Panama national football team

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Panama
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Canaleros (The Canal Men)
La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
Association Federación Panameña de Fútbol
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez
Captain Felipe Baloy
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (98)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (37)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
FIFA ranking 35 Decrease -6
Highest FIFA ranking 29 (March 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking 39 [1]
Highest Elo ranking 28 (July 2013)
Lowest Elo ranking 151 (June 1984)
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Panama 2–1 Venezuela 
(Panama City, Panama; February 12, 1938)[1]
Biggest win
 Panama 12–1 Puerto Rico 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; December 13, 1946)[1]
Biggest defeat
Panama Panama 0–11 Costa Rica 
(Panama City, Panama; February 16, 1938)[1]
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1993)
Best result Runners-up, 2005 and 2013

The Panama national football team represents Panama in international football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Panama, Panamanian Football Federation, which is currently a member of CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF. Panama finished as runners-up in the 2005 Gold Cup and 2013 Gold Cup. Panama reached the fourth round for the 2006 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications and advanced to the fourth round for the 2014 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications. At their last fourth round qualification match against the USA at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the US and advancing to play-offs against New Zealand, but they were eventually out of the spot by allowing US players two goals in the stoppage time.[2]

History[edit]

The first Panama national football team was constituted in 1937.

Competition records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

CCCF Championship[edit]

The CCCF tournament began in 1941, but was later abolished in 1961.

  • 1941 – Fourth Place
  • 1943Did not enter
  • 1946 – Fifth Place
  • 1948 – Third Place
  • 1951Champions
  • 1953 – Seventh Place
  • 1955Did not enter
  • 1957 – Fourth Place
  • 1960Did not enter
  • 1961 – First Round

CONCACAF Championship[edit]

The CONCACAF Championship tournament began in 1963, but was later abolished in 1989.

  • 1963 – First Round
  • Did not enter from 1965–1989.

Gold Cup[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
United States 1993 First Round 3 0 1 2 3 8
United States 2005 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 7 6
United States 2007 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 6 7
United States 2009 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 7 5
United States 2011 Semi-Finals 5 3 1 1 7 6
United States 2013 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
Total Total 28 12 6 10 41 36

UNCAF Nations Cup[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Winners (1): 1951
  • Third place (1): 1948

Results and fixtures[edit]

Date Stadium & Location Opponent Score Competition
May 15, 2014 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia F
May 31, 2014 Toyota Park, Chicago, USA  Serbia F
June 3, 2014 Estadio Serra Dourada, Goiania, Brasil  Brazil F
November 18, 2014 Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama  Canada F

Note that:

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification away game against  Mexico and home game against  United States.

caps, goals, and clubs updated as of October 15, 2013.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 32) 97 0 United States LA Galaxy
12 1GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) March 16, 1991 (age 23) 13 0 Uruguay Fénix
15 1GK Álex Rodríguez (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 23) 2 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito
2 2DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) May 24, 1994 (age 19) 11 1 Belgium Zulte Waregem
3 2DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 (age 22) 21 0 Peru Juan Aurich
4 2DF Carlos Rodríguez (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24) 21 1 Panama Tauro
5 2DF Román Torres (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986 (age 28) 78 3 Colombia Millonarios
13 2DF Eduardo Dasent (1988-10-12) October 12, 1988 (age 25) 17 0 Panama Tauro
17 2DF Luis Henríquez (1981-11-23) November 23, 1981 (age 32) 70 3 Poland Lech Poznań
23 2DF Felipe Baloy (Captain) (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 33) 80 2 Mexico Morelia
6 3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 29) 98 9 Panama San Francisco
8 3MF Marcos Sánchez (1989-12-23) December 23, 1989 (age 24) 32 2 Venezuela Deportivo Táchira
10 3MF Eybir Bonaga (1986-05-19) May 19, 1986 (age 27) 21 2 Panama San Francisco
11 3MF Yairo Yau (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 24) 9 1 Panama Sporting San Miguelito
14 3MF Juan de Dios Pérez (1980-01-01) January 1, 1980 (age 34) 37 0 Panama Tauro
19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) December 18, 1987 (age 26) 41 3 Mexico Mérida
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 (age 24) 42 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
21 3MF Amílcar Henríquez (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 30) 66 1 Colombia Independiente Medellín
22 3MF Jairo Jiménez (1993-01-07) January 7, 1993 (age 21) 11 1 Spain Elche
7 4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) March 13, 1981 (age 33) 86 34 United States Dallas
9 4FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 25) 45 9 United States Colorado Rapids
16 4FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) January 9, 1990 (age 24) 15 3 Panama Chorrillo
18 4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) March 28, 1982 (age 32) 77 37 Peru Universidad César Vallejo

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were on the current roster within the past year:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kevin Melgar (1992-11-19) November 19, 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Panama Alianza v.  Costa Rica, June 18, 2013
DF Leonel Parris (1982-06-13) June 13, 1982 (age 31) 19 0 Panama Tauro v.  Jamaica, September 7, 2013
DF Richard Dixon (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Jamaica, September 7, 2013
MF Jean Carlos Cedeño (1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 28) 20 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Honduras, September 10, 2013
MF Nelson Barahona (1987-11-22) November 22, 1987 (age 26) 45 4 Colombia Alianza Petrolera v.  Costa Rica, June 18, 2013
MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) November 26, 1987 (age 26) 42 3 Romania Oțelul Galați v.  Costa Rica, June 18, 2013
MF Rolando Escobar (1981-10-24) October 24, 1981 (age 32) 33 1 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui v.  Costa Rica, June 18, 2013
FW Alcibíades Rojas (1986-08-15) August 15, 1986 (age 27) 6 1 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Jamaica, September 7, 2013
FW Cecilio Waterman (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Uruguay Fénix v.  Jamaica, September 7, 2013
FW Edwin Aguilar (1985-08-07) August 7, 1985 (age 28) 34 6 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui v.  Costa Rica, June 18, 2013

Managers[edit]

Managers of the Panama national football team throughout the years and the speculation of appointed dates that they took over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barrie Courtney. "Panama - International Results". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  2. ^ "USA Saves Mexico From World Cup Elimination In The Most Unbelievable Night In North American Soccer History". Business Insider. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

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