Guinea-Bissau national football team
|Association||Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Baciro Candé|
|Most caps||Lino (36)|
|Top scorer||Cícero Semedo, Nando Co (6)|
|Home stadium||Estádio 24 de Setembro|
Estádio Lino Correia
|Current||118 (14 June 2019)|
|Highest||68 (November 2016–January 2017)|
|Lowest||195 (February–March 2010)|
|Current||139 (10 July 2019)|
|Highest||99 (11 February 1984)|
|Lowest||159 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)|
| British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea |
(British Gambia; June 2, 1952)
| Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin |
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
| Guinea 7–0 Guinea-Bissau |
(Conakry, Guinea; July 22, 2017)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Group stage (2017, 2019)|
The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Guinea-Bissau entered their first FIFA World Cup qualification with the aim of reaching the 1998 World Cup in France. The first round of African qualification required for them to play Guinea in a two-legged match. The first leg was held at home in the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on 1 June 1996 with an attendance of 15,000. Guinea-Bissau went 2–0 up at half-time after strikes from Tavares Pereira in 11th and 36th minutes. Guinea's Titi Camara equalised with his own brace in the 53rd and 54th minutes. Guinea-Bissau's Co Cipriano won the game with a 60th-minute penalty to make it 3–2.
The away leg was held at the Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry. Momo Soumah of Guinea scored to equalise the aggregate at half-time before Co Cipriano scored for Guinea-Bissau to put his side 4–3 up. However, another goal from Soumah equalised the aggregate and Tibou Bangoura of Guinea won the match with his goal that made it 5–4 on aggregate.
- Amilcar Cabral Cup :
- 1 Time Runners-up
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Part of Portugal||Part of Portugal|
|1978||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1998||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||4||5|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations record
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1957||Part of Portugal|
|1976||Not affiliated to CAF|
|1988||Did not enter|
|1994||Did not qualify|
|1996||Withdrew during qualifying|
|1998||Banned for withdrawing in 1996|
|2000||Did not enter|
|2006||Did not qualify|
|2008||Did not enter|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|8 September 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Mozambique||2–2||Guinea-Bissau||Maputo, Mozambique|
|17:00 (UTC+2)||Júnior 43'
|Stadium: Estádio do Zimpeto|
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)
|10 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Zambia||2–1||Guinea-Bissau||Ndola, Zambia|
|17:30 (UTC+2)||Sunzu 17'
|Report||Mendy 81'||Stadium: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium|
Referee: Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia)
|14 October 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea-Bissau||2–1||Zambia||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|16:00 (UTC±0)||Piqueti 53'
|Report||Shonga 13'||Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro|
Referee: Kokou Ognankotan Ntale (Togo)
|17 November 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Namibia||0–0||Guinea-Bissau||Windhoek, Namibia|
|16:00 (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Sam Nujoma Stadium|
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)
|23 March 2019 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea-Bissau||2–2||Mozambique||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|16:30 (UTC±0)||Piqueti 13'
|Stadium: Estádio 24 de Setembro|
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
|8 June 2019 Friendly||Angola||2–0||Guinea-Bissau||Penafiel, Portugal|
|17:15 (UTC+1)||Brandão 72'
|Report||Stadium: Estádio 25 de Abril|
|25 June 2019 2019 AFCON||Cameroon||2–0||Guinea-Bissau||Ismailia, Egypt|
|19:00 (UTC+2)||Yaya 66'
|Report||Stadium: Ismailia Stadium|
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)
|29 June 2019 2019 AFCON||Benin||0–0||Guinea-Bissau||Ismailia, Egypt|
|22:00 (UTC+2)||Report||Stadium: Ismailia Stadium|
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
|2 July 2019 2019 AFCON||Guinea-Bissau||0–2||Ghana||Suez, Egypt|
|18:00 (UTC+2)||Report||J. Ayew 46'
|Stadium: Suez Stadium|
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
Caps and goals as of 2 July 2019 consequent to the match against Ghana.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Jonas Mendes||20 November 1989||35||0||Académico Viseu|
|12||GK||Rui Dabó||5 October 1994||1||0||Armacenenses|
|23||GK||Edimar Cá||14 August 2000||0||0||UDIB|
|2||DF||Nadjack||6 February 1994||8||0||Rio Ave|
|4||DF||Marcelo Djaló||8 October 1993||3||0||Fulham|
|5||DF||Rudinilson Silva||20 August 1994||16||0||Olympique Khouribga|
|6||DF||Tomás Dabó||20 October 1993||7||0||Rieti|
|14||DF||Juary Soares||20 February 1992||18||1||Mafra|
|21||DF||Nanú||17 May 1994||3||0||Marítimo|
|22||DF||Mamadu Candé||29 August 1990||19||0||Santa Clara|
|3||MF||Burá||22 December 1995||5||0||Aves|
|7||MF||Zezinho Djafal (c)||23 September 1992||33||2||Senica|
|8||MF||João Jaquité||22 February 1996||3||0||Tondela|
|10||MF||Pelé||29 September 1991||10||0||Nottingham Forest|
|16||MF||Moreto Cassamá||16 February 1998||1||0||Reims|
|20||MF||Sori Mané||3 April 1996||11||0||Cova Piedade|
|9||FW||Romário Baldé||25 December 1996||2||0||Lechia Gdańsk|
|11||FW||Jorginho||21 September 1995||7||0||CSKA Sofia|
|13||FW||Frédéric Mendy||18 September 1988||14||4||Vitória de Setúbal|
|15||FW||Toni Silva||15 September 1993||15||2||Al Ittihad Alexandria|
|17||FW||Mama Baldé||6 November 1995||4||0||Aves|
|18||FW||Piqueti Djassi||12 February 1993||19||3||Al-Shoulla|
|19||FW||Joseph Mendes||30 March 1991||4||0||Ajaccio|
The following players have been called up for Guinea-Bissau in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Grégory Gomis||4 November 1990||0||0||Al-Arabi||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Bacar Baldé||15 January 1992||22||1||Gandzasar Kapan||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Eddi Gomes||17 November 1988||4||1||Hafnarfjarðar||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Lamine Bá||4 April 1994||1||0||Chaves B||v. Mozambique, 23 March 2019|
|DF||João Ricciulli||10 October 1999||0||0||Sporting CP U23||v. Mozambique, 23 March 2019|
|DF||Agostinho Soares||27 January 1990||9||0||Covilhã||v. Zambia, 14 October 2018|
|MF||Leonel Alves||9 May 1988||3||0||Sintrense||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Francisco Júnior RET||18 January 1992||7||0||Strømsgodset||v. Zambia, 14 October 2018|
|FW||João Mário||11 October 1993||7||0||Académico Viseu||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Carlos Embaló||25 November 1994||2||1||Cosenza||2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Jefferson Encada||17 April 1998||0||0||Vitória de Guimarães||v. Mozambique, 8 September 2018|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- As of 10 July 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Guinea Bissau.
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