Cameroon national football team

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Cameroon
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Nickname(s) Les Lions Indomptables
(The Indomitable Lions)
Association Fédération Camerounaise de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation UNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coach Clarence Seedorf [1]
Captain Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
Most caps Rigobert Song (137)
Top scorer Samuel Eto'o (56) [2]
Home stadium Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
FIFA code CMR
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 51 Increase2.svg 3 (14 June 2019) [3]
Highest11 (November 2006 – January 2007, November – December 2009)
Lowest79 (February – March 2013)
Elo ranking
Current 60 Decrease2.svg 7 (7 June 2019) [4]
Highest12 (June 2003)
Lowest76 (April 1995)
First international
Flag of Congo Free State.svg  Belgian Congo 3–2 French CameroonFlag of France.svg
(Belgian Congo; September 1956)
Biggest win
Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg  Cameroon 9–0 Chad  Flag of Chad.svg
(DR Congo; April 1965)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6–1 Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg
(Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 6–1 Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg
(Palo Alto, California, United States; 28 June 1994)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 5–0 Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg
(San José, Costa Rica; 9 March 1997)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1982 )
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances19 (first in 1970 )
Best resultChampions, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
African Nations Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2016 )
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2016
Confederations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2001)
Best resultRunners-up, 2003

The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed in French Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions or Untameable Lions), is the national team of Cameroon. It is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and has qualified seven times for the FIFA World Cup, more than any other African team (in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014). However, the team has only made it once out of the group stage. They were the first African team to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup, in 1990, losing to England in extra time. They have also won five Africa Cup of Nations titles. [5] and Olympic gold in 2000

Cameroon Republic in West Africa

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.

Cameroonian Football Federation sports governing body

The Cameroonian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Cameroon. It is known as FECAFOOT. The acting President of FECAFOOT is Seydou Mbombouo Njoya elected in December 2018

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

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History

First games

Cameroon played its first match against Belgian Congo in 1956, losing 3–2. They first qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1970, but were knocked out in the first round. Two years later, as host nation, the Indomitable Lions finished third after being knocked out by their neighbours and future champions Congo in the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations. They would not qualify for the competition for another ten years.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team is the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is controlled by the Congolese Association Football Federation. They are nicknamed the Leopards.

Africa Cup of Nations main international association football competition in Africa

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

The 1972 Africa Cup of Nations was the eighth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Cameroon, in the cities of Yaoundé and Douala. Just like in 1970, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The People's Republic of the Congo won its first championship, beating Mali in the final 3−2.

FIFA 1982 World Cup – the first time

Cameroon qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 1982. With the increase of 16 to 24 teams Cameroon qualified along with Algeria to represent Africa in Spain. Cameroon was drawn into Group 1 with eventual winners Italy, Poland and Peru. In their first game, Cameroon faced Peru and drew 0–0. They then had a second goalless draw with Poland before a surprise 1–1 draw with Italy. Despite being unbeaten they failed to qualify for the second round.

1982 FIFA World Cup 1982 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the 12th FIFA World Cup, played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982. The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final match, held in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Spanish capital of Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup title, but their first since 1938. The defending champions, Argentina, were eliminated in the second group round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.

Algeria national football team mens national association football team representing Algeria

The Algeria national football team represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Algerian Football Federation. The team plays its home games at the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers.

Italy national football team mens national association football team representing Italy

The Italy national football team has officially represented Italy in international football since their first match in 1910. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Europe by UEFA—the latter of which was co-founded by the Italian team's supervising body, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Italy's home matches are played at various stadiums throughout Italy, and their primary training ground, Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano, is located at the FIGC technical headquarters in Coverciano, Florence.

African Nations, 1984

Two years later, Cameroon qualified for the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Ivory Coast. They finished second in their first-round group before beating Algeria on penalties in the semi-final. In the final, Cameroon beat Nigeria 3–1 with goals from René N'Djeya, Théophile Abega and Ernest Ebongué to become champions of Africa for the first time.

1984 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament

The 1984 Africa Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ivory Coast. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Cameroon won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 3−1.

Ivory Coast State in West Africa

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

The Nigeria national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, with their recent title in 2013, after defeating Burkina Faso in the final.

FIFA 1990 World Cup – Quarter Finals

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Cameroon defeated Argentina in the first game of the 1990 World Cup

Cameroon qualified for the 1990 World Cup by surpassing Nigeria and beating Tunisia in the final round playoff. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Argentina, Romania and the Soviet Union. Cameroon defeated defending champions Argentina in the opening game 1–0 with a goal scored by François Omam-Biyik. Cameroon later defeated Romania 2–1 and lost to the Soviet Union 0–4, becoming the first side to top a World Cup Finals group with a negative goal difference. In the second round, Cameroon defeated Colombia 2–1 with the 38-year-old Roger Milla scoring two goals in the extra time.

1990 FIFA World Cup 1990 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations entered and qualification began in April 1988. 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champions Argentina.

The Tunisia national football team, is the national team representing Tunisia in association football since their maiden match in 1957. The squad is under the global jurisdiction of FIFA and is governed in Africa by CAF. It is governed by the Tunisian Football Federation, founded in 1957 after the Tunisian independence in 1956. Tunisia are colloquially known as Les Aigles de Carthage. The team's colours are red and white, and the Bald eagle its symbol. Periods of regular Tunisian representation at the highest international level, from 1962 to 1978, from 1994 to 2008 and again from 2014 onwards. Most of Tunisia's home matches are played at the Stade Olympique de Radès in Radès since 2001.

Argentina national football team Mens national association football team representing Argentina

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In the quarter-finals, Cameroon faced England. After 25 minutes, England's David Platt scored for England, while in the second-half, Cameroon came back with a 61st-minute penalty from Emmanuel Kundé and took the lead with Eugène Ekéké on 65 minutes. England, however, equalized in the 83rd minute with a penalty from Gary Lineker, while Lineker again found the net via a 105th-minute penalty to make the eventual scoreline 3–2 for England. The team was coached by Russian manager and former player Valeri Nepomniachi.

England national football team Mens association football team representing England

The England men's national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

David Platt (footballer) English footballer and manager

David Andrew Platt is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Emmanuel Jérôme Kundé is a Cameroonian former professional football defender. He spent the majority of his professional career playing for Canon Yaoundé. He was also a member of the Cameroon national team at the World Cups of 1982 and 1990, and won the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.

1994 World Cup

The 1994 World Cup in the United States saw the adjustment of representation for three African teams qualify. Cameroon qualified with Nigeria and Morocco. In the final tournament, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Sweden, Brazil and Russia. After a 2–2 draw against Sweden, Cameroon were determined to make an impact. However, a 3–0 loss to Brazil and a heavy 6–1 loss to Russia knocked them out. In their last game against Russia, the then 42-year-old Roger Milla became the oldest player to play and score in a World Cup finals match. The team was coached by French-born Henri Michel.

1998 World Cup

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Lions Indomptables former crest

The 1998 World Cup in France saw the increase of 24 to 32 teams. Cameroon qualified alongside four other African countries. After qualifying as expected, Cameroon were drawn into Group B with Italy, Chile and Austria. Despite drawing with Chile and Austria, a 3–0 defeat to Italy saw Cameroon finish bottom of the group, and they were eliminated as a result. It was an unfortunate elimination, since Cameroon had led Austria 1–0 until the 90th minute, and had two goals dubiously ruled out in a 1–1 draw with Chile. Cameroon had three players sent off in the course of the tournament, more than any other team, despite only playing three games out of a possible seven. They also had the highest card count per game of any team, collecting an average of four bookings in each match they played. [6] It was also during this tournament that a certain Samuel Eto'o was exposed to Cameroonians. He was the youngest player of the tournament alongside Michael Owen of England. The team was coached by French-born Claude Le Roy.

2002 FIFA World Cup

Cameroon qualified for the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan, clinching first place in their group which included Angola, Zambia and Togo. Cameroon were drawn into Group E alongside Germany, the Republic of Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Cameroon started with a 1–1 draw with Ireland after giving up the lead and later defeated Saudi Arabia 1–0. In their last game, Cameroon were defeated 2–0 by Germany and were narrowly eliminated by the Irish, who had not lost a game.

The death of a team member

In the 72nd minute of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia, midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé collapsed; he was pronounced dead several hours later. In the final against France, Cameroon wore shirts embroidered with Foé's name and dates of birth and death.

Missing out on Germany 2006

In the 2006 World Cup qualifying round, Cameroon were drawn into Group 3 with the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Benin. Cameroon led the group for most of the time until their final game, when Pierre Womé failed to convert a late penalty. On 8 October 2005, Cameroon drew with Egypt 1–1 while the Ivory Coast defeated Sudan 3–1, results which prevented Cameroon from qualifying to the World Cup.

2010 World Cup qualification

In Cameroon's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, the team was grouped with Gabon, Togo and Morocco. After a slow start in their campaign with a loss to Togo, the coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister, resigned. Frenchman Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach after a draw against Morocco. Le Guen's appointment caused an uprise in Cameroon's spirits as they earned a win against Gabon in Libreville, followed by another win against the Panthers four days later in Yaoundé. One month later, they defeated Togo in Yaoundé by three goals. On 14 November 2009, Cameroon defeated the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2–0 in Fez in their last match of their campaign. Gabon was also defeated by Togo 1–0 in Lomé. Both results caused Cameroon to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, held in South Africa. [7]

The Indomitable Lions were the first team to be mathematically eliminated in the 2010 World Cup, going out in their second group match to Denmark after losing 1–2, preceded by a 0–1 defeat to Japan.

Controversy about sleeveless and one-piece kits

Cameroon used sleeveless Puma shirts at the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Mali. FIFA, however, did not allow Cameroon to use the same kits as at the 2002 World Cup, and black sleeves were added to the shirts. [8] The 2004 African Cup of Nations witnessed Cameroon again run into controversy regarding their kits. Puma had designed a one-piece kit for the Cameroon team which FIFA declared illegal, stating that the kits must have separate shirts and shorts. FIFA then imposed fines on Cameroon and deducted six points from their qualifying campaign. Puma argued that a two-piece kit is not stated as a requirement in the FIFA laws of the game. Puma, however, lost the case in court, and Cameroon were forced to wear two-piece kits, but FIFA subsequently restored the six qualifying points to Cameroon.

2003 Confederations Cup Qualifiers

Cameroon started the 2002 African Cup of Nations competition with a 1–0 win over DR Congo. That was followed by another 1–0 win against Ivory Coast, and a comfortable 3–0 win against Togo. These results led Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals as their group's winner. In the Knockout stage, Cameroon met Egypt in a close match that they won 1–0 by M'Boma's goal in the 62nd minute of the game. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met the hosts Mali and won the match 3–0 to qualify to the final.

On 13 February 2002, and after a close match, Cameroon won its fourth African Cup of Nations (repeating as champions), by beating Senegal 3–2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to qualify for the 2003 Confederations Cup in France. [9]

2017 Confederations Cup Qualifiers

Cameroon started the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations competition with a 1–1 draw to Burkina Faso. That was followed by a 2–1 win against Guinea-Bissau, and an unconvincing goalless draw against the hosts Gabon. These results were enough for Cameroon to qualify from the group stage to the quarter-finals, where they met Senegal in a close match that Cameroon won 5–4 in a penalty shootout after it had ended 0–0 after extra time. In the Semi-finals, Cameroon met Ghana and won the match 2–0 to qualify to the final.

On 5 February 2017, and after a close match, Cameroon won the African Cup of Nations for the fifth time after defeating seven-time champions Egypt 2–1 in the final, [10] by Vincent Aboubakar's late goal in the 89th minute of the match. [11] As champions, Cameroon qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Kits and crests

The Cameroon national football team's tradition color is green.

Cameroon national football team had long-term partnership with Puma [12]

Kit suppliers

Kit supplierPeriodNotes
Flag of France.svg Le Coq Sportif 1982–1987
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 1988–1993
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mitre 1993–1995
Flag of Italy.svg Lotto 1995–1996
Flag of Germany.svg Puma 1998–2018
Flag of France.svg Le Coq Sportif 2019–present

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDeclined participation
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Did not qualify201134
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 311113
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 201124
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 Group stage17th3030118512165
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Did not qualify201125
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Quarter-finals7th5302798611126
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Group stage22nd30123118521144
Flag of France.svg 1998 25th3021256420104
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 20th31112310811204
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Did not qualify106311810
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Group stage31st30032512921234
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 32nd3003198521124
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Did not qualify8251109
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
TotalQuarter-finals7/2123471218438751231314365

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGASquad
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 Did not qualify
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1997
Flag of Mexico.svg 1999
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2001 Group stage6th310224 Squad
Flag of France.svg 2003 Runners-up 2nd531131 Squad
Flag of Germany.svg 2005 Did not qualify
Flag of South Africa.svg 2009
Flag of Brazil.svg 2013
Flag of Russia.svg 2017 Group stage7th301226 Squad
Flag of Qatar.svg 2021 To be determined
TotalRunners-up3/1011425711-

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1957 to Flag of Tunisia.svg 1965 Did not enter
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg 1968 Did not qualify
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1970 Group stage5th320175
Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg 1972 Third place3rd5311105
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg 1974 Did not qualify
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg 1976
Flag of Ghana.svg 1978
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1980
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 1982 Group stage5th303011
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 1984 Champions1st531193
Flag of Egypt.svg 1986 Runners-up2nd532085
Flag of Morocco.svg 1988 Champions1st532041
Flag of Algeria.svg 1990 Group stage5th310223
Flag of Senegal.svg 1992 Fourth place4th522143
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1994 Did not qualify
Flag of South Africa.svg 1996 Group stage9th311157
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg 1998 Quarter-finals8th421154
Flag of Ghana.svg Flag of Nigeria.svg 2000 Champions1st6321115
Flag of Mali.svg 2002 Champions1st651090
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2004 Quarter-finals6th412176
Flag of Egypt.svg 2006 5th431082
Flag of Ghana.svg 2008 Runners-up2nd6402148
Flag of Angola.svg 2010 Quarter-finals7th411268
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Flag of Gabon.svg 2012 Did not qualify
Flag of South Africa.svg 2013
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2015 Group stage13th302123
Flag of Gabon.svg 2017 Champions1st633073
Flag of Egypt.svg 2019 Qualified
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2021 Qualified as host
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 2023 To be determined
Total5 Titles19/328040251511972
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Record
YearResultPositionGPWD*LGSGA
Flag of France.svg 1900
to
Flag of Italy.svg 1960
Did not enter
Flag of Japan.svg 1964
to
Flag of Germany.svg 1972
Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Did not enter
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Round 111th310235
Flag of South Korea.svg 1988 Did not qualify
1992–presentSee Cameroon national under-23 football team
TotalRound 11/19310235
Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

African Games

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
YearResultGPWDLGSGA
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg 1965 -000000
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1973 -000000
Flag of Algeria.svg 1978 -000000
Flag of Kenya.svg 1987 -000000
1991–presentSee Cameroon national under-23 football team
Total4/4000000

Recent results and fixtures

  Win  Draw  Lose

2018

2019

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK André Onana (1996-04-02)2 April 1996 (aged 23)90 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
161 GK Fabrice Ondoa (1995-12-24)24 December 1995 (aged 23)400 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Oostende
231 GK Carlos Kameni (1984-02-18)18 February 1984 (aged 35)700 Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe

22 DF Collins Fai (1992-11-23)23 November 1992 (aged 26)230 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège
32 DF Gaëtan Bong (1988-04-25)25 April 1988 (aged 31)150 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
42 DF Banana Yaya (1991-07-29)29 July 1991 (aged 27)111 Flag of Greece.svg Panionios
52 DF Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (1990-11-23)23 November 1990 (aged 28)252 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
62 DF Ambroise Oyongo (1991-06-22)22 June 1991 (aged 27)372 Flag of France.svg Montpellier
122 DF Joyskim Dawa (1996-04-09)9 April 1996 (aged 23)10 Flag of Ukraine.svg Mariupol
222 DF Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (1989-07-03)3 July 1989 (aged 29)60 Flag of Turkey.svg Kayserispor

83 MF André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (1995-11-16)16 November 1995 (aged 23)162 Flag of England.svg Fulham
103 MF Arnaud Djoum (1989-05-02)2 May 1989 (aged 30)190 Flag of Scotland.svg Heart of Midlothian
143 MF Georges Mandjeck (1988-12-09)9 December 1988 (aged 30)460 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi Haifa
153 MF Pierre Kunde (1995-07-26)26 July 1995 (aged 23)60 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05
213 MF Wilfrid Kaptoum (1996-07-07)7 July 1996 (aged 22)00 Flag of Spain.svg Betis

74 FW Clinton N'Jie (1993-08-15)15 August 1993 (aged 25)258 Flag of France.svg Marseille
94 FW Stéphane Bahoken (1992-05-28)28 May 1992 (aged 27)51 Flag of France.svg Angers
114 FW Christian Bassogog (1995-10-18)18 October 1995 (aged 23)214 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Henan Jianye
134 FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (1989-03-23)23 March 1989 (aged 30)5015 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
174 FW Karl Toko Ekambi (1992-09-14)14 September 1992 (aged 26)222 Flag of Spain.svg Villarreal
184 FW Joel Tagueu (1993-11-06)6 November 1993 (aged 25)40 Flag of Portugal.svg Marítimo
194 FW Jacques Zoua (1991-09-06)6 September 1991 (aged 27)240 Flag of Romania.svg Astra Giurgiu
204 FW Olivier Boumal (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 29)30 Flag of Greece.svg Panionios

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
DF Jeando Fuchs (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of France.svg Sochaux v. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil , 20 November 2018INJ
DF Félix Eboa Eboa (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 22)10 Flag of France.svg Guingamp v. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 12 October 2018 WD

MF Fabrice Olinga (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 23)171 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mouscron v. Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil , 20 November 2018
MF Paul-Georges Ntep (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 26)20 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg v. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 16 October 2018
MF Ramses Akono (2000-06-29) 29 June 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Cameroon.svg Eding Sport v. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 16 October 2018
MF Sébastien Siani (1986-12-21) 21 December 1986 (age 32)282 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Jazira v. Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso , 27 May 2018
MF Franklin Wadja (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24)10 Flag of France.svg Lorient v. Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso , 27 May 2018

FW Vincent Aboubakar (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 27)6520 Flag of Portugal.svg Porto v. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 12 October 2018INJ
FW Dimitri Oberlin (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Italy.svg Empoli v. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 12 October 2018 WD

INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football
WD = Withdrew from the squad

Records

As of 23 March 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Cameroon.

Managers

DatesName
1960–1965technical committee
1965–1970 Flag of France.svg Dominique Colonna
1970 Flag of Cameroon.svg Raymond Fobete
1970–1973 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Schnittger
1973–1975 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Vladimir Beara
1976–1979 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Ivan Ridanović
1980–1982 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Branko Žutić
1982 Flag of France.svg Jean Vincent
1982–1984 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radivoje Ognjanović
1985–1988 Flag of France.svg Claude Le Roy
1988–1990 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Valery Nepomnyashchy
1990–1993 Flag of France.svg Philippe Redon
1993–1994 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Manga-Onguéné
DatesName
1994 Flag of Cameroon.svg Léonard Nseké
1994 Flag of France.svg Henri Michel
1994–1996 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jules Nyongha
1996–1997 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Henri Depireux
1997–1998 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Manga-Onguéné
1998 Flag of France.svg Claude Le Roy
1998–2001 Flag of France.svg Pierre Lechantre
2001 Flag of France.svg Robert Corfou
2001 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean-Paul Akono
2001–2004 Flag of Germany.svg Winfried Schäfer
2004–2006 Flag of Portugal.svg Artur Jorge
2006–2007 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arie Haan
2007 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jules Nyongha
DatesName
2007–2009 Flag of Germany.svg Otto Pfister
2009 Flag of Cameroon.svg Thomas N'Kono
2009–2010 Flag of France.svg Paul Le Guen
2010–2011 Flag of Spain.svg Javier Clemente
2011–2012 Flag of France.svg Denis Lavagne
2012–2013 Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean-Paul Akono
2013–2015 Flag of Germany.svg Volker Finke
2015–2016 Flag of Cameroon.svg Alexandre Belinga
2016–2017 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hugo Broos
2017–2018 Flag of Cameroon.svg Rigobert Song
2018– Flag of the Netherlands.svg Clarence Seedorf [16]

Honours

Quarter-Final (1): 1990
Winners (5): Gold medal africa.svg 1984, Gold medal africa.svg 1988, Gold medal africa.svg 2000, Gold medal africa.svg 2002, Gold medal africa.svg 2017
Runners-up (1): Silver medal africa.svg 2003
Winners (1): Gold medal africa.svg 2000

See also

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