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

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

Take a look at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying team here. Senegal national football team, also called the Tricolor Lions, represents Senegal in the International Football Association and is run by the Senegal Football Federation.

Senegal reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, becoming the second African team (behind Cameroon in 1990). They beat defending world champions France, drawn with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in the Round of 16 before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals.

Senegal first participated in the African Cup of Nations in 1965, when, after being runners-up in the group, they lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast for fourth place. They hosted the 1992 African Cup of Nations, where they reached the quarterfinals. They defeated Egypt in the final to win their first international trophy in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

He has been successful in most of the competitions he has entered. Players play in top leagues around the world. Its presence in AFCON is almost certain. They have got the best runners-up in 2002 and 2019.

He has also won the Amilcar Cabral Cup several times. They have a strong team and they hope to win the AFCON in 2022. They have not lost a game in AFCON 2022 so far and will face Cape Verde in the Round of 16.

Team Profile summary

Full name: Senegal national football team
Nickname: Lions of Teranga
Managed by: CAF (Africa)
Founded: 1960
Federation: Senegalese Football Federation
Head coach: Aliou Cissé
Captain: Kalidou Koulibaly
Most caps: Henri Camara 99
Top scorer: Henri Camara Sadio Mané (29)
FIFA ranking: 20
Stadium: Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
FIFA code: SEN

Senegal national football team History

Senegal gained independence from France on April 10, 1960. The Football Federation was founded in 1960. Senegal’s first official match was against Dahumi (now Benin) on 31 December 1961, ending with a 2-3 defeat to Senegal. The Senegalese Football Federation has been affiliated with FIFA since 1962 and has been a member of the Confederation of African Football since 1963. In any World Cup during this period, however, he participated in the 1965 African Cup three times and was ranked 19th in 1965. 1986, collapse in the group stage. Senegal won the Friendship Games in 1963.

Without many players due to CoVID-19, Senegal barely beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in their first game. The Lions are penalized at the end of extra time by Calvin-Midzongwe for a handball that was substituted by Sadio-Mané

In the round of 16, Senegal faces Cape Verde, who finished third in Group A. For this match, Aliou does not condemn any Cissé Covid-19 problems, however, Cheikhou Kouyaté has been suspended. The Lions started the match from the first minute with a shot by Sadio Mané to the post. He finds himself at a numerical advantage by sending off Patrick Andrew in the 21st minute after a video assistant referee intervened. However, despite his dominance, he failed to appear dangerous and the first half ended without a single shot on goal. Early in the second half, Wozniak and Mane collided head-on. After a new look at VAR, the Cape Verdean referee decides to expel the goalkeeper. Mane started the goal a few minutes later after a corner. He has been replaced by Bamba Dyeing who will score the last goal in added time.

Senegal will face Equatorial Guinea in the quarterfinals, which beat Mali on penalties in the round of 16. At the start of the second half, referee Victor-Gomez fined Aquatguin for the handball of Kalido Coulibaly before reversing his call following the intervention of a video assistant referee. Minutes later, Senegal conceded their first goal of the game as they equalized with Jenk Boyle. Aliou Cissé then made two decisive changes with Cheikhou Kouyaté and Ismaïla Sarr entering the game, scoring a goal each to give the Lions a 3-1 win.

Senegal starts the line-up against Egypt in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final, winning a match 0-0 (4-2 on penalties).

In the semi-finals, Senegal will face Burkina Faso, who beat Tunisia in the previous round. In the first half, the referee, after consulting the video assistant referee, awarded the Senegalese two penalties before reconsidering his decision. First a confrontation between Cheikhou Kouyaté and Hervé Koffi that would force the Burkinabe goalkeeper to get injured, then the hand of Edmond-Tapsoba. Minutes before Idrissa Joya doubled the lead, the Lions finally opened the scoring with Abdo Diallo. Sadio Mané scored the last goal at the end of the game when Blati Touré reduced the score.

In the final, Senegal will face Egypt, which defeated host Cameroon in the semi-finals. Salio-Cess receives a penalty early in the match, but Sadio Mane’s shot is deflected by Muhammad-Abu-Gabal. At the end of a close and cut game, the Egyptians push the Senegalese to extra time, then to a penalty. On the second Egyptian attempt, Mohammed Abdel Moneim hit the post, but Mohammed Abu Gabal blocked Bona Sar’s next shot. The fourth shot on goal, by Mohenjo-Daro, was covered by Edward-Mandy. Sadio Mané then wins and offers Senegal their first African Cup of Nations title.

The victory meant Senegal had won its first African Cup of Nations after losing in the final twice in 2002 and 2019. Senegal returned home and took part in a victory parade in the capital Dakar. It became the biggest party in the history of the country.

Senegal has met Egypt twice since the AFCON final, qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, finishing off the Egyptians on penalties after drawing 1-1 overall. Mane eliminated his Liverpool teammate Mohammad Salah with a penalty kick winner.

Senegal national football team Home Stadium

The Diamniadio Olympic Stadium, also known as Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade, is a multi-purpose stadium that can host football, rugby, and athletics in the Diamniadio in Dakar, Senegal. It is the national stadium of the Senegal national football team. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000 and was built by Sama. It will host the 2026 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Senegal national football team Home Stadium

Senegal national football team Kit

The new Senegal 2022 home and away kits were just released by Puma, together with the brand’s other African national team jerseys.

Senegal national football team Kit
Senegal national football team Kit

Here is Senegal Kit World Cup 2022, Home and Away by Puma.

Who are Senegal National Football team players?

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

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKBingourou Kamara21-10-1996 (25)20Charleroi
16GKÉdouard Mendy01-03-1992 (30)230Chelsea
23GKAlioune Badara Faty03-05-1999 (22)00Casa Sports
2DFSaliou Ciss15-09-1989 (32)350Nancy
3DFKalidou Koulibaly (captain)20-06-1991 (30)600Chelsea
4DFPape Abou Cissé14-09-1995 (26)111Olympiacos
12DFFodé Ballo-Touré03-01-1997 (25)110Milan
14DFAbdoulaye Seck04-06-1992 (29)50Antwerp
20DFBouna Sarr31-01-1992 (30)130Bayern Munich
21DFYoussouf Sabaly05-03-1993 (29)220Real Betis
22DFAbdou Diallo04-05-1996 (25)152Paris Saint-Germain
5MFIdrissa Gueye (vice-captain)26-09-1989 (32)927Paris Saint-Germain
6MFNampalys Mendy23-06-1992 (29)150Leicester City
8MFCheikhou Kouyaté21-12-1989 (32)814Nottingham Forest
13MFPape Gueye24-01-1999 (23)80Marseille
17MFPape Matar Sarr14-09-2002 (19)50Metz
MFMamadou Loum30-12-1996 (25)30Alavés
MFMoustapha Name05-05-1995 (26)50Paris FC
7FWKeita Baldé08-03-1995 (27)386Cagliari
9FWBoulaye Dia16-11-1996 (25)162Villarreal
10FWSadio Mané10-04-1992 (29)8929Liverpool
11FWHabib Diallo18-06-1995 (26)132Strasbourg
15FWBamba Dieng23-03-2000 (22)112Marseille
18FWIsmaïla Sarr25-02-1998 (24)4510Watford
19FWFamara Diédhiou15-12-1992 (29)2310Alanyaspor
FWMame Thiam09-10-1992 (29)40Kayserispor

As of 31 March 2022

Senegal national football team captain

Kalidou Koulibaly, their captain, was born on 20th June 1991 in Saint-Die-des-Vosges in France. He currently plays for Serie A club Napoli as a center-back and has had 53 appearances for the country. He is 6’1″ or 186cms tall. Have a look at the profile summary of Lions of Teranga’s current captain.

Profile summary

Full name: Kalidou Koulibaly
Date of birth: 20 June 1991
Age: 30 years
Place of birth: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
Nationality: Senegal
Height in feet: 6 ft 1 in
Position: Center Back
Current team: Napoli
Number: 26

Senegal national football team Coach

Their team coach is former PSG defender and midfielder Aliou Cisse. He played for the national team too. He was born on 24th March 1976 in Ziguinchor, Senegal. His coaching duties started in March 2015. Senegal’s loss in the AFCON 2002 was due to his missed penalty. That is the reason he feels indebted to winning AFCON 2022 with Senegal. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

Full name: Aliou Cisse
Date of birth: 24 March 1976
Age: 46
Place of birth: Ziguinchor, Senegal
Nationality: Senegal
Height in feet: 5 ft 11 in
Position: Midfielder, defender
Current team: Senegal

Senegal national football team world rankings

Senegal team ranking is 20 in World Ranking.

Senegal’s national football team trophies

  • Africa Cup of Nations

Champions: 2021
Runners-up: 2002, 2019

  • African Games

Gold Medal: 2015

  • Amílcar Cabral Cup

1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2001
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 1982, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005

1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 2019
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2010, 2013

  • Friendship Games

1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 1963

  • Jeux de la Francophonie

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2005

  • COSAFA Cup

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2021

Senegal’s national football team nickname?

Their nickname is Les Lions de la Teranga which translates to the Lions of Teranga in English.

Is Senegal a good football team?

It is a good team given the number of talented players in top-flight leagues such as the English Premier League and Serie A.

Senegal national football team Twitter?

Their Twitter account is @FootballSenegal. They have over 117,000 followers as of January 2022.

Senegal’s national football team kit?

Their kit comes in two colours. There is a white kit and an all-green kit.


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