Senegal national football team
|Shirt badge/Association crest|
|Nickname(s)||Les Lions de la Teranga
(Lions of Teranga)
|Association||Fédération Sénégalaise de Football|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Aliou Cissé|
|Most caps||Henri Camara (99)|
|Top scorer||Henri Camara (29)|
|Home stadium||Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor|
|Current||39 1 (5 November 2015)|
|Highest||26 (June 2004)|
|Lowest||99 (June 2013)|
| British Gambia 1–2 French Senegal
|Appearances||1 (First in 2002)|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||12 (First in 1965)|
|Best result||Second place: 2002|
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football. It made its first, and thus far only, FIFA World Cup appearance in 2002 and caused a huge upset by defeating world and European champions France 1–0 in the tournament's opening game.
Senegal eventually reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 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 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.
Senegal's first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, when Senegal, after finishing second in their group, lost 1–0 to the Ivory Coast to finish in fourth place. In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal again finished fourth. Senegal hosted the 1992 tournament, in which, after qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in their group, Senegal lost 1–0 to Cameroon. Senegal's best finish in the tournament came in 2002, when they lost the final on a penalty shootout after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record|
| 1930 to
|Did Not Enter|
| 1970 to
|Did Not Qualify|
| 2006 to
|Did Not Qualify|
|2018||To be decided|
|2022||To be decided|
Africa Cup of Nations record
|Host nation(s) / Year||Round||Position||GP||W||D||L||GS||GA|
|1957||Did Not Enter|
|1970||Did Not Qualify|
|1980||Did Not Enter|
|1982||Did Not Qualify|
|1988||Did Not Qualify|
|1996||Did Not Qualify|
|2010||Did Not Qualify|
|2013||Did Not Qualify|
|2017||To be determined|
|2019||To be determined|
|2021||To be determined|
|2023||To be determined|
- As of 29 May 2015
|Assistant manager||Régis Bogaert|
|2nd Assistant manager||Omar Daf|
|Goalkeeper coach||Tony Sylva|
|Team Coordinator||Lamine Diatta|
|Team Doctor||Pape Fédhior|
The following 25 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Madagascar on 13 and 17 November 2015.
Caps and goals (official FIFA-recognized matches only) updated as of 17 November 2015 after the match against Madagascar.
The following players have been called up in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Bouna Coundoul||4 March 1982||28||0||Platinum Stars||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|DF||Pape Ndiaye Souaré||6 June 1990||17||1||Crystal Palace||v. Madagascar, 13 November 2015 INJ|
|DF||Cheikh M'Bengue||23 July 1988||18||0||Rennes||v. Namibia, 5 September 2015|
|DF||Boukary Dramé||22 July 1985||15||0||Atalanta||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|DF||Papy Djilobodji||1 December 1988||12||0||Chelsea||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|DF||Ibrahima Mbaye||19 November 1994||1||0||Bologna||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|MF||Alfred Ndiaye||6 March 1990||8||0||Betis||v. Madagascar, 13 November 2015 INJ|
|MF||Diawandou Diagne||8 November 1994||2||0||Eupen||v. Algeria, 13 October 2015|
|MF||Salif Sané||25 August 1990||7||0||Hannover 96||v. Namibia, 5 September 2015 INJ|
|MF||Stéphane Badji||29 May 1990||16||0||İstanbul Başakşehir||v. Namibia, 5 September 2015|
|MF||Papakouli Diop||19 March 1986||13||0||Espanyol||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015 INJ|
|FW||Pape Sané||30 December 1990||1||0||Bourg-en-Bresse 01||v. Namibia, 5 September 2015|
|FW||Moussa Sow||19 January 1986||30||11||Al-Ahli||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|FW||Dame Ndoye RET||21 February 1985||26||6||Trabzonspor||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|FW||Demba Ba||25 May 1985||20||4||Shanghai Shenhua||v. Ghana, 28 March 2015|
|FW||Papiss Demba Cissé||3 June 1985||32||16||Newcastle United||2015 Africa Cup of Nations|
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
- RET Player has retired from international football
- Pape Alioune Diop (1982–86)
- Peter Schnittger (1999–00)
- Bruno Metsu (2000–02)
- Guy Stéphan (2002–05)
- Abdoulaye Sarr (2005–06)
- Henryk Kasperczak (2006–08)
- Lamine Ndiaye (2008)
- Amara Traoré (2009–12)
- Joseph Koto (2012–13)
- Alain Giresse (2013–2015)
- Aliou Cissé (2015–)
Bruno Metsu's funeral
After Senegal's former manager Bruno Metsu died in 14 October 2013, so many Senegalese players were recalled to appear and have a moment of silence in memory of the manager who helped them reach the quarterfinal in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. All activities of the national league and the national team was suspended for a few days in his memory.
- "BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | Senegal | Senegal return to heroes' welcome". BBC News. 2002-06-26. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- "BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | Senegal | Senegal press blasts Metsu". BBC News. 2002-06-24. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- "BBC SPORT | CUP OF NATIONS | Cameroon retain Cup". BBC News. 2002-02-10. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
- "Amical Sénégal – Algérie Liste des Lions: Aliou Cissé rappelle Mohamed Diamé et offre ses premiéres sélections à Issa Sarr et Younouss Sankhare" (in French). galsenfoot.com. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
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