Liberia national football team

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Liberia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Lone Stars
Association Liberia Football Association
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Thomas Kojo
Captain Anthony Laffor
Home stadium National Complex
FIFA code LBR
FIFA ranking 116 Increase 3
Highest FIFA ranking 36 (July 2001)
Lowest FIFA ranking 129 (October 1997)
Elo ranking 122
Highest Elo ranking 67 (March 2001)
Lowest Elo ranking 151 (February 2009)
First colours
Second colours
First international
France Ivory Coast 0–2 Liberia Liberia
(Abidjan, Ivory Coast; unknown date 1954)
Biggest win
 Liberia 4–0 Gambia 
(Accra, Ghana; 1 June 1996)
 Liberia 4–0 Mauritius 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 3 September 2000)
 Liberia 5–1 Congo 
(Monrovia, Liberia; 14 January 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Ghana 6–0 Liberia Liberia
(Ghana; 6 April 1975)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 1996)
Best result Round 1: 1996, 2002

The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, is the national association football team of Liberia and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals. Weah has been a patron of the Liberian team; not only has he played for and coached the side, but he also sponsored the team with his own money.

Liberia has twice qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations1996 and 2002.

In 2010, the Hungarian Bertalan Bicskei, former coach of the national teams of Hungary and Malaysia, was named head coach of the Liberian national team. After being poisoned and seeking medical treatment, he was replaced by Roberto Landi for the rest of 2011.[1]

Achievements[edit]

West African Nations Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up
CEDEAO Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Lesotho. Caps & goals as of 18 May 2014. [2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nathaniel Sherman (1991-02-28) February 28, 1991 (age 23) 18 0 Liberia Nimba United
1GK Mulbah Urey (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
1GK Tommy Songo 0 0 Liberia LISCR
2DF Alpha James (1992-08-15) August 15, 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Nuwo Johnson 0 0 Liberia
2DF Aloysius Syujla 1 0 Liberia FC Fassell
2DF Blama Kamara 1 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
2DF Prince Jettoh 1 0 Liberia
2DF Alvin Macornnel 0 0 Liberia
2DF Dennis Teah (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 22) 18 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
2DF Trokon Zeon (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 23) 8 0 Liberia LISCR
2DF Friday Bestman 0 0 Liberia
2DF Myers Garlo (1992-11-23) November 23, 1992 (age 21) 5 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
3MF Isaac Pupo (1985-10-23) October 23, 1985 (age 28) 14 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
3MF Julius Wesseh Nah (1988-12-01) December 1, 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Liberia
3MF Elijah Clarke 1 0 Liberia Invincible Eleven
3MF Alsény Këïta (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 31) 13 1 France Drancy
3MF Sekou Oliseh (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 24) 16 2 Russia CSKA Moscow
3MF Martin Karndu (1993-01-18) January 18, 1993 (age 21) 9 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Anthony Laffor (captain) (1985-02-17) February 17, 1985 (age 29) 27 2 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
3MF Amara Sarkor 0 0 Liberia
3MF Eddie Wulue (1993-08-01) August 1, 1993 (age 20) 2 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Chris Roosevelt Jones (1991-10-23) October 23, 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Karlsruher SC II
4FW Mohammed Varney (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 24) 2 1 Liberia LISCR
4FW Perry Kollie (1982-12-03) December 3, 1982 (age 31) 4 0 Liberia Invincible Eleven
4FW Abraham Karpeh (1994-07-26) July 26, 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Liberia Nimba United
4FW Vitalis Sieh 0 0 Liberia
4FW Thomas Myers 0 0 Liberia
4FW James Soto Roberts (1992-01-10) January 10, 1992 (age 22) 18 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK James Gallay (1990-12-11) December 11, 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Liberia Watanga
2 2DF Tonia Tisdell (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 22) 6 1 Turkey Şanlıurfaspor
3 2DF Alex Karmo (1989-10-12) October 12, 1989 (age 24) 3 0 Laos SHB Champasak
8 2DF Solomon Wesseh (1984-01-31) January 31, 1984 (age 30) 18 0 Liberia LPRC Oilers
6 2DF Omega Roberts (1989-12-12) December 12, 1989 (age 24) 5 0 Montenegro FK Mladost Podgorica
2DF Daniel Woto (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 24) 1 0 Liberia LISCR
2DF Patrick Gerhardt (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 28) 3 0 Unattached
18 3MF Francis Jalabah (1992-09-05) September 5, 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
3MF George Gebro (1981-09-13) September 13, 1981 (age 32) 48 1 Liberia Invincible Eleven
3MF Marcus Macauley (1991-10-27) October 27, 1991 (age 22) 7 2 Liberia LISCR
3MF Abraham Barshall (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Liberia LISCR
3MF Abel Burmah (1982-16-09) April 9, 1982 (age 31) 1 0 Liberia Watanga
17 3MF Prince Saydee (1996-02-20) February 20, 1996 (age 18) 0 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
50 3MF Erick Weeks Lewis (1986-03-10) March 10, 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Indonesia Mitra Kukar FC
7 3MF Ansu Toure (1981-10-18) October 18, 1981 (age 32) 10 1 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan
20 3MF Zah Rahan Krangar (1985-03-07) March 7, 1985 (age 29) 22 4 Malaysia FELDA United
4 3MF Theo Lewis Weeks (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 24) 18 1 Portugal C.S. Marítimo
4FW Samuel Thompson (1994-05-03) May 3, 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers
11 4FW Edward Wilson Junior (1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 29) 6 0 Malaysia FELDA United
9 4FW Patrick Wleh (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 22) 11 4 Malaysia PKNS FC
10 4FW Francis Forkey Doe (1985-12-25) December 25, 1985 (age 28) 19 5 Malaysia Kelantan FA
19 4FW Herron Berrian (1994-12-31) December 31, 1994 (age 19) 3 0 Greece Platanias
21 4FW Boakay Eddie Foday (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 28) 12 0 Indonesia Persija Jakarta

Head coaches[edit]

Date appointed Manager name
01/11/2013 Present Liberia Thomas Kojo (interim)
13/02/2013 01/11/2013 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
08/05/2012 29/12/2012 Liberia Kaetu Smith
18/02/2012 08/05/2012 Liberia Thomas Kojo (interim)
14/03/2011 18/02/2012 Italy Roberto Landi
08/06/2010 14/03/2011 Hungary Bertalan Bicskei
27/02/2008 02/03/2009 Germany Antoine Hey
12/07/2006 26/02/2008 Liberia Frank Jericho Nagbe
10/02/2006 11/07/2006 Egypt Shawky Hussein Mahmoud Shehab El Din
05/11/2004 09/02/2006 Liberia Joseph Sayon
08/08/2002 04/11/2004 Liberia Kadalah Kromah
14/07/2000 07/08/2002 France Philippe Redon

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