Lebanon national football team

men's national association football team representing Lebanon

The Lebanon national football team is a team that plays association football for the country of Lebanon. They play most of their matches at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium. The stadium is in Beirut, the capital city. They have never qualified for the World Cup. However, they have participated twice at the Asian Cup (in 2000 and 2019).

Nickname(s)The Cedars
AssociationLebanon Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachJamal Taha
CaptainHassan Maatouk
Most capsHassan Maatouk (91)
Top scorerHassan Maatouk (21)
Home stadiumCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
CurrentNR (22 December 2022)[1]
Highest77 (September 2018)
Lowest178 (April – May 2011)
First international
 Mandatory Palestine 5–1 Lebanon 
(Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine; 27 April 1940)
Biggest win
 Lebanon 8–1 Pakistan 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 26 May 2001)
 Lebanon 7–0 Laos 
(Sidon, Lebanon; 12 November 2015)
Biggest defeat
 China 6–0 Lebanon 
(Chongqing, China; 3 July 2004)
 Lebanon 0–6 Kuwait 
(Beirut, Lebanon; 2 July 2011)
 South Korea 6–0 Lebanon 
(Goyang, South Korea; 2 September 2011)
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2000)
Best resultGroup stage (2000, 2019)
Medal record
Men's football
Arab Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Lebanon
Pan Arab Games
Bronze medal – third place 1957 Lebanon
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Lebanon
Mediterranean Games
Bronze medal – third place 1959 Beirut


  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.