South Africa national team

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South Africa
Elo Score1580
Elo Ranking
66th
Attack42
Defence64
Population58 580 000 inhabitants (2024)
Affiliations
  • CAF: since June 1st, 1992
  • FIFA: 1910-1924 ; 1952-1961 ; 1963-1964 ; since June 1st, 1992

Major titles won by South Africa

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Major titles won by South Africa

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South Africa last international games

February 10th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
DFebruary 10th, 2024 in Ivory Coast
Dem. Rep. of Congo
1534
+4
0 - 01580
-4
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
February 7th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
DFebruary 7th, 2024 in Ivory Coast
Nigeria
1659
-6
1 - 11584
+6
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
February 3rd, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
DFebruary 3rd, 2024 in Ivory Coast
Cape Verde
1562
+1
0 - 01578
-1
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
January 30th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
WJanuary 30th, 2024 in Ivory Coast
South Africa
1579
+65
2 - 01774
-65
Morocco
Africa Cup of Nations
January 24th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
DJanuary 24th, 2024 in Ivory Coast
South Africa
1514
+12
0 - 01676
-12
Tunisia
Africa Cup of Nations
January 21st, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
WJanuary 21st, 2024 in Ivory Coast
South Africa
1502
+43
4 - 01389
-43
Namibia
Africa Cup of Nations
January 16th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
LJanuary 16th, 2024 in Ivory Coast
Mali
1645
+23
2 - 01459
-23
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
January 10th, 2024 in South Africa – Friendly
DJanuary 10th, 2024 in South Africa
South Africa
1482
-8
0 - 01242
+8
Lesotho
Friendly
November 21st, 2023 in Rwanda – World Cup qualifier
LNovember 21st, 2023 in Rwanda
Rwanda
1308
+43
2 - 01490
-43
South Africa
World Cup qualifier
November 18th, 2023 in South Africa – World Cup qualifier
WNovember 18th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1533
+7
2 - 11354
-7
Benin
World Cup qualifier

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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 59 34 9 16 76 51 +25
Confederations Cup 8 1 2 5 9 13 -4
Africa Cup of Nations 50 18 17 15 55 48 +7
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 81 36 28 17 107 70 +37
CONCACAF Gold Cup 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1
COSAFA Cup 62 33 21 8 84 35 +49
Others 229 96 58 75 323 281 +42
Total 486 214 140 132 655 501 +154

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
1482
+57
4 - 11718
-57
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
1669
+32
4 - 01655
-32
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
2010
+7
3 - 01637
-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: 1452 points
September 2nd, 2006 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1452 points
DSeptember 2nd, 2006
in South Africa
South Africa
1452
-11
0 - 01360
+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
1575
+19
1 - 02104
-19
Spain
Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents: 1223 points
June 14th, 2008 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Loss against weakest opponents
1223 points
LJune 14th, 2008
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1223
+31
1 - 01486
-31
South Africa
World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Most points won in a game: 65 points
January 30th, 2024 in Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations
Most points won in a game
65 points
WJanuary 30th, 2024
in Ivory Coast
South Africa
1579
+65
2 - 01774
-65
Morocco
Africa Cup of Nations
Most points lost in a game: -57 points
August 16th, 1992 in Zimbabwe – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Most points lost in a game
-57 points
LAugust 16th, 1992
in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
1482
+57
4 - 11718
-57
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Largest win
September 17th, 1955 in Australia – Friendly
Largest win
WSeptember 17th, 1955
in Australia
Australia
1662
-26
0 - 81780
+26
South Africa
Friendly
Largest loss
July 17th, 1920 in South Africa – Friendly
Largest loss
LJuly 17th, 1920
in South Africa
South Africa
1760
-14
1 - 92040
+14
England
Friendly

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