Panama national football team
|Nickname(s)||Los Canaleros (The Canal Men)
La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)
|Association||Federación Panameña de Fútbol|
|Sub-confederation||UNCAF (Central America)|
|Head coach||Hernán Darío Gómez|
|Most caps||Gabriel Gómez (103)|
|Top scorer||Luis Tejada (37)|
|Home stadium||Estadio Rommel Fernández|
|FIFA ranking||61 6 (12 February 2015)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||29 (March 2014)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||150 (August 1995)|
|Elo ranking||38 |
|Highest Elo ranking||28 (July 2013)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||151 (June 1984)|
| Panama 2–1 Venezuela
(Panama City, Panama; February 12, 1938)
| Panama 12–1 Puerto Rico
(Barranquilla, Colombia; December 13, 1946)
| Panama 0–11 Costa Rica
(Panama City, Panama; February 16, 1938)
|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.
- 1 History
- 2 Competition records
- 3 Honours
- 4 Results and fixtures
- 5 Players
- 6 Managers
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record|
|1930||Did Not Enter|
|1978||Did Not Qualify|
The CCCF tournament began in 1941, but was later abolished in 1961.
- 1941 – Fourth Place
- 1943 – Did not enter
- 1946 – Fifth Place
- 1948 – Third Place
- 1951 – Champions
- 1953 – Seventh Place
- 1955 – Did not enter
- 1957 – Fourth Place
- 1960 – Did not enter
- 1961 – First Round
The CONCACAF Championship tournament began in 1963, but was later abolished in 1989.
- 1963 – First Round
- Did not enter from 1965–1989.
|Copa Centroamericana record|
|1999||Did not enter|
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|Friendly February 8||United States||2 - 0||Panama||Carson, California|
|13:00 (UTC-8)||Bradley 28'
|Stadium: StubHub Center
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
|Friendly March 27||Trinidad and Tobago||v||Panama||Mucurapo, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Stadium: Hasely Crawford Stadium
|Friendly March 31||Panama||v||Costa Rica||Panama City, Panama|
|Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
|Friendly June 4||Panama||v||Ecuador||Panama City, Panama|
|18:30 (UTC-8)||Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
|Friendly June 7||Ecuador||v||Panama||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Stadium: Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo
- F = Friendly
The following 21 players were called up for the friendly match against the United States on February 8, 2014.
Caps and goals as of February 8, 2015
The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.
Most capped players
As of 8 February 2015, the players with the most appearances for Panama are:
|5||José Anthony Torres||2000–2010||85||0|
|8||Luis Ernesto Tapia||1963–1979||77||27|
Bold denotes still active players.
As of 8 February 2015, the players with the most goals for Panama are:
|3||Luis Ernesto Tapia||1963–1979||27||77|
|4||Julio Dely Valdés||1990–2005||22||32|
|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 of the Panama national football team throughout the years and the speculation of appointed dates that they took over.
- Barrie Courtney. "Panama - International Results". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "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.