Burkina Faso national football team

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Burkina Faso
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Étalons
(The Stallions)
AssociationBurkinabé Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachPaulo Duarte
CaptainCharles Kaboré
Most capsCharles Kaboré (94)
Top scorerMoumouni Dagano (34)[1]
Home stadiumStade du 4-Août
FIFA codeBFA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 62 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest35 (April–May 2017)
Lowest127 (December 1993)
Elo ranking
Current 75 Decrease 13 (3 March 2019)[3]
Highest52 (September 2017)
Lowest133 (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
Appearances11 (first in 1978)
Best resultRunners-up, 2013

The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Burkinabé Football Federation. 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.[4]

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.[5] Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte.[6] Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012.[7] Burkina Faso finished first of their group, but lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[8]

Nickname[edit]

The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga.[9]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
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 Did not qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
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 Russia 2018 Did not qualify
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined
Total 0/21

Fixtures and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Mauritania on 22 March 2019.[10]
Caps and goals updated as of 18 November 2018 after the game against Angola.[11]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aboubacar Sawadogo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 29) 8 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Nojoom
1GK Koffi Kouakou (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 22) 22 0 France Lille

2DF Bakary Koné (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 30) 82 0 Russia Arsenal Tula
2DF Steeve Yago (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 26) 43 0 France Toulouse
2DF Issoufou Dayo (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 27) 34 2 Morocco Berkane
2DF Yacouba Coulibaly (1994-10-02) 2 October 1994 (age 24) 21 0 France Le Havre
2DF Patrick Malo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 20 0 Egypt Wadi Degla
2DF Jean-Noël Lingani (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 30) 8 0 Guinea Horoya
2DF Dylan Ouédraogo (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0 France Monaco

3MF Jonathan Pitroipa (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 32) 79 19 France Paris
3MF Sibiri Traoré (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 30) 58 21 Morocco Berkane
3MF Abdou Traoré (1988-12-28) 28 December 1988 (age 30) 42 4 Turkey Konyaspor
3MF Cyrille Bayala (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 22) 19 2 France Lens
3MF Adama Guira (1988-04-24) 24 April 1988 (age 30) 19 0 Denmark AGF
3MF Blati Touré (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 24) 16 0 Sweden AFC Eskilstuna
3MF Ousmane Sylla (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Algeria AS Ain M'lila

4FW Aristide Bancé (1984-09-19) 19 September 1984 (age 34) 74 22 Burkina Faso USFA
4FW Préjuce Nakoulma (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 31) 52 13 France Nantes
4FW Bertrand Traoré (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 23) 50 8 France Lyon
4FW Banou Diawara (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 27) 19 5 Morocco AS FAR
4FW Lassina Traoré (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 18) 4 3 Netherlands Jong Ajax
4FW Abou Ouattara (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 19) 4 0 Belgium Mechelen
4FW Zakaria Sanogo (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Austria Hartberg
4FW Ahmed Touré (1987-07-17) 17 July 1987 (age 31) 2 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas

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 Germain Sanou (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 26) 23 0 France Beauvais v.  Angola, 18 November 2018
GK Daouda Diakité (1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 35) 48 0 Burkina Faso EFO v.  Kosovo, 27 March 2018

DF Souleymane Koanda (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 26) 3 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas v.  Angola, 18 November 2018
DF Edmond Tapsoba (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães v.  Angola, 18 November 2018
DF Mamadou Koné (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26) 0 0 France FC2A v.  Cameroon, 27 May 2018

MF Charles Kaboré (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 31) 94 4 Russia Krasnodar v.  Angola, 18 November 2018 SUS
MF Bryan Dabo (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 5 0 Italy Fiorentina v.  Botswana, 16 October 2018
MF Bakary Saré (1990-04-05) 5 April 1990 (age 28) 7 1 Portugal Belenenses v.  Cameroon, 27 May 2018
MF Trova Boni (1999-12-21) 21 December 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Belgium KV Mechelen v.  Cameroon, 27 May 2018

FW Djibril Ouattara (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Burkina Faso ASF v.  Angola, 18 November 2018
FW Souleymane Sawadogo (1993-01-09) 9 January 1993 (age 26) 1 0 Greece Levadiakos v.  Angola, 18 November 2018
FW Bassirou Compaoré (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Morocco Chabab Atlas Khénifra v.  Botswana, 16 October 2018
FW Hassane Bandé (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Netherlands Ajax v.  Cameroon, 27 May 2018

WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
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.

Records[edit]

As of 18 November 2018
Players in bold text are still active with Burkina Faso.

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. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Burkina Faso fancy their chances". BBC Sport. 16 January 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Burkina Faso 0–1 Ghana". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Mba's wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  9. ^ Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
  10. ^ http://www.afrik-foot.com/can-2019-burkina-faso-avec-bance-pour-jouer-la-qualif-mais-sans-kabore
  11. ^ "Burkina Faso".
  12. ^ a b Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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