Lebanon national football team

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Lebanon
Nickname(s)The Cedars
AssociationLebanon Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachJamal Taha
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 most of their matches at the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium. The stadium is in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. They have never qualified for the World Cup. They have participated twice at the Asian Cup (in 2000 and 2019).

Most appearances[change | change source]

Rank Player Period Games Goals
1 Abbas Ahmed Atwi 2002–2016 84 7
Hassan Maatouk 2006–present 21
3 Youssef Mohamad 2000–2016 75 3
4 Roda Antar 1998–2016 65 20
Mohamad Haidar 2011–present 4
Walid Ismail 2010–2019 1
7 Haytham Faour 2011–2019 58 0
8 Hassan "Moni" Chaito 2011–present 56 6
9 Nour Mansour 2010–present 53 2
10 Abbas Ali Atwi 2002–2016 52 4
Ali Hamam 2009–2019 3

As of 19 November 2019.[3] Players with yellow backgrounds still play for the national team.

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 19 November 2019
Rank Player Period Goals Games Average
1 Hassan Maatouk 2006–present 21 84 0.25
2 Roda Antar 1998–2016 20 65 0.31
3 Vartan Ghazarian 1995–2001 19 39 0.49
Mohammed Ghaddar 2006–2017 44 0.43
5 Haitham Zein 1998–2004 16 33 0.48
6 Mahmoud El Ali 2007–2012 12 46 0.26
7 Jamal Taha 1993–2000 11 43 0.26

As of 19 November 2019.[3] Players with yellow backgrounds still play for the national team.

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. 3.0 3.1 Mamrud, Roberto. "Lebanon – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 March 2020.