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 164 Decrease 1 (12 February 2014)
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
 Suriname 1–2 British Guiana 
(Surinam; January 28, 1921)[1]
Biggest win
 Suriname 9–0 French Guiana 
(Surinam; March 2, 1947)
Biggest defeat
Curaçao 8–0 Suriname 
(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]

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 21) 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 25) 8 0 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following professional players have been invited and granted permission by their clubs to the exhibition match against W Connection in Paramaribo to take place on December 26, 2014. The group was cut to 14 and they were joined by players from the domestic league whom hold other nationalities such as Guyanese or Brazilian and are not eligible for a Surinamese passport under current law, along with former professional, Stefano Rijssel.[8][9][10][11]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Rodney Ubbergen (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 28) Netherlands FC Oss
22 1GK Jonathan Waterberg Netherlands FC Dordrecht
2 2DF Cendrino Misidjan (1988-08-29) 29 August 1988 (age 26) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
5 2DF Donovan Slijngard (1987-08-28) 28 August 1987 (age 27) Netherlands SC Cambuur
3 2DF Serginho Greene (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 32) Cyprus AEK Larnaca
15 2DF Norichio Nieveld (1989-04-24) 24 April 1989 (age 25) Netherlands FC Eindhoven
23 2DF Milano Koenders (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 28) Netherlands Heracles Almelo
19 2DF Ray Fränkel (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 32) 1 0 Suriname S.V. Transvaal
10 3MF Nicandro Breeveld (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 28) Romania Steaua Bucuresti
6 3MF Lorenzo Davids (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 28) Denmark Randers FC
4 3MF Ryan Koolwijk (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 29) Netherlands FC Dordrecht
8 3MF Boy Deul (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 27) Netherlands FC Emmen
17 3MF Ackeini Meusa Suriname SV Leo Victor
7 3MF Furgill Lie A Kwie Suriname SV Leo Victor
9 4FW Nigel Hasselbaink (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24) Greece Veria F.C.
13 4FW Ludcinio Marengo (1991-09-14) 14 September 1991 (age 23) Netherlands FC Volendam
11 4FW Genaro Snijders (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 25) Netherlands FC Oss
16 4FW Christopher Hall Suriname SV Leo Victor
18 4FW Davi da Silva Suriname Nishan'42
14 4FW Stefano Rijssel (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 22) 20 8 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

The players cut from the initial list were: Kevin Wattamaleo, Torino Hunte, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Giovanni Hiwat, Joey Groenbast, Jermano Lo Fo Sang and Lorenzo Pique. Jorzolino Falkenstein withdrew due to injury while Evander Sno declined in the last minute due to being currently negotiating his contract.

The following players accepted the invitation but did not receive clearance from their clubs to attend: Virgil Misidjan, Dwight Tiendalli, Marvin Emnes, Royston Drenthe, Darryl Lachman, Eloy Room, Kelvin Leerdam, Ryan Donk, Boy Waterman, Glynor Plet, Gianni Zuiverloon, Roland Alberg, Dion Malone, Touvarno Pinas, Giliano Wijnaldum, Rydell Poepon, Jarchinio Antonia, Tjaronn Chery, Genero Zeefuik, Lorenzo Burnet, Marvin Zeegelaar, Mitchell Donald and Kelvin Maynard.


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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

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