South Africa national team

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South Africa
Elo Score1562
Elo Ranking
66th
Attack59
Defence52
Population55 906 400 inhabitants (2019)
Affiliations
  • CAF: since June 1st, 1992
  • FIFA: 1910-1924 ; 1952-1961 ; 1963-1964 ; since June 1st, 1992

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Major titles won by South Africa

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South Africa notable games

First international
July 9th, 1906 in Argentina – Friendly
First international
July 9th, 1906
WJuly 9th, 1906
in Argentina
Argentina
1980
-17
0 - 11817
+17
South Africa
Friendly
First competitive game
August 16th, 1992 in Zimbabwe – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
First competitive game
August 16th, 1992
LAugust 16th, 1992
in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
1480
+56
4 - 11710
-56
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
First World Cup qualifier
October 10th, 1992 in Nigeria – World Cup qualifier
First World Cup qualifier
October 10th, 1992
LOctober 10th, 1992
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1668
+31
4 - 01649
-31
South Africa
World Cup qualifier
First World Cup game
June 12th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group C
First World Cup game
June 12th, 1998
LJune 12th, 1998
in France
France
2009
+7
3 - 01636
-7
South Africa
World Cup
Group C
Highest Elo rating: 1817 points
July 9th, 1906 in Argentina – Friendly
Highest Elo rating
1817 points
WJuly 9th, 1906
in Argentina
Argentina
1980
-17
0 - 11817
+17
South Africa
Friendly
Lowest Elo rating: 1453 points
September 2nd, 2006 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1453 points
DSeptember 2nd, 2006
in South Africa
South Africa
1453
-11
0 - 01359
+11
Congo
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Win against strongest opponents: 2104 points
November 19th, 2013 in South Africa – Friendly
Win against strongest opponents
2104 points
WNovember 19th, 2013
in South Africa
South Africa
1583
+19
1 - 02104
-19
Spain
Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents: 1221 points
June 14th, 2008 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Loss against weakest opponents
1221 points
LJune 14th, 2008
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1221
+32
1 - 01485
-32
South Africa
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Most points won in a game: 44 points
July 8th, 2005 in the United States – CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
Most points won in a game
44 points
WJuly 8th, 2005
in the United States
South Africa
1620
+44
2 - 11887
-44
Mexico
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Group C
June 10th, 2017 in Nigeria – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WJune 10th, 2017
in Nigeria
Nigeria
1630
-44
0 - 21644
+44
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
Most points lost in a game: -56 points
August 16th, 1992 in Zimbabwe – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Most points lost in a game
-56 points
LAugust 16th, 1992
in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
1480
+56
4 - 11710
-56
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Largest win
September 17th, 1955 in Australia – Friendly
Largest win
WSeptember 17th, 1955
in Australia
Australia
1645
-25
0 - 81771
+25
South Africa
Friendly
Largest loss
July 17th, 1920 in South Africa – Friendly
Largest loss
LJuly 17th, 1920
in South Africa
South Africa
1761
-14
1 - 92042
+14
England
Friendly

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South Africa Elo rating evolution

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South Africa results by competition

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 9 2 4 3 11 16 -5
World Cup qualifiers 51 29 8 14 68 46 +22
Confederations Cup 8 1 2 5 9 13 -4
Africa Cup of Nations 38 14 13 11 45 41 +4
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 71 31 26 14 92 57 +35
CONCACAF Gold Cup 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1
COSAFA Cup 44 24 13 7 61 25 +36
Others 213 90 50 73 306 267 +39
Total 422 185 117 120 582 452 +130

South Africa last international games

March 24th, 2019 in Tunisia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WMarch 24th, 2019 in Tunisia
South Africa
1562
+16
2 - 11460
-16
Libya
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
November 20th, 2018 in South Africa – Friendly
DNovember 20th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1546
+2
1 - 11726
-2
Paraguay
Friendly
November 17th, 2018 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
DNovember 17th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1544
+5
1 - 11720
-5
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
October 16th, 2018 in Seychelles – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
DOctober 16th, 2018 in Seychelles
Seychelles
977
+18
0 - 01539
-18
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
October 13th, 2018 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
WOctober 13th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1557
+2
6 - 0959
-2
Seychelles
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
September 8th, 2018 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group E
DSeptember 8th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1555
-10
0 - 01485
+10
Libya
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group E
June 8th, 2018 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
WJune 8th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1565
+10
3 - 01340
-10
Botswana
COSAFA Cup
June 5th, 2018 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
WJune 5th, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1555
+13
4 - 11364
-13
Namibia
COSAFA Cup
June 3rd, 2018 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
DJune 3rd, 2018 in South Africa
South Africa
1542
-14
0 - 01378
+14
Madagascar
COSAFA Cup
March 24th, 2018 in Zambia – Friendly tournament
WMarch 24th, 2018 in Zambia
Zambia
1469
-27
0 - 21556
+27
South Africa
Friendly tournament

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