Madagascar national football team

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Madagascar
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Barea
Association Fédération Malagasy de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Nicolas Dupuis
Captain Faneva Andriatsima
Home stadium Mahamasina Stadium
Rabemanjara Mahajanga Stadium
FIFA code MAD
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 90 Increase 1 (10 August 2017)
Highest 74 (December 1992)
Lowest 190 (March 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 142 (7 May 2017)
Highest 64 (December 1964)
Lowest 167 (April 2007)
First international
Madagascar 1–2 Mauritius 
(Madagascar; c. 1947)
Biggest win
Madagascar Malagasy Republic 8–1 Congo 
(Madagascar; April 19, 1960)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 7–0 Madagascar
(Réunion; July 31, 1952)
 Congo-Léopoldville 7–0 Malagasy Republic Madagascar
(Congo; July 18, 1965)

The Madagascar national football team, nicknamed Barea (a species of Zebu that is depicted on the country's coat of arms),[1] is the national team of Madagascar and is controlled by the Fédération Malagasy de Football. It has never qualified for the finals of the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations. Among its biggest wins was a 1–0 home victory over Egypt in the qualification rounds of the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Reflecting the official name of the country at the time, the team was known as the Malagasy Republic national football team between 1958 and 1975.

History[edit]

Madagascar made its debut in 1947 in a home match against Mauritius which was lost 2–1. The game was part of a Triangulaire tournament between Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion. Madagascar's second match was at home to Reunion and saw their first ever win, 4–2. The triangular tournament was staged every year until 1958, and Madagascar's highest-scoring game was on 13 July 1953 when they beat Reunion 6–4 at home. Their worst loss was on 31 July 1952 when they lost 7–0 to Mauritius in Reunion.

Madagascar played against opposition different from Mauritius or Reunion for the first time in 1960, as part of a tournament between French-speaking nations held on the island. In their first match on 15 April 1960 they beat the Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) 6–1. The second game was a quarter-final against France's amateur side on 17 April and was lost 2–1. On 19 April Madagascar beat the Congo 8–1 in the third-place play-off.

In April 1963 Madagascar entered another competition for French-speaking countries, this time in Senegal, and was placed in a group with Dahomey (now Benin), Liberia and Chad. They opened with a 1–0 win over Dahomey on 11 April, and then beat Chad 2–1 on 13 April and Liberia 3–1 on 15 April. In the semi-finals, Madagascar were beaten 2–1 by Tunisia on 19 April, and then lost 4–1 to France's amateur team in the third-place play-off on 21 April.

In September 1963 the Triangulaire between Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius was reinstated for the first time since 1958. On 15 September they beat Reunion 6–1 at home, and on 18 September drew 1–1 to Mauritius in a home game which was abandoned.[2]

Madagascar Football Achievements[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not exist
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 Withdrew
Argentina 1978 Did Not enter
Spain 1982 Did not qualify
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990 Did Not enter
United States 1994 Did not qualify
France 1998
South KoreaJapan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022 To Be Determined
Totals 0/9

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

  • 1957 to 1970Did not enter
  • 1972, 1974Did not qualify
  • 1976Withdrew
  • 1978Did not enter
  • 1980 to 1988Did not qualify
  • 1990Withdrew
  • 1992Did not qualify
  • 1994Did not enter
  • 1996Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998Banned for withdrawal from qualification in 1996
  • 2000 to 2017Did not qualify
  • 2019Ongoing qualification

Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Indian Ocean Island Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Réunion 1979 Did Not Enter
Mauritius 1985 Fourth Place 4th 2 1 0 1 2 3
Madagascar 1990 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 1
Seychelles 1993 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 10 2
Réunion 1998 Runners-Up 2nd 4 3 1 0 10 3
Mauritius 2003 Group Stage 5th 2 0 1 1 2 4
Madagascar 2007 Runners-Up 2nd 4 2 2 0 7 0
Seychelles 2011 Group Stage 7th 2 0 1 1 2 3
Réunion 2015 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 1 3 6 8
Total 7/8 2 Titles 27 14 7 6 51 24

COSAFA Cup[edit]

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
2000 Excluded
2001
2002 Quarter-Finals 5th 2 1 1 0 3 2
2003 Quarter-Finals 7th 2 1 0 1 2 3
2004 Round 1 11th 1 0 0 1 0 2
2005 Round 1 10th 1 0 0 1 0 2
2006 Round 1 13th 2 0 0 2 0 4
2007 Round 1 8th 2 1 0 1 5 1
South Africa 2008 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 2 2 6 7
Zimbabwe 2009 Did Not Enter
Zambia 2013
South Africa 2015 Third Place 3rd 5 4 1 1 11 7
Namibia 2016 Group Stage TBD 3 1 1 1 1 1
Total 7/14 0 Titles 21 9 4 9 27 28

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the preliminary squad for the games against São Tomé and Príncipe on 22 and 26 March 2017.
Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2017 after the second match against São Tomé and Príncipe.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ibrahima Dabo (1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 25) 2 0 France Créteil B
16 1GK Eddit Bastia (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 31) 1 0 Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus

3 2DF Tantely Randrianiana (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 28) 12 0 Madagascar CNaPS Sport
4 2DF Toavina Rambeloson (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 24) 2 0 France US Tourcoing
5 2DF Pascal Razakanantenaina (1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 30) 17 1 France Arras Football
6 2DF Mickaël Rabeson (1987-10-26) 26 October 1987 (age 29) 18 1 Madagascar CNaPS Sport
12 2DF Mario Bakary (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 29) 3 0 Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus
18 2DF Tobisoa Njakanirina (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 30) 15 0 Madagascar CNaPS Sport
19 2DF Alain Rafelambolasoa (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 32) 0 0 Madagascar AS Adema

7 3MF Ando Manoelantsoa (1991-04-06) 6 April 1991 (age 26) 5 0 Madagascar Ajesaia
8 3MF Zotsara Randriambololona (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Belgium R.E. Virton
10 3MF Arohasina Andrianarimanana (1991-04-21) 21 April 1991 (age 26) 2 0 Madagascar TCO Boeny
13 3MF Rinjala Raherinaivo (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Switzerland Sion II
14 3MF Jean-Claude Marobe (1985-01-22) 22 January 1985 (age 32) 5 0 Madagascar TCO Boeny
15 3MF Stéphan Raheriharimanana (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 24) 3 0 France Red Star
20 3MF Haja Rasoanaivoarison (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Madagascar CNaPS Sport
22 3MF Falimery Ramanamahefa (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991 (age 25) 9 2 France US Tourcoing

2 4FW Carolus Andriamatsinoro (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989 (age 28) 18 3 Algeria USM Alger
9 4FW Faneva Andriatsima (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 33) 26 8 France Sochaux
11 4FW Paulin Voavy (1987-11-10) 10 November 1987 (age 29) 29 8 Egypt Misr Lel Makasa
21 4FW Angio Rakotondraibe (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 24) 3 1 France Sainte-Marienne


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 Randy Rambelomasina (1981-02-17) 17 February 1981 (age 36) 4 0 Madagascar Fanilo Japan Actuels
GK Robin Rakotonirina (1985-05-28) 28 May 1985 (age 32) 2 0 Madagascar TCO Boeny
GK Obama Rajaozara (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 36) 0 0 Madagascar AS Adema
GK Jean Raharison (1979-08-23) 23 August 1979 (age 37) 35 1 Réunion AJ Petite-Île {{{latest}}}
GK Jean Dieu-Donné Randrianasolo (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 28) 12 0 Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}
GK Chrétien Andriamifehy (1992-02-17) 17 February 1992 (age 25) 1 Madagascar Tana FC Formation {{{latest}}}

DF Mamisoa Razafindrakoto (1974-08-13) 13 August 1974 (age 43) 47 0 Madagascar USCA Foot
DF Jimmy Radafison (1980-03-15) 15 March 1980 (age 37) 31 0 Madagascar St.Louis Suns United
DF Mamy Gervais Randrianarisoa (1984-11-07) 7 November 1984 (age 32) 25 0 Madagascar Ajesaia Analamanga
DF Sedera Randriamparany (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 27) 19 0 Réunion AJ Petite-Île
DF Mazinot Valentin (1982-02-14) 14 February 1982 (age 35) 12 0 Madagascar USCA Foot
DF Valery Rakotoarinosy (1983-01-11) 11 January 1983 (age 34) 2 0 Madagascar AS Adema
DF Albert Rafetraniaina (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 20) 0 0 France OGC Nice
DF François Andrianomenjanahary 12 0 Madagascar Tana FC Formation {{{latest}}}
DF Zenith Fenolahy (1991-10-05) 5 October 1991 (age 25) 10 0 Madagascar Ajesaia {{{latest}}}
DF Jordan Dupray (1991-03-13) 13 March 1991 (age 26) France Grande-Synthe {{{latest}}}
DF Lanto Randriamanalina 8 0 Madagascar Tana FC Formation {{{latest}}}
DF Pierralit Tovonay (1991-10-15) 15 October 1991 (age 25) Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}

MF Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe (1980-12-01) 1 December 1980 (age 36) 34 0 Madagascar Fanilo Japan Actuels
MF Tovohery Rabenandrasana (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 29) 10 2 Madagascar Academie Ny Antsika
MF Tsiala Kennedy (1978-03-28) 28 March 1978 (age 39) 2 0 Madagascar AS Adema
MF Jean-Jacques Razafimandimby (1976-03-31) 31 March 1976 (age 41) 2 0 Madagascar Académie Ny Antsika
MF Edgar Nandrasana (1982-08-31) 31 August 1982 (age 34) 1 0 Madagascar ASCUM Mahajanga
MF Anicet Abel (1990-03-13) 13 March 1990 (age 27) 5 1 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad {{{latest}}}
MF Njiva Rakotoharimalala (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 25) 9 2 Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}
MF Johann Paul (1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 36) 21 1 France EFC Fréjus {{{latest}}}
MF Baggio Rakotonomenjanahary (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 25) 7 1 Thailand Sukhothai F.C. {{{latest}}}
MF Michael Rabeson (1987-10-26) 26 October 1987 (age 29) 2 1 Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}
MF Rhino Randriamanjaka 6 3 Madagascar AS Adema {{{latest}}}
MF Morelin Ardino Raveloarison (1986-05-09) 9 May 1986 (age 31) 4 0 Madagascar Elgeco Plus {{{latest}}}
MF Dina Fiononana Razanakoto (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 25) 8 0 Madagascar Tana FC Formation {{{latest}}}
MF Jimmy Simouri (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 28) Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}

FW Claudio Ramiadamanana (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 28) 32 5 France SO Romorantin
FW Philip Bozeman (1988-08-23) 23 August 1988 (age 28) 12 3 Madagascar Fanilo Japan Actuels
FW Ibrahim Amada (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Algeria ES Sétif
FW Faed Arsène (1985-06-21) 21 June 1985 (age 32) 4 1 Belgium R.O.C. Charleroi
FW Jeannot Vombola (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 28) 20 7 Madagascar CNaPS Sport {{{latest}}}
FW Henri-Charles Gladyson (1989-04-26) 26 April 1989 (age 28) 3 0 Réunion USS Tamponnaise {{{latest}}}

List of coaches[edit]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

References[edit]

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