Guernsey official football team

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This article is about the representative football team of Guernsey. For the football club competing in the Combined Counties League, part of the English football pyramid, see Guernsey F.C..
Guernsey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Donkeys
Association Guernsey Football Association
Head coach Kevin Graham
Home stadium The Track, Footes Lane or Corbet Field
FIFA code 212
Elo ranking 215
First colours
First international
Guernsey Guernsey 6 - 0 Alderney Alderney
(17 April 1905)
Biggest win
Guernsey Guernsey 12 - 0 Alderney Alderney
(1 April 1978)
Biggest defeat
Jersey Jersey 7 - 0 Guernsey Guernsey
(11 April 1946)

The Guernsey official football team is the official football team for the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which is not part of the United Kingdom but is a crown dependency. They are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA, and therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Football Championship. Since 1905, they have competed with Alderney and Jersey for the Muratti Vase, winning it 44 times, most recently in Jersey in 2012.[1] The players are selected from the Guernsey leagues, with the top Division being the FNB Priaulx League.

Guernsey Football went under a transformation at the start of the 2011–12 season when Guernsey F.C. was created, which led to the vast majority of the top Island players competing in the English non-league pyramid system for the very first time.

The team is coached by Kevin Graham,[2] who took over from Tony Vance in February 2012 after Vance had resigned [3] in December 2011.

Achievements[edit]

2001, 2003
2010
2012

Selected Internationals opponents[edit]

(Last update: May 18, 2013)

Opponents Matches Win Draw Loss GF GA
 Åland Islands 2 0 1 1 2 4
 Alderney 52 51 0 1 246 22
 Ynys Môn 6 3 2 1 10 4
 Cornwall 3 1 1 1 4 8
 Falkland Islands 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Frøya 3 3 0 0 15 2
 Gibraltar 2 1 1 0 2 1
 Greenland 2 1 1 0 6 0
 Isle of Man 3 3 0 0 11 3
 Isle of Wight 5 2 2 1 9 8
 Jersey 107 45 12 52 183 207
 Orkney 2 2 0 0 13 0
 Rhodes 2 1 1 0 2 1
 Shetland 3 1 0 2 7 9
 Western Isles 1 1 0 0 2 1

2012 Muratti Final squad[5][edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Paul Garis (1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 27) 6 0 Singapore Wellington
1 1GK Chris Tardif (1979-09-19) 19 September 1979 (age 34) 32 0 Guernsey Guernsey
2 2DF Jamie Dodd (1984-13-11) 11 January 1984 (age 29) 17 1 Guernsey Guernsey
3 2DF Simon Geall (1984-08-24) 24 August 1984 (age 29) 48 1 Guernsey Guernsey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heaume at the double to complete dream weekend". This is Guernsey. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Graham named new Guernsey football manager". BBC News. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tony Vance resigns as Guernsey manager". BBC News. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Muratti Vase 2013: Guernsey beat Jersey 2-1 to retain trophy". BBC News. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Guernsey Muratti final side named". BBC News. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

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