Guinea-Bissau national football team

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Guinea-Bissau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Djurtus
Association Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Paulo Torres
Home stadium
FIFA code GNB
FIFA ranking 136 Decrease 2 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 115 (July 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 195 (February 2010)
Elo ranking 147 (9 July 2014)
Highest Elo ranking 98 (1984)
Lowest Elo ranking 157 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea Portugal
(Gambia; June 2, 1952)
Biggest win
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin 
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Mali 6–1 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
(Banjul, Gambia; December 1, 1997)

The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

History[edit]

Guinea-Bissau entered their first FIFA World Cup qualification with the aim of reaching the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The first round of African qualification required for them to play Guinea in a two-legged match. The first leg was held at home in the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on 1 June 1996 with an attendance of 15,000. Guinea-Bissau went 2-0 up at half-time after strikes from Tavares Pereira in 11th and 36th minutes. Guinea's Titi Camara, then of RC Lens of France, equalised with his own brace in the 53rd and 54th minutes. Guinea-Bissau's Co Cipriano won the game with a 60th minute penalty to make it 3-2.[1]

The away leg was held at the Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry. Momo Soumah of Guinea scored to equalise the aggregate at half-time before Co Cipriano scored for Guinea-Bissau to put his side 4-3 up. However, another goal from Soumah equalised the aggregate and Tibou Bangoura of Guinea won the match with his goal that made it 5-4 on aggregate.[2]

Football achievements[edit]

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1992Did not enter
  • 1994Did not qualify
  • 1996Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998Banned for withdrawing in 1996
  • 2000Did not enter
  • 2002Withdrew
  • 2004Withdrew
  • 2006Did not qualify
  • 2008Did not enter
  • 2010 to 2015Did not qualify

Recent results[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

The official kit provider is currently manufactured by Portuguese company Lacatoni. The home kit is a red shirt, shorts and socks with details in green, white and yellow. The away kit is a green shirt, shorts and socks with details in yellow.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Botswana on 2 August 2014.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 24) 12 0 Portugal Atlético
1GK Alberto Coly 0 0 Guinea-Bissau Tigres da Fronteira de São Domingos
2DF Bacar Baldé (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 22) 13 1 Portugal Beira-Mar
2DF Édson (1984-03-02) 2 March 1984 (age 30) 9 0 Portugal Freamunde
2DF Eridson (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 24) 9 0 Cyprus Doxa Katokopias
2DF Rudinilson (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Portugal Benfica B
2DF Califo (1989-09-22) 22 September 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Portugal Oliveirense
2DF Emílio da Silva (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Portugal 1º de Dezembro
2DF Vasco Fernandes (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 27) 0 0 Greece Platanias
2DF Lamine Bá (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Portugal Chaves
2DF Anju 0 0 Guinea-Bissau Benfica de Bissau
3MF Zézinho (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 21) 13 0 Cyprus AEL Limassol
3MF Bocundji Ca (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 27) 9 1 France Reims
3MF Emiliano Té (1983-04-15) 15 April 1983 (age 31) 6 0 Portugal 1º de Dezembro
3MF Ibraima So (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 26) 5 0 Portugal Académico de Viseu
3MF Arnaud Mendy (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 24) 3 0 England Lincoln City
3MF Saná (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Romania ACS Poli Timișoara
3MF Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
4FW Ivanildo (1986-01-09) 9 January 1986 (age 28) 12 0 Portugal Académica
4FW Cícero (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 28) 10 5 Portugal Paços de Ferreira
4FW Bata (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Portugal Nacional
4FW Ansumane (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 23) 1 1 Portugal Freamunde
4FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Portugal Chaves
4FW Adul (1992-11-20) 20 November 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Portugal Mirandela
4FW Igor Sani (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 27) 1 0 Switzerland Frauenfeld
4FW Amido Baldé (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren

Recently called[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Germano (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Portugal Oeiras
GK Iano (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 27) 4 0 Portugal Ferreiras
DF Banjai INJ (1981-07-19) 19 July 1981 (age 33) 13 0 Portugal Oliveirense vs.  Central African Republic
DF José Monteiro (1982-06-02) 2 June 1982 (age 32) 6 0 Sweden FC Andrea Doria
DF Bruno Fernandes (1978-11-06) 6 November 1978 (age 35) 14 2 England Workington
DF Mamadu Candé (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 24) 5 0 Hungary Videoton
MF Luciano Teixeira (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 20) 4 0 France Metz
MF Móia (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 26) 2 0 Portugal Prainha
MF Formose Mendy (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Spain Sporting de Gijón
FW Leocísio Sami (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 25) 4 0 Portugal Porto vs.  Central African Republic
FW Idrissa Camará (1993-07-20) 20 July 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Visé
FW Abel Camará (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Romania Petrolul

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAF - 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  2. ^ "CAF - 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-16. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pMkPOXBWOec/TGcX_SzM0GI/AAAAAAAAdCw/nn_d9I92JQY/s1600/Guine_Futebol_Nelson_Herbert_v10.png
  4. ^ [1] (Portuguese)

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