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Zimbabwe
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Warriors
Association Zimbabwe Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Sunday Marimo
Most caps Peter Ndlovu (100)
Top scorer Peter Ndlovu (38)
Home stadium National Sports Stadium
FIFA code ZIM
FIFA ranking 109
Highest FIFA ranking 40 (April 1995)
Lowest FIFA ranking 131 (October 2009)
Elo ranking 97
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia 0 - 4 England XI England
(Salisbury, Rhodesia; 26 June 1939)
Biggest win
Botswana Botswana 0 - 7 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(Gaborone, Botswana; 26 August 1990)
Biggest defeat
Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia 1 - 6 England XI England
(Salisbury, Rhodesia; 29 June 1939)
Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesia 0 - 5 Australia Australia
(Salisbury, Rhodesia; 14 June 1950)
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 5 - 0 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 13 August 1989)
Zaire Zaire 5 - 0 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(Kinshasa, Zaire; 4 June 1995)
African Nations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2004)
Best result Round 1, 2004 and 2006

The Zimbabwe national football team, nicknamed The Warriors, is the national team of Zimbabwe and is controlled by the Zimbabwe Football Association. They were known as the Southern Rhodesia national football team from 1939-1964, then the Rhodesia national football team until 1980, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and did not qualify for their first African Nations Cup until 2004. They were Unofficial Football World Champions between their 2-0 win over Angola on 27th March 2005 and their 5-1 defeat to Nigeria on 8th October 2005.

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Rhodesia/Zimbabwe all time record against all nations

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Algeria 5 1 2 2 6 9 -3
 Angola 16 7 3 6 18 15 +3
 Australia 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2
 Bahrain 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Botswana 8 7 1 0 17 1 +16
 Burkina Faso 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Cameroon 9 3 0 6 11 15 -4
 Central African Republic 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3
 China PR 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2
 Congo 2 0 2 0 4 4 0
 Congo DR/ Zaire 4 2 0 2 6 10 -4
 Côte d'Ivoire 2 0 1 1 0 5 -5
 Egypt 10 1 4 5 8 14 -6
 Eritrea 4 4 0 0 8 0 +8
 Ethiopia 4 2 1 1 4 4 0
 Gabon 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Ghana 6 1 2 3 6 10 -4
 Guinea 5 1 2 2 1 6 -5
 Indonesia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Jordan 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Kenya 10 1 5 4 6 9 -3
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Lesotho 13 10 2 1 32 8 +24
 Libya 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Madagascar 5 4 1 0 11 5 +6
 Malawi 53 20 17 16 66 53 +13
 Mali 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Mauritania 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2
 Mauritius 7 4 0 3 11 8 +3
 Morocco 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
 Mozambique 15 9 5 1 37 13 +24
 Namibia 7 4 0 3 17 14 +3
 Nigeria 6 1 1 4 4 14 -10
 Oman 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1
 Qatar 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Rwanda 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Senegal 6 3 0 3 5 8 -3
 Seychelles 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7
 Somalia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 South Africa 10 4 1 5 10 11 -1
 Sudan 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3
 Swaziland 11 9 1 1 25 6 +19
 Switzerland 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Tanzania 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5
 Togo 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4
 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Uganda 11 4 6 1 10 8 +2
 Vietnam 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6
 Zambia 32 3 19 10 28 38 -10
Total 312 130 88 94 430 340 +90

Zimbabwe Football Achievements

COSAFA Cup :
  • 3 Times Champion (2000, 2003, 2005)
  • 2 Times Runners-Up
CECAFA Cup :
  • 1 Time Champion (1985)

World Cup record

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1930 to 1966

Rhodesia did not enter the competition.

1970 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Rhodesia failed to qualify after losing out to Australia.

23 November 1969, Lourenço Marques, Mozambique -  Australia 1 - 1  Rhodesia

27 November 1969, Lourenço Marques, Mozambique -  Rhodesia 0 - 0  Australia

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
1=  Australia 2 2 0 2 0 1 1
1=  Rhodesia 2 2 0 2 0 1 1

Rhodesia lost the play-off and failed to advance to the Final Round.

29 November 1969, Lourenço Marques, Mozambique -  Australia 3 - 1  Rhodesia

1974 to 1978

Rhodesia did not enter the competition.

1982 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe received a bye in the first round but were knocked out by Cameroon in the following round. They lost 2-1 on aggregate to Cameroon national football team.

12 October 1980, Douala, Cameroon -  Cameroon 2 - 0  Zimbabwe

16 November 1980, Harare, Zimbabwe -  Zimbabwe 1 - 0  Cameroon

1986 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the next round, losing 2-1 on aggregate against Egypt.

28 August 1984, Cairo, Egypt -  Egypt 1 - 0  Zimbabwe

30 September 1984, Harare, Zimbabwe -  Zimbabwe 1 - 1  Egypt

1990 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe advanced to the group stages automatically, following the withrawal of Lesotho.

Group stages

Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the 1990 World Cup finishing behind Algeria and the Ivory Coast.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Algeria 4 3 1 0 6 1 5 7
2  Côte d'Ivoire 4 1 2 1 5 1 4 4
3  Zimbabwe 4 0 1 3 1 10 -9 1

1994 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe finished top of their preliminary group to advance ahead of Egypt, Angola and Togo.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Zimbabwe 6 4 2 0 8 4 +4 10
2  Egypt 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 8
3  Angola 5 1 2 2 3 4 -1 4
4  Togo 5 0 0 5 2 11 -9 0

Group stages

However Zimbabwe narrowly missed out on their maiden World Cup finals, finishing second behind Cameroon.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Cameroon 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 6
2  Zimbabwe 4 2 0 2 3 6 -3 4
3  Guinea 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1 2

1998 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe beat Madagascar in first round of a two legged tie. The aggregate score was 4-3 and Zimbabwe advanced to the group stages.

2 June 1996, Antananarivo, Madagascar -  Madagascar 1 - 2 Zimbabwe 

15 June 1996, Dakar, Senegal -  Zimbabwe 2 - 2 Madagascar 

Group stages

Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the 1998 World Cup held in France , finishing third behind Cameroon and Angola.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Cameroon 6 4 2 0 10 4 6 14
2  Angola 6 2 4 0 7 4 3 10
3  Zimbabwe 6 1 1 4 6 7 -1 4
4  Togo 6 1 1 4 6 14 -8 4

2002 Qualifiers

Preliminary round

Zimbabwe beat the Central African Republic in the first round of a two legged tie. The aggregate score was 4-1 and Zimbabwe advanced to the group stages.

9 April 2000, Bangui, Central African Republic -  Central African Republic 0 - 1 Zimbabwe 

23 April 2000, Harare, Zimbabwe -  Zimbabwe 3 - 1 Central African Republic 

Group stages

However Zimbabwe finished second to neighbours and rivals South Africa in the group stage, thus failing to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  South Africa 6 5 1 0 10 3 7 16
2  Zimbabwe 6 4 0 2 7 5 2 12
3  Burkina Faso 6 1 2 3 7 8 -1 5
4  Malawi 6 0 1 5 4 12 -8 1

2006 Qualifiers

Zimbabwe were drawn in the same group as Nigeria and Algeria. They failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup held in Germany, finishing third behind Nigeria and Angola.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Angola 10 6 3 1 12 6 +6 21
 Nigeria 10 6 3 1 21 7 +14 21
 Zimbabwe 10 4 3 3 13 14 -1 15
 Gabon 10 2 4 4 11 13 -2 10
 Algeria 10 1 5 4 8 15 -7 8
 Rwanda 10 1 2 7 6 16 -10 5

2010 Qualifiers

Zimbabwe were drawn in the same group as Namibia, Guinea and Kenya with the 12 group winners and 8 best runners-up progressing to second round of qualification.

The Warriors started qualification under manager Valinhos with a 0-0 draw away to Guinea on 1 June. Namibia were then defeated 2-0 on 8 June at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare to send Zimbabwe to the top of their 2010 World Cup & Africa Cup of Nations qualification group. Eventually they finished third in the group, eliminating them from the tournament.

African Nations Cup record

Current Squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Namibia on 11 October 2008.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Tapuwa Kapini 17 July 1984 (1984-07-17) (age 25) South Africa Platinum Stars
2 MF Clement Matawu 29 November 1982 (1982-11-29) (age 27) Zimbabwe Motor Action Harare
3 MF Esrom Nyandoro 6 February 1980 (1980-02-06) (age 29) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
4 DF David Kutyauripo 7 March 1979 (1979-03-07) (age 30) Zimbabwe CAPS United Harare
5 DF Harlington Shereni 6 July 1975 (1975-07-06) (age 34) France Nantes
6 DF Zvenyika Makonese 7 July 1977 (1977-07-07) (age 32) South Africa Santos Cape Town
7 MF Joel Lupahla 26 April 1977 (1977-04-26) (age 32) South Africa Platinum Stars
8 MF Ovidy Karuru 23 January 1989 (1989-01-23) (age 20) France US Boulogne
9 FW Benjani Mwaruwari 13 August 1978 (1978-08-13) (age 31) England Manchester City
10 FW Quincy Antipas 20 April 1984 (1984-04-20) (age 25) Denmark HB Køge
11 FW Gilbert Mushangazhike 11 August 1975 (1975-08-11) (age 34) South Africa Orlando Pirates
12 DF Cephas Chimedza 5 December 1984 (1984-12-05) (age 25) Belgium Sint-Truiden
13 FW Joseph Ngwenya 30 March 1981 (1981-03-30) (age 28) 13 4 Turkey Antalyaspor
14 DF Onismor Bhasera 7 December 1986 (1986-12-07) (age 23) South Africa Kaizer Chefs
15 DF James Matola 31 May 1977 (1977-05-31) (age 32) 15 1 South Africa Free State Stars
16 GK Energy Murambadoro 27 June 1982 (1982-06-27) (age 27) South Africa Bidvest Wits
17 FW Takesure Chinyama 30 September 1982 (1982-09-30) (age 27) 0 Poland Legia Warsaw
18 MF Tinashe Nengomasha 2 September 1982 (1982-09-02) (age 27) South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
20 FW Danger Fourpence 25 November 1975 (1975-11-25) (age 34) Zimbabwe CAPS United FC

Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Washington Arubi (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) 29 August 1985 (1985-08-29) (age 24) Zimbabwe Highlanders Bulawayo
GK Edmore Sibanda (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Chapungu United
DF Gilbert Banda (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) 30 May 1983 (1983-05-30) (age 26) Zimbabwe Highlanders Bulawayo
DF Daniel Vheremu (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Shooting Stars
DF Zephaniah Ngodzo (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) 25 January 1985 (1985-01-25) (age 24) Zimbabwe Highlanders Bulawayo
DF Ronald Sengu (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Lengthens
MF Justice Majabvi (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) 26 March 1984 (1984-03-26) (age 25) Zimbabwe Highlanders Bulawayo
MF Elvis Meleka (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Shooting Stars
MF Charles Chiutsa (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Monomotapa United
MF Filip Volceski (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe CAPS United Harare
FW Evans Chikwaikwai (Friendly v. Oman, 10 September) Zimbabwe Njube Sundowns
12 MF Edward Sadomba (WCQ v. Guinea, 7 September) 31 August 1983 (1983-08-31) (age 26) Zimbabwe Dynamos
18 DF Method Mwanjali 25 April 1983 (1983-04-25) (age 26) Zimbabwe CAPS United Harare
17 MF Noel Kaseke (WCQ v. Guinea, 7 September) 24 December 1980 (1980-12-24) (age 29) Cyprus Omonia Nicosia
17 FW Pride Tafirenyika 21 January 1984 (1984-01-21) (age 25) Zimbabwe Shooting Stars
18 MF Honour Gombani (WCQ v. Kenya, 22 June) 9 January 1983 (1983-01-09) (age 27) Belgium Cercle Brugge
2 DF Sam Mutenheri (WCQ v. Kenya, June 14) 22 December 1979 (1979-12-22) (age 30) Zimbabwe Dynamos
10 MF Vuza Nyoni (WCQ v. Kenya, June 14) 24 April 1984 (1984-04-24) (age 25) 18 5 Belgium Cercle Brugge
5 DF Peter Obert Moyo 29 July 1985 (1985-07-29) (age 24) Zimbabwe Hwange
12 DF Zhaimu Jambo 23 September 1987 (1987-09-23) (age 22) South Africa Kaizer Chiefs

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Simple English

Zimbabwe
Association Zimbabwe Football Association
Confederation CAF
Coach Jose Claudinei Georgini
Top scorer Peter Ndlovu (38)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Zimbabwe national football team is the national football team of Zimbabwe.


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