Sudan national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Falcons of Jediane
Association Sudan Football Association
Confederation CAF
Sub-confederation CECAFA
Head coach Mohamed Abdallah
Captain Muhannad Tahir
Most caps Muhannad Tahir (58)
Top scorer Muhannad Tahir (13)
Home stadium Khartoum Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 164 Decrease 6 (6 July 2017)
Highest 74 (December 1996)
Lowest 164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 135 (7 May 2017)
Highest 28 (February 1970)
Lowest 124 (June 2015)
First international
 Sudan 5–1 Ethiopia 
(Sudan; 13 May 1956)[1]
Biggest win
 Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman Flag of Muscat.svg
(Cairo, Egypt; 2 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 8–0 Sudan 
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 September 1979)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 8 (first in 1957)
Best result Champions, 1970

The Sudan national football team (Arabic: منتخب السودان الوطني لكرة القدم‎‎) represents Sudan in association football and is controlled by the Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in Sudan. Sudan's home ground is Al Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman and their head coach is Mohammed Abdullah Mazda. Sudan were one of the three teams to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, the other two being Egypt and Ethiopia.

They won the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts usings Mustafa Azhari's help. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Côte d'Ivoire, they secured a place in the semi-final by beating Cameroon 2–1. They overcame Egypt 2–1 after extra time in the semi-final, and won 1–0 against Ghana in the final to become African Champions. Sudan is one of the oldest teams in Africa and has a rich history in the past 50s to 70s. They went as high as 74 in the FIFA rankings. Sudan was the only East African team to qualify for the African Cup Of Nations 2012.


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Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up


  1. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

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