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 Desire Montgomery Butler
Top scorer Avondale Williams (5)
Home stadium A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
FIFA code VGB
FIFA ranking 202 Steady (18 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 160 (March 2000, August–November 2002)
Lowest FIFA ranking 203 (October 2014)
Elo ranking 222
Highest Elo ranking 190 (September 1998)
Lowest Elo ranking 222 (3 June 2014)
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 Desire Montgomery Butler, 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]

Date Location Opponent Score Scorers for British Virgin Islands Competition
7 September 2012
Martinique Martinique  Suriname 0-4 -
2012 Caribbean Championship
9 September 2012
Martinique Martinique  Montserrat 0-7 -
2012 Caribbean Championship
30 May 2014
Aruba Aruba  French Guiana 0-6 -
2014 Caribbean Championship
1 June 2014
Aruba Aruba  Aruba 0-7 -
2014 Caribbean Championship
3 June 2014
Aruba Aruba  Turks and Caicos Islands 0-2 -
2014 Caribbean Championship

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the 2014 Caribbean Cup.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Desire Montgomery Butler (1967-01-05) 5 January 1967 (age 47) 10 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
1 1GK Vesquever Frett (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 31) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
4 2DF Andy Davis(c) (1975-08-24) 24 August 1975 (age 39) 9 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
2DF Javier Smith (1987-02-21) 21 February 1987 (age 27) 7 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
2DF Vanquever Frett (1983-11-11) 11 November 1983 (age 31) 2 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
7 2DF Rushedo Robinson (1990-06-06) 6 June 1990 (age 24) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
2DF Damien Farrell (1991-10-19) 19 October 1991 (age 23) 1 0 British Virgin Islands Unknown
18 2DF Gregory James (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 30) 9 0 British Virgin Islands Panthers
3MF Troy Caesar (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 20) 7 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
3MF Joel Fahie (1988-07-30) 30 July 1988 (age 26) 8 0 United States Cloud County Community College
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) 6 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
13 3MF Rondell Delfish {{{age}}} 2 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
10 3MF James Shearman (1986-02-11) 11 February 1986 (age 28) 8 0 British Virgin Islands Woules FC
4FW Trevor Peters (1989-03-19) 19 March 1989 (age 25) 9 1 United States Cloud County Community College
16 4FW Christopher Telemaque (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 24) 9 0 United States Bethany College
4FW Kevin Fisher {{{age}}} 2 0 British Virgin Islands Islanders FC
4FW Jhon Samuel (1984-05-08) 8 May 1984 (age 30) 7 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz
11 4FW Shamoy Thompson (1997-05-27) 27 May 1997 (age 17) 2 0 British Virgin Islands Ballstarz

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]