Central African Republic national football team

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Central African Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Fauves
(The Wild Beasts)
AssociationCentral African Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachvacant
CaptainGeoffrey Kondogbia
Most capsFoxi Kéthévoama (39)
Top scorerFoxi Kéthévoama (6)
Home stadiumBarthélémy Boganda Stadium
FIFA codeCTA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 112 Steady (14 June 2019)[1]
Highest49 (October 2012)
Lowest202 (July–September 2009, March–August 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 123 Steady (20 July 2019)[2]
Highest79 (1956)
Lowest164 (2007–2009)
First international
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)[3]
Biggest win
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)
Biggest defeat
 Ivory Coast 11–0  Central African Republic
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 27, 1961)

The Central African Republic national football team, nicknamed Les Fauves, is the national team of the Central African Republic and is controlled by the Central African Football Federation. They are a member of CAF. Despite being traditionally one of the weakest teams in Africa and the world, they recently achieved success. They won the 2009 CEMAC Cup by beating Gabon in the semi-finals and Equatorial Guinea in the final 3–0. Their FIFA ranking rose from 202nd in August 2010 to 89th by July 2011. On 10 October 2010, they earned a shock 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win at home against Algeria 2–0, which put them top of their qualification group. The team won its first FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 June 2012 after beating Botswana 2–0 at home. [4][5]

Achievements[edit]

CEMAC Cup :
  • 1 Time Champion (2009)
  • 1 Time Runners-up (2003)
UNIFAC Cup (1999):
  • Runners-up

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[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 to West Germany 1974 Did not enter Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Withdrew Withdrew
Spain 1982 Disqualified during qualifying Disqualified during qualifying
Mexico 1986 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4
Germany 2006 Withdrew Withdrew
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10
Russia 2018 2 0 1 1 2 5
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 10 2 2 6 11 19

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to Egypt 1959 Part of  France
Ethiopia 1962 to Ethiopia 1968 Not affiliated to CAF
Sudan 1970 to Cameroon 1972 Did not enter
Egypt 1974 Disqualified during qualifying
Ethiopia 1976 Withdrew
Ghana 1978 to Egypt 1986 Did not enter
Morocco 1988 Did not qualify
Algeria 1990 to Tunisia 1994 Did not enter
South Africa 1996 Withdrew
Burkina Faso 1998 Disqualified during qualifying
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Withdrew
Mali 2002 to Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Egypt 2006 Withdrew
Ghana 2008 Did not enter
Angola 2010 Withdrew
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 to Egypt 2019 Did not qualify
Cameroon 2021 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025 To be determined
Total 0/32

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 24 March 2019[6]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 Algeria 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
 Angola 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
 Botswana 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
 Burkina Faso 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5
 Cameroon 9 2 1 6 14 26 −12
 Chad 8 3 1 4 12 11 +1
 Congo 14 1 1 12 12 33 −21
 DR Congo 7 1 1 5 7 24 −17
 Equatorial Guinea 4 0 2 2 6 11 −5
 Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
 Gabon 13 3 4 6 13 20 −7
 Gambia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
 Guinea-Bissau 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Ivory Coast 5 1 1 3 5 19 −14
 Kenya 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Liberia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Madagascar 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1
 Mali 2 0 0 2 4 7 −3
 Malta 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Morocco 3 0 2 1 0 4 −4
 Mozambique 2 0 1 1 1 2 −2
 Rwanda 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
 São Tomé and Príncipe 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
 Tanzania 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
 Togo 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
Total 112 23 24 65 124 231 −107

Recent results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Guinea on 24 March 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Geoffrey Lembet (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 30) 30 0 France Sedan Ardennes

2 2DF Saint Cyr Ngam (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 26) 14 0 Central African Republic DFC8
3 2DF Cyriaque Mayounga (2000-10-04) 4 October 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Free agent
4 2DF Dylan Mboumbouni (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 23) 2 0 France Cholet
6 2DF Cédric Yambéré (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 28) 5 0 France Dijon
11 2DF Franklin Clovis Anzité (1985-11-02) 2 November 1985 (age 33) 33 0 Malaysia Selangor United
15 2DF Sadock Ndobé (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Central African Republic Fatima
20 2DF Thibault Ban (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Central African Republic Fatima

5 3MF Eloge Enza YamissiRET (1983-01-23) 23 January 1983 (age 36) 29 1 France Annecy
8 3MF Vianney Mabidé (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 30) 21 3 Free agent
10 3MF Foxi Kéthévoama (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 33) 35 8 Turkey Balıkesirspor
12 3MF Trésor Toropité (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 24) 5 1 Central African Republic Tempête Mocaf
18 3MF Junior Gourrier (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 27) 13 4 Central African Republic DFC8
19 3MF Geoffrey Kondogbia (Captain) (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 26) 4 1 Spain Valencia
21 3MF Amos Youga (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 26) 13 0 France Le Havre

7 4FW Quentin Ngakoutou (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Free agent
14 4FW Saint-Fort Dimokoyen (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Central African Republic Fatima
17 4FW Frédéric Nimani (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 30) 5 0 Free agent

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ Barrie Courtney. "Central African Republic – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  4. ^ . 20 March 2019 http://centrafriquefootball.cf/eliminatoires-can-2019-la-liste-des-23-fauves-pour-affronter-la-guinee-2/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "CAR national football team 2018". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams.
  6. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Central African Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=276416/match=300335104/report.html

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