Kings Among Men

The Lions of Teranga made its first FIFA World Cup™ in 2002 and pulled a huge upset by defeating world and European champions France 1–0 in the tournament's opening game. Senegal then advanced up to the Quarterfinals which represented a huge success for an African team. Senegal's best finish in the African Nations Cup® came in 2002, when they lost the Final on penalties after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.

Senegal Vitals

Founded On: 1960
Known For: Kader Mangane
Nickname: Les Lions de la Téranga, Mbarodi (Teranga's Kings)

Senegal in the Media

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Notable Performance

Quarter-finalists in the 2002 FIFA World Cup™

Trophy Case

  • Quarter-finalists in the FIFA World Cup™

  • Second Place in the Africa Cup of Nations®

  • 11 Africa Cup of Nations® Qualifications

    1965, 1968, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
  • Fourth Place in the Africa Cup of Nations®

    1965, 1990, 2006