Lebanon national football team

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Lebanon
Nickname(s)رجال الأرز
(The Cedars)
AssociationLebanon Football Association
(الاتحاد اللبناني لكرة القدم)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachLiviu Ciobotariu
CaptainHassan Maatouk
Most capsAbbas Ahmed Atwi
Hassan Maatouk (84)
Top scorerHassan Maatouk (21)
Home stadiumCamille Chamoun Sports City Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 85 Decrease 4 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest77 (September 2018)
Lowest178 (April – May 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 96 Decrease 4 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest46 (27 April 1940)
Lowest164 (28 July 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 PR 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)

The Lebanon national football team are a team who play association football for Lebanon. They play their matches in Lebanon at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium. They have never qualified for the World Cup, and have participated twice at the Asian Cup (in 2000 and 2019).

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 19 November 2019
# Player Period Caps Goals Position
1 Abbas Ahmed Atwi 2002–2016 84 7 MF/FW
Hassan Maatouk 2006–present 21 FW
3 Youssef Mohamad 2000–2016 75 3 DF
4 Walid Ismail 2010–2019 65 1 DF
Mohamad Haidar 2011–present 4 MF/FW
6 Roda Antar 1998–2016 63 20 MF
7 Haytham Faour 2011–2019 58 0 MF
8 Hassan "Moni" Chaito 2011–present 56 6 MF/FW
9 Nour Mansour 2010–present 53 2 DF
10 Abbas Ali Atwi 2002–2016 52 4 FW
Ali Hamam 2009–2019 3 DF

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 19 November 2019
# Player Period Goals Caps Average Position
1 Hassan Maatouk 2006–present 21 84 0.25 FW
2 Roda Antar 1998–2016 20 63 0.32 MF
3 Vartan Ghazarian 1995–2001 19 39 0.49 FW
Mohammed Ghaddar 2006–2017 42 0.45 FW
5 Haitham Zein 1998–2004 15 32 0.47 FW
6 Mahmoud El Ali 2007–2012 12 46 0.26 FW
7 Jamal Taha 1993–2000 10 32 0.31 MF

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.