Seychelles national football team

Seychelles national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Seychelles
Badge = Seychelles Football Federation.gif
Nickname = The Pirates
Association = Seychelles Football Federation
Confederation = CAF (Africa)
Coach = flagicon|NED Jan Mak (2008-) |
Most caps =
Top scorer = |Pillipe zialor Home Stadium = Stade Linité
FIFA Trigramme = SEY
FIFA Rank = 157
FIFA max = 129
FIFA max date = October 2006
FIFA min = 195
FIFA min date = July 2002

Elo Rank = 169


First game = flagicon|Réunion Réunion 2 - 0 Seychelles flagicon|Seychelles|1976 (Réunion; February 13, 1974)
Largest win = flagicon|Seychelles|1977 Seychelles 9 - 0 Maldives flagicon|Maldives (Réunion; August 27, 1979)
Largest loss = flagicon|Madagascar Madagascar 6 - 0 Seychelles flagicon|Seychelles|1977 (Antananarivo, Madagascar; August 30, 1990)

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Regional name = African Nations Cup
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The Seychelles national football team, nicknamed the "Pirates", is the national team of the Seychelles and is controlled by the SFF. It is a member of CAF and they play most home games at the 10,000 capacity stadium, Stade Linité in Roche Caiman.


Seychelles have never qualified for the finals of the African Nations Cup or the World Cup but they made their debut in qualifiers for the African Nations Cup in 1986, losing to Mauritius.

Under Yugoslav coach Vojo Gardasevic, the Seychelles team made their debut in the World Cup qualifiers in 2001. Philip Zialor got the equaliser for Seychelles in a 1-1 draw against Namibia at Stade Linité. In the preliminary round return leg match, Seychelles lost 0-3.

In their second attempt to qualify, for the 2006 World Cup, Seychelles lost 0-4 at home to Zambia but played a 1-1 draw in the away match. Robert Suzette was the scorer of Seychelles’ goal in Lusaka.

Seychelles’ biggest competitive win came against Zimbabwe in the African Nations Cup 2004 qualifiers.

Goals by strikers Alpha Baldé and Philip Zialor gave Seychelles a 2-1 win at Stade Linité against Zimbabwe captained by professional striker Peter Ndlovu. German coach Michael Nees was at the helm of the team at that time. Under Frenchman Dominique Bathenay, Seychelles also beat Eritrea 1-0 at Stade Linité by a goal by veteran Roddy Victor in the same qualifiers.

World Cup record

*1930 to 1998 - "Did not enter"
*2002 to 2010 - "Did not qualify"

African Nations Cup record

*1957 to 1988 - "Did not enter"
*1990 - "Did not qualify"
*1992 - "Withdrew"
*1994 - "Did not enter"
*1996 - "Withdrew"
*1998 - "Did not qualify"
*2000 - "Did not enter"
*2002 - "Did not enter"
*2004 to 2010 - "Did not qualify"

Current squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Burkina Faso on June 21 2008.
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Recent call-ups

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