Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nickname(s)Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
AssociationFootball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachIvaylo Petev
CaptainEdin Džeko
Most capsEdin Džeko (116)
Top scorerEdin Džeko (60)
Home stadiumGrbavica
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 57 1 (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest13 (August 2013)
Lowest173 (September 1996)
First international
Croatia 6–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 3 September 1945)[2]
as modern Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Iran 1–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tehran, Iran; 12 September 1993)[3][4][5]
 Albania 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)[6]
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 Estonia 
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
10 September 2008)
 Liechtenstein 1–8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 5–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best resultGroup stage (2014)

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Bosnian: Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine; Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Боснe и Херцеговинe, romanized: Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine; Croatian: Bosanskohercegovačka nogometna reprezentacija) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group.[7] They were eliminated after narrow group stage losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran.[8]

The national team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as the qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012, 2016 and 2020, losing to Portugal, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.[9][10][11]

The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.[12]