0 Belgium Virton
2DF Junior Salomon (1986-04-08) 8 April 1986 (age 28) 7 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
2DF Didier Sossa (1993-11-13) 13 November 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Benin Dragons
2DF Khaled Adenon (1985-07-28) 28 July 1985 (age 28) 38 1 France Le Mans
2DF Nabil Yarou (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Benin ASPAC
2DF Christopher Glombard (1989-06-05) 5 June 1989 (age 24) 0 0 France Reims
3MF Stéphane Sessègnon (captain) (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 29) 48 9 England West Bromwich Albion
3MF Djiman Koukou (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 23) 25 1 France Chamois Niortais
3MF Romuald Boco (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 28) 48 1 England Plymouth Argyle
3MF Pascal Angan (1986-04-19) 19 April 1986 (age 27) 12 0 Algeria CR Belouizdad
3MF Jérôme Agossa (1994-11-27) 27 November 1994 (age 19) 0 0 Benin Onze Créateurs
3MF Jocelyn Ahouéya (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 28) 48 2 France Schiltigheim
3MF Nouhoum Kobéna (1985-01-06) 6 January 1985 (age 29) 19 1 Finland Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat
4FW David Djigla (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 (age 18) 2 0 Benin Onze Créateurs
4FW Abou Maiga (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 28) 32 4 France Saint-Malo
4FW Salomon Wisdom (1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Maldives Valencia
4FW Sidoine Oussou (1992-11-14) 14 November 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Hungary Kecskemét

List of Benin managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]