Burkina Faso national football team
Les Étalons |
|Association||Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Paulo Duarte|
|Most caps||Charles Kaboré (70)|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (31)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|Current||50 17 (24 November 2016)|
|Highest||37 (October 2010, June 2011)|
|Lowest||127 (December 1993)|
|Current||91 (31 March 2015)|
|Highest||59 (September 2014)|
|Lowest||133 (February 1987)|
Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon |
(Tananarive, Madagascar; 14 April 1960)
Upper Volta 5–1 Liberia |
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 27 December 1961)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Mozambique
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 7 June 2003)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Namibia
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 26 March 2011)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Ethiopia
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 25 January 2013)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Niger
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 23 March 2013)
Burkina Faso 5–1 Swaziland
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 10 January 2015)
Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta |
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1978)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 2013|
The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso. They finished fourth in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament. Their best ever finish in the tournament was the 2013 edition, reaching the final.
The country made their first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978, but it was 1996 before they returned to the biennial tournament. They subsequently qualified for five consecutive tournaments between 1996 and 2004, reaching the semi-finals under coach Philippe Troussier when the tournament was held on home soil in 1998.
Burkina Faso played in Group B of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations alongside Ghana and Ivory Coast in a three-team group due to Togo's withdrawal. Although they drew their first match against Ivory Coast and needed just a draw against Ghana to progress, the Burkinabe lost 1–0 and failed to qualify for the knock-out stage of the tournament. Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte. Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012. Burkina Faso lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The team is nicknamed Les Etalons, which means "The Stallions". It is in reference to the legendary horse of Princess Yennenga.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup|
|Played as Upper Volta|
| 1930 to |
|Did not enter|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not enter|
|Played as Burkina Faso|
|1986||Did not enter|
|1990||Did not qualify|
|1994||Withdrew during qualifying|
| 1998 to |
|Did not qualify|
|2018||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations
West African Nations Cup
WAFU Nations Cup
Results and fixtures
|8 Oct 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Burkina Faso||v||South Africa||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,|
|18:00 UTC±0||Diawara 90+1'||Furman 80'|| Stadium: Stade du 4 Août
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)
|12 Nov 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Cape Verde||v||Burkina Faso||Praia, Cape Verde|
|14:00 UTC-1|| Stadium: Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde
The following 24 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde on 12 November 2016.
Caps and goals updated as of 12 November 2016 after the game against South Africa.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|23||GK||Germain Sanou||26 May 1992||21||0||Beauvais|
|16||GK||Koffi Kouakou||16 October 1996||2||0||ASEC Mimosas|
|1||GK||Aboubacar Sawadogo||10 August 1989||0||0||Kadiogo|
|4||DF||Bakary Koné||27 April 1988||62||0||Málaga|
|2||DF||Steeve Yago||16 December 1992||27||0||Toulouse|
|14||DF||Issoufou Dayo||6 August 1991||17||0||Nahdat Berkane|
|5||DF||Patrick Malo||18 February 1992||5||0||Smouha SC|
|22||DF||Yacouba Coulibaly||2 October 1994||2||0||RC Bobo Dioulasso|
|3||DF||Issouf Paro||16 October 1994||1||0||Santos|
|8||DF||Aboubacar Congo||13 December 1992||0||0||Khemisset|
|18||MF||Charles Kaboré (c)||9 February 1988||70||4||Krasnodar|
|20||MF||Abdou Traoré||28 December 1988||30||3||Konyaspor|
|12||MF||Adama Guira||24 April 1988||12||0||SønderjyskE|
|6||MF||Djibril Zidnaba||20 February 1994||0||0||Braga B|
|24||MF||Issoumaila Lingane||13 September 1990||0||0||Hapoel Ashkelon|
|19||MF||Moussa Dao||26 August 1992||0||0||Al-Masry|
|11||FW||Jonathan Pitroïpa||12 April 1986||68||18||Al-Nasr|
|15||FW||Aristide Bancé||19 September 1984||60||16||Riga FC|
|10||FW||Alain Traoré||1 January 1988||41||18||Kayserispor|
|7||FW||Préjuce Nakoulma||21 April 1987||34||7||Mersin İdmanyurdu|
|13||FW||Bertrand Traoré||6 September 1995||30||3||Ajax|
|17||FW||Jonathan Zongo||6 April 1989||19||2||Almería|
|9||FW||Banou Diawara||13 February 1992||5||2||Smouha SC|
|21||FW||Cyrille Bayala||24 May 1996||5||1||Sheriff Tiraspol|
The following players were called up in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Daouda Diakité||30 March 1983||42||0||Free State Stars||v. South Africa, 8 October 2016|
|GK||Adama Sawadogo||20 January 1990||2||0||ASFA Yennenga||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|DF||Moumouni Compaoré||20 November 1996||3||0||Rail Club du Kadiogo||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|DF||Ismaël Bandé||16 January 1996||1||0||FABAO Espoir||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|MF||Abdoul Kaboré||1 January 1994||3||0||Valenciennes||v. Botswana, 4 September 2016|
|MF||Bakary Saré||5 April 1990||2||0||Moreirense||v. Botswana, 4 September 2016|
|MF||Serge Ouédraogo||7 October 1988||1||0||KOZAF||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|MF||Ousmane Sylla||30 December 1990||1||0||AS SONABEL||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|MF||Yacouba Mando||1 May 1993||1||0||KOZAF||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
|FW||Ismaël Karambiri||27 May 1996||1||0||AJEB||v. Egypt, 27 February 2016 LOC|
- SUS Suspended from the national team.
- DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- RET Player has retired from international football.
- PRE Preliminary Squad.
- Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
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- "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Mba's wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
- "Burkina Faso : la liste contre le Cap Vert" (in French). afrik-foot.com.
- "Burkina Faso".
- Burkina Faso at FIFA.com
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