Benin national football team


Benin national football team
Benin
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Écureuils
(The Squirrels)
Association Fédération Béninoise de Football
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Denis Goavec
Top scorer Razak Omotoyossi (18)
Home stadium Stade de l'Amitié
FIFA code BEN
FIFA ranking 119
Highest FIFA ranking 59 (November 2009, April 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 165 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 103
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Benin Dahomey 0–1 Nigeria 
(Dahomey; 8 November 1959)
Biggest win
Benin Dahomey 6–2 Chad 
(Dahomey; 15 April 1963)
Benin Benin 4–0 Tanzania 
(Cotonou, Benin; 8 September 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Nigeria 10–1 Dahomey Benin
(Nigeria; 28 November 1959)
African Cup of Nations
Appearances 3 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1 all

The Benin national football team, nicknamed Les Écureuils (The Squirrels), is the national football team of Benin and is controlled by the Fédération Béninoise de Football. They were known as the Dahomey national football team until 1975, when Dahomey became Benin. They have never made the World Cup but have reached three recent African Nations Cups – 2004, 2008 and 2010. On 8 February 2010 after the preliminary competition from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the Fédération Béninoise de Football have dissolved the national team, coach Henri Dussuyer and his complete staff were fired.[1]

Contents

Competition records

World Cup record

Africa Cup of Nations record

  • 1957 to 1970 – Did not enter
  • 1972 – Did not qualify
  • 1974 to 1976 – Withdrew
  • 1978 – Did not enter
  • 1980 – Did not qualify
  • 1982 – Did not enter
  • 1984 to 1986 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 to 1990 – Did not qualify
  • 1992 to 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Withdrew
  • 1998 to 2002 – Did not qualify
  • 2004 – Round 1
  • 2006Did not qualify
  • 2008 – Round 1
  • 2010 – Round 1
  • 2012 – Did not qualify

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

This is a list of matches over the past six months and any future scheduled matches.

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
11 August 2010 Porto Novo Niger Niger 0–0 Friendly
5 September 2010 Cotonou Burundi Burundi 1–1 2012 ACN qualification
9 October 2010 Kigali Rwanda Rwanda 3–0 2012 ACN qualification
25 March 2011 Accra Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 1–2 2012 ACN qualification
3 June 2011 TBD Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 2–6 2012 ACN qualification

Current squad

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Yoann Djidonou 17 May 1986 (1986-05-17) (age 25) 20 0 France Libourne
13 GK Valère Amoussou 13 March 1987 (1987-03-13) (age 24) 2 0 Benin AS Porto-Novo
22 GK Rachad Chitou 18 September 1976 (1976-09-18) (age 35) 26 0 Nigeria Wikki Tourrist
2 DF Bio Aï Traoré 9 June 1985 (1985-06-09) (age 26) 0 0 Benin Panthères
3 DF Réda Johnson 21 March 1988 (1988-03-21) (age 23) 6 0 England Sheffield Wednesday
4 DF Khaled Adénon 28 July 1985 (1985-07-28) (age 26) 21 1 France Le Mans
5 DF Mouftaou Adou 10 April 1991 (1991-04-10) (age 20) 3 0 Benin Port Autonome
14 DF Junior Salomon 8 April 1986 (1986-04-08) (age 25) 11 0 Benin ASPAC Cotonou
15 DF Félicien Singbo 25 October 1980 (1980-10-25) (age 31) 19 0 Unattached
6 MF Romuald Boco 8 July 1985 (1985-07-08) (age 26) 42 1 China Shanghai East Asia F.C.
7 MF Koffi 24 May 1984 (1984-05-24) (age 27) 48 1 Turkey Denizlispor
8 MF Patrice Djokoué 16 May 1990 (1990-05-16) (age 21) 1 0 Benin Requins
9 MF Emmanuel Imorou 16 September 1988 (1988-09-16) (age 23) 4 0 France Châteauroux
11 MF Bello Babatounde 6 October 1989 (1989-10-06) (age 22) 1 0 Slovakia MŠK Žilina
12 MF Gérard Adanhoume 26 November 1986 (1986-11-26) (age 24) 1 0 Benin Soleil
16 MF Djiman Koukou 14 November 1980 (1980-11-14) (age 31) 13 1 France US Créteil-Lusitanos
17 MF Séïdath Tchomogo 13 August 1985 (1985-08-13) (age 26) 39 4 Bahrain East Riffa Club
18 MF Pascal Angan 19 April 1986 (1986-04-19) (age 25) 1 0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca
19 MF Mouritala Ogunbiyi 10 October 1982 (1982-10-10) (age 29) 36 6 France Nîmes
20 MF Arnaud Séka 30 October 1985 (1985-10-30) (age 26) 2 0 Benin Tonnerre d'Abomey
21 MF Stéphane Sessègnon 1 June 1984 (1984-06-01) (age 27) 37 7 England Sunderland
24 MF Nouhoum Kobéna 6 January 1985 (1985-01-06) (age 26) 7 0 Libya Almadina
10 FW Razak Omotoyossi 8 October 1985 (1985-10-08) (age 26) ? 18 Egypt Zamalek SC
23 FW Mohamed Aoudou 19 February 1990 (1990-02-19) (age 21) 8 2 Benin Tonnerre d'Abomey
25 FW Mickaël Poté 24 September 1984 (1984-09-24) (age 27) 7 1 Germany Dynamo Dresden

List of Benin managers

References

External links


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