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Senegal National Football Team

Senegal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
(The Lions of Teranga)
AssociationSenegalese Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
WAFU (West Africa)
Head coachAliou Cissé
CaptainKalidou Koulibaly
Most capsHenri Camara (99)
Top scorerHenri Camara (29)
Home stadiumStade Léopold Sédar Senghor
FIFA codeSEN
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Steady(19 December 2019)[1]
Highest20 (July 2019)
Lowest99 (June 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 27 Increase 1 (25 November 2019)[2]
Highest21 (June 2002)
Lowest105 (October 1994)
First international
 British Gambia 1-2 French Senegal Flag of Senegal (1958-1959).svg
(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
Appearances2 (first in 2002)
Best resultQuarter-Finals (7th overall) (2002)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances15 (first in 1965)
Best resultRunners-up (2002, 2019)

The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national association football team of Senegal and is controlled by the Senegalese Football Federation.

Established in the early 1960s, the team have been regular competitors in the Africa Cup of Nations, where their best performances were runner-up to Cameroon in the 2002 edition in Mali, and to Algeria in the 2019 edition in Egypt. In the same year as their first time being runners-up, 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 sixteen years later, earning four points, being controversially 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 Senegalese Football Federation (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.[3] 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.[4][5]

Senegalese fans at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations against Tunisia.

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 Africa 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 Ivory Coast 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,[6] Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,[7] the second in its history after the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.[8] Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in their opening group match.[9] The first goal was an own goal by Thiago Cionek,[10] and the second one was scored by M'Baye Niang.[11] In the next group stage match, Senegal drew 2-2 against Japan with one goal by Sadio Mané and the other by Moussa Wagué.[12] However, despite having a great advantage, they missed the opportunity by losing 0-1 to Colombia,[13] and due to poor fair play point comparing to Japan, who also lost 0-1 to Poland,[14] Senegal was eliminated in the group stage for the first time in their World Cup history.[15]

Senegal achieved a very successful campaign in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations under the same management of Aliou Cissé, who participated in the 2002 final before. Under Cissé, Senegal entered into their first ever final in seventeen years, beating almost every opponent in the process.[16] However, Senegal had failed to beat one opponent throughout the entire tournament, Algeria, with the team lost 0-1 twice to Algeria, including the 2019 final, thus failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time in its history.[17][18]

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
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Declined participation
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 2 4
West Germany 1974 2 0 1 1 1 2
Argentina 1978 2 0 1 1 1 2
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 2 1 0 1 1 1
Italy 1990 Did not enter Declined participation
United States 1994 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
France 1998 2 0 1 1 2 3
South Korea Japan 2002 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 2 1 7 6 10 5 4 1 16 3
Germany 2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 21 8
South Africa 2010 6 2 3 1 9 7
Brazil 2014 8 3 4 1 11 8
Russia 2018 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 4 4 8 5 3 0 15 5
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 2/21 8 3 3 2 11 10 63 26 22 15 90 56

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to Egypt 1959 Part of  France
Ethiopia 1962 to Ghana 1963 Not affiliated to CAF
Tunisia 1965 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 5 2
Ethiopia 1968 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 5 5
Sudan 1970 to Ghana 1978 Did not qualify
Nigeria 1980 Did not enter
Libya 1982 to Ivory Coast 1984 Did not qualify
Egypt 1986 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 3 1
Morocco 1988 Did not qualify
Algeria 1990 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 3 3
Senegal 1992 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 0 2 4 3
Tunisia 1994 Quarter-finals 8th 3 1 0 2 2 3
South Africa 1996 to Burkina Faso 1998 Did not qualify
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 6
Mali 2002 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 6 1
Tunisia 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 4 2
Egypt 2006 Fourth place 4th 6 2 0 4 7 8
Ghana 2008 Group stage 12th 3 0 2 1 4 6
Angola 2010 Did not qualify
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 3 6
South Africa 2013 Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Gabon 2017 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 2 0 6 2
Egypt 2019 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 0 2 8 2
Cameroon 2021 to Guinea 2025 To be determined
Total Runners-up 15/32 60 23 14 23 69 54

African Nations Championship record

African Nations Championship
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Ivory Coast 2009 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 3
Sudan 2011 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 2
South Africa 2014 Did not qualify
Rwanda 2016
Morocco 2018
Cameroon 2020 To be determined
Algeria 2022
Total Fourth place 2/5 8 2 4 2 5 5

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
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991-present See Senegal national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018

2019

Kit history

Kit manufacturer

Kit providers Period
Adidas 1980-2000
Erreà 2000-2002
Le Coq Sportif 2002-2004
Puma 2004-2016
Romai[19] 2017
Puma 2017-present

Personnel

Position Name
Head Coach Senegal Aliou Cissé
Assistant Coach Senegal Joseph Koto
Assistant Coach II France Régis Bogaert
Goalkeeping Coach Senegal Tony Sylva
Team Coordinator Senegal Lamine Diatta
Physical Trainer France Teddy Pellerin
Media Officer Senegal Ciré Soumare
Technical Director Senegal Mayacine Mar
Team Doctor Senegal Abdourahmane Fédior

Players

Current squad

The following 24 players were selected for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and Eswatini on 13 and 17 November 2019.[20]
Caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019 after the game against Eswatini.[21]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Abdoulaye Diallo (1992-03-30) 30 March 1992 (age 27) 17 0 Turkey Gençlerbirli?i
1GK Alfred Gomis (1993-09-05) 5 September 1993 (age 26) 10 0 France Dijon
1GK Edouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 27) 8 0 France Rennes

2DF Lamine Gassama (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 30) 47 0 Turkey Göztepe
2DF Kalidou Koulibaly (Captain) (1991-06-20) 20 June 1991 (age 28) 42 0 Italy Napoli
2DF Saliou Ciss (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 30) 20 0 France Nancy
2DF Moussa Wagué (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 21) 19 1 Spain Barcelona
2DF Racine Coly (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 24) 4 0 France Nice
2DF Moussa N'Diaye (2002-07-18) 18 July 2002 (age 17) 0 0 Senegal Excellence Foot
2DF Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26) 0 0 England Charlton Athletic
2DF Ousseynou Thioune (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 26) 0 0 France Sochaux

3MF Idrissa Gana Gueye (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 30) 73 4 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Cheikhou Kouyaté (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 (age 30) 62 2 England Crystal Palace
3MF Badou Ndiaye (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 29) 30 2 England Stoke City
3MF Krépin Diatta (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 20) 13 1 Belgium Club Brugge
3MF Sidy Sarr (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 23) 5 2 France Nîmes
3MF Mamadou Loum (1996-12-30) 30 December 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Portugal Porto

4FW Sadio Mané (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27) 69 19 England Liverpool
4FW Ismaïla Sarr (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 21) 29 4 England Watford
4FW M'Baye Niang (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 25) 23 4 France Rennes
4FW Famara Diédhiou (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 27) 10 5 England Bristol City
4FW Sada Thioub (1995-06-01) 1 June 1995 (age 24) 7 0 France Angers
4FW Habib Diallo (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 24) 4 1 France Metz
4FW Mame Baba Thiam (1992-10-09) 9 October 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Turkey Kas?mpa?a

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 Dialy Ndiaye (1999-07-04) 4 July 1999 (age 20) 0 0 France Reims II v.  Mali, 26 March 2019

DF Salif Sané (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 (age 29) 35 0 Germany Schalke 04 v.  Congo, 13 November 2019 INJ
DF Elhadji Pape Diaw (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 24) 1 0 France Caen v.  Brazil, 10 October 2019
DF Youssouf Sabaly (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 26) 18 0 France Bordeaux 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Pape Abou Cissé (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 24) 3 1 Greece Olympiacos 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

MF Henri Saivet (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 29) 31 1 England Newcastle United 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Alfred N'Diaye (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 29) 30 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Cheikh N'Doye (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 33) 32 3 Unattached v.  Mali, 26 March 2019

FW Keita Baldé (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 (age 24) 30 5 France Monaco v.  Brazil, 10 October 2019
FW Moussa Konaté (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 (age 26) 34 12 France Amiens 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Mbaye Diagne (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 (age 28) 10 0 Belgium Club Brugge 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Santy Ngom (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 26) 3 0 France Caen 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

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 17 November 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Senegal.


Previous squads

FIFA World Cup

Africa Cup of Nations

Managers

Bruno Metsu, the manager of Senegal from 2000 to 2002. He guided Senegal to the quarter finals of the 2002 World Cup.
Dates Name
1960-1961 France Raoul Diagne
1961-1979 France Jules Vandooren
1979-1982 Germany Otto Pfister
1982-1989 Senegal Pape Alioune Diop
1989-1995 France Claude Le Roy
1995-2000 Germany Peter Schnittger
2000-2002 France Bruno Metsu
2002-2005 France Guy Stéphan
2005-2006 Senegal Abdoulaye Sarr
2006-2008 Poland Henryk Kasperczak
2008-2012 Senegal Amara Traoré
2012-2013 Senegal Joseph Koto
2013-2015 France Alain Giresse
2015- Senegal Aliou Cissé

Team honours

Last updated 19 July 2019

Continental tournaments

Runners-up: Silver medal africa.svg 2002, Silver medal africa.svg 2019

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

References

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  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | CUP OF NATIONS | Cameroon retain Cup". BBC News. 10 February 2002. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | Senegal | Senegal return to heroes' welcome". BBC News. 26 June 2002. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | Senegal | Senegal press blasts Metsu". BBC News. 24 June 2002. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Press Association (10 November 2017). "South Africa 0-2 Senegal: Diafra Sakho scores as visitors qualify for World Cup for just the second time". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Tyers, Alan (19 June 2018). "Senegal World Cup 2018 squad list and team guide". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Shaban, Abdur Rahman Alfa (24 May 2018). "Road to Russia 2018: Senegal returns to World Cup after bright 2002 debut". Africa News. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Kozminski, Piotr; Nzetia, Cynthia (19 June 2018). "Teranga Lions roar to first African win at Russia 2018". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018.
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  14. ^ Mather, Victor (27 June 2018). "Japan Advances in World Cup 2018 Despite Losing to Poland". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2018.
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