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
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Paulo Duarte
Captain Charles Kaboré
Most caps Charles Kaboré (82)
Top scorer Moumouni Dagano (31)[1]
Home stadium Stade du 4-Août
FIFA code BFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 35 Increase 1 (6 April 2017)
Highest 35 (April 2017)
Lowest 127 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 58 (29 March 2017)
Highest 54 (February 2017)
Lowest 133 (February 1987)
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)
 Burkina Faso 5–1 Swaziland 
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 10 January 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta 
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 11 (first in 1978)
Best result Runners-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 finished first of their group, but 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
England 1966
Did not enter
Mexico 1970 to
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 0/22

Results and fixtures[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

A 24-man provisional squad was announced on 15 December 2016.[8] Souleymane Koanda was added to the provisional squad on 21 December.[9] The final squad was announced on 6 January 2017, with Ernest Congo and Issoumaila Lingane being left out of the team.[10] Caps and goals updated as of 4 February 2017 after the game against Ghana.[11]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Germain Sanou (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 24) 23 0 France Beauvais
16 1GK Kouakou Hervé Koffi (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 20) 10 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
1 1GK Aboubacar Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 27) 0 0 Burkina Faso Kadiogo

4 2DF Bakary Koné (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 28) 73 0 Spain Málaga
2 2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 24) 34 0 France Toulouse
14 2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 25) 24 1 Morocco Nahdat Berkane
20 2DF Yacouba Coulibaly (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 22) 10 0 Burkina Faso RC Bobo Dioulasso
5 2DF Patrick Malo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 25) 10 0 Egypt Smouha
13 2DF Souleymane Koanda (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
3 2DF Issouf Paro (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994 (age 22) 2 0 South Africa Santos

18 3MF Charles Kaboré (c) (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 29) 81 4 Russia Krasnodar
10 3MF Alain Traoré (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 29) 50 20 Turkey Kayserispor
8 3MF Abdou Razack Traoré (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 28) 36 3 Turkey Konyaspor
12 3MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 29) 17 0 France Lens
6 3MF Bakary Saré (1990-04-05) 5 April 1990 (age 27) 6 0 Portugal Moreirense
22 3MF Blati Touré (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Cyprus AC Omonia

11 4FW Jonathan Pitroipa (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 31) 71 18 United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
15 4FW Aristide Bancé (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 32) 66 19 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
7 4FW Préjuce Nakoulma (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 30) 44 10 France FC Nantes
19 4FW Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 21) 38 5 Netherlands Ajax
17 4FW Jonathan Zongo (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 28) 24 4 Spain Almería
9 4FW Banou Diawara (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 25) 10 3 Egypt Smouha
21 4FW Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 20) 9 1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Daouda Diakité (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 34) 42 0 South Africa Free State Stars v.  South Africa, 8 October 2016

DF Ernest Congo (1992-12-13) 13 December 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Morocco Khemisset 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE

MF Djibril Zidnaba (1994-02-20) 20 February 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Braga B v.  South Africa, 12 November 2016
MF Moussa Dao (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Egypt Al-Masry v.  South Africa, 12 November 2016
MF Abdoul Kaboré (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 23) 3 0 France Valenciennes v.  Botswana, 4 September 2016

FW Issoumaila Lingane (1990-09-13) 13 September 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Israel Hapoel Ashkelon 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
Notes
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.
  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.

Records[edit]

Caps and goals updated as of March 28, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. 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. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations: injury concerns for Burkina Faso". bbc.com. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Burkina Faso : Koanda dernier appelé pour la CAN" (in French). afrik-foot.com. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso finally name 23-man squad". 6 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Burkina Faso". 

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