Seychelles national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Pirates[1]
Association Seychelles Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Ralph Jean-Louis
Top scorer Philip Zialor (11)
Home stadium Stade Linité
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 187 Decrease 1 (9 March 2017)
Highest 129 (October 2006)
Lowest 200 (July 2013, November 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 189 (26 March 2017)
Highest 168 (July 2008)
Lowest 194 (June 1998)
First international
 Réunion 2–0 Seychelles Seychelles
(Réunion; 13 February 1974)
Biggest win
Seychelles Seychelles 9–0 Maldives 
(Réunion; 27 August 1979)
Biggest defeat
 Madagascar 6–0 Seychelles Seychelles
(Antananarivo, Madagascar; 30 August 1990)

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.


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

Under Yugoslav coach Vojo Gardasevic, the Seychelles team made their debut in the World Cup qualifiers in 2001. 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 African Nations Cup 2004 qualifiers. 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]

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

July 31, 2015
Seychelles  3–0

W.O Madagascar


August 2, 2015
Seychelles  1–2  Maldives
Esther Goal 5' Report Umair Goal 28' (pen.)
Imaz Goal 43'

August 4, 2015
Seychelles  0–1  Mayotte
Report Rasolofo Goal 66' (pen.)


Recent Results[edit]

Upcoming Fixtures[edit]




  1. ^ Mugabe, Bonnie (4 January 2008). "Rwanda: Shungu Sacked By Seychelles". 

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