Burkina Faso national football team
|Nickname(s)||Les Étalons |
|Association||Burkinabé Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Kamou Malo|
|Most caps||Charles Kaboré (99)|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (34)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|Current||59 (11 June 2020)|
|Highest||35 (April–May 2017)|
|Lowest||127 (December 1993)|
| Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon |
(Tananarive, Madagascar; 14 April 1960)
| 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) Burkina Faso 4-0 Cape Verde (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 14 November 2017)
| 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 (French: Équipe nationale de football du Burkina Faso), represents Burkina Faso in men's international football 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, The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
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.
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. Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte. Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012. Burkina Faso finished first of their group, but lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record|
|Played as Upper Volta|
|1930 to 1966||Did not enter|
|1970||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not enter|
|Played as Burkina Faso|
|1986||Did not enter|
|1990||Did not qualify|
|1994||Withdrew during qualifying|
|1998 to 2018||Did not qualify|
|2022||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations
West African Nations Cup
WAFU Nations Cup
Recent schedule and results
The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss
|9 June Friendly||DR Congo||0–0||Burkina Faso||Marbella, Spain|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Estadio Municipal|
Referee: Danilo Grujić (Serbia)
|6 September Friendly||Morocco||1–1||Burkina Faso||Marrakesh, Morocco|
|20:00 (GMT)||Feddal 88'||Report||Bayala 71'||Stadium: Stade de Marrakech|
Referee: Alioune Sow Sandigui (Senegal)
|10 October Friendly||Burkina Faso||0–1||Gabon||Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, France|
|20:00||Report||Aubameyang 84' (pen.)||Stadium: Stade Municipal Saint-Leu-la-Forêt|
|13 November 2021 AFCONQ||Burkina Faso||0–0||Uganda||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|19:00||Stadium: Stade du 4 Août|
|17 November 2021 AFCONQ||South Sudan||1–2||Burkina Faso||Khartoum, Sudan[note 1]|
||Stadium: Khartoum Stadium|
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||Kouakou Koffi||16 October 1996||26||0||Belenenses||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|GK||Zegue Traoré||31 December 1999||0||0||USFA||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|GK||Kilian Nikiema||22 June 2003||1||0||Den Haag||v. Morocco, 6 September 2019|
|DF||Alassane Sango||7 January 1993||5||0||Cholet||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|DF||Moumouni Compaoré||20 November 1996||3||0||USFA||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|DF||Issouf Paro||16 October 1994||8||0||Chamois Niortais||v. Morocco, 6 September 2019|
|DF||Ismaël Zagrè||21 December 1992||3||1||Salitas||v. Morocco, 6 September 2019|
|MF||Blati Touré||4 August 1994||19||0||Vitória S.C.||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|MF||Saïdou Simporé||31 August 1992||4||1||Al Masry||v. Morocco, 6 September 2019|
|MF||Ibrahim Bancé||15 January 2001||2||0||ASEC Mimosas||v. Morocco, 6 September 2019|
|MF||Abdou Traoré||28 December 1988||44||4||Bursaspor||v. DR Congo, 9 June 2019|
|FW||Abou Ouattara||25 December 1999||9||0||Lille||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|FW||Ahmed Touré||17 July 1987||3||0||Vita Club||v. Gabon, 10 October 2019|
|FW||Bassirou Compaoré||23 April 1998||3||0||Club Africain||v. DR Congo, 9 June 2019|
|FW||Yaya Banhoro||1 January 1996||1||0||Free Agent||v. DR Congo, 9 June 2019|
|FW||Fessal Tapsoba||23 August 2001||0||0||ASEC Mimosas||v. DR Congo, 9 June 2019|
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.
- As of 17 November 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Burkina Faso.
- South Sudan will play their home matches outside the country due to renovation of Juba Stadium.
- 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.
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- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
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- "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Mba's wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
- "CAN 2021 : Voici le groupe de Kamou pour affronter l'Ouganda et le Soudan" (in French). Retrieved 11 November 2019.
- "Burkina Faso".
- Roberto Mamrud. "Burkina Faso – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
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