South Africa national football team
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|Nickname(s)||Bafana Bafana |
(“The Boys, The Boys” / Zulu:"Go boys! Go boys!")
|Sub-confederation||COSAFA (Southern Africa)|
|Head coach||Stuart Baxter|
|Most caps||Aaron Mokoena (107)|
|Top scorer||Benni McCarthy (31)|
|Current||74 2 (7 February 2019)|
|Highest||16 (August 1996)|
|Lowest||124 (December 1992)|
| Argentina 0–1 South Africa |
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 9 July 1906)
| Australia 0–8 South Africa |
(Adelaide, Australia; 17 September 1955)
| South Africa 0–5 Brazil |
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 5 March 2014)
|Appearances||3 (first in 1998)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1998, 2002 and 2010|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1996)|
|Best result||Champions, 1996|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2005)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals, 2005|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||Fourth place, 2009|
Most appearances[change | change source]
Top scorers[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- "Argentina v South Africa, 09 July 1906". International Football History and Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "All Bafana Bafana Matches" (PDF). South Africa FA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
- The Elo ratings website Archived 23 July 2011 at Wikiwix lists 21 as the highest reached position, though after 23 (too few?) matches between 1947 and 1955, almost all with Australia and New Zealand, it had reached 9th place.