Cameroon national football team

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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 55 Steady (27 May 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

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


Competitive record[change | change source]

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

FIFA Confederations Cup[change | change source]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 4 Squad
France 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 3 1 Squad
Germany 2005 Did not qualify
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 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 Nations[change | change source]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Part of  France
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962 Not affiliated to CAF
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1968 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 7 5
Cameroon 1972 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
Egypt 1974 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1976
Ghana 1978
Nigeria 1980
Libya 1982 Group stage 5th 3 0 3 0 1 1
Ivory Coast 1984 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 9 3
Egypt 1986 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 8 5
Morocco 1988 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 4 1
Algeria 1990 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 3
Senegal 1992 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 4 3
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 5 7
Burkina Faso 1998 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 1 1 5 4
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Champions 1st 6 3 2 1 11 5
Mali 2002 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 9 0
Tunisia 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 7 6
Egypt 2006 5th 4 3 1 0 8 2
Ghana 2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 14 8
Angola 2010 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 6 8
Equatorial Guinea Gabon 2012 Did not qualify
South Africa 2013
Equatorial Guinea 2015 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Gabon 2017 Champions 1st 6 3 3 0 7 3
Egypt 2019 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 3
Cameroon 2021 Qualified as hosts
Ivory Coast 2023 To be determined
Guinea 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 Championship[change | change source]

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

Summer Olympics[change | change source]

Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1900
to
Italy 1960
Did not enter
Japan 1964
to
West Germany 1972
Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984 Round 1 11th 3 1 0 2 3 5
South Korea 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 Games[change | change source]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 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 fixtures[change | change source]

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

2020[change | change source]

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)

2021[change | change source]

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 Congo DR  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)

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

  • 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 25) 42 0 Croatia Istra 1961
1GK Haschou Kerrido (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 27) 6 0 Cameroon PWD Bamenda
1GK Jean Efala (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 29) 1 0 Nigeria Akwa United
1GK Simon Omossola (1998-05-05) 5 May 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Vita Club

2DF Jonathan Ngwem (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 30) 9 0 Egypt Ceramica Cleopatra
2DF Serge Leuko (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 28) 7 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
2DF Jérôme Onguéné (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 23) 6 0 Italy Genoa
2DF Harold Moukoudi (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 23) 4 0 France Saint-Étienne
2DF Jean-Charles Castelletto (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 26) 3 0 France Nantes
2DF Olivier Mbaizo (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 24) 3 0 United States Philadelphia Union
2DF Macky Bagnack (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 26) 2 0 Serbia Partizan
2DF Fabrice Ngah (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Egypt Ceramica Cleopatra
2DF Blondon Meyapya Fongain (2001-02-10) 10 February 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Cameroon Fauve Azur

3MF André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 25) 26 3 England Fulham
3MF Arnaud Djoum (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 32) 25 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Raed
3MF Samuel Gouet (1997-12-14) 14 December 1997 (age 23) 7 0 Austria Rheindorf Altach
3MF Martin Hongla (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Belgium Antwerp
3MF Jean Onana (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Mouscron
3MF Yvan Neyou (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 24) 0 0 France Saint-Étienne

4FW Vincent Aboubakar (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 29) 67 22 Turkey Beşiktaş
4FW Karl Toko Ekambi (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 29) 33 3 France Lyon
4FW Moumi Ngamaleu (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 27) 21 3 Switzerland Young Boys
4FW Stéphane Bahoken (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 29) 12 3 France Angers
4FW Martin Ako Assomo (1999-12-21) 21 December 1999 (age 21) 6 0 Cameroon APEJES Academy
4FW Serge Tabekou (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 25) 3 1 Belgium Mouscron

Coaching staff[change | change source]

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

Records[change | change source]

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

Managers[change | change source]

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


References[change | change source]

  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. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 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.