South Africa national team

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South Africa
Elo Score1531
Elo Ranking
74th
Attack47
Defence64
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 43 16 13 14 48 45 +3
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 71 31 26 14 92 57 +35
CONCACAF Gold Cup 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1
COSAFA Cup 47 24 16 7 64 28 +36
Others 214 90 51 73 306 267 +39
Total 431 187 121 123 588 459 +129

South Africa last international games

July 10th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
LJuly 10th, 2019 in Egypt
Nigeria
1687
+16
2 - 11531
-16
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
Quarter-final
July 6th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16
WJuly 6th, 2019 in Egypt
Egypt
1613
-40
0 - 11547
+40
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
Round of 16
July 1st, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Group D
LJuly 1st, 2019 in Egypt
Morocco
1711
+13
1 - 01507
-13
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D
June 28th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Group D
WJune 28th, 2019 in Egypt
South Africa
1520
+15
1 - 01349
-15
Namibia
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D
June 24th, 2019 in Egypt – Africa Cup of Nations Group D
LJune 24th, 2019 in Egypt
Ivory Coast
1628
+19
1 - 01505
-19
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D
June 15th, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates – Friendly
DJune 15th, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates
Ghana
1614
-3
0 - 01524
+3
South Africa
Friendly
June 7th, 2019 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
DJune 7th, 2019 in South Africa
South Africa
1521
-14
0 - 01333
+14
Malawi
COSAFA Cup
June 4th, 2019 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
DJune 4th, 2019 in South Africa
South Africa
1535
-11
1 - 11440
+11
Uganda
COSAFA Cup
June 2nd, 2019 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
DJune 2nd, 2019 in South Africa
South Africa
1546
-16
2 - 21305
+16
Botswana
COSAFA Cup
Quarter-final
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

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