Burkina Faso national football team

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Burkina Faso
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Étalons
(The Stallions)
Association Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Paul Put
Captain Charles Kaboré
Top scorer Moumouni Dagano (31)[1]
Home stadium Stade du 4-Août
FIFA code BFA
FIFA ranking 68 Decrease 4 (12 February 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 37 (October 2010, June 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 127 (December 1993)
Elo ranking 68
Highest Elo ranking 59 (September 2014)
Lowest Elo ranking 133 (February 1987)
First colours
Second colours
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)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta 
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 9 (First in 1978)
Best result Runner-up: 2013

The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball. 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte.[4] Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012.[5] Burkina Faso lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[6]

Nickname[edit]

The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga.[7]

Competition record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup
Appearances: 0
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Played as  Upper Volta
Uruguay 1930 to
Germany 1974
Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify
Spain 1982 Did not enter
Played as  Burkina Faso
Mexico 1986 Did not enter
Italy 1990 Did not qualify
United States 1994 Withdrew during qualifying
France 1998 to
Brazil 2014
Did not qualify
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 0/20

Current squad[edit]

A 24-man provisional squad was announced for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on 23 December 2014.[8] Caps and goals updated as of January 25, 2015 after the game against Congo.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Moussa Fofana (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Burkina Faso Kadiogo
16 1GK Abdoulaye Soulama (1979-11-29) 29 November 1979 (age 35) 44 0 Ghana Hearts of Oak
23 1GK Germain Sanou (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 22) 18 0 France Beauvais
2 2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 22) 16 0 France Toulouse
4 2DF Bakary Koné (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 26) 51 0 France Lyon
5 2DF Mohamed Koffi (1986-12-30) 30 December 1986 (age 28) 47 2 Egypt Zamalek
8 2DF Paul Koulibaly (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 28) 48 0 Egypt ENPPI
9 2DF Issa Gouo (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 25) 13 0 Guinea Kaloum Star
13 2DF Narcisse Bambara (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 25) 12 0 Romania Universitatea Cluj
14 2DF Benjamin Balima (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 29) 24 2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
3 3MF Moussa Yedan (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 25) 4 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
6 3MF Djakaridja Koné (1986-07-22) 22 July 1986 (age 28) 33 2 France Évian
7 3MF Florent Rouamba (1986-12-31) 31 December 1986 (age 28) 48 1 France CA Bastia
12 3MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 26) 2 0 Denmark SønderjyskE
17 3MF Jonathan Zongo (1992-12-02) 2 December 1992 (age 22) 14 1 Spain Almería
18 3MF Charles Kaboré (Captain) (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 27) 61 3 Russia Kuban Krasnodar
19 3MF Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 19) 20 2 Netherlands Vitesse
21 3MF Abdou Traoré (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 26) 24 3 Turkey Kardemir Karabükspor
22 3MF Prejuce Nakoulma (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 27) 24 4 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
10 4FW Alain Traoré (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 26) 36 17 France Lorient
11 4FW Jonathan Pitroipa (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 28) 55 16 United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
15 4FW Aristide Bancé (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 30) 47 13 Finland HJK
20 4FW Issiaka Ouédraogo (1988-08-19) 19 August 1988 (age 26) 17 1 Austria Admira Wacker Mödling

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Bailou (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Burkina Faso Bobo Dioulasso v.  Gabon, 15 October 2014
GK Daouda Diakité (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 31) 38 0 Gabon Mounana v.  Senegal, 21 May 2014
DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 23) 7 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Vita Club v.  Angola, 19 November 2014
DF Henri Traoré (1983-04-13) 13 April 1983 (age 31) 3 0 Ghana Ashanti Gold v.  Angola, 19 November 2014
DF Robert Sankara (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 (age 30) 1 0 South Africa Free State Stars v.  Angola, 10 September 2014
MF Yves Benoit Bationo (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Parma v.  Angola, 10 September 2014
MF Abdul Yabré (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Cesena v.  Angola, 10 September 2014
MF Victor Nikiéma (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Poland Piast Gliwice v.  Senegal, 21 May 2014
MF Ismaël Ouedraogo (1991-03-10) 10 March 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Czech Republic Dukla Prague v.  Senegal, 21 May 2014
MF Nii Plange (1989-06-26) 26 June 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Portugal Vitória Guimarães v.  Comoros, 5 March 2014
MF Abdul Aziz Kaboré (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 21) 0 0 France Valenciennes (reserves) v.  Comoros, 5 March 2014
FW Banou Diawara (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Burkina Faso RC Bobo 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad
FW Moumouni Dagano (1981-01-03) 3 January 1981 (age 34) 61 31 Qatar Al-Shamal v.  Angola, 10 September 2014
FW Moussa Traoré (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Belgium Hoogstraten v.  Comoros, 5 March 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Burkina Faso fancy their chances". BBC Sport. 16 January 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Burkina Faso 0-1 Ghana". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mba’s wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0. 
  8. ^ "Liste des présélectionnés pour la CAN 2015" (in French). fasofoot.org. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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