South Africa national team

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South Africa
Elo Score1648
Elo Ranking
46th
Attack75
Defence61
Population43 807 600 inhabitants (1998)
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 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
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: 1613 points
July 11th, 1993 in Zambia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Lowest Elo rating
1613 points
LJuly 11th, 1993
in Zambia
Zambia
1659
+26
3 - 01613
-26
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Win against strongest opponents: 1980 points
July 9th, 1906 in Argentina – Friendly
Win against strongest opponents
1980 points
WJuly 9th, 1906
in Argentina
Argentina
1980
-17
0 - 11817
+17
South Africa
Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents: 1394 points
January 24th, 1998 in Namibia – COSAFA Cup
Loss against weakest opponents
1394 points
LJanuary 24th, 1998
in Namibia
Namibia
1394
+31
3 - 21648
-31
South Africa
COSAFA Cup
Most points won in a game: 37 points
January 31st, 1996 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
Most points won in a game
37 points
WJanuary 31st, 1996
in South Africa
South Africa
1725
+37
3 - 01701
-37
Ghana
Africa Cup of Nations
Semi-final
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 up to February 7th, 1998

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South Africa results by competition up to February 7th, 1998

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 12 8 2 2 13 7 +6
Confederations Cup 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2
Africa Cup of Nations 6 5 0 1 11 2 +9
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 9 3 3 3 8 11 -3
COSAFA Cup 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1
Others 69 29 9 31 135 137 -2
Total 100 45 15 40 174 167 +7

South Africa last international games

January 24th, 1998 in Namibia – COSAFA Cup
LJanuary 24th, 1998 in Namibia
Namibia
1394
+31
3 - 21648
-31
South Africa
COSAFA Cup
December 17th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia – Confederations Cup Group B
LDecember 17th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia
Uruguay
1795
+20
4 - 31679
-20
South Africa
Confederations Cup
Group B
December 15th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia – Confederations Cup Group B
LDecember 15th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
1603
+36
1 - 01699
-36
South Africa
Confederations Cup
Group B
December 13th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia – Confederations Cup Group B
DDecember 13th, 1997 in Saudi Arabia
Czech Republic
1877
-11
2 - 21735
+11
South Africa
Confederations Cup
Group B
December 7th, 1997 in South Africa – Friendly
LDecember 7th, 1997 in South Africa
South Africa
1724
-3
1 - 22158
+3
Brazil
Friendly
November 15th, 1997 in Germany – Friendly
LNovember 15th, 1997 in Germany
Germany
2069
+3
3 - 01727
-3
South Africa
Friendly
October 11th, 1997 in France – Friendly
LOctober 11th, 1997 in France
France
2009
+2
2 - 11730
-2
South Africa
Friendly
August 16th, 1997 in South Africa – World Cup qualifier
WAugust 16th, 1997 in South Africa
South Africa
1732
+5
1 - 01474
-5
Congo
World Cup qualifier
June 8th, 1997 in South Africa – World Cup qualifier
WJune 8th, 1997 in South Africa
South Africa
1727
+21
3 - 01636
-21
Zambia
World Cup qualifier
June 4th, 1997 in South Africa – Friendly tournament
LJune 4th, 1997 in South Africa
South Africa
1706
-16
0 - 21944
+16
Netherlands
Friendly tournament

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