Suriname national football team

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Suriname
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) De Natio
A-Selektie
Suriboys
Association Surinaamse Voetbal Bond
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Dean Gorre
Home stadium André Kamperveen Stadion
FIFA code SUR
FIFA ranking 155 Increase 14 (7 May 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 84 (August 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 168 (April 2001)
Elo ranking 153
Highest Elo ranking 70 (18 July 1971)
Lowest Elo ranking 164 (16 November 2012)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Netherlands Surinam 1–2 British Guiana 
(Surinam; January 28, 1921)[1]
Biggest win
Netherlands Surinam 9–0 French Guiana 
(Surinam; March 2, 1947)
Biggest defeat
Netherlands Curaçao 8–0 Surinam Netherlands
(Aruba; June 5, 1946)

The Suriname national football team (Dutch, "Surinaams voetbalelftal"; Sranantongo, "Sranankondre fubal pluga") is the national team of Suriname and is controlled by the Surinamese Football Association.

History[edit]

Although the former Dutch colony is located in South America, it competes in CONCACAF, together with Guyana and French Guiana. Suriname won the CFU Championship (Digicel Caribbean Cup predecessor) in 1978, were runners-up in 1979 and reached fourth place in 1994 and 1996. Unlike in the Netherlands Antilles, another former Dutch colony, it is ruled that players who move abroad to play in the Netherlands are not eligible to play for Suriname.[2] Many Suriname-born players and Dutch-born players of Surinamese descent, like Gerald Vanenburg, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Andwélé Slory, Ryan Babel, Patrick Kluivert, Aron Winter, Romeo Castelen, Royston Drenthe, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink turned out to play for Oranje. In 1999, Humphrey Mijnals, who played for both Suriname and the Netherlands, was elected Surinamese footballer of the century.[3] Another famous player is André Kamperveen, who captained Suriname in the 1940s and was the first Surinamese to play professionally in the Netherlands.

In 2008 Suriname entered the group stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying despite using only local players. With their two-leg victory over neighbours Guyana, Suriname faced Haiti, Costa Rica, and El Salvador in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF) semi-finale round. Suriname has also qualified to the second round of the 2008 Caribbean Championship. The Surinaamse Voetbal Bond has signed an equipment sponsorship with the Dutch company COPA to last for four years.[4]

Suriname has participated in the qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup since 1962, but has never qualified for the finals. Suriname's strongest showing in World Cup qualification was the campaign for the 1978 finals, when the national team reached the final group stage.

Suriname also came second in CONCACAF qualifying for the 1964 Olympics, behind qualifiers Mexico and third in qualifying for the 1980 Olympics, behind qualifiers Costa Rica and United States. The US then boycotted the Moscow Olympics, and were replaced by Cuba in the football tournament, after Suriname opted to boycott the games as well.

Inspired by the success of teams with dual nationals, especially Algeria, SVB president John Krishnadath has submitted a proposal to the national assembly to allow dual citizenship for athletes with the goal of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.[5] The bill is set to be voted in January.[6] In order to support this project, a team with professional players of Surinamese origin has been assembled and will play an exhibition match on Boxing day 2014 at the Andre Kamperveen Stadion. The project is managed by Nordin Wooter and David Endt, who have set up a presentation and sent invitations to 100 players of Surinamese origin, receiving 85 positive answers. Dean Gorré has been named to coach this special selection. FIFA is supporting the project and has granted insurance for the players and clubs despite this not being an official match.[7]

As of May, 2015, Dean Gorré is the national team coach and he currently oversees both, the official and unofficial (Professional) teams. The Unofficial Professional team consists of players willing to commit to Suriname if the dual-citizenship bill is approved and has played two international games so far. This team is not to be confused with the Suriprofs, a charity organization.

World Cup record[edit]

CONCACAF Championship record[edit]

Gold Cup record[edit]

CFU Championship/Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Pan American Games record[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players participated in the 2015 edition of the ABCS Tournament held in Suriname from January 30 to February 1st


0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Claidel Kohinor 0 0 Suriname SV Notch
1GK Obrendo Huiswoud (1990-12-06) 6 December 1990 (age 24) 11 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
2DF Giovanni Alleyne (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 25) 7 0 Suriname SV Notch
2DF Miquel Darson (1993-05-27) 27 May 1993 (age 21) Suriname SV Notch
2DF Guno Kwasie (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 29) 3 0 Suriname WBC
2DF Joël Baja (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 26) Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
2DF Gilberto Eind Suriname WBC
2DF Giovanni Asabigie Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
2DF Urvin Slagveer Suriname SV Transvaal
3MF Mitchell Kisoor Suriname Boma Star
3MF Albert Nibte (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 22) Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
3MF Gregory Pokie (1987-07-29) 29 July 1987 (age 27) 6 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
3MF Jurmain Vallei Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
4FW Miquel Cronie Suriname SV Leo Victor
4FW Evani Esperance (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 24) 5 2 Suriname Botopasie
4FW Romano Holtuin Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
4FW Donovan Loswijk (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 25) Suriname SV SNL
4FW Giovanni Waal (1989-05-25) 25 May 1989 (age 26) 8 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

Unofficial Professional team[edit]

The following professional players were called-up for the exhibition match against Curaçao national football team in Almere on May 20th, 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Rodney Ubbergen (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 29) 2 0 Netherlands FC Oss
30 1GK Jonathan Waterberg 0 0 Netherlands FC Dordrecht
1 1GK Gino Coutinho (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Netherlands SBV Excelsior
5 2DF Donovan Slijngard (1987-08-28) 28 August 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur
16 2DF Danzell Gravenberch (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Romania Universitatea Cluj
2 2DF Gianni Zuiverloon (1986-12-30) 30 December 1986 (age 28) 1 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
3 2DF Milano Koenders (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 28) 2 0 Netherlands Heracles Almelo
4 2DF Calvin Mac-Intosch (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur
12 3MF Lorenzo Davids (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 28) 2 0
8 3MF Mitchell Donald (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Russia Mordovia Saransk
10 3MF Roland Alberg (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
6 3MF Dion Malone (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 26) 1 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
15 3MF Mitchell Burgzorg (1987-07-25) 25 July 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
9 4FW Nigel Hasselbaink (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24) 2 1 Scotland Hamilton Academicals
17 4FW Mitchell Schet (1988-01-28) 28 January 1988 (age 27) 1 0 Netherlands ADO Den Haag
11 4FW Sidney Schmeltz (1989-06-08) 8 June 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Egypt Petrojet
14 4FW Genaro Snijders (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 25) 2 1 Netherlands FC Oss
7 4FW Mikhail Rosheuvel (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Netherlands SC Cambuur

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were in the Professional team in their friendly game vs. W Connection in Paramaribo on December 26th, 2014

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2 2DF Cendrino Misidjan (1988-08-29) 29 August 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Netherlands FC Emmen
3 2DF Serginho Greene (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Cyprus Othellos Athienou F.C.
15 2DF Norichio Nieveld (1989-04-24) 24 April 1989 (age 26) 1 1 Netherlands FC Eindhoven
19 2DF Ray Fränkel (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 32) 3 0 Suriname S.V. Transvaal
10 3MF Nicandro Breeveld (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 28) 1 0 Romania Steaua Bucuresti
4 3MF Ryan Koolwijk (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 29) 1 0 Slovakia AS Trenčín
8 3MF Boy Deul (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Netherlands FC Emmen
17 3MF Ackeini Meusa 0 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
7 3MF Furgill Lie A Kwie 1 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
13 4FW Ludcinio Marengo (1991-09-14) 14 September 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Netherlands FC Volendam
16 4FW Christopher Hall 0 0 Suriname SV Leo Victor
18 4FW Davi da Silva 0 0 Suriname Nishan'42
14 4FW Stefano Rijssel (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 23) 20 8 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

Professional team results[edit]

List of Coaches[edit]

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of October 28, 2008


Team Pld W D L
 Guyana 29 18 6 5
 Trinidad and Tobago 24 7 6 11
 Netherlands Antilles 19 8 6 5
 Martinique 14 3 4 7
 Aruba 13 7 4 2
 Cuba 12 1 2 9
 Curaçao 11 2 1 8
 French Guiana 13 7 3 3
 Guadeloupe 8 4 0 4
 Haiti 9 3 4 2
 Costa Rica 7 0 0 7
 El Salvador 7 1 0 6
 Grenada 5 2 2 1
 Guatemala 5 0 2 3
 Antigua and Barbuda 5 3 1 1
 Barbados 4 0 2 2
 Honduras 3 0 2 1
 Panama 3 2 0 1
 Jamaica 4 2 0 2
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0 1 1
 Saint Lucia 2 1 0 1
 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 China PR 1 0 0 1
 Denmark 1 1 0 0
 United States 1 1 0 0
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
 Cayman Islands 1 1 0 0
 Mexico 1 0 0 1
 Montserrat 2 2 0 0
 Puerto Rico 1 0 1 0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0 1 1
 Dominica 1 1 0 0
Total 212 77 48 88

See also[edit]

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