South Africa national team

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South Africa
Elo Score1513
Elo Ranking
78th
Attack47
Defence60
Population56 993 000 inhabitants (2021)
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

July 18th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Final
DJuly 18th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1513
+5
0 - 01686
-5
Senegal
COSAFA Cup
Final
July 16th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Semi-final
WJuly 16th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1508
+13
3 - 01325
-13
Mozambique
COSAFA Cup
Semi-final
July 14th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Group A
DJuly 14th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1495
-9
0 - 01446
+9
Zambia
COSAFA Cup
Group A
July 13th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Group A
WJuly 13th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1504
+7
4 - 01203
-7
Lesotho
COSAFA Cup
Group A
July 8th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Group A
WJuly 8th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1497
+4
1 - 01184
-4
Eswatini
COSAFA Cup
Group A
July 6th, 2021 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Group A
WJuly 6th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1493
+6
1 - 01286
-6
Botswana
COSAFA Cup
Group A
June 10th, 2021 in South Africa – Friendly
WJune 10th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1487
+7
3 - 21453
-7
Uganda
Friendly
March 28th, 2021 in Sudan – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group C
LMarch 28th, 2021 in Sudan
Sudan
1386
+36
2 - 01481
-36
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group C
March 25th, 2021 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group C
DMarch 25th, 2021 in South Africa
South Africa
1517
-1
1 - 11607
+1
Ghana
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group C
November 16th, 2020 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Group C
WNovember 16th, 2020 in South Africa
South Africa
1517
+3
4 - 21086
-3
São Tomé e Príncipe
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Group C

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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 43 16 13 14 48 45 +3
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 77 34 27 16 100 64 +36
CONCACAF Gold Cup 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1
COSAFA Cup 53 28 18 7 73 28 +45
Others 218 92 52 74 313 273 +40
Total 447 196 125 126 612 472 +140

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
1481
+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
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
1576
+19
1 - 02104
-19
Spain
Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents: 1222 points
June 14th, 2008 in Sierra Leone – World Cup qualifier
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Loss against weakest opponents
1222 points
LJune 14th, 2008
in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
1222
+31
1 - 01486
-31
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
1617
+44
2 - 11887
-44
Mexico
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Group C
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
1481
+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
1760
-14
1 - 92040
+14
England
Friendly

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