Football in Benin

Football in Benin
Flag of Benin.svg
Governing bodyBenin Football Federation
National team(s)national football team
Club competitions
International competitions

Association football, or soccer, is the most popular sport in Benin. Governed by the Benin Football Federation, the Benin national football team (Les Ecureuils ) joined both FIFA and CAF in 1969 as Dahomey.[1][2] Dahomey became Benin in 1975.

Les Ecureuils

Les Ecureuils (The Squirrels, as the national squad is nicknamed) have never qualified for the World Cup and made their only appearance in the African Cup of Nations in 2004. They enjoyed their highest world ranking as of September 2007 with a rank of 79th in the world. The home stadium is Stade de l'Amitié in Cotonou.

Notable Beninese footballers


  1. ^ "Benin: with voodoo on our side - Balls to Africa". FourFourTwo. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  2. ^ Ph.D, Toyin Falola; Jean-Jacques, Daniel (14 December 2015). "Africa: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved 22 November 2016 – via Google Books.

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