Mali national football team

men's national association football team representing Mali

The Mali national football team (French: Équipe du Mali de football) is the national association football team of Mali.

Nickname(s)Les Aigles (The Eagles)
AssociationMalian Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachMohamed Magassouba (caretaker)
CaptainYacouba Sylla
Most capsSeydou Keita (102)[1]
Top scorerSeydou Keita (25)
Home stadiumStade du 26 Mars
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 45 Increase 1 (22 December 2022)[2]
Highest23 (June 2013)
Lowest117 (October 2001)
First international
 Mali 4–3 Central African Republic 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Mali 11–0 Mauritania 
(Senegal; 1 October 1972)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 7–0 Mali 
(Algeria; 13 November 1988)
 Kuwait 8–1 Mali 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 5 September 1997)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances10 (first in 1972)
Best resultRunners-up, 1972
African Nations Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2011)
Best resultRunners-up, 2016

The team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, but they have participated in the Africa Cup of Nations 10 times.

The Malian team was suspended by FIFA on 17 March 2017.[4]


  1. "Seydou Keïta - Century of International Appearances". Rec. Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation. 12 March 2015.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)". FIFA. 2017-03-17. Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2017-04-07.

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