Cameroon national football team

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Cameroon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Lions Indomptables
(The Indomitable Lions)
AssociationFédération Camerounaise de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachRigobert Song
CaptainVincent Aboubakar
Most capsRigobert Song (137)
Top scorerSamuel Eto'o (56)[1]
Home stadiumOlembe Stadium
FIFA codeCMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 38 Decrease 1 (23 June 2022)[2]
Highest11 (November 2006 – January 2007, November – December 2009)
Lowest79 (February – March 2013)
First international
Belgian Congo 3–2 French Cameroon
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 9–0 Chad 
(Kinshasa, DR Congo; 7 April 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 5–0 Cameroon 
(Seoul, South Korea; 4 October 1984)
 Norway 6–1 Cameroon 
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
 Russia 6–1 Cameroon 
(Palo Alto, United States; 28 June 1994)
 Costa Rica 5–0 Cameroon 
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1982)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1990)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances20 (first in 1970)
Best resultChampions (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017)
African Nations Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2011)
Best resultFourth place (2020)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2001)
Best resultRunners-up (2003)

The Cameroon national football team (French: Équipe camerounaise de football) represents Cameroon in men's international football and It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football. The team has qualified eight times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2022. However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations and Olympic gold in 2000. The team represents Cameroon both in FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).

History[edit]

First games[edit]

Cameroon played its first match against Belgian Congo in 1956, losing 3–2. They first qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1970, but were knocked out in the first round. Two years later, as host nation, the Indomitable Lions finished third after being knocked out by their neighbours and future champions Congo in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations. They would not qualify for the competition for another ten years.

FIFA 1982 World Cup – the first time[edit]

Cameroon qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 1982. With the increase of 16 to 24 teams Cameroon qualified along with Algeria to represent Africa in Spain. Cameroon was drawn into Group 1 with eventual winners Italy, Poland, and Peru. In their first game, Cameroon faced Peru and drew 0–0. They then had a second goalless draw with Poland before a surprise 1–1 draw with Italy. Despite being unbeaten they failed to qualify for the second round having scored fewer goals than Italy.

African Nations, 1984[edit]

Two years later, Cameroon qualified for the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Ivory Coast. They finished second in their first-round group before beating Algeria on penalties in the semi-final. In the final, Cameroon beat Nigeria 3–1 with goals from René N'Djeya, Théophile Abega and Ernest Ebongué to become champions of Africa for the first time.

FIFA 1990 World Cup – Quarter Finals[edit]

Cameroon defeated reigning world champion Argentina in the first game of the 1990 World Cup.

Cameroon qualified for the 1990 World Cup by surpassing Nigeria and beating Tunisia in the final round playoff. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Argentina, Romania and the Soviet Union. Cameroon defeated defending champions Argentina in the opening game 1–0 with a goal scored by François Omam-Biyik. Cameroon later defeated Romania 2–1 and lost to the Soviet Union 0–4, becoming the first side to top a World Cup Finals group with a negative goal difference. In the second round, Cameroon defeated Colombia 2–1 with the 38-year-old Roger Milla scoring two goals in the extra time.

In the quarter-finals, Cameroon faced England. After 25 minutes, England's David Platt scored for England, while in the second-half, Cameroon came back with a 61st-minute penalty from Emmanuel Kundé and took the lead with Eugène Ekéké on 65 minutes. England, however, equalized in the 83rd minute with a penalty from Gary Lineker, while Lineker again found the net via a 105th-minute penalty to make the eventual scoreline 3–2 for England. The team was coached by Russian manager and former player Valeri Nepomniachi.

1994 World Cup[edit]

The 1994 World Cup in the United States saw the adjustment of representation for three African teams qualify. Cameroon qualified with Nigeria and Morocco. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Sweden, Brazil and Russia. After a 2–2 draw against Sweden, Cameroon were determined to make an impact. However, a 3–0 loss to Brazil and a heavy 6–1 loss to Russia knocked them out. In their last game against Russia, the then 42-year-old Roger Milla became the oldest player to play and score in a World Cup finals match. The team was coached by French-born Henri Michel.

1998 World Cup[edit]

The 1998 World Cup in France saw the increase of 24 to 32 teams. Cameroon qualified alongside four other African countries. After qualifying as expected, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Italy, Chile and Austria. Despite drawing with Chile and Austria, a 3–0 defeat to Italy saw Cameroon finish bottom of the group, and they were eliminated as a result. It was an unfortunate elimination, since Cameroon had led Austria 1–0 until the 90th minute, and had two goals dubiously ruled out in a 1–1 draw with Chile. Cameroon had three players sent off in the course of the tournament, more than any other team, despite only playing three games out of a possible seven. They also had the highest card count per game of any team, collecting an average of four bookings in each match they played.[4] It was also during this tournament that a certain Samuel Eto'o was exposed to Cameroonians. He was the youngest player of the tournament alongside Michael Owen of England. The team was coached by French-born Claude Le Roy.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Cameroon qualified for the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan, clinching first place in their group which included Angola, Zambia and Togo. Cameroon were drawn into Group E alongside Germany, the Republic of Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Cameroon started with a 1–1 draw with Ireland after giving up the lead and later defeated Saudi Arabia 1–0. In their last game, Cameroon were defeated 2–0 by Germany and were narrowly eliminated by the Irish, who had not lost a game.

The death of a team member[edit]

In the 72nd minute of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia, midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé collapsed; he was pronounced dead several hours later. In the final against France, Cameroon wore shirts embroidered with Foé's name and dates of birth and death.

Missing out on Germany 2006[edit]

In the 2006 World Cup qualifying round, Cameroon were drawn into Group 3 with the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Benin. Cameroon led the group for most of the time until their final game, when Pierre Womé failed to convert a late penalty. On 8 October 2005, Cameroon drew with Egypt 1–1 while the Ivory Coast defeated Sudan 3–1, results which prevented Cameroon from qualifying to the World Cup.

2010 World Cup qualification[edit]

In Cameroon's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, the team was grouped with Gabon, Togo and Morocco. After a slow start in their campaign with a loss to Togo, the coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister, resigned. Frenchman Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach after a draw against Morocco. Le Guen's appointment caused an uprise in Cameroon's spirits as they earned a win against Gabon in Libreville, followed by another win against the Panthers four days later in Yaoundé. One month later, they defeated Togo in Yaoundé by three goals. On 14 November 2009, Cameroon defeated the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2–0 in Fez in their last match of their campaign. Gabon was also defeated by Togo 1–0 in Lomé. Both results caused Cameroon to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, held in South Africa.[5]

The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be mathematically eliminated in the 2010 World Cup, going out in their second group match to Denmark after losing 1–2, preceded by a 0–1 defeat to Japan.

Controversy about sleeveless and one-piece kits[edit]

Cameroon used sleeveless Puma shirts at the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. FIFA, however, did not allow Cameroon to use the same kits as at the 2002 World Cup, and black sleeves were added to the shirts.[6] The 2004 African Cup of Nations witnessed Cameroon again run into controversy regarding their kits. Puma had designed a one-piece kit for the Cameroon team which FIFA declared illegal, stating that the kits must have separate shirts and shorts. FIFA then imposed fines on Cameroon and deducted six points from their qualifying campaign. Puma argued that a two-piece kit is not stated as a requirement in the FIFA laws of the game. Puma, however, lost the case in court, and Cameroon were forced to wear two-piece kits, but FIFA subsequently restored the six qualifying points to Cameroon.

2003 Confederations Cup Qualifiers[edit]

Cameroon started the 2002 African Cup of Nations competition with a 1–0 win over DR Congo. That was followed by another 1–0 win against Ivory Coast, and a comfortable 3–0 win against Togo. These results led Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals as their group's winner. In the Knockout stage, Cameroon met Egypt in a close match that they won 1–0 by M'Boma's goal in the 62nd minute of the game. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met the hosts Mali and won the match 3–0 to qualify to the final.

On 13 February 2002, and after a close match, Cameroon won its fourth African Cup of Nations (repeating as champions), by beating Senegal 3–2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to qualify for the 2003 Confederations Cup in France.[7]

2017 Confederations Cup Qualifiers[edit]

Cameroon started the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations competition with a 1–1 draw to Burkina Faso. That was followed by a 2–1 win against Guinea-Bissau, and an unconvincing goalless draw against the hosts Gabon. These results were enough for Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals, where they met Senegal in a close match that Cameroon won 5–4 in a penalty shootout after it had ended 0–0 after extra time. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met Ghana and won the match 2–0 to qualify to the final.

On 5 February 2017, and after a close match, Cameroon won the African Cup of Nations for the fifth time after defeating seven-time champions Egypt 2–1 in the final,[8] by Vincent Aboubakar's late goal in the 89th minute of the match.[9] As champions, Cameroon qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Kits and crests[edit]

The Cameroon national football team's tradition color is green shirts, red shorts and yellow socks, colors of the national flag.

Cameroon national football team had long-term partnership with Puma.[10] Since the end of 2019 its brand is Le Coq Sportif.

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit supplier Period Notes
France Le Coq Sportif 1982–1987
Germany Adidas 1988–1993
United Kingdom Mitre 1993–1995
Italy Lotto 1995–1996
United States Nike 1996
Germany Puma 1997–2018
France Le Coq Sportif 2019–2022
Cameroon is yet to find a kit supplier for the 2022 World Cup, after ending their relationship with Le Coq Sportif on 2 July 2022

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Lose

2021[edit]

3 September 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Cameroon  2–0  Malawi Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Stadium: Olembe Stadium
Referee: Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo)
11 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Mozambique  0–1  Cameroon Tangiers, Morocco
14:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Stade Ibn Batouta
Referee: Sabri Mohamed Fadul (Sudan)
13 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Malawi  0–4  Cameroon Johannesburg, South Africa
15:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Referee: Issa Sy (Senegal)
13 December Friendly Cameroon  Cancelled  Panama San Jose, California, United States
Stadium: PayPal Park

2022[edit]

13 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon  4–1  Ethiopia Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Olembe Stadium
Referee: Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo)
29 January AFCON Quarter-finals Gambia  0–2  Cameroon Douala, Cameroon
17:00 Report
Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
29 March 2022 World Cup qualification 2nd Leg Algeria  1–2 (a.e.t.)
(2–2 agg.)
 Cameroon Algiers, Algeria
Touba 118' Report Stadium: Stade du 5 Juillet
Referee: Bakary Gassama (The Gambia)
4 June 2023 AFCON qualification Cameroon  Cancelled  Kenya Douala, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1 Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Note: FIFA banned Kenya due to governmental interference in their Football Association [1]
18 September 2023 AFCON qualification Cameroon  v  Namibia Cameroon
Report
28 November 2022 FIFA World Cup Cameroon  v  Serbia Al Wakrah, Qatar
13:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

2023[edit]

March 2023 AFCON qualification Kenya  Cancelled  Cameroon Kenya
Note: FIFA banned Kenya due to governmental interference in their Football Association [2]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Cameroon Rigobert Song
Assistant coach Cameroon Bertrand Njiguélé
Assistant coach #2 Cameroon Augustine Simo
Goalkeeping coach Cameroon Souleymanou Hamidou
Fitness coach Cameroon Pierre Ngé-Ngum

Coaching history[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Burundi on 8 June 2022.[14]

Caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2022, after the match against Burundi.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Simon Omossola (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 24) 2 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Vita Club
16 1GK Devis Epassy (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 29) 5 0 Saudi Arabia Abha
23 1GK André Onana (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 26) 30 0 Italy Inter Milan

4 2DF Christopher Wooh (2001-09-18) 18 September 2001 (age 20) 1 0 France Lens
5 2DF Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 31) 53 4 Belgium Gent
6 2DF Ambroise Oyongo (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 31) 51 2 France Montpellier
11 2DF Nouhou Tolo (1997-06-23) 23 June 1997 (age 25) 15 0 United States Seattle Sounders
17 2DF Olivier Mbaizo (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 24) 11 0 United States Philadelphia Union
19 2DF Collins Fai (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 29) 49 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Tai
21 2DF Jean-Charles Castelletto (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 27) 11 0 France Nantes
2DF Duplexe Tchamba (1998-07-10) 10 July 1998 (age 24) 2 0 Denmark SønderjyskE

2 3MF Gaël Ondoua (1995-11-04) 4 November 1995 (age 26) 3 0 Germany Hannover 96
7 3MF Olivier Ntcham (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Wales Swansea City
8 3MF André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 26) 42 5 Italy Napoli
14 3MF Samuel Gouet (1997-12-14) 14 December 1997 (age 24) 21 0 Belgium Mechelen
15 3MF Pierre Kunde (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 27) 29 1 Greece Olympiacos
18 3MF Martin Hongla (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 24) 8 0 Italy Hellas Verona
3MF Jeando Fuchs (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 24) 2 0 England Peterborough United

3 4FW Moumi Ngamaleu (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 28) 40 4 Switzerland Young Boys
9 4FW Léandre Tawamba (1989-12-20) 20 December 1989 (age 32) 7 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
10 4FW Vincent Aboubakar (captain) (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 30) 87 33 Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr
12 4FW Karl Toko Ekambi (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 29) 50 11 France Lyon
13 4FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 33) 68 18 Germany Bayern Munich
20 4FW Ignatius Ganago (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 23) 11 0 France Lens
22 4FW Kévin Soni (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Greece Asteras Tripolis
25 4FW Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 27) 0 0 Turkey Beşiktaş

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jean Efala (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 29) 1 0 Nigeria Akwa United 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
GK Narcisse Nlend (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 30) 0 0 Cameroon Coton Sport 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

DF Harold Moukoudi (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 24) 11 0 France Saint-Étienne v.  Algeria, 29 March 2022
DF Jérôme Onguéné (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 24) 10 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Joyskim Dawa (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Romania FCSB 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Jean-Claude Billong (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 28) 3 0 Turkey Hatayspor 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Sacha Boey (2000-09-13) 13 September 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Turkey Galatasaray 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Enzo Ebosse (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 23) 0 0 France Angers 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Samuel Kotto (2003-09-08) 8 September 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Cameroon APEJES Academy 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

MF Arnaud Djoum (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 33) 28 0 Cyprus Apollon Limassol v.  Algeria, 29 March 2022
MF Jean Onana (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 22) 9 0 France Bordeaux v.  Algeria, 29 March 2022
MF James Léa Siliki (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 26) 11 0 England Middlesbrough 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Yvan Neyou (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 25) 5 0 France Saint-Étienne 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

FW Patient Wassou (2004-04-22) 22 April 2004 (age 18) 0 0 Cameroon Coton Sport v.  Algeria, 29 March 2022
FW Clinton N'Jie (1993-08-15) 15 August 1993 (age 28) 42 10 Russia Dynamo Moscow 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Stéphane Bahoken (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 30) 22 4 France Angers 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Christian Bassogog (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 26) 42 7 China Shanghai Shenhua 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Paul-Georges Ntep (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 30) 4 1 Portugal Boavista 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW John Mary (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 29) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Jeremy Ebobisse (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 25) 0 0 United States San Jose Earthquakes 2021 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

INJ = Withdrew from the squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football
WD = Withdrew from the squad

Records[edit]

As of 9 June 2022[15]
Players in bold are still active with Cameroon.

Most appearances[edit]

Rigobert Song is Cameroon's most capped player with 137 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Rigobert Song 137 5 1993–2010
2 Samuel Eto'o 118 56 1997–2014
Geremi Njitap 118 13 1996–2010
4 Emmanuel Kundé 102 17 1979–1992
5 Vincent Aboubakar 87 33 2010–present
6 Jacques Songo'o 80 0 1983–2002
7 Roger Milla 77 43 1973–1994
8 Nicolas N'Koulou 75 2 2008–2017
9 François Omam-Biyik 73 26 1985–1998
Carlos Kameni 73 0 2001–2019

Top goalscorers[edit]

Samuel Eto'o is Cameroon's top goalscorer with 56 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Samuel Eto'o (list) 56 118 0.47 1997–2014
2 Roger Milla 43 77 0.56 1973–1994
3 Patrick M'Boma 33 55 0.6 1995–2004
Vincent Aboubakar 33 87 0.38 2010–present
5 François Omam-Biyik 26 73 0.36 1985–1998
6 Alphonse Tchami 21 57 0.37 1988–1998
7 Pierre Webó 19 59 0.32 2003–2014
8 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 18 68 0.26 2010–present
9 Emmanuel Kundé 17 102 0.17 1979–1992
10 André Kana-Biyik 15 59 0.25 1985–1994

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966 Withdrew Withdrew
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 3 4
West Germany 1974 3 1 1 1 1 3
Argentina 1978 2 0 1 1 2 4
Spain 1982 Group stage 17th 3 0 3 0 1 1 8 5 1 2 16 5
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 5
Italy 1990 Quarter-finals 7th 5 3 0 2 7 9 8 6 1 1 12 6
United States 1994 Group stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 3 11 8 5 2 1 14 4
France 1998 25th 3 0 2 1 2 5 6 4 2 0 10 4
South Korea Japan 2002 20th 3 1 1 1 2 3 10 8 1 1 20 4
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 18 10
South Africa 2010 Group stage 31st 3 0 0 3 2 5 12 9 2 1 23 4
Brazil 2014 32nd 3 0 0 3 1 9 8 5 2 1 12 4
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 8 2 5 1 10 9
Qatar 2022 Qualified 8 6 0 2 16 5
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 8/22 23 4 7 12 18 43 95 57 23 15 159 70

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad
France 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 3 1 Squad
Germany 2005 Did not qualify
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad
Total Runners-up 3/10 11 4 2 5 7 11 -

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Part of  France
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Not affiliated to CAF
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1968 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 7 5
Cameroon 1972 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
Egypt 1974 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1976
Ghana 1978
Nigeria 1980
Libya 1982 Group stage 5th 3 0 3 0 1 1
Ivory Coast 1984 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 9 3
Egypt 1986 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 8 5
Morocco 1988 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 4 1
Algeria 1990 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 3
Senegal 1992 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 4 3
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 7
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 1 1 5 4
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Champions 1st 6 3 2 1 11 5
Mali 2002 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 0
Tunisia 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 7 6
Egypt 2006 5th 4 3 1 0 8 2
Ghana 2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 14 8
Angola 2010 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 8
Equatorial Guinea Gabon 2012 Did not qualify
South Africa 2013
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Gabon 2017 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 7 3
Egypt 2019 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 3
Cameroon 2021 Third place 3rd 7 4 3 0 14 7
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total 5 Titles 20/33 91 45 30 16 137 82
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalties.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

African Nations Championship[edit]

African Nations Championship record
Appearances: 4
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Ivory Coast 2009 Did not qualify
Sudan 2011 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 1 0 5 0
South Africa 2014 Did not qualify
Rwanda 2016 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 4 4
Morocco 2018 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Cameroon 2020 Fourth place 4th 6 2 2 2 4 8
Algeria 2022 To be determined
Total Fourth place 4/6 17 7 5 5 14 15

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA
France 1900
to
Italy 1960
Did not enter
Japan 1964
to
West Germany 1972
Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984 Round 1 11th 3 1 0 2 3 5
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
1992–present See Cameroon national under-23 football team
Total Round 1 1/19 3 1 0 2 3 5
Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Cameroon national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

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