New Caledonia national football team

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New Caledonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Cagous (The Kagus)
Association New Caledonian Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Alain Moizan
Most caps Pierre Wajoka (39)
Top scorer Michel Hmaé (22)
Home stadium Stade Numa-Daly Magenta
FIFA code NCL
FIFA ranking 136 Increase 4 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 93 (August 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 188 (April 2006)
Elo ranking 106
Highest Elo ranking 56 (5 September 1971)
Lowest Elo ranking 164 (10 July 2002)
First colours
Second colours
First international
New Caledonia New Caledonia 2–0 New Zealand 
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 19 Sept. 1951)
Biggest win
New Caledonia New Caledonia 18–0 Guam 
(Papua New Guinea; 3 Sept. 1991)
New Caledonia New Caledonia 18–0 Micronesia 
(Fiji; 1 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 11–0 New Caledonia New Caledonia
(Auckland, New Zealand; 2002)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1973)
Best result Second place, 2008, 2012

The New Caledonia national football team is the team of New Caledonia and is controlled by the Fédération Calédonienne de Football. Although they were only admitted to FIFA in 2004, they have been participating in the OFC Nations Cup since its inception. They have been one of this relatively small region's strongest teams, finishing second in 2008 and 2012, and third in 1973 and 1980. They were the top ranked OFC nation at number 95 in September 2008,[1] making them only the fourth country from the confederation to have reached the global top 100.

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1930 – 2002: Ineligible
  • 2006 – 2014: Did not qualify

World Cup Qualification record[edit]

FIFA World Cup Qualification History
Year Round H/A/N Score Result
2006 Group 1 N New Caledonia  0 – 0  Tahiti Draw
Group 1 A New Caledonia  0 – 2  Solomon Islands Loss
Group 1 N New Caledonia  8 – 0  Cook Islands Win
Group 1 N New Caledonia  8 – 0  Tonga Win
2010 South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tahiti Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tuvalu Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  3 – 0  Cook Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 1  Fiji Draw
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  3 – 2  Solomon Islands Win
South Pacific Games N New Caledonia  1 – 0  Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  3 – 3  Fiji Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  4 – 0  Fiji Win
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  1 – 1  Vanuatu Draw
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  3 – 0  Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup H New Caledonia  1 – 3  New Zealand Loss
OFC Nations Cup A New Caledonia  0 – 3  New Zealand Loss
2014 OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  5 – 2  Vanuatu Win
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  3 – 4  Tahiti Loss
OFC Nations Cup N New Caledonia  9 – 0  Samoa Win
Third Round H New Caledonia  0 – 2  New Zealand Loss
Third Round A New Caledonia  4 – 0  Tahiti Win
Third Round A New Caledonia  6 – 2  Solomon Islands Win
Third Round H New Caledonia  5 – 0  Solomon Islands Win
Third Round A New Caledonia  1 – 2  New Zealand Loss
Third Round H New Caledonia  1 – 0  Tahiti Win

OFC Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1973 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 0 2 10 6
1980 Semi-final 3rd 4 3 0 1 14 12
1996 to 2000 Did not qualify
2002 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 14
2004 Did not qualify
2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 12 10
2012 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 19 7
Total Runners-up 5/9 22 11 2 10 56 49

South Pacific Games record[edit]

  • 1963First place
  • 1966 – Second place
  • 1969First place
  • 1971First place
  • 1975 – Second place
  • 1979 – Fourth place
  • 1983 – Third place
  • 1987First place
  • 1991 – Third place
  • 1995 – Round 1
  • 2003 – Second place
  • 2007First place
  • 2011First place

Coupe de l'Outre Mer record[edit]

  • 2008 – Group stage
  • 2010 – Group stage

List of coaches[edit]

Coach Nationality Duration
Guy Elmour  New Caledonia 1971–1973
Jules Hmeune  New Caledonia 1977
Michel Clarque  New Caledonia 2002
Martinengo Serge De Novack  France 2002–2004
Didier Chambaron  France 2007–2010
Christophe Coursimault  France 2010–2012
Alain Moizan  France 2012–present

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rocky Nyikeine (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 22) 16 0 New Caledonia Gaïtcha
20 1GK Steeve Ixoee (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 26) 1 0 New Caledonia Magenta
2 2DF Judikael Ixoee (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 24) 11 1 France Hyères
3 2DF Emile Béaruné (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 24) 23 1 New Caledonia Gaïtcha
4 2DF Georges Béaruné (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 24) 10 1 New Caledonia Gaïtcha
14 2DF Jean-Patrick Wakanumuné (1980-03-13) 13 March 1980 (age 34) 25 0 New Caledonia AS Magenta
21 2DF Jean-Brice Wadriako (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 New Caledonia AS Magenta
6 3MF Olivier Dokunengo (1979-09-04) 4 September 1979 (age 34) 20 1 New Caledonia AS Magenta
7 3MF Dominique Wacalie (1982-08-14) 14 August 1982 (age 31) 14 0 France Décines
8 3MF Miguel Kayara (1986-08-11) 11 August 1986 (age 27) 7 0 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
12 3MF Roy Kayara (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 24) 19 6 New Zealand Team Wellington
13 3MF Noël Kaudré (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 33) 19 1 New Caledonia AS Magenta
17 3MF Joël Wakanumuné (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 27) 16 1 France Chambéry
10 3MF César Lolohea (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 24) 24 9 France Stade Lavallois
22 3MF Ben Malakai (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 18) 0 0 New Caledonia AS Mont-Dore
5 4FW Kalaje Gnipate (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 29) 4 1 New Caledonia Mont-Dore
11 4FW Bertrand Kaï (1983-06-06) 6 June 1983 (age 31) 29 19 New Caledonia AS Magenta
16 4FW Iamel Kabeu (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 31) 35 19 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
19 4FW Georges Gope-Fenepej (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 25) 18 14 France Troyes
23 4FW Renaldo Nonmeu (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 19) 0 0 New Caledonia AS Thio Sport

Kit[edit]

Nike are the current kit provider for the national team. As of 2012, the national team's home kit is a grey jersey with red shorts and red socks. The away kit is a red jersey with red shorts and white socks.

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