Guinea-Bissau national football team

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Guinea-Bissau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Djurtus
Association Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Baciro Candé[1]
Captain Zezinho Mendy
Home stadium Estádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
FIFA code GNB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 85 Increase 18 (6 July 2017)
Highest 68 (November 2016–January 2017)
Lowest 195 (February–March 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 140 (7 May 2017)
Highest 98 (1984)
Lowest 157 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)
First international
 British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(Gambia; June 2, 1952)
Biggest win
 Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin 
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Mali 6–1 Guinea-Bissau 
(Banjul, Gambia; December 1, 1997)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Group stage; 2017

The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

History[edit]

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.[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.[3]

Football achievements[edit]

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1992 – Did not enter
  • 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998 – Banned for withdrawing in 1996
  • 2000 – Did not enter
  • 2002 – Withdrew
  • 2004 – Withdrew
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2008 – Did not enter
  • 2010 to 2015 – Did not qualify
  • 2017 – Group Stage

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

The official kit is currently manufactured by Roly. The home kit is yellow, as are the shorts. They feature black trim. The away kit is a black shirt and shorts with details in yellow.

The previous kit was red and manufactured by Lacatoni.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Namibia on 10 June 2017.[5]
Caps and goals updated as of 10 June 2017 after the game against Namibia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 27) 24 0 Portugal Salgueiros
12 1GK Rui Dabó (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Portugal Cova Piedade

6 2DF Eridson (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 27) 16 1 Portugal Freamunde
22 2DF Mamadu Candé (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 26) 14 0 Cyprus Omonia
15 2DF Rudinilson Silva (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 22) 10 0 Lithuania Utenis
16 2DF Agostinho Soares (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Portugal Covilhã
4 2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Portugal S.C. Farense
2 2DF Emmanuel Mendy (1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Spain Eldense
20 2DF Sori Mané (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Portugal Olhanense
27 2DF Edi (1988-11-17) 17 November 1988 (age 28) 1 1 China Henan Jianye

7 3MF Zezinho (c) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 24) 25 2 Greece Levadiakos
11 3MF Nanissio (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 25) 8 0 Portugal Felgueiras
8 3MF Francisco Júnior (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Norway Strømsgodset
21 3MF Aldair Baldé (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25) 3 1 Portugal Olhanense
3 3MF Saná (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 25) 3 0 Portugal Académico Viseu
10 3MF Pelé (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Portugal Feirense

24 4FW Cícero (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 31) 14 6 Portugal Paços de Ferreira
18 4FW Piqueti (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 24) 10 1 Portugal Braga B
5 4FW Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 23) 7 1 Greece Levadiakos
13 4FW Frédérick Mendy (1988-11-18) 18 November 1988 (age 28) 6 1 South Korea Jeju United
19 4FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Portugal Chaves
9 4FW Abel Camará (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 27) 5 0 Portugal Belenenses
17 4FW Leonel Ucha (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 29) 1 0 Cyprus Pafos

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 Papa Fall (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 31) 2 0 Free agent v.  South Africa, 25 March 2017
GK Edouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 25) 0 0 France Reims 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

DF Juary Soares (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 25) 9 1 Portugal Mafra v.  South Africa, 25 March 2017
DF Formose Mendy (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 23) 0 0 France Red Star 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
DF Mama Baldé (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Sporting B 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
DF Eliseu Cassamá (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Rio Ave 2017 Africa Cup of Nations DEC
DF Sambinha (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 24) 4 0 United States New England Revolution v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

MF Abudu (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Portugal Operário v.  South Africa, 25 March 2017
MF Bocundji Ca (2nd-captain) (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 30) 20 0 Free agent 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Idrissa Camará (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 24) 6 1 Italy Avellino 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Jean-Paul Mendy (1982-08-15) 15 August 1982 (age 34) 0 0 France Quevilly-Rouen 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Aliu Djaló (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 25) 4 0 England Crawley Town v.  Congo, 4 September 2016
MF Bruno Gomis (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamt v.  Congo, 4 September 2016
MF Beto (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Spain Portugalete v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

FW Leocísio Sami (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 28) 11 0 Portugal Arouca 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Bruno Preira (1987-01-25) 25 January 1987 (age 30) 0 0 France Colomiers 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Guti Almada (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Portugal Real Queluz 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Edelino Ié (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Braga B 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Mesca (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Cyprus AEL Limassol 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Zé Turbo (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Marbella 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Yazalde (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Portugal Rio Ave 2017 Africa Cup of Nations DEC
FW Ansumane (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 26) 6 1 Portugal Rebordosa v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

Notes:

  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.

In addition, the players that are participating in the 2018 African Nations Championship qualification (which features only players registered with clubs in Guinea-Bissau, but matches still count as full internationals).

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