Dominican Republic national football team

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Dominican Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Quisqueyanos
Association Dominican Football Federation
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Confederation CONCACAF
(North America)
Head coach Clemente Domingo Hernández
Captain Heinz Barmettler
Top scorer Jonathan Faña (16)
Home stadium Estadio Panamericano de San Cristobal
FIFA code DOM
FIFA ranking 131 Decrease 5
Highest FIFA ranking 78 (October 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 190 (December 2009)
Elo ranking 142
Highest Elo ranking 139 (7 December 2012)
Lowest Elo ranking 183+ (late 1995)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Dominican Republic 0–8 Haiti 
(Dominican Republic; May 21, 1967)
Biggest win
Dominican Republic Dom. Rep. 17–0 British Virgin Isles. 
(San Cristobal, Dom. Rep.; October 14, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Trinidad & Tobago 9–0 Dom. Rep. Dominican Republic
(Port of Spain, T&T; October 8, 2008)

The Dominican Republic national football team is the national team of Dominican Republic and is controlled by the Dominican Football Federation. The team are a member of the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF, the governing body of football in North and Central America and the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. They reached their highest ever FIFA Ranking, 86 in August 2013.

History[edit]

The Dominican football federation was founded in 1953 and joined FIFA in 1959. The national team played their first games in May 1967 - a two-legged qualifier against Haiti for a place in the football at the 1968 Summer Olympics of Mexico. The first leg was played at home on 21 May and Haiti won 8-0. The second leg in Haiti was won by the hosts 6-0 on 27 May, as Haiti went through 14-0 on aggregate.

The Dominican Republic did not play another match until March 1970, when they entered the fotball at the 1970 Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama. They were placed in a group with Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The Dominican Republic lost 5-0 to Venezuela on 4 March, then gained their first ever win on 6 March by beating Puerto Rico 5-0. They did not advance to the next round.

In 1971 the Dominican Republic entered the 1971 Pan American Games in Colombia and were drawn in a group against the Bahamas and Canada. They lost 4-2 to the Bahamas on 31 July and 4-0 to Canada on 2 August and were knocked out.

After the 1971 Pan American Games the Dominican Republic did not play a match until 16 December 1973, when they lost 1-0 away to Venezuela. In 1974 the country held the Central American and Caribbean Games, losing their first match 3-2 to Bermuda on 28 February. On 2 March the team lost 1-0 to Mexico.

The team did not play again until 16 December 1973, when they lost 1-0 away to Venezuela. In 1974 the Dominican Republic held the Central American and Caribbean Games, and lost their first match 3-2 to Bermuda on 28 February. On 2 March the team lost 1-0 to Mexico, before beating the Bahamas 2-0 on 4 March. In the final group game on 8 March the Dominican Republic lost 3-2 to Panama and were knocked out.[1]

In 2012 the Dominicans were able to qualify for the 2012 Caribbean Cup. On December 7 they beat hosta Antigua and Barbuda 2-1 but fell 2-1 against Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

CONCACAF Nations Cup record[edit]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Pan American Games record[edit]

Central American and Caribbean Games record[edit]

  • 1930 to 1966 – Did not compete
  • 1970 – Round 1
  • 1974 – Round 1
  • 1978 – Round 1
  • 1982 – Did not compete
  • 1986 – Third place match
  • 1990 – Round 2
  • 1993 to 1998 – Did not compete
  • 2002 – Round 1
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2010 – Did not compete

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 17 players were called for the friendly match against Indonesia U-23 on 15 May 2014.[2]
Caps and goals are correct as of 15 May 2014, subsequent to the friendly match against Indonesia U-23

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Wellington Agramonte (1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 27) 12 0 Dominican Republic San Cristóbal
1GK Israel Santos (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Dominican Republic Pantoja
2 2DF César Ledesma (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 24) 11 0 Switzerland Münsingen
3 2DF César García (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 21) 23 2 Dominican Republic Don Bosco Jarabacoa
6 2DF Eduard Marcel Núñez (1991-05-21) 21 May 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Spain Vilassar de Dalt
18 2DF Hansley Martínez (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 24) 18 0 Dominican Republic San Cristóbal
20 2DF Edward Acevedo (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 28) 7 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloga Doboj
21 2DF Heinz Barmettler (Captain) (1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 26) 11 0 Spain Valladolid
7 3MF Kerbi Rodríguez (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 25) 25 6 Dominican Republic San Cristóbal
10 3MF Samuel Lustenberger (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 29) 3 0 Switzerland Cham
13 3MF Rafael Flores (1991-04-24) 24 April 1991 (age 23) 19 0 Dominican Republic Pantoja
14 3MF Pedro Antonio Núñez (1989-09-05) 5 September 1989 (age 24) 9 1 Dominican Republic Bauger
9 4FW Jonathan Faña (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 27) 26 16 United States San Antonio Scorpions
11 4FW Domingo Peralta (1986-07-27) 27 July 1986 (age 27) 24 6 Dominican Republic Moca
15 4FW Yanio Concepción (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 22) 0 0 United States Globe Tech NY
19 4FW Erick Ozuna (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 23) 21 9 Dominican Republic Romana
23 4FW Rony Beard (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Spain Hellín

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Miguel Lloyd (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 31) 18 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
DF Johan de la Cruz (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 26) 18 2 Dominican Republic Bayaguana v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
DF Ángel Milano (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 25) 10 0 Dominican Republic San Cristóbal v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
DF Tano (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Spain Villarreal C v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
DF Israel Ruiz (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Dominican Republic San Cristóbal v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
MF Inoel Navarro (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 26) 13 6 Dominican Republic Escuela Bauger v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
MF Francisco Ubiera (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 23) 6 0 United States Florida Tech Panthers v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
MF Carlos Martínez (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Spain Villarreal C v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013
MF Jean Carlos López (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Dominican Republic Moca v.  Costa Rica, 14 August 2013

Most capped players[edit]

As of 16 May 2014[3]
# Player Caps Goals
1 Jonathan Faña 26 16
2 Kerbi Rodríguez 25 6
3 Domingo Peralta 24 6
4 César García 23 2
5 Erick Ozuna 21 9
6 Kelvin Severino 19 3
= Rafael Flores 19 0
8 Johan Cruz 18 2
= Miguel Lloyd 18 0
= Hansley Martínez 18 0

* The players in bold typeface are still active in football.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team Dominican Republic Scorers
9 September 2014
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Dominican Republic
5 September 2014
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda  Dominican Republic  Anguilla
1 September 2014
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda  Antigua and Barbuda  Dominican Republic
15 May 2014
Friendly
Indonesia Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia U-23
1ː1 (0ː1)
 Dominican Republic
Kerbi Rodriguez Goal 25'
14 August 2013
Friendly
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic
0ː4 (0ː0)
 Costa Rica
24 March 2013
Friendly
Dominican Republic San Cristóbal  Dominican Republic
3:1 (1:2)
 Haiti
Kerbi Rodriguez Goal 18', Jonathan Faña Goal 45', Mariano Díaz Mejía Goal 60'
11 December 2012
2012 Caribbean Cup
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's  Trinidad and Tobago
2:1 (1:0)
 Dominican Republic
Kerbi Rodriguez Goal 52'
9 December 2012
2012 Caribbean Cup
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's  Dominican Republic
1:2 (1:2)
 Haiti
Kerbi Rodriguez Goal 12'
7 December 2012
2012 Caribbean Cup
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's  Antigua and Barbuda
1:2 (1:0)
 Dominican Republic
César García Goal 74', Jonathan Faña Goal 89'

Coaches[edit]

External links[edit]

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