British Virgin Islands national football team

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British Virgin Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Nature Boyz
Association British Virgin Islands
Football Association
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Avondale Williams
Captain Andy Davis
Most caps Andy Davis (14)
Top scorer Avondale Williams (5)
Home stadium A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
FIFA code VGB
FIFA ranking 198 Increase 3 (9 April 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 160 (March 2000, August–November 2002)
Lowest FIFA ranking 203 (October 2014)
Elo ranking 225
Highest Elo ranking 190 (September 1998)
Lowest Elo ranking 225 (March 2015)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Cayman Islands 2 – 1 British Virgin Islands 
(Basseterre, SK&N; May 10, 1991)
Biggest win
 British Virgin Islands 5 – 0 Puerto Rico 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; March 19, 1999)
 British Virgin Islands 5 – 0 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Road Town, BVI; January 30, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Dominican Republic 17 – 0 British Virgin Islands 
(San Cristobal, Dom. Rep.; October 14, 2010)

The British Virgin Islands national football team is the national team of the British Virgin Islands and is controlled by the British Virgin Islands Football Association.

A member of CONCACAF, it is among its weakest teams. The BVI are currently in rebuilding mode following the retirement of key players such as Avondale Williams and Rohan Lennon.

History[edit]

Early football games in the British Virgin Islands were between British Royal Navy crew, and expatriates. In 1968, the British Virgin Islands team was founded by a team of Royal Engineers, and soon after, in 1973 the British Virgin Islands Football Association was founded. In 1974, it was affiliated by FIFA.[1] The former Tottenham, Chelsea and Porto manager, Portuguese André Villas-Boas had his first job as British Virgin Islands' head coach when only 21 years of age in 1998. In 1999, he resigned as manager.[2]

World Cup qualification[edit]

In the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup were drawn against St Lucia, and they were eliminated 10–0 on aggregate.[3]

In the qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup they were paired with the Bahamas. They lost on the away goals rule after a 3–3 draw over both legs. Both matches were actually played in the Bahamas, but British Virgin Islands were designated as the home team in the second match, which ended 2–2.[4] Despite going out of the competition in the first qualifying round, the British Virgin Islands were the only side to enter the 2010 FIFA World Cup to remain unbeaten through qualification and the finals tournament (although New Zealand was undefeated in the finals tournament, they did lose a game in qualification.)

In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup they were in the unusual position of being favourites to win their two-legged tie against neighbours U.S. Virgin Islands. However, after losing the first leg 2–0 and the return leg 2–1, the British Virgin Islands once again failed to advance to the next round.

World Cup record[edit]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification[5] Caps and goals as of 29 March 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Desire Montgomery Butler (1967-01-05) 5 January 1967 (age 48) 10 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
1 1GK Vesquever Frett (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 31) 9 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
1GK Daniel Barker (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 28) 3 0 British Virgin Islands unknown
7 2DF Peter Monks (1986-10-03) 3 October 1986 (age 28) 3 0 England Chippenham Town[6]
Karl Tuitt 0 0 British Virgin Islands unknown
11 2DF Andy Davis(c) (1975-08-24) 24 August 1975 (age 39) 14 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
McTair James 0 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
Jumaane Morton 1 0 British Virgin Islands VG United
2DF Vanquever Frett (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 31) 4 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
2DF Ryan Dicker (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 28) 2 0 England Leek Town F.C.
18 2DF Gregory James (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 30) 13 0 British Virgin Islands Panthers
2DF James Felix (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 21) 1 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
3MF Matthew Moss (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 28) 3 1 British Virgin Islands Unknown
3MF Edward Moss 2 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
3MF Matthew Bell (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 23) 2 0 England Kidsgrove Athletic
3MF Karl Espley (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 29) 2 0 England Leek Town F.C.
3MF Gladston Burke 1 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
3MF Troy Caesar (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 20) 12 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
3MF Jordan Johnson (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 28) 2 1 England Leek Town F.C.
3MF Fladimir Septus (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 23) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
6 3MF Jamal Sargeant (1990-05-18) 18 May 1990 (age 24) 9 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
10 3MF James Shearman (1986-02-11) 11 February 1986 (age 29) 12 0 British Virgin Islands Woules FC[7]
9 4FW Trevor Peters (1989-03-19) 19 March 1989 (age 26) 11 1 United States Cloud County Community College
16 4FW Christopher Telemaque (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 25) 11 0 United States Bethany College
4FW Kevin Fisher (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 20) 4 1 United States Otero Junior College[8]
11 4FW Shamoy Thompson (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 17) 2 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
17 4FW Allon Williams (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 18) 3 0 British Virgin Islands VG United

Coaches[edit]

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