Cameroon national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Cameroon national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

In this article, you will get to know about Cameroon national football team Players, Coaches, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, and History. Cameroon’s national football team represents Cameroon in men’s international football and is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football. The team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup eight times, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, and 2014).

However, the team only exited the group stage once. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1990, losing to England in extra time. He also won five African Cups of Nations and Olympic gold in 2000. The team represents Cameroon in both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Team Profile summary

AssociationFédération Camerounaise de Football
Nickname(s)Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions)
ConfederationCAF – UNIFFAC
FIFA rank43 (30 November 2023)
Most CapsRigobert Song (137)
Top ScorerSamuel Eto’o (56)
Home stadiumStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Head coachToni Conceição

Cameroon national football team History

Cameron played his first match in 1956 against the Belgian Congo, in which he lost 3-2. They first qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 1970 but were eliminated in the first round. Two years later, as the host nation, the Indomitable Lions finished third after losing to neighbors and future champions Congo in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations. They will not be able to compete for another ten years.

Cameroon began the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations competition with a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso. That was followed by a 2-1 win against Guinea-Bissau and an unconvincing goalless draw against hosts Gabon. These results were enough for Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals, where they faced Senegal in a close match that which Cameroon won 5–4 on penalties after finishing 0–0 after extra time. In the semi-finals, Cameroon faced Ghana and won the match 2-0 to qualify for the final.

On 5 February 2017, and after a close match, Cameroon won the African Cup of Nations for the fifth time after defeating seven-time champions Egypt 2–1 in the final, with a late goal from Vincent Aboubakar in the 89th minute. of the match. As champions, Cameroon qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Cameroon national football team Home Stadium

Paul Biya Omnisports Stadium, referred to as the Olembe Stadium (Stade d’Olembé), is a multi-purpose stadium spanning 84 acres (400,000 sqkm) in Olembé locality, Yaoundé.

Cameroon national football team Kit

The traditional colors of Cameroon’s national football team are green jerseys, red shorts, and yellow socks, the colors of the national flag.

Cameron’s national football team had a long association with Puma. From the end of 2019, its brand is Le Coq Sportif.

Kit sponsorship

Kit supplierPeriod
Le Coq Sportif1982–1987
Le Coq Sportif2019–present

Cameroon national football team’s nickname

Their nickname is Les Lions Indomitables, the Indomitable Lions in English.

Who are Cameroon National Football team players?

The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Algeria on 25 and 29 March 2022. The caps and goals are correct as of 24 April 2022, after the match against Algeria.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKSimon Omossola05-05-1998 (23)20Vita Club
16GKDevis Epassy02-02-1993 (29)50OFI Crete FC
23GKAndré Onana02-04-1996 (25)290Ajax
2DFDuplexe Tchamba10-07-1998 (23)20SønderjyskE
4DFHarold Moukoudi27-11-1997 (24)110Saint-Étienne
5DFMichael Ngadeu-Ngadjui23-11-1990 (31)524Gent
6DFAmbroise Oyongo22-06-1991 (30)512Montpellier
11DFNouhou Tolo23-06-1997 (24)140Seattle Sounders
17DFOlivier Mbaizo15-08-1997 (24)110Philadelphia Union
19DFCollins Fai23-11-1992 (29)480Al-Tai
21DFJean-Charles Castelletto26-01-1995 (27)100Nantes
7MFJean Onana08-01-2000 (22)90Bordeaux
8MFGaël Ondoua04-11-1995 (26)20Hannover 96
14MFSamuel Gouet14-12-1997 (24)200Mechelen
15MFPierre Kunde26-07-1995 (26)291Olympiacos
18MFMartin Hongla16-03-1998 (24)170Hellas Verona
22MFArnaud Djoum02-05-1989 (32)280Apollon Limassol
MFAndré-Frank Zambo Anguissa16-11-1995 (26)415Napoli
MFJeando Fuchs11-10-1997 (24)20Peterborough United
MFOlivier Ntcham09-02-1996 (26)00Swansea City
3FWLéandre Tawamba20-12-1989 (32)60 Al-Taawoun
9FWKévin Soni17-04-1998 (23)10Asteras Tripolis
10FWVincent Aboubakar22-01-1992 (30)8633Al-Nassr
12FWKarl Toko Ekambi14-09-1992 (29)4911Lyon
13FWEric Maxim Choupo-Moting23-03-1989 (33)6718Bayern Munich
20FWIgnatius Ganago16-02-1999 (23)100Lens
FWMoumi Ngamaleu09-07-1994 (27)394Young Boys
FWPatient Wassou22-04-2004 (17)00Coton Sport

Who are the Cameroon national football team captain and coach?

Vincent Aboubakar is captain of the Cameroon national football team. Rigobert Song is the coach of the Cameroon national team coach.

Cameroon national football team captain

Vincent Aboubakar is captain of the Cameroon national football team. Have a look at the profile summary of Cameroon’s current captain.

Profile summary

  • Name: Vincent Aboubakar
  • Date of birth/Age: Jan 22, 1992 (30)
  • Place of birth: Garoua
  • Citizenship:  Cameroon
  • Height: 1,84 m
  • Position: Centre-Forward
  • Current international: Cameroon
  • Caps/Goals: 82 / 33

Cameroon national football team Coach

Rigobert Song is the coach of the Cameroon national team coach. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

  • Name: Rigobert Song
  • Date of birth/Age: Jul 1, 1976 (45)
  • Place of birth:  Nkenglicock
  • Citizenship:  Cameroon
  • Agent: no agent
  • Avg. the term as coach: 0.96 Years
  • Preferred formation: 4-4-2 double 6

Cameroon national football team world rankings

They are now ranked 43th globally and sixth on the continent.

Cameroon’s national football team trophies

He has won the AFCON five times in 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017. In addition, he has scored admirable runs in all the tournaments he has participated in. The 2000 Olympic gold medal is also in his cabinet.


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