South Africa national team

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Match resultsNotable gamesTeam HonoursElo graphicsDemographicsFlags & kits
South Africa
Elo Score1527
Elo Ranking
73rd
Attack55
Defence54
Population58 051 000 inhabitants (2023)
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

September 12th, 2023 in South Africa – Friendly
WSeptember 12th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1527
+7
1 - 01521
-7
Dem. Rep. of Congo
Friendly
September 9th, 2023 in South Africa – Friendly
DSeptember 9th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1520
-6
0 - 01381
+6
Namibia
Friendly
July 16th, 2023 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
DJuly 16th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1526
-15
0 - 01334
+15
Malawi
COSAFA Cup
July 14th, 2023 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
LJuly 14th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1541
-30
1 - 21517
+30
Zambia
COSAFA Cup
July 11th, 2023 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
WJuly 11th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1571
+4
2 - 11275
-4
Eswatini
COSAFA Cup
July 8th, 2023 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
WJuly 8th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1567
+6
2 - 11353
-6
Botswana
COSAFA Cup
July 5th, 2023 in South Africa – COSAFA Cup
DJuly 5th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1561
-13
1 - 11403
+13
Namibia
COSAFA Cup
June 17th, 2023 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WJune 17th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1574
+32
2 - 11839
-32
Morocco
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
March 28th, 2023 in Liberia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
WMarch 28th, 2023 in Liberia
Liberia
1312
-14
1 - 21542
+14
South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
March 24th, 2023 in South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
DMarch 24th, 2023 in South Africa
South Africa
1528
-15
2 - 21326
+15
Liberia
Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

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South Africa Elo rating evolution up to September 27th, 2023

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South Africa results by competition up to September 27th, 2023

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 9 2 4 3 11 16 -5
World Cup qualifiers 57 33 9 15 74 48 +26
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 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 226 96 55 75 322 280 +42
Total 474 211 133 130 645 494 +151

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: 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
1618
+44
2 - 11887
-44
Mexico
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Group C
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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