Sudan national football team

Nickname(s) Falcons of Jediane
Association Sudan Football Association
Confederation CAF
Sub-confederation CECAFA
Head coach Mohamed Abdallah
Captain El Muez Mahgoub
Most caps Haitham Mustafa (103)
Top scorer Haytham Tambal (26)
Home stadium Khartoum Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 140 Increase 8 (24 November 2016)
Highest 74 (December 1996)
Lowest 148 (October 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 124
Highest 28 (February 1970)
Lowest 124 (June 2015)
First international
 Ethiopia 1–2 Sudan Sudan
(Ethiopia; 16 November 1956)
Biggest win
Sudan Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman
(Cairo, Egypt; 2 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 8–1 Sudan Sudan
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 September 1979)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 8 (first in 1957)
Best result Champions, 1970

The Sudan national football team (Arabic: منتخب السودان الوطني لكرة القدم) represents Sudan in association football and is controlled by the Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in Sudan. Sudan's home ground is Al Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman and their head coach is Mohammed Abdullah Mazda. Sudan were one of the only three teams to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, the other two being Egypt and Ethiopia.

They won the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts usings Mustafa Azhari's help. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Côte d'Ivoire, they secured a place in the semi-final by beating Cameroon 2–1. They overcame Egypt 2–1 after extra time in the semi-final, and won 1–0 against Ghana in the final to become African Champions. Sudan is one of the oldest teams in Africa and has a rich history in the past 50s to 70s. They went as high as 74 in the FIFA rankings. Sudan was the only East African team to qualify for the African Cup Of Nations 2012.


Competitive record

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup
Appearances: 7
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958Did not qualify
Chile 1962Withdrew
England 1966
Mexico 1970Did not qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978Withdrew
Spain 1982Did not qualify
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994Withdrew
France 1998Did not qualify
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022To be determined
Total 7/20

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1896 1956Did not enter
Italy 1960Did not qualify
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
Germany 1972Group Stage15th300315
Canada 1976Did not qualify
Soviet Union 1980Did not enter
United States 1984Did not qualify
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996Did not enter
Australia 2000Did not qualify
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020To be determined
TotalGroup Stage1/25300315
  • Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since the 1992 edition.

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 8
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957Third Place3rd100112
Egypt 1959Runners-up2nd210122
Ethiopia 1962Did not qualify
Ghana 1963Runners-up2nd311165
Tunisia 1965Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970Champions1st540183
Cameroon 1972Group Stage7th302146
Egypt 1974Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1976Group Stage7th302134
Ghana 1978Withdrew
Nigeria 1980Did not qualify
Libya 1982Did not enter
Ivory Coast 1984Did not qualify
Egypt 1986Withdrew
Morocco 1988Did not qualify
Algeria 1990
Senegal 1992
Tunisia 1994
South Africa 1996
Burkina Faso 1998Withdrew during qualifying
GhanaNigeria 2000Did not enter
Mali 2002Did not qualify
Tunisia 2004
Egypt 2006
Ghana 2008Group Stage16th300309
Angola 2010Did not qualify
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012Quarter-Finals8th411247
South Africa 2013Did not qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2015
Gabon 2017To be determined
Cameroon 2019
Ivory Coast 2021
Guinea 2023
Total1 Title8/292476112838

All-Africa Games Record

All-Africa Games
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965Did not enter
Nigeria 1973
Algeria 1978Did not enter
Kenya 1987Did not qualify
Egypt 1991Did not enter
Zimbabwe 1995
South Africa 1999
Nigeria 2003Withdrew
Algeria 2007Did not enter
Mozambique 2011
Republic of the Congo 2015Qualified
Angola 2019To be determined
All Total 1/11

African Nations Championship record

African Nations Championship
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Ivory Coast 2009Did not qualify
Sudan 2011Third Place3rd633052
South Africa 2014Did not qualify
Rwanda 2016Did not qualify
Kenya 2018To be determined
TotalThird Place1/3633052


Appearances: 20
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uganda 1973Did not enter
Tanzania 1974
Zambia 1975
Zanzibar 1976
Somalia 1977
Malawi 1978
Kenya 1979Group Stage6th201115
Sudan 1980Champions1st430152
Tanzania 1981Group Stage7th302124
Uganda 19826th200203
Kenya 19835th421143
Uganda 1984Did not enter
Zimbabwe 1985
Ethiopia 1987
Malawi 1988
Kenya 1989
Zanzibar 1990Runners-up2nd421153
Uganda 1991Fourth Place4th401339
Tanzania 1992Did not enter
Kenya 1994
Uganda 1995
Sudan 1996Third Place3rd412166
Rwanda 1999Quarter-Finals8th302114
Uganda 2000Did not enter
Rwanda 2001
Tanzania 2002Group Stage6th411245
Sudan 2003Fourth Place4th421182
Ethiopia 2004Third Place3rd5311116
Rwanda 2005Group Stage6th4202712
Ethiopia 2006Champions1st623174
Tanzania 20071st523086
Uganda 2008Group Stage6th412132
Kenya 2009Did not enter
Tanzania 2010Group Stage10th301205
Tanzania 2011Third Place3rd633063
Uganda 2012Group Stage9th310213
Kenya 2013Runners-up2nd640284
Ethiopia 2015Fourth Place4th621374
Total3 Titles20/37863127338761

Arab Nations Cup record

Arab Nations Cup
Appearances: 3
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Lebanon 1963Did not enter
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985Did not qualify
Jordan 1988Did not enter
Syria 1992
Qatar 1998Group Stage7th210124
Kuwait 20027th411245
Saudi Arabia 20127th312042
TotalGroup Stage3/993331011

Pan Arab Games record

Pan Arab Games
Appearances: 3
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1953Did not enter
Lebanon 1957
Morocco 1961
United Arab Republic 1965Silver Medal2nd6501325
Syria 1976Did not enter
Morocco 1985
Syria 1992
Lebanon 1997
Jordan 1999
Algeria 2004No tournament
Egypt 2007Group Stage5th4004012
Qatar 2011Group Stage5th311112
TotalGroup Stage3/11136163319

Managerial history

Captain history


Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Gabon 24 March 2013. Caps and goals updated as of 2 September 2016 after the match against Gabon.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Akram El Hadi (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 15 0 Sudan Al-Khartoum Al-Watani

2DF Amer Kamal (1987-09-13) 13 September 1987 15 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
2DF Athar Eltahir (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 12 5 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
2DF Ali Gafar (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 12 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh SC
2DF Mowaia Bashir (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 15 2 Sudan Al-Ittihad SC
2DF Abdellatif Osman (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 14 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
2DF Salah Al-Nimr 1 0 Sudan Al-Khartoum

3MF Omer Mahmoud Al-Shuhair (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 11 0 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi
3MF Mohamed Bashir (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 23 5 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
3MF Abuaagla Abdalla (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 11 0 Free agent
3MF Hamid Nizar (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 12 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
3MF Mohammed Koko 12 0 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi
3MF Salah Ibrahim (1985-09-14) 14 September 1985 17 8 Free agent

4FW Muhannad Tahir (1984-12-03) 3 December 1984 60 8 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
4FW Wala Eldin Khadir 1 0 Sudan Al-Hilal
4FW Mudathir (1988-07-23) 23 July 1988 48 11 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
4FW Mohamed Abdelmonem Ankba (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 6 1 Sudan Khartoum Club
4FW Bakri Al-Madina (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 26 6 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
4FW Amjad Ismail 1 0 Sudan Al-Nil Shendi
4FW Mazarbo El-Rahim 1 0 Free agent
4FW Ibrahim Jaffar 1 0 Free agent

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

Top Caps

Top scorers


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