Cameroon national football team

men's national association football team representing Cameroon

The Cameroon national football team (French: Équipe nationale du camerounaise de football) is the national football team of Cameroon.

Cameroon
Nickname(s) Les Lions Indomptables
(The Indomitable Lions)
AssociationFédération Camerounaise de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachToni Conceição
CaptainEric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Most capsRigobert Song (137)
Top scorerSamuel Eto'o (56)[1]
Home stadiumStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA codeCMR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 50 Steady (23 December 2021)[2]
Highest11 (November 2006 – January 2007, November – December 2009)
Lowest79 (February – March 2013)
First international
Belgian Congo 3–2 French Cameroon
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
Biggest win
 Cameroon 9–0 Chad 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; 7 April 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 5–0 Cameroon 
(Seoul, South Korea; 4 October 1984)
 Norway 6–1 Cameroon 
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
 Russia 6–1 Cameroon 
(Palo Alto, California, USA; 28 June 1994)
 Costa Rica 5–0 Cameroon 
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1982)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances19 (first in 1970)
Best resultChampions, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
African Nations Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2001)
Best resultSecond place, 2003


Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966 Withdrew Withdrew
  1970 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 3 4
  1974 3 1 1 1 1 3
  1978 2 0 1 1 2 4
  1982 Group Stage 17th 3 0 3 0 1 1 8 5 1 2 16 5
  1986 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 5
  1990 Quarter-finals 7th 5 3 0 2 7 9 8 6 1 1 12 6
  1994 Group stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 3 11 8 5 2 1 14 4
  1998 25th 3 0 2 1 2 5 6 4 2 0 10 4
    2002 20th 3 1 1 1 2 3 10 8 1 1 20 4
  2006 Did not qualify 10 6 3 1 18 10
  2010 Group stage 31st 3 0 0 3 2 5 12 9 2 1 23 4
  2014 32nd 3 0 0 3 1 9 8 5 2 1 12 4
  2018 Did not qualify 8 2 5 1 10 9
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total Quarter-finals 7/21 23 4 7 12 18 43 87 51 23 13 143 65

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1992 Did not qualify
  1995
  1997
  1999
    2001 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad
  2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 3 1 Squad
  2005 Did not qualify
  2009
  2013
  2017 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad
Total Runners-up 3/10 11 4 2 5 7 11 -

Africa Cup of NationsEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 Part of   France
  1959
  1962 Not affiliated to CAF
  1963
  1965 Did not enter
  1968 Did not qualify
  1970 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 7 5
  1972 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
  1974 Did not qualify
  1976
  1978
  1980
  1982 Group stage 5th 3 0 3 0 1 1
  1984 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 9 3
  1986 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 8 5
  1988 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 4 1
  1990 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 3
  1992 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 4 3
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 7
  1998 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 1 1 5 4
    2000 Champions 1st 6 3 2 1 11 5
  2002 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 0
  2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 7 6
  2006 5th 4 3 1 0 8 2
  2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 14 8
  2010 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 8
    2012 Did not qualify
  2013
  2015 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 2 3
  2017 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 7 3
  2019 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 3
  2021 Qualified as hosts
  2023 To be determined
  2025
Total 5 Titles 19/33 84 41 27 16 123 75
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalties.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

African Nations ChampionshipEdit

African Nations Championship record
Appearances: 4
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 1 0 5 0
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 4 4
  2018 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 1 3
  2020 Fourth place 4th 6 2 2 2 4 8
  2022 To be determined
Total Fourth place 4/6 17 7 5 5 14 15

Summer OlympicsEdit

Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1900
to
  1960
Did not enter
  1964
to
  1972
Did not qualify
  1976 Did not enter
  1980 Did not qualify
  1984 Round 1 11th 3 1 0 2 3 5
  1988 Did not qualify
1992–present See Cameroon national under-23 football team
Total Round 1 1/19 3 1 0 2 3 5
Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

African GamesEdit

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Cameroon national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Lose

2020Edit

9 October Friendly Japan   0–0   Cameroon Utrecht, Netherlands
Stadium: Stadion Galgenwaard
13 October Friendly Cameroon   0–0   South Sudan Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1 Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
12 November 2021 AFCON Q Cameroon   4–1   Mozambique Douala, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade de la Réunification
Referee: Kalilou Traore Ibrahim (Ivory Coast)
16 November 2021 AFCON Q Mozambique   0–2   Cameroon Maputo, Mozambique
18:00 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Estádio do Zimpeto
Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

2021Edit

16 January 2020 CHAN Cameroon   1–0   Zimbabwe Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Attendance: 0
20 January 2020 CHAN Cameroon   1–1   Mali Yaoundé, Cameroon
17:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
Referee: Pacifque Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
24 January 2020 CHAN Burkina Faso   0–0   Cameroon Yaoundé, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
30 January 2020 CHAN QF DR Congo   1–2   Cameroon Douala, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Japoma Stadium
3 February 2020 CHAN SF Morocco   4–0   Cameroon Limbe, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Stadium: Limbe Stadium
6 February 2020 CHAN 3rd Guinea   2–0   Cameroon Douala, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1
Stadium: Stade de la Réunification
26 March 2021 AFCON Q Cape Verde   3–1   Cameroon Praia, Cape Verde
15:00 UTC−1
Report
Stadium: Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde
Referee: Lahlou Benbraham (Algeria)
30 March 2021 AFCON Q Cameroon   0–0   Rwanda Douala, Cameroon
20:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Japoma Stadium
Referee: Mohamed Ali Moussa (Niger)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • The following 25 players were called up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Cape Verde and Rwanda on 26 and 30 March 2021.[4]
  • Caps and goals are correct as of: 16 November 2020, after the match against Mozambique.[5]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Fabrice Ondoa (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 26) 42 0   Istra 1961
1GK Haschou Kerrido (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 28) 6 0   PWD Bamenda
1GK Jean Efala (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 30) 1 0   Akwa United
1GK Simon Omossola (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 24) 1 0   Vita Club

2DF Jonathan Ngwem (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 31) 9 0   Ceramica Cleopatra
2DF Serge Leuko (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 29) 7 0   Waasland-Beveren
2DF Jérôme Onguéné (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 24) 6 0   Genoa
2DF Harold Moukoudi (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 24) 4 0   Saint-Étienne
2DF Jean-Charles Castelletto (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 27) 3 0   Nantes
2DF Olivier Mbaizo (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 25) 3 0   Philadelphia Union
2DF Macky Bagnack (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 27) 2 0   Partizan
2DF Fabrice Ngah (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 24) 2 0   Ceramica Cleopatra
2DF Blondon Meyapya Fongain (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Fauve Azur

3MF André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 26) 26 3   Fulham
3MF Arnaud Djoum (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 33) 25 0   Al-Raed
3MF Samuel Gouet (1997-12-14) 14 December 1997 (age 24) 7 0   Rheindorf Altach
3MF Martin Hongla (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 24) 1 0   Antwerp
3MF Jean Onana (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Mouscron
3MF Yvan Neyou (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 25) 0 0   Saint-Étienne

4FW Vincent Aboubakar (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 30) 67 22   Beşiktaş
4FW Karl Toko Ekambi (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 30) 33 3   Lyon
4FW Moumi Ngamaleu (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 28) 21 3   Young Boys
4FW Stéphane Bahoken (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 30) 12 3   Angers
4FW Martin Ako Assomo (1999-12-21) 21 December 1999 (age 22) 6 0   APEJES Academy
4FW Serge Tabekou (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 25) 3 1   Mouscron

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Toni Conceição
Assistant coach   Filipe Batista
Goalkeeping coach   Vasco Ferraz
Fitness coach   António Correia
Physiotherapist   Nuno Pontes

RecordsEdit

As of 20 November 2020[6]
Players in bold text are still active with Cameroon.

ManagersEdit

Dates Name
1960–1965 technical committee
1965–1970   Dominique Colonna
1970   Raymond Fobete
1970–1973   Peter Schnittger
1973–1975   Vladimir Beara
1976–1979   Ivan Ridanović
1980–1982   Branko Žutić
1982   Jean Vincent
1982–1984   Radivoje Ognjanović
1985–1988   Claude Le Roy
1988–1990   Valery Nepomnyashchy
1990–1993   Philippe Redon
1993–1994   Jean Manga-Onguéné
Dates Name
1994   Léonard Nseké
1994   Henri Michel
1994–1996   Jules Nyongha
1996–1997   Henri Depireux
1997–1998   Jean Manga-Onguéné
1998   Claude Le Roy
1998–2001   Pierre Lechantre
2001   Robert Corfou
2001   Jean-Paul Akono
2001–2004   Winfried Schäfer
2004–2006   Artur Jorge
2006–2007   Arie Haan
2007   Jules Nyongha
Dates Name
2007–2009   Otto Pfister
2009   Thomas N'Kono
2009–2010   Paul Le Guen
2010–2011   Javier Clemente
2011–2012   Denis Lavagne
2012–2013   Jean-Paul Akono
2013–2015   Volker Finke
2015–2016   Alexandre Belinga
2016–2017   Hugo Broos
2017–2018   Rigobert Song
2018–2019   Clarence Seedorf[7]
2019–present   Toni Conceição[8]


ReferencesEdit

  1. "9 Samuel ETOO". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "CAN 2021 (Q) : la liste finale du Cameroun avec Neyou et Toko Ekambi, sans Choupo ni Bassogog !". afrik-foot.com. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. http://www.national-football-teams.com/country/35/2019/Cameroon.html Cameroon
  6. Mamrud, Roberto. "Cameroon – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  7. "Cameroon appoint Seedorf & Kluivert as deal for Eriksson falls through". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. "Cameroon appoint Toni Conceicao as new head coach". kingfut.com. 21 September 2019.