Gabon national football team

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Gabon
Nickname(s)Les Panthères
(The Panthers)
Les Brésiliens
(The Brazilians)
AssociationGabonese Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC (Central Africa)
Head coachDaniel Cousin
CaptainPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Most capsDidier Ovono (111)
Top scorerPierre-Emerick Aubameyang (24)
Home stadiumStade Omar Bongo
FIFA codeGAB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 85 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest30 (July 2009)
Lowest125 (April–May 2003)
Elo ranking
Current 103 Decrease 1 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest63 (November 1996)
Lowest123 (June 2004)
First international
 Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon 
(Madagascar; 13 April 1960)
Biggest win
 Gabon 7–0 Benin 
(Libreville, Gabon; 2 April 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Cameroon 6–0 Gabon 
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 26 December 1961)
 Morocco 6–0 Gabon 
(Rabat, Morocco; 15 November 2006)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances7 (first in 1994)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1996 and 2012

Gabon national football team is the national football team of Gabon.

The team has never qualified for a World Cup. Gabon has participated in 7 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (1994, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2017).

The team's home stadium is the Stade Omar Bongo in Libreville. The stadium can fit 41,000 people.[3]

Recent matches[change | change source]

Source:[4]

Date Type of Game Home Team Result Away Team
4 June 2017 Friendly  Gabon 0–0  Zambia
10 June 2017 2019 AFCON Q  Mali 2–1  Gabon
12 August 2017 2018 CHAN Q  Equatorial Guinea cancelled  Gabon
19 August 2017 2018 CHAN Q  Gabon cancelled  Equatorial Guinea
2 September 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ  Gabon 0–3  Ivory Coast
5 September 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ  Ivory Coast 1–2  Gabon
7 October 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ  Morocco 3–0  Gabon
10 October 2017 Friendly  Gabon 0–1  Benin
11 November 2017 2018 FIFA WCQ  Gabon 0–0  Mali
15 November 2017 Friendly  Gabon 0–0  Botswana
22 March 2018 2019 AFCON Q  Gabon v.  Burundi
5 September 2018 2019 AFCON Q  Gabon v.  South Sudan
9 September 2018 2019 AFCON Q  South Sudan v.  Gabon

Records[change | change source]

As of 31 June 2017

Top scorers[change | change source]

Top Goalscorers[5]
# Player Goals Caps Career
1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 23 56 2009–
= Théodore Nzue Nguema 23 77 1995–2005
3 Guy Roger Nzamba 21 47 1988–2000
4 Brice Mackaya 15 38 1992–1999
5 Daniel Cousin 13 56 2000–2014
6 Malick Evouna 12 32 2012–
= Valéry Ondo 12 36 1988–2001
8 Bruno Zita Mbanangoyé 11 68 1999–2012

Most appearances[change | change source]

Most Caps[5]
# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Didier Ovono 102 20 2003–2017
2 François Amégasse 82 9 1984–2000
3 Cédric Moubamba 81 2 1998–2012
4 Théodore Nzue Nguema 77 23 1995–2005
5 Etienne Kassa-Ngoma 74 7 1985–1997
6 Bruno Ecuele Manga 70 8 2007–
7 Bruno Zita Mbanangoyé 68 11 1999–2012
8 Rodrigue Moundounga 65 1 2001–
9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 56 23 2009–
= Daniel Cousin 56 13 2000–2014

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. Stade Omar Bango
  4. "Gabon - Gabon - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mamrud, Roberto. "Gabon – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]