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

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

In this article, you will get to know all about Morocco national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, and History. Morocco’s national football team, nicknamed the “Lions of Atlas”, represents Morocco in international men’s soccer competitions. It is controlled by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, also known as the FRMF. The colors of the team are red and green. The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Team Profile summary

AssociationFédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF)
Nickname(s)أُسُودالأطلس / Igrzamn n Atlasi (Atlas Lions)
ConfederationCAF – UNAF
FIFA rank13 (27 November 2023)
Most CapsNoureddine Naybet (115)
Top ScorerAhmed Faras (36)
Home stadiumStade Adrar, Agadir
Head coachVahid Halilhodžić

Morocco national football team History

The Atlas Lions made their debut on the football scene in 1928 when they played a friendly match against France. Since then, the team has participated in many major tournaments and competitions, winning various medals and cups.

In 1966, he joined the African Football Confederation and competed under the auspices of the CAF. In fact, the Atlas Lions have competed in several African Cup of Nations competitions and even won the 1976 AFCON and the African Championship of Nations in 2018 and 2020.

Morocco national football team Home Stadium

As of 2011, the Atlas Lions played most of their matches in the new Stade de Marrakech, which has a capacity of 45,240 seats. The latter is considered a blessing in disguise for the Moroccan team, which has won a number of important matches in front of a large crowd there, especially in qualifying for the 2012 African Cup of Nations [54]. And Tanzania 4-0. 3-1 which allowed Morocco to qualify, then another crucial match against Mozambique which ended in a resounding 4-0 victory, this time allowing them to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations Is.

Morocco also has other large stadiums built in the 2000s, such as the Estadio de Fez with 45,000 seats and two city clubs: MAS Fez and Wydad de Fès.

Morocco national football team Kit

Since gaining independence from France, Morocco’s home colors are most red shirts and green shorts and socks, away colors are usually all white or all green.

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Who are the Morocco National Football team players?

The following Morocco players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Have a look.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKYassine Bounou (vice-captain)05-04-1991 (30)400Sevilla
12GKMunir El Kajoui10-05-1989 (32)430Hatayspor
22GKAhmed Reda Tagnaouti05-04-1996 (25)30Wydad Casablanca
2DFAchraf Hakimi04-11-1998 (23)488Paris Saint-Germain
3DFAdam Masina02-01-1994 (28)140Watford
5DFNayef Aguerd30-03-1996 (26)191Rennes
6DFRomain Saïss (captain)26-03-1990 (32)601Wolverhampton
16DFYahia Attiyat Allah02-03-1995 (27)10Wydad Casablanca
18DFJawad El Yamiq29-02-1992 (30)112Valladolid
20DFSamy Mmaee08-09-1996 (25)80Ferencvárosi TC
21DFSofiane Alakouch29-07-1998 (23)30Metz
DFSofian Chakla02-09-1993 (28)40OH Leuven
4MFSofyan Amrabat21-08-1996 (25)340Fiorentina
7MFImran Louza01-05-1999 (22)112Watford
8MFAzzedine Ounahi19-04-2000 (21)42Angers
11MFFayçal Fajr01-08-1988 (33)473Sivasspor
13MFIlias Chair30-10-1997 (24)81Queens Park Rangers
15MFSelim Amallah15-11-1996 (25)194Standard Liège
MFYahya Jabrane18-06-1991 (30)30Wydad Casablanca
9FWTarik Tissoudali02-04-1993 (28)62Gent
10FWGabriel Deman Utkok Wob01-09-1995 (26)112Sevilla
14FWAyoub El Kaabi25-06-1993 (28)207Hatayspor
17FWSofiane Boufal17-09-1993 (28)294Angers
19FWYoussef En-Nesyri01-06-1997 (24)4512Sevilla
23FWRyan Mmaee01-11-1997 (24)124Ferencvárosi TC
FWAbde Ezzalzouli17-12-2001 (20)00Barcelona

Who are the Morocco national football team captain and coach?

Romain Saïss captains the Morocco national team. Vahid Halilhodžić is the head coach of the Morocco national team.

Morocco national football team captain

Romain Saïss captains the Morocco national team. Have a look at the profile summary of Morocco’s current captain.

Profile summary

  • Name: Romain Saïss
  • Date of birth/Age: Mar 26, 1990 (32)
  • Place of birth: Bourg-de-Péage
  • Citizenship:  Morocco
  • Height: 1,88 m
  • Position: Centre-Back
  • Agent: VV Consulting
  • Current international: Morocco
  • Caps/Goals: 60 / 1

Morocco national football team Coach

Vahid Halilhodžić is the head coach of the Morocco national team. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Vahid Halilhodžić
  • Date of birth/Age: May 15, 1952 (69)
  • Place of birth:  Jablanica
  • Citizenship:  Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Avg. the term as coach: 1.68 Years
  • Preferred formation : 4-2-3-1

Morocco national football team world rankings

Morocco’s Atlas Lions football team has maintained its position as the second-best team in Africa and the 13th best in the world in the latest FIFA rankings.

Morocco’s national football team trophies

Africa Cup of Nations

  •  Champions: 1976
  •  Runner-up: 2004
  •  Third-place: 1980
  • Fourth-place: 1986, 1988

African Nations Championship

  •  Champions: 2018, 2020

FIFA Arab CupChampions: 2012

Pan Arab Games

  • Gold Medal: 1961, 1976
  • Silver Medal: 1985

Mediterranean Games

  • Gold Medal: 1983

Islamic Solidarity Games

  • Gold Medal: 2013
  • Silver Medal: 2005


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