Seychelles national football team

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Seychelles
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Pirates[1]
AssociationSeychelles Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coachGavin Jeanne
Most capsGervais Waye-Hive (36)
Top scorerPhilip Zialor (11)
Home stadiumStade Linité
FIFA codeSEY
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 192 Increase 2 (25 July 2019)[2]
Highest129 (October 2006)
Lowest200 (July 2013, November 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 194 Steady (30 July 2019)[3]
Highest168 (July 2008)
Lowest197 (2017)
First international
 Réunion 2–0 Seychelles 
(Réunion; 13 February 1974)
Biggest win
 Seychelles 9–0 Maldives 
(Réunion; 27 August 1979)
Biggest defeat
 Seychelles 1–8 Libya 
(Stade Linite, Seychelles; 17 November 2018)

The Seychelles national football team is controlled by the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF). SFF is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The home turf of the team is the 10,000 capacity stadium, Stade Linité situated at Roche Caiman in the outskirts of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles.

History[edit]

Seychelles v Ethiopia at Stade Linité, 5 September 2015

Seychelles have never qualified for the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations or the World Cup but they made their debut in the qualifiers for the 1986 African Cup of Nations, losing to Mauritius.

Under Montenegrin coach Vojo Gardašević, the Seychelles team made their debut in the World Cup qualifiers in April 2000. Philip Zialor got the equaliser for Seychelles in a 1–1 draw against Namibia at Stade Linité. In the preliminary round return leg match, Seychelles lost 0–3.

In their second attempt to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, Seychelles lost 0–4 at home to Zambia but played a 1–1 draw in the away match. Robert Suzette was the scorer of Seychelles’ goal in Lusaka. Seychelles’ biggest competitive win came against Zimbabwe in the qualifiers of the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Goals by strikers Alpha Baldé and Philip Zialor gave Seychelles a 2–1 win at Stade Linité against Zimbabwe captained by professional striker Peter Ndlovu. German coach Michael Nees was at the helm of the team at that time. Under Frenchman Dominique Bathenay, Seychelles also beat Eritrea 1–0 at Stade Linité by a goal by veteran Roddy Victor in the same qualifiers.

In 2011, Seychelles hosted the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games and beat Mauritius in the finals, on penalties.

Competition records[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 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 4
Germany 2006 2 0 1 1 1 5
South Africa 2010 6 0 0 6 4 17
Brazil 2014 2 0 0 2 0 7
Russia 2018 2 0 0 2 0 3
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 14 0 2 12 6 36

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 Ethiopia 1976 Part of United Kingdom
Ghana 1978 to Egypt 1986 Not affiliated to CAF
Morocco 1988 Did not enter
Algeria 1990 Did not qualify
Senegal 1992 Withdrew
Tunisia 1994 Did not enter
South Africa 1996 Withdrew
Burkina Faso 1998 Did not qualify
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Did not enter
Mali 2002
Tunisia 2004 to Angola 2010 Did not qualify
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did not enter
South Africa 2013 Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Withdrew
Gabon 2017 Did not qualify
Egypt 2019
Cameroon 2021 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 2025 To be determined
Total 0/32

Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Indian Ocean Island Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Réunion 1979 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 1 2 11 6
Mauritius 1985 Group stage 6th 2 0 0 2 1 4
Madagascar 1990 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 3 9
Seychelles 1993 Fourth place 4th 4 0 0 4 3 12
Réunion 1998 Third place 3rd 4 2 0 2 9 10
Mauritius 2003 Third place 3rd 4 1 2 1 3 6
Madagascar 2007 Group stage 5th 2 1 0 1 2 4
Seychelles 2011 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 10 4
Réunion 2015 Group stage 3rd 3 1 0 2 4 3
Total 1 Title 9/9 31 10 5 16 46 58

COSAFA Cup[edit]

COSAFA Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
2000 Excluded
2001
2002 Did not enter
2003
2004
2005 Round 1 11th 1 0 0 1 0 3
2006 Round 1 7th 2 0 1 1 1 3
2007 Round 1 13th 2 0 0 2 0 7
South Africa 2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1 8 2
Zimbabwe 2009 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 2 6
Zambia 2013 Group stage 13th 2 0 0 2 2 8
South Africa 2015 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 0 2
Namibia 2016 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 10
South Africa 2017 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 1 10
South Africa 2018 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 2 3
South Africa 2019 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 0 6
Total Group stage 11/19 28 1 6 21 16 60

COSAFA Cup[edit]

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Rank Pld W D L GF GA
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zimbabwe 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zambia 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

2015 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mayotte 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Madagascar 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3  Seychelles 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
4  Maldives 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
Source: IOCS
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
Seychelles 3–0 W.O Madagascar Madagascar
Report

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mugabe, Bonnie (4 January 2008). "Rwanda: Shungu Sacked By Seychelles".
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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