Senegal national football team

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Senegal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Lions of Teranga
AssociationSenegalese Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachAliou Cissé
CaptainKalidou Koulibaly
Most capsHenri Camara (99)
Top scorerSadio Mané (34)
Home stadiumDiamniadio Olympic Stadium
FIFA codeSEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 18 Steady (25 August 2022)[1]
Highest18 (February 2022)
Lowest99 (June 2013)
First international
 British Gambia 1–2 French Senegal Flag of Senegal (1958–1959).svg
(The Gambia; 1959)
Biggest win
 Senegal 10–1 Mauritania 
(Senegal; 28 September 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Guinea 5–0 Senegal 
(Guinea; 6 March 1966)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2002)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances16 (first in 1965)
Best resultChampions (2021)
African Nations Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2009)
Best resultFourth place (2009)
Amílcar Cabral Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1979)
Best resultChampions (1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001)

The Senegal national football team (French: Équipe de football du Senegal), nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, represents Senegal in international association football and is operated by the Senegalese Football Federation.

Senegal advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, becoming the second team from Africa (behind Cameroon in 1990). They managed to upset defending world champions France, draw with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals.

Senegal’s first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, when they, after being group runners-up, lost 1–0 to Ivory Coast for 4th place. They hosted the 1992 African Cup of Nations, where they made it to the quarter-finals. They won their first international trophy at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Egypt in the final.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Senegal gained its independence from France on 4 April 1960, and the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) was founded that year. The first Senegal match took place on 31 December 1961 against Dahomey (now Benin), a 3–2 loss. The FSF has been affiliated with FIFA since 1962 and has been a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1963. Senegal's first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, where they finished second in their group, and lost 1–0 to Ivory Coast to finish in fourth place. After a group stage exit at the AFCON three years later, they would not qualify for the tournament until 1986.

1990s and 2000s[edit]

In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal finished fourth; they hosted the 1992 tournament, where after finishing second in their group, they were eliminated by Cameroon in the quarterfinals. Senegal lost the 2002 final on a penalty shootout after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.[3] Later that year, Senegal made their debut appearance at the World Cup. After defeating defending world champions France in their opening game, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay to progress from the group stage, then beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16 to reach the quarter-finals, one of only three African teams to do so (alongside Cameroon in 1990 and Ghana in 2010). There, they lost to Turkey in extra time.[4][5]

Senegal qualified for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, but finished third in their group with two points. They failed to make the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the first World Cup to be held in Africa.

2010s[edit]

Senegal was eliminated from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with zero wins and zero points.

After former manager Bruno Metsu died on 14 October 2013, many Senegalese players were recalled to appear and have a moment of silence in memory of the manager who helped them reach the quarter-final in the 2002 World Cup. All activities of the national league and the national team were suspended for a few days in his memory.

The West African nation narrowly missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing in a round-robin match against Ivory Coast in the final qualification round. Senegal qualified for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments before the next World Cup, being eliminated in the group stage in 2015 and reaching the quarterfinals in 2017. On 10 November 2017, after defeating South Africa 2–0,[6] Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,[7] their first since 2002.[8] Senegal defeated Poland 2–1 in their opening group match,[9] thanks to an own goal by Thiago Cionek and a M'Baye Niang strike.[10] In the next group stage match, Senegal drew 2–2 against Japan, with goals from Sadio Mané and Moussa Wagué.[11] A 1–0 loss to Colombia in their final match[12] meant they finished level on points with Japan, who progressed thanks to a superior fair play record.[13] Thus, Senegal was eliminated in the group stage for the first time in its World Cup history.[14]

Aliou Cissé, who participated in the 2002 AFCON, managed Senegal to a runner-up campaign in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[15] Having lost 1–0 to Algeria earlier in the tournament, Senegal lost 1–0 to them again in the final.[16][17]

2020s[edit]

Deprived of many players due to COVID-19, Senegal participated in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, postponed to 2022 because of the pandemic; they beat Zimbabwe in their first match 1–0 and drew their next two games, enough to finish first in their group.[18] In the round of 16, Senegal faced Cape Verde. Mané recorded a shot that hit the post in the first minute. Patrick Andrade was sent off in the 21st minute, after intervention of the video assistant referee. Despite their dominance, the first half ended without a single shot on target; Mané opened the scoring a few minutes into the second half, following a corner.

Senegal faced Equatorial Guinea in the quarter-finals. The Lions opened the scoring half an hour into the game, by Famara Diédhiou on a pass from Mané; Senegal eventually won 3–1.[19] In the semi-finals, Senegal faced Burkina Faso, winning 3–1 again.[20] In the final, Senegal faced Egypt, who eliminated hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals. In a penalty shootout, Mané scored the winning penalty,[21] to bring Senegal its first Africa Cup of Nations title.[22] Senegal returned home and took part in a victory parade that took place in the capital, Dakar. It ended up becoming the biggest party in the country's history.[23]

Senegal faced Egypt twice after the AFCON final, eliminating the Egyptians on penalties after being tied 1–1 on aggregate, to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mané eliminated his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah after scoring the winning penalty again.[24]

Kit history[edit]

Puma has been the manufacturer of Senegal's kits since 2004. The home kit is typically white, and the away kit is green.

Supporters wearing the away kit.
Kit providers Period
Germany Adidas 1980–2000
Italy Erreà 2000–2002
France Le Coq Sportif 2002–2004
Germany Puma 2004–2016
United Arab Emirates Romai[25] 2017
Germany Puma 2017–present

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   Loss

2021[edit]

1 September 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Senegal  2–0  Togo Thiès
16:00 UTC±0
  • Mané 56'
  • A. Diallo 81'
Report Stadium: Stade Lat-Dior
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
7 September 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Congo  1–3  Senegal Brazzaville
17:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mohamed Ali Moussa (Niger)
9 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Senegal  4–1  Namibia Thiès
19:00 UTC±0
Report Stadium: Stade Lat-Dior
Referee: Kalilou Traoré (Ivory Coast)
12 October 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Namibia  1–3  Senegal Johannesburg, South Africa
15:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Referee: Mohamed Youssouf Athoumani (Comoros)
11 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Togo  1–1  Senegal Lomé
19:00 UTC±0 Nane 45+1' Report Diallo 90+4' Stadium: Stade de Kégué
Referee: Jalal Jayed (Morocco)
14 November 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Senegal  2–0  Congo Thiès, Senegal
21:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Stade Lat-Dior
Referee: Fabricio Duarte (Cape Verde)

2022[edit]

2 January Friendly Rwanda  Cancelled  Senegal TBD, Rwanda
19:00 UTC±0 Stadium: TBD
10 January 2021 AFCON GS Senegal  1–0  Zimbabwe Bafoussam, Cameroon
14:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Kouekong Stadium
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
14 January 2021 AFCON GS Senegal  0–0  Guinea Bafoussam, Cameroon
14:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Kouekong Stadium
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
18 January 2021 AFCON GS Malawi  0–0  Senegal Bafoussam, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Kouekong Stadium
Referee: Blaise Yuven Ngwa (Cameroon)
25 January 2021 AFCON R16 Senegal  2–0  Cape Verde Bafoussam, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Kouekong Stadium
Referee: Lahlou Benbraham (Algeria)
4 June 2023 AFCON QLF Senegal  3–1  Benin Dakar, Senegal
19:00
Report
Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Referee: Alaa Sabry (Egypt)
7 June 2023 AFCON QLF Rwanda  0–1  Senegal Dakar, Senegal
21:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Referee: Jean-Jacques Ndala (Congo DR)
13 July 2022 COSAFA Cup QF Senegal  1–1
(10–9 p)
 Eswatini Durban, South Africa
Stadium: Princess Magogo Stadium
17 July 2022 COSAFA Cup 3rd-place match Mozambique  1–1
(2–4 p)
 Senegal Durban, South Africa
Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium
24 September Friendly Bolivia  0–2  Senegal Orléans, France
Report
Stadium: Stade de la Source
Referee: Bastien Dechepy (France)
27 September Friendly Iran  1–1  Senegal Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
16:30 UTC+2 Azmoun 64' Report Pouraliganji 55' (og) Stadium: Motion invest Arena
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
15 November Friendly Senegal  v  Kazakhstan TBD, United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBD
25 November 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar  v  Senegal Doha, Qatar
16:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

2023[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Aliou Cissé has served as the team's manager since 2015.
Position Name
Head Coach Senegal Aliou Cissé
Assistant Coach France Régis Bogaert
Assistant Coach II Senegal Naby Traoré
Goalkeeping Coach Senegal Tony Sylva
Team Coordinator Senegal Lamine Diatta
Physical Trainer Senegal Djibril Yattar
Media Officer Senegal Ciré Soumare
Technical Director Senegal Mayacine Mar
Team Doctor Senegal Abdourahmane Fédior

Coaching history[edit]

Manager Period Honours
France Raoul Diagne 1960–1961
France Jules Vandooren 1961–1963
Senegal Habib Bâ
Senegal Lybasse Diop
1963–1965 Symbol confirmed.svg 1965 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
Senegal Lamine Diack 1965–1968 Symbol confirmed.svg 1968 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
Germany Otto Pfister 1979–1982
Senegal Pape Alioune Diop 1982–1986 Symbol confirmed.svg 1986 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1986 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
Senegal Mawade Wade 1986–1989 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1988 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1990 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
France Claude Le Roy 1989–1992 Symbol confirmed.svg 1990 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
Symbol confirmed.svg 1992 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
Senegal Lamine Dieng 1992–1993
Senegal Boubacar Sarr 1993–1994 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1994 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
Senegal Jules Bocandé
Senegal Boubacar Sarr
1994–1995 Symbol confirmed.svg 1994 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1996 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
Germany Peter Schnittger 1995–2000 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1998 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 1998 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
Symbol confirmed.svg 2000 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
France Bruno Metsu 2000–2002 Symbol confirmed.svg 2002 African Cup of Nations – Runners-up
Symbol confirmed.svg 2002 FIFA World Cup – Quarter-finals
France Guy Stéphan 2002–2005 Symbol confirmed.svg 2004 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 2006 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
Senegal Abdoulaye Sarr 2005–2006 Symbol confirmed.svg 2006 Africa Cup of Nations – Fourth place
Poland Henryk Kasperczak 2006–2008 Symbol confirmed.svg 2008 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
Senegal Lamine N'Diaye 2008
Senegal Amsatou Fall 2009 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 2010 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 2010 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
Senegal Amara Traoré 2009–2012 Symbol confirmed.svg 2012 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
Senegal Karim Séga Diouf
Senegal Aliou Cissé
2012
Senegal Joseph Koto 2012 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 2013 Africa Cup of Nations – Failed to qualify
Senegal Mayacine Mar 2012–2013 Symbol delete vote darkened.svg 2014 FIFA World Cup – Failed to qualify
France Alain Giresse 2013–2015 Symbol confirmed.svg 2015 Africa Cup of Nations – Group stage
Senegal Aliou Cissé 2015–present Symbol confirmed.svg 2017 Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finals
Symbol confirmed.svg 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage
Symbol confirmed.svg 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – Runners-up
Symbol confirmed.svg 2021 Africa Cup of NationsChampions
Symbol confirmed.svg 2022 FIFA World CupQualified

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the two friendly matches against Bolivia and Iran on 24 and 27 of September, respectively.[26] On 17 September, Keita Baldé received a 3 months suspension due to an anti-doping test violation and was left out the squad.[27] On 19 September, Édouard Mendy and Noah Fadiga suffered from an injury and withdrewed from the call up.[28] Habib Diallo was additionally called up to the squad on the same day.[29]

Caps and goals correct as of 24 September 2022, after the match against Bolivia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seny Dieng (1994-11-23) 23 November 1994 (age 27) 3 0 England Queens Park Rangers
23 1GK Alfred Gomis (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 29) 14 0 France Rennes
28 1GK Mory Diaw (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 29) 0 0 France Clermont

2 2DF Formose Mendy (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0 France Amiens
3 2DF Kalidou Koulibaly (captain) (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 (age 31) 63 0 England Chelsea
4 2DF Pape Abou Cissé (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 27) 12 1 Greece Olympiacos
22 2DF Abdou Diallo (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 26) 18 2 Germany RB Leipzig
12 2DF Fodé Ballo-Touré (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 25) 14 0 Italy Milan
13 2DF Ismail Jakobs (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 23) 1 0 Monaco Monaco
19 2DF Moussa Niakhaté (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 26) 0 0 England Nottingham Forrest

5 3MF Idrissa Gueye (vice-captain) (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 33) 95 7 England Everton
6 3MF Nampalys Mendy (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 30) 18 0 England Leicester City
8 3MF Cheikhou Kouyaté (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 (age 32) 82 4 England Nottingham Forest
11 3MF Pathé Ciss (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano
15 3MF Krépin Diatta (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 23) 25 2 Monaco Monaco
17 3MF Pape Matar Sarr (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 20) 8 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
24 3MF Moustapha Name (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 27) 6 0 Cyprus Pafos
25 3MF Mamadou Loum (1996-12-30) 30 December 1996 (age 25) 3 0 England Reading
26 3MF Pape Gueye (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 23) 11 0 France Marseille

9 4FW Boulaye Dia (1996-11-16) 16 November 1996 (age 25) 18 3 Italy Salernitana
10 4FW Sadio Mané (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 30) 92 34 Germany Bayern Munich
18 4FW Ismaïla Sarr (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 24) 47 10 England Watford
20 4FW Bamba Dieng (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 22) 12 2 France Marseille
21 4FW Iliman Ndiaye (2000-03-06) 6 March 2000 (age 22) 1 0 England Sheffield United
27 4FW Nicolas Jackson (2001-06-20) 20 June 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Spain Villarreal
29 4FW Demba Seck (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Italy Torino
4FW Habib Diallo (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 27) 14 2 France Strasbourg

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Édouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 30) 25 0 England Chelsea v.  Bolivia, 24 September 2022INJ
GK Alioune Badara Faty (1999-05-03)3 May 1999 (aged 22) 0 0 Senegal Casa Sports v.  Egypt, 29 March 2022
GK Bingourou Kamara (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 25) 2 0 France Montpellier v.  Egypt, 29 March 2022

DF Noah Fadiga (1999-12-03) 3 December 1999 (age 22) 0 0 France Brest v.  Bolivia, 24 September 2022INJ
DF Saliou Ciss (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 33) 37 0 Free agent v.  Rwanda, 7 June 2022
DF Youssouf Sabaly (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 29) 24 0 Spain Real Betis v.  Rwanda, 7 June 2022INJ
DF Abdoulaye Seck (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 30) 5 0 Israel Maccabi Haifa v.  Rwanda, 7 June 2022
DF Alpha Diounkou (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Barcelona B v.  Rwanda, 7 June 2022
DF Bouna Sarr (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 30) 13 0 Germany Bayern Munich v.  Egypt, 29 March 2022INJ
DF Ibrahima Mbaye (1994-11-19) 19 November 1994 (age 27) 8 0 Romania CFR Cluj 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

MF Joseph Lopy (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 30) 7 0 France Sochaux 2021 Africa Cup of NationsINJ
MF Boubakary Soumaré (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 23) 0 0 England Leicester City Training camp, February 2022

FW Keita Baldé (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 (age 27) 40 6 Russia Spartak Moscow v.  Bolivia, 24 September 2022SUS
FW Famara Diédhiou (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 29) 24 10 Turkey Alanyaspor v.  Rwanda, 7 June 2022INJ
FW Mame Thiam (1992-10-09) 9 October 1992 (age 29) 4 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Egypt, 29 March 2022

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.

Player records[edit]

As of 24 September 2022[30]
Players in bold are still active with Senegal.

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Henri Camara 99 29 1999–2008
2 Idrissa Gueye 95 7 2011–present
3 Sadio Mané 92 34 2012–present
4 Roger Mendy 87 3 1979–1995
5 Tony Sylva 83 0 1999–2008
6 Cheikhou Kouyaté 82 4 2012–present
7 Jules Bocandé 73 20 1979–1993
8 Lamine Diatta 71 4 2000–2008
9 El Hadji Diouf 70 24 2000–2008
10 Papa Bouba Diop 63 11 2001–2008

Top goalscorers[edit]

Sadio Mané is Senegal's top scorer with 34 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Sadio Mané 34 92 0.37 2012–present
2 Henri Camara 29 99 0.29 1999–2008
3 El Hadji Diouf 24 70 0.34 2000–2008
4 Mamadou Niang 20 54 0.37 2002–2012
Jules Bocandé 20 73 0.27 1979–1993
6 Moussa Sow 18 50 0.36 2009–2018
7 Papiss Cissé 17 36 0.47 2009–2015
8 Mamadou Diallo 15 35 0.43 1989–1999
9 Moussa Konaté 12 34 0.35 2012–present
10 Souleymane Sané 11 23 0.48 1990–1997
Papa Bouba Diop 11 63 0.17 2001–2008

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Senegal have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on three occasions, in 2002 where they reached the quarter finals,[31] in 2018, and in 2022.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  France Declined participation
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 2 4
West Germany 1974 2 0 1 1 1 2
Argentina 1978 2 0 1 1 1 2
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 2 1 0 1 1 1
Italy 1990 Did not enter Declined participation
United States 1994 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
France 1998 2 0 1 1 2 3
South Korea Japan 2002 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad 10 5 4 1 16 3
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 21 8
South Africa 2010 6 2 3 1 9 7
Brazil 2014 8 3 4 1 11 8
Russia 2018 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 4 4 Squad 8 5 3 0 15 5
Qatar 2022 Qualified 8 6 1 1 16 5
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 3/22 8 3 3 2 11 10 71 32 23 16 106 61

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Historically, Senegal was seen as a weaker side in the strong West African region. Although they finished in fourth place in two AFCON editions,[32] Senegalese performance was overall still deemed as poor. Senegal remained under the shadow of West African giants Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana for the majority of the 20th century.

In the 2000s, Senegal began to surge and became a more competitive opponent in the Africa Cup of Nations. Following a successful FIFA World Cup debut in 2002, in which the side reached the quarter-finals, Senegal established itself as a new powerhouse in Africa. The 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournament marked a defeat to Cameroon 2–3 on penalties after a goalless draw in the final.[33] Senegal once again finished as runners-up in 2019, losing the final 0–1 to Algeria,[34] and finally won their first AFCON title in 2021.

Senegalese fans at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations against Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Sudan 1957 Part of  France
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Not affiliated to CAF
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 5 2 Squad
Ethiopia 1968 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 5 5 Squad
Sudan 1970 Did not qualify
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976
Ghana 1978
Nigeria 1980 Did not enter
Libya 1982 Did not qualify
Ivory Coast 1984
Egypt 1986 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 3 1 Squad
Morocco 1988 Did not qualify
Algeria 1990 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 3 3 Squad
Senegal 1992 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 0 2 4 3 Squad
Tunisia 1994 Quarter-finals 8th 3 1 0 2 2 3 Squad
South Africa 1996 Did not qualify
Burkina Faso 1998
GhanaNigeria 2000 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 6 Squad
Mali 2002 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 6 1 Squad
Tunisia 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 4 2 Squad
Egypt 2006 Fourth place 4th 6 2 0 4 7 8 Squad
Ghana 2008 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 4 6 Squad
Angola 2010 Did not qualify
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 3 6 Squad
South Africa 2013 Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 4 Squad
Gabon 2017 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 2 0 6 2 Squad
Egypt 2019 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 8 2 Squad
Cameroon 2021 Champions 1st 7 4 3 0 9 2 Squad
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025
Total 1 Title 16/33 67 27 17 23 78 56

African Nations Championship[edit]

African Nations Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Ivory Coast 2009 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 3 Squad
Sudan 2011 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 2 Squad
South Africa 2014 Did not qualify
Rwanda 2016
Morocco 2018
Cameroon 2020
Algeria 2022 Qualified
Total Fourth place 2/6 8 2 4 2 5 5

Amílcar Cabral Cup[edit]

Amílcar Cabral Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Guinea-Bissau 1979 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 7 1
The Gambia 1980 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 5 3
Mali 1981 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 7 2
Cape Verde 1982 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 1
Mauritania 1983 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 9 4
Sierra Leone 1984 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 10 3
The Gambia 1985 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 8 2
Senegal 1986 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 7 2
Guinea 1987 Third place 3rd 4 1 1 2 2 2
Guinea-Bissau 1988 Third place 3rd 5 2 3 0 10 5
Mali 1989 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 3 4
Senegal 1991 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 0
Sierra Leone 1993 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 6 3
Mauritania 1995 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 5 3
The Gambia 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 5 3
Cape Verde 2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 8 6
Mali 2001 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 11 3
Guinea 2005 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 2 1 3 3
Guinea-Bissau 2007 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 5 4
Total 8 Titles 19/19 82 45 25 14 123 54

WAFU Nations Cup[edit]

WAFU Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Nigeria 2010 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 4
Nigeria 2011 Withdrew
Ghana 2013 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 4
Ghana 2017 Group stage 5th 4 1 2 1 5 2
Senegal 2019 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 2
Nigeria 2021 To be determined
Total 1 Title 4/5 17 9 4 4 24 12

Other records[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Senegal 1963 Friendship Games Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 12 3
Niger Jeux de la Francophonie 2005 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 11 3
Republic of the Congo 2015 African Games Champions 1st 4 2 2 0 5 2
South Africa 2021 COSAFA Cup Runners-up 2nd 6 3 2 1 8 6
Total 2 Titles 1st 20 13 5 2 36 14

Head-to-head record[edit]

The list shown below shows the Senegal national football team all−time international record against opposing nations.

As of 7 June 2022 after match against  Rwanda.

Key
  Positive balance (more wins than losses)
  Neutral balance (as many wins as losses)
  Negative balance (more losses than wins)

Honours[edit]

Last updated 6 February 2022

Gold medal africa.svg Champions: 2021
Silver medal africa.svg Runners-up: 2002, 2019
Gold medal africa.svg Gold Medal: 2015
1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 1982, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005
1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 2019
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2010, 2013
1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 1963
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2005
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2021

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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