Senegal national football team

Senegal
Nickname(s) Les Lions de la Téranga
(The Lions of Teranga)
Association Fédération Sénégalaise de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Aliou Cissé
Captain Cheikhou Kouyaté
Most caps Henri Camara (99)
Top scorer Henri Camara (29)
Home stadium Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor
FIFA code SEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 24 3 (16 August 2018)
Highest 23 (November 2017)
Lowest 99 (June 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 24 2 (9 July 2018)
Highest 15 (November 2016)
Lowest 100 (October 1994)
First international
 British Gambia 1–2 French Senegal
(Gambia; 1959)
Biggest win
 Senegal 7–0 Mauritius 
(Dakar, Senegal; 9 October 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 11–0 Senegal 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 2 November 1966)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2002)
Best result Quarter-Finals (2002)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 14 (first in 1965)
Best result Runners-up (2002)

The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national association football team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football.

Established in the early 1960s, the team have been regular competitors in the Africa Cup of Nations, where their best performance was runner-up to Cameroon in the 2002 edition in Mali. In the same year, Senegal took part at the FIFA World Cup for the first time and reached the quarter-finals, having defeated reigning champions France in the opening game. The team made their second World Cup appearance 16 years later, earning four points, being eliminated in the group stage against Japan based on fair play points.

History

Early history

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 (current Benin). Senegal lost 3–2.

The Fédération Sénégalaise de Football (FSF) has been affiliated with FIFA since 1962 and has been a member of the Confederation of African Football 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.

1990s

In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal finished fourth. Senegal hosted the 1992 tournament. After finishing second in their group, they were eliminated by Cameroon in the quarterfinals. Senegal qualified for four of six African championships that decade.

2000s

Senegal's best finish in the African Cup of Nations came in 2002, where they lost the final on a penalty shootout after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.[1] Later that year, Senegal made their first-ever world championship appearance at the World Cup. Senegal eventually reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, one of only three African teams to do so (the first being Cameroon in 1990; the other being Ghana in 2010). In the group, after defeating defending world champions France, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals.[2][3]

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

Senegal was eliminated in the 2012 African Cup of Nations with zero wins and zero points.

After Senegal's 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 Côte d'Ivoire in the final qualification round. Senegal qualified for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments since, being eliminated in the group stage in 2015 and reaching the quarterfinals in 2017. On 10 November 2017, after defeating South Africa 2–0,[4] Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,[5] the second in its history after the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.[6] Senegal defeated Poland 2–1 in their opening group match.[7] The first goal was an own goal by Thiago Cionek,[8] and the second one was scored by M'Baye Niang.[9] In the next group stage match, Senegal drew 2–2 against Japan with one goal by Sadio Mané and the other by Moussa Wagué.[10] However, despite having a great advantage, they missed the opportunity by losing 0–1 to Colombia,[11] and due to poor fair play point comparing to Japan, who also lost 0–1 to Poland,[12] Senegal was eliminated in the group stage for the first time in their World Cup history.[13]

Competitive record

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 Did not enter Declined participation
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 2 4
1974 2 0 1 1 1 2
1978 2 0 1 1 1 2
1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
1986 2 1 0 1 1 1
1990 Did not enter Declined participation
1994 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
1998 2 0 1 1 2 3
2002 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 7 6 10 5 4 1 16 3
2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 21 8
2010 6 2 3 1 9 7
2014 8 3 4 1 11 8
2018 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 4 4 8 5 3 0 15 5
2022 To be determined To be determined
2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 2/21 9 3 3 2 11 10 63 26 22 15 90 56

Africa Cup of Nations record

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1957Did not enter
1959
1962
1963
1965Fourth place4th311152
1968Group stage5th311155
1970Did not qualify
1972
1974
1976
1978
1980Did not enter
1982Did not qualify
1984
1986Group stage5th320131
1988Did not qualify
1990Fourth place4th512233
1992Quarter-finals5th310243
1994Quarter-finals8th310223
1996Did not qualify
1998
2000Quarter-finals7th411266
2002Runners-up2nd642061
2004Quarter-finals6th412142
2006Fourth place4th620478
2008Group stage12th302146
2010Did not qualify
2012Group stage13th300336
2013Did not qualify
2015Group stage9th311134
2017Quarter-finals5th422062
2019To be determined
2021To be determined
2023To be determined
Total0 Titles14/31491612215550

African Games record

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
1965-000000
1973-000000
1978-000000
1987-000000
1991–present See Senegal national under-23 football team
Total4/4000000

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017

2018

2019

Kit history

Kit manufacturer

Kit providers Period
Adidas 1980–2000
Erreà 2000–2002
Le Coq Sportif 2002–2004
Puma 2004–2016
Romai[14] 2017
Puma 2017–present

Personnel

PositionName
Head Coach Aliou Cissé
Assistant Coach Régis Bogaert
Assistant Coach ll Omar Daf
Goalkeeping Coach Tony Sylva
Team Coordinator Lamine Diatta
Physical Trainer Teddy Pellerin
Media Officer Ciré Soumare
Technical Director Mayacine Mar
Team Doctor Abdourahmane Fédior

Players

Current squad

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Madagascar on 9 September 2018.[15]
Caps and goals as of 28 June 2018, after the match against Colombia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Only official matches are included.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Abdoulaye Diallo (1992-03-30) 30 March 1992 17 0 Rennes
1GK Alfred Gomis (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 1 0 SPAL
1GK Edouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 0 0 Reims

2DF Lamine Gassama (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 37 0 Göztepe
2DF Kalidou Koulibaly (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 29 1 Napoli
2DF Salif Sané (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 25 0 Schalke 04
2DF Youssouf Sabaly (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 8 0 Bordeaux
2DF Adama Mbengue (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 7 0 Caen
2DF Ibrahima Mbaye (1994-11-19) 19 November 1994 1 0 Bologna
2DF Pape Abou Cissé (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 0 0 Olympiacos

3MF Idrissa Gueye (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 60 1 Everton
3MF Cheikhou Kouyaté (Captain) (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 51 3 Crystal Palace
3MF Cheikh N'Doye (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 28 3 Angers
3MF Alfred N'Diaye (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 23 1 Málaga
3MF Sidy Sarr (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 0 0 Châteauroux

4FW Sadio Mané (Vice-captain) (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 55 15 Liverpool
4FW Moussa Konaté (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 29 10 Amiens
4FW Keita Baldé (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 20 3 Internazionale
4FW Ismaïla Sarr (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 18 3 Rennes
4FW M'Baye Niang (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 11 1 Torino
4FW Opa Nguette (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 4 1 Metz
4FW Mbaye Diagne (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 0 0 Kasımpaşa
4FW Amath Ndiaye (1996-07-16) 16 July 1996 0 0 Getafe

Recent call-ups

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 Khadim N'Diaye (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 29 0 Horoya 2018 FIFA World Cup
GK Pape Seydou N'Diaye (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 10 0 Niarry Tally 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Clément Diop (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 1 0 Montreal Impact v.  South Africa, 14 November 2017
GK Pape Diatta N'Diaye (1989-12-20) 20 December 1989 4 0 Douanes 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
GK Cheikh Thioub (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 4 0 Casa Sports 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations

DF Kara Mbodji (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 47 5 Nantes 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Moussa Wagué (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 13 1 Barcelona B 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Saliou Ciss (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 18 0 Angers 2018 FIFA World Cup INJ
DF Pape Souaré (1990-06-06) 6 June 1990 26 1 Crystal Palace 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Papy Djilobodji (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 17 0 Sunderland 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Armand Traoré (1989-10-08) 8 October 1989 7 0 Çaykur Rizespor 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Fallou Diagne (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 4 0 Konyaspor 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Matar Kanté (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 13 0 Diaraf 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Sidy Bara Diop (1990-12-08) 8 December 1990 6 2 Génération Foot 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Ablaye Diène (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 6 1 ASC SUNEOR 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Mohamed Kané (1991-12-09) 9 December 1991 6 1 Metz 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Arial Mendy (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 5 0 Lens 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF El Hadji Konaté (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 0 0 JS Saoura 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
DF Pape Amadou Touré (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 2 0 Horoya v.  Burkina Faso, 5 September 2017

MF Badou Ndiaye (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 19 1 Galatasaray 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Henri Saivet (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 24 1 Newcastle United 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Assane Dioussé (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 2 0 Saint-Étienne 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Krépin Diatta (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 0 0 Club Brugge 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Mamadou Barry (1989-03-31) 31 March 1989 10 0 Teungueth 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Assane Mbodj (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 9 2 Diaraf 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Elimane Cissé (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 9 0 Diambars 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Alassane Ndao (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 4 1 Dakar Sacré-Coeur 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Erasme Badiane (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 4 0 Niarry Tally 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
MF Younousse Sankharé (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 8 1 Bordeaux v.  Burkina Faso, 5 September 2017

FW Mame Biram Diouf (1987-12-16) 16 December 1987 51 10 Stoke City 2018 FIFA World Cup
FW Moussa Sow RET (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 50 19 Shabab Al-Ahli 2018 FIFA World Cup
FW Diafra Sakho (1989-12-24) 24 December 1989 13 3 Rennes 2018 FIFA World Cup
FW Oumar Niasse (1990-04-18) 18 April 1990 9 3 Everton 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Famara Diédhiou (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 7 1 Bristol City 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Santy Ngom (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 2 0 Nantes 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Daouda Guèye Diémé (1989-09-23) 23 September 1989 9 0 Diaraf 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Jean Rémi Bocandé (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 9 0 Gorée 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Amadou N'Diaye (2000-01-02) 2 January 2000 8 4 Génération Foot 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Moussa Marone (1995-12-17) 17 December 1995 6 0 Casa Sports 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations
FW Moussa Djitté (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 2 1 Sion 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations

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.

Records

As of 28 June 2018
Players in bold text are still active with Senegal.

Previous squads

FIFA World Cup

Africa Cup of Nations

Managers

Dates Name
1960–1961 Raoul Diagne
1961–1979 Jules Vandooren
1979–1982 Otto Pfister
1982–1989 Pape Alioune Diop
1989–1995 Claude Le Roy
1995–2000 Peter Schnittger
2000–2002 Bruno Metsu
2002–2005 Guy Stéphan
2005–2006 Abdoulaye Sarr
2006–2008 Henryk Kasperczak
2008–2012 Amara Traoré
2012–2013 Joseph Koto
2013–2015 Alain Giresse
2015– Aliou Cissé

Team honours

Last updated 14 August 2017

Continental tournaments

Runners-up: 2002

Other Tournaments and Cups

Amilcar Cabral Cup
Champions: 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001
Runners-up: 1982, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005

See also

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