Sudan national football team

Sudan
Nickname(s) Falcons of Jediane
Association Sudan Football Association (SFA)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coach Zdravko Logarušić
Captain Muhannad El Tahir
Most caps Muhannad El Tahir (69)
Top scorer Haytham Tambal (20)
Home stadium Khartoum Stadium
FIFA code SDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 128 (16 August 2018)
Highest 74 (December 1996)
Lowest 164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 149 1 (30 August 2018)
Highest 31 (July 1971)
Lowest 150 (14 November 2017)
First international
 Sudan 5–1 Ethiopia 
(Sudan; 13 May 1956)[1]
Biggest win
 Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman
(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 Khartoum Stadium in Khartoum. 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 with Mustafa Azhari as their best player. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Ivory Coast, 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 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Their top scorer and most capped player Mustafa Azhari Alawad retired later that year after not being able to carry the Sudanese team anymore.

Achievements

Competitive record

Managerial history

Recent results and fixtures

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Matches against Equatorial Guinea on 8 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Esam Abdelraheem (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 0 0 Al-Merrikh SC
16 1GK Akram El Hadi Salim (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 37 0 Kober SC
21 1GK Ishag Adam (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 0 0 Al-Ahly Shendi

3 2DF Faris Abdalla (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 27 1 Al-Hilal Club
5 2DF Hamza Dawood (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 12 0 Al-Merrikh SC
6 2DF Ali Gafer (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 12 0 Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)
12 2DF Samawal Merghani (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 4 0 Al-Hilal Club
15 2DF Hussein Ibrahim (1998-09-03) 3 September 1998 3 0 Al-Hilal Club
22 2DF Abdellatif Saeed Osman (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 21 0 Al-Hilal Club

2 3MF Abuaagla Abdalla (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 21 0 Al-Hilal Club
4 3MF Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 0 0 Al-Ahly Shendi
7 3MF Ramadan Alagab (1989-09-19) 19 September 1989 26 2 Al-Merrikh SC
8 3MF Mohamed Hashim (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 4 0 Al-Merrikh SC
10 3MF Muhannad El Tahir (Captain) (1984-12-03) 3 December 1984 69 13 Al-Hilal SC (Al-Ubayyid)
14 3MF Walieldin Khadir (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 6 0 Al-Ahly Shendi
18 3MF Saif Eldin Ali Idris Farah (1979-11-30) 30 November 1979 49 2 Al-Ahly Shendi
19 3MF Mohamed Ahmed Bashir (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 30 5 Al-Hilal Club
23 3MF Nasr Eldin El Shigail (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 41 0 Al-Hilal Club

9 4FW Saif Eldin Malik Bakhit (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 12 5 Al-Merrikh SC
11 4FW Maaz Abdelraheem (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989 15 1 Al-Hilal SC (Al-Ubayyid)
13 4FW Walaa Eldin Musa (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 7 3 Al-Hilal Club
17 4FW Waleed Bakhet (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 1 0 Al-Hilal Club
20 4FW Mohamed Musa Idris (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 1 0 Al-Hilal SC (Al-Ubayyid)
24 4FW Mohamed Abdelrahman Yousif (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 1 0 Al-Merrikh SC

References

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