Samoa national football team

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Samoa
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Federation Samoa
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Malo Vaga
Home stadium Toleafoa J.S Blatter Soccer Stadium
FIFA code SAM
FIFA ranking 187 Increase 4 (18 September 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 146 (December 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 204 (November 2011)
Elo ranking 208
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Wallis and Futuna 3–1 Western Samoa Samoa
(Fiji; 22 August 1979)
Biggest win
Samoa Samoa 8–0 American Samoa 
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 9 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
France Tahiti 13–0 Western Samoa Samoa
(Solomon Islands; July 13, 1981)

The Samoa national association football team (Samoan: Sāmoa soka au) represents Samoa in association football and is controlled by the Football Federation Samoa, the governing body for football in Samoa. Samoa's home ground is Toleafoa J.S Blatter Soccer Stadium in Apia.[1] It was known as the Western Samoa national football team until 1997, . Samoa is a part of the FIFA Goal project.[2]

World Cup record[edit]

Oceania Nations Cup record[edit]

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1973 and 1980 Did not enter
1996 to 2008 Did not qualify
Solomon Islands 2012 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 24
Total Group stage 1/9 3 0 0 3 1 24

South Pacific Games record[edit]

List of coaches[edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad called up for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup.
No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Aukusitino Aitupe (1985-01-23) 23 January 1985 (age 29)
21 1GK Ethan Elisaia (1988-11-11) 11 November 1988 (age 25)
22 1GK Motu Hafoka (1987-03-13) 13 March 1987 (age 27) Samoa Mouala United
2 2DF Andrew Setefano (c) (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 27) Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
3 2DF Peni Kitiona (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 20)
4 2DF Vaalii Faalogo (1983-11-09) 9 November 1983 (age 30) Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
5 2DF Tamoto Fenika (1988-09-05) 5 September 1988 (age 26) Samoa Kiwi
7 2DF Jarrell Sale (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 30) Samoa Kiwi
13 2DF Sapati Umutaua (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 26)
19 2DF Masei Amosa (1988-05-24) 24 May 1988 (age 26)
6 3MF Silao Malo (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 23) Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
8 3MF Joseph Hoeflich (1984-04-12) 12 April 1984 (age 30) Samoa Kiwi
14 3MF Sopo FaKaua (1988-02-23) 23 February 1988 (age 26)
15 3MF Patrick Asiata (1985-08-13) 13 August 1985 (age 29) Samoa Kiwi
9 4FW Max Hoeflich (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 27) Samoa Kiwi
10 4FW Luki Gosche (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 28) Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
11 4FW Suivai Ataga (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 27) Samoa Lupe ole Soaga
12 4FW Mike Saofaiga (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 23) Samoa Kiwi
16 4FW Amilale Esaroma (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 29)
17 4FW Spencer Keli (1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 28)

Recent call-ups[edit]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Kilisimasi Toetu (1981-12-26) 26 December 1981 (age 32)
1GK Jordan Von Heiderbrandt (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 24)
2DF Charles Bell (1983-12-26) 26 December 1983 (age 30)
2DF Albert Bell (1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 21)
2DF Ray Victor (1988-01-27) 27 January 1988 (age 26)
3MF Lionel Taylor (1984-01-22) 22 January 1984 (age 30)
3MF Jared Curtis (1979-04-29) 29 April 1979 (age 35)
3MF Shaun Easthope (1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 33)
3MF Penetito Tumua (1983-12-12) 12 December 1983 (age 30)
3MF Fereti Gosche (1985-01-16) 16 January 1985 (age 29)
4FW Desmond Fa'aiuaso (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 30)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/stadium/743/ "Football Lineups - Toleafoa J.S. Blatter Complex" Retrieved 15 August 2011
  2. ^ http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sam/goalprogramme/index.html "FIFA.com - Samoa: FIFA Goal Programme" Retrieved 15 August 2011