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 Hernán Darío Gómez
Captain Felipe Baloy
Most caps Gabriel Gómez (103)
Top scorer Luis Tejada (37)
Home stadium Estadio Rommel Fernández
FIFA code PAN
FIFA ranking 53 Steady (7 May 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 29 (March 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 150 (August 1995)
Elo ranking 34 (31 March 2015) [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 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 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.

Panama also advanced to the fourth round for the 2014 World Cup qualifications. At their last qualification match against the USA, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the US and advancing to play-offs, but they conceded two goals in stoppage time and were eliminated from qualification.[2]

History[edit]

The first Panama national football team was constituted in 1937.

At their fourth round qualification match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup against the USA at Estadio Rommel Fernández 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 conceding twice in stoppage time.[2]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Total 0/20

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

Copa Centroamericana[edit]

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 First Round
Honduras 1993 Third Place
El Salvador 1995 Fifth Place
Guatemala 1997 Fifth Place
Costa Rica 1999 Did not enter
Honduras 2001 Fourth Place
Panama 2003 Fifth Place
Guatemala 2005 Fourth Place
El Salvador 2007 Runners-up
Honduras 2009 Champions
Panama 2011 Third Place
Costa Rica 2013 Fifth Place
United States 2014 Third Place
Total 12/13

Honours[edit]

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

Results and fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2015[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 30 players were called up for the friendly matches against Ecuador on June 3 and 7, 2015.
Caps and goals as of March 31, 2015 after the match against Costa Rica

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jaime Penedo (1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 33) 103 0 United States LA Galaxy
12 1GK José Calderón (1985-08-14) August 14, 1985 (age 29) 10 0 Guatemala Coatepeque
1GK Eliecer Powell (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Chorrillo
2 2DF Leonel Parris (1982-06-13) June 13, 1982 (age 32) 24 0 Panama Tauro
3 2DF Harold Cummings (1992-03-01) March 1, 1992 (age 23) 31 0 Colombia Santa Fe
4 2DF Richard Peralta (1993-09-20) September 20, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Alianza
5 2DF Román Torres (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986 (age 29) 88 6 Colombia Millonarios
13 2DF Adolfo Machado (1985-02-14) February 14, 1985 (age 30) 20 1 Costa Rica Saprissa
15 2DF Erick Davis (1991-03-31) March 31, 1991 (age 24) 17 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito
23 2DF Roberto Chen (1994-05-24) May 24, 1994 (age 21) 10 1 Spain Málaga
2DF Jan Carlos Vargas (1995-03-13) March 13, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Tauro
2DF Josué Flores (1993-03-31) March 31, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Chorrillo
2DF Paolo Martinez unknown 0 0 United States Philadelphia Rams
6 3MF Gabriel Gómez (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 30) 108 10 Costa Rica Herediano
8 3MF Marcos Sánchez (1989-12-23) December 23, 1989 (age 25) 33 2 Venezuela Portuguesa
10 3MF Darwin Pinzón (1994-04-02) April 2, 1994 (age 21) 4 2 Panama Sporting San Miguelito
11 3MF Armando Cooper (1987-11-26) November 26, 1987 (age 27) 52 3 Germany St. Pauli
14 3MF Miguel Camargo (1993-09-05) September 5, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 El Salvador Águila
16 3MF Jairo Jiménez (1993-01-07) January 7, 1993 (age 22) 13 1 Spain Elche Ilicitano
19 3MF Alberto Quintero (1987-12-18) December 18, 1987 (age 27) 52 3 Mexico BUAP
20 3MF Aníbal Godoy (1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 (age 25) 47 1 Hungary Honvéd
21 3MF Ricardo Buitrago (1985-03-10) March 10, 1985 (age 30) 17 3 Panama Plaza Amador
22 3MF Rolando Escobar (1981-10-24) October 24, 1981 (age 33) 38 1 United States FC Dallas
3MF Pedro Jeanine (1993-09-04) September 4, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Panama San Francisco
3MF José Muñoz (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Alianza
7 4FW Blas Pérez (1981-03-13) March 13, 1981 (age 34) 91 37 United States FC Dallas
9 4FW Edwin Aguilar (1985-08-07) August 7, 1985 (age 29) 33 7 Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui
17 4FW Nicolás Muñoz (1981-12-21) December 21, 1981 (age 33) 12 3 El Salvador Águila
18 4FW Luis Tejada (1982-03-28) March 28, 1982 (age 33) 80 38 Peru Juan Aurich
3MF Adonis Villanueva (1993-04-03) April 3, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Panama Chepo

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Óscar McFarlane (1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 34) 37 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
GK Luis Mejía (1991-03-16) March 16, 1991 (age 24) 11 0 Uruguay Fénix v.  Trinidad and Tobago, March 27, 2015
GK Álex Rodríguez (1990-08-05) August 5, 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
GK Kevin Melgar (1992-11-19) November 19, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Panama Tauro v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
GK Aimar Alvarado (1990-04-26) April 26, 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
GK Adán Córdoba (1994-10-31) October 31, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Río Abajo v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
GK Eddie Roberts (1994-05-24) May 24, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
DF Chin Hormechea (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
DF Luis Henríquez (1981-11-23) November 23, 1981 (age 33) 75 3 Poland Lech Poznań v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
DF Luis Ovalle (1988-09-07) September 7, 1988 (age 26) 4 0 Venezuela Zamora v.  United States, February 8, 2015
DF Fidel Escobar (1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  United States, February 8, 2015
DF Michael Murillo (1996-02-15) February 15, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  United States, February 8, 2015
DF Carlos Rodríguez (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 25) 25 1 Colombia Fortaleza v.  Canada, November 18, 2014
DF Roderick Miller (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 23) 7 0 Mexico Mérida v.  Canada, November 18, 2014
DF Angel Patrick (1992-02-27) February 27, 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido 2014 Copa Centroamericana
DF Richard Dixon (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 23) 3 0 Panama Chorrillo v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
DF Porfirio Ávila (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Panama Chepo v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
DF Joshua Hawkins (1982-01-01) January 1, 1982 (age 33) 1 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
DF Tomás Milville (1996-02-29) February 29, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Río Abajo v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
DF Nahil Carroll (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 31) 7 0 Panama Tauro v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
DF Algish Dixon (1992-12-03) December 3, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Tauro v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
DF Luis Fraiz (1993-06-13) June 13, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Frosinone v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
DF Felipe Baloy (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 34) 81 2 Mexico Morelia v.  Brazil, June 3, 2014
MF Yairo Yau (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 25) 9 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  United States, February 8, 2015
MF Ismael Díaz (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 18) 2 1 Panama Tauro v.  United States, February 8, 2015
MF Héctor Murillo (1992-09-13) September 13, 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Panama Tauro v.  United States, February 8, 2015
MF Luís Pereira (1996-03-27) March 27, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  United States, February 8, 2015
MF Jhamal Rodríguez (1995-01-28) January 28, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Chorrillo v.  United States, February 8, 2015
MF Francisco Narbón (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 (age 20) 2 0 United States James Madison University v.  Canada, November 18, 2014
MF Amílcar Henríquez (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 31) 68 1 Colombia Real Cartagena 2014 Copa Centroamericana
MF Juan de Gracia (1990-04-21) April 21, 1990 (age 25) 6 1 Panama Independiente v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
MF Gabriel Chiari (1992-01-29) January 29, 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
MF Josiel Núñez (1993-01-29) January 29, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
MF Romeesh Ivey (1984-07-14) July 14, 1984 (age 30) 0 0 Panama Alianza v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
MF Édgar Murillo (1993-10-17) October 17, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Tauro v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
MF Richard Rodríguez (1995-12-25) December 25, 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
MF Justin Simons (1997-09-19) September 19, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Panama San Francisco v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
MF Nelson Barahona (1987-11-22) November 22, 1987 (age 27) 46 4 Panama San Francisco v.  Brazil, June 3, 2014
FW Rolando Blackburn (1990-01-09) January 9, 1990 (age 25) 13 3 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
FW Roberto Nurse (1983-12-16) December 16, 1983 (age 31) 10 2 Mexico Sinaloa v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
FW Jorman Aguilar (1994-09-11) September 11, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Panama CAI v.  Costa Rica, March 31, 2015
FW Gabriel Torres (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 26) 50 9 United States Colorado Rapids v.  United States, February 8, 2015
FW Alfredo Stephens (1994-12-25) December 25, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Panama Chorrillo v.  United States, February 8, 2015
FW Abdiel Arroyo (1993-12-13) December 13, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
FW Joel Bárcenas (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Panama Árabe Unido v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
FW Ameth Ramírez (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Panama Plaza Amador v.  Peru, August 6, 2014
FW Armando Polo (1990-04-02) April 2, 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Guatemala Coatepeque v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
FW Kenneth Chase (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Panama Chepo v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
FW Miguel Saavedra (1991-12-04) December 4, 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Panama Atlético Chiriquí v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE
FW Carlos Small (1995-03-13) March 13, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Panama Sporting San Miguelito v.  Peru, August 6, 2014 PRE

INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.

Most capped players[edit]

As of 28 March 2015, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Gabriel Gómez 2003–present 108 10
2 Jaime Penedo 2003–present 103 0
3 Blas Pérez 2001–present 91 37
= Román Torres 2005–present 88 6
5 José Anthony Torres 2000–2010 85 0
6 Felipe Baloy 2001–present 81 2
7 Luis Tejada 2001–present 80 38
8 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1963–1979 77 27
9 Luis Henríquez 2003–present 75 3
10 Ricardo Phillips 1997–2009 73 9

Bold denotes still active players.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 28 March 2015, the players with the most goals for Panama are:

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Tejada 2001–present 37 79
2 Blas Pérez 2001–present 36 90
3 Luis Ernesto Tapia 1963–1979 27 77
4 Julio Dely Valdés 1990–2005 22 32
5 Roberto Brown 2000–2011 20 60
6 Víctor René Mendieta 1980–2000 16 ?
7 José Luis Garcés 2000–2009 15 ?
8 Jorge Dely Valdés 1992–2005 13 34

Bold denotes still active players.

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. ^ a b "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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